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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

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.

Greetings, Friends! Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from BIG BANG BOOM, who are getting ready to release a new record of family rock. Check it out!

Hot on the heels of winning a Grand Prize in this year's John Lennon Songwriting Contest, North Carolina's favorite power pop band for kids, Big Bang Boom, is poised to come front and center on the national stage with the September 18 release of their third studio CD, Because I Said So!

Musicbot 6000 here with an updated from Metal Blade Records. They're offering a FREE Sampler covering 30 years of the label, plus they've hit Google Play...

Metal Blade Records
is proud to announce that the label's entire digital catalog is now available on Google Play! Everything from As I Lay Dying and Armored Saint, to Whitechapel and Vomitory are all now available. In all, nearly 600 titles from over 200 different artists has been added to the vast amount of music, books, movies, apps, and games that can be purchased and synched across multiple Android and web-enabled devices. Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and you never have to worry about losing them or moving them again.

Musicbot 6000 here with a press release that will take you back to the late 90s! STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, DEFTONES, BUSH, CHEVELLE toplining a fest? Read on, brothers and sisters...

The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California’s Rock Station98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.

Musicbot 6000 here with a press release for Metallica fans and Horror fans worldwide! Check it out...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett announced today that he will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, this October via Abrams Image. Documenting Kirk's love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years, TMHB is a stunning 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk's private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. There will be three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett's life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.

Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from Melissa Green regarding her new record, SING LOUD!

Award winning children's musician Melissa Green looks ahead with pride to the July 31 release of her fourth studio CD, Sing Loud! Featuring two duets that mark the kids' music debut of guest artist Brooke Shields, Sing Loud! celebrates the art of having confidence, being who you are, and empowering yourself with the knowledge that you can do anything you truly set your mind to!

This Tuesday, June 12th, Comedy Central Records will release comedian Jesse Pop’s debut digital album, YOU STINK.  The album features an hour of material written over a decade. Popp’s absurd and self-deprecating style includes take on everything from the mundane to the bizarre, such as his impression of a guy who doesn’t understand the rules of Scrabble, and how farm work is different from office work. Check out a preview of Popp's comedy special below:

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