Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.
The Rock Father just received the official press release and two preview clips from Jeffrey Ross' new special, JEFF ROSS ROASTS AMERICA. Apparently he recently lost the 'rey' Check 'em out below...
The one and only “King of Roasting” Jeff Ross will be releasing his new one-hour special Jeff Ross Roasts America on DVD exclusively on Amazon.com starting August 14via Comedy Central Home Entertainment. A few days before the DVD release, Jeff Ross Roasts America will air on Comedy Central on Saturday, August 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Official Press Release: In advance of the release of their new Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré! album trilogy, Green Day will look back on their career with the release of the eight-CD boxed set The Studio Albums 1990-2009 on September 4th, 2012. The collection treads the band's meteoric journey from their 1990 debut, 1,039/ Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, through Kerplunk (1992), Dookie (1994), Insomniac (1995) Nimrod (1997), Warning (2000), and American Idiot (2004), to 2009's 21st Century Breakdown.
LA pop-core alt rockers EVOLOVE, led by the powerful vocals of singer Lucy Levinsohn, will release their debut full-length album, Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 on Tuesday, August 14. Containing four brand new songs ("3 Cheers" "Everything's Falling" "The Dream" "Spare Me"), stripped-down versions of "Let Me In" "2012" and "Toyshop Girl,” from their debut 2012: Countdown to the End, and acoustic versions of all five tracks from last year’s Breaking Heartstrings Ep, ASV1 is the band’s first release since signing a deal with Opus 1 Music this spring.
Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from VANESSA TRIEN AND THE JUMPING MONKEYS, who will be releasing a new family-friendly album this Fall...
Honored with FIVE national awards and adored by a legion of families in the greater Boston area, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are poised to firmly plant themselves on the national scene with the October 2 release of Vanessa’s third studio CD, Bubble Ride (VeeTree Records, $14.98, run time 47 minutes, for ages 1 – 8).
Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with an update on THE WHO. Yes, THE WHO!
THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).
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).