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I wasn't really expecting any CHIMAIRA news today, but an email arrived here at Rock Father HQ with a "statement" from frontman Mark Hunter. It's a look back at the band's tumultuous recent history, and a clue to where they're headed. Check out the entire thing below the break.

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I haven't delved into politics too much here on The Rock Father, but I'm always tempted (I'm a proudly registered Independent) - especially when stuff like this arrives. It seems with every campaign there's always a band or two that gets caught in the crossfire, unkowingly having their music used by a candidate that they don't support. This time? It's SILVERSUN PICKUPS, and they're slapping MITT ROMNEY with a CEASE AND DESIST. Check out the note that arrived here just moments ago... 

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This coming Tuesday, August 14 - the folks over at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star are taking a bold move and bringing a little evil to their popular line of lullaby albums. LULLABY VERSIONS OF SLAYER will feature 12 thrash-tastic tunes from one of my favorite bands, SLAYER, reworked into TTLRS' "lush instrumental versions" geared toward relaxation or for playing in your babies' nursery. Having heard the album early, the possibilities for this are endless... haunted attractions... sinister elevator music... it's delightfully creepy, and pure awesome. My 7-week-old loves it. Check out the cover art below:

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Wednesday, August 01 2012 15:31

PRIMUS releases dates, details, for 3D Tour...

PRIMUS hit The Rock Father with further details and the full run of dates for their forthcoming 3D Fall Tour. In addition to featuring two sets per evening, ''the first-ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical performance'' will ''provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound. Primus teamed with 3D Live from Burbank, CA to create original 3D content for this tour. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience a visual and audio performance like no other.'' Full tour dates are below.

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PRIMUS is hitting the road this Fall for a 'traveling 3D-enhanced' live tour, complete with 'Quad Surround Sound.' While the dates have yet to be announced, the early details landed here at Rock Father HQ this afternoon and can be found below.

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Andrew W.K. has announced the completion of his custom-made Pizza Guitar with the ESP Guitar company! In an exclusive Pitchfork TV appearance (taking place in a midtown NYC pizza parlor), Andrew shows off the world’s first ever guitar designed in the shape of a New York Style Pizza Supreme Deluxe slice. Hand painted by W.K. himself, the guitar features extra spicy garlic marinara sauce, double mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, mushrooms, and Andrew’s favorite pizza topping of all, jalapeno peppers (link to episode above). As to the playing capabilities of the ESP model, W.K. shreds the fretboard to the extreme through a double-stack of amplifiers (to the glee of the patrons and employees at Ray’s pizza parlor in Times Square).

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