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Sears: #DestinationDadThe old saying is that "the more things change, the more they stay the same." I don't know if that's 100% accurate, but I do know that there's an interesting parallel between my former and current selves when it comes to SEARS. Growing up in the late 1970s and early 1980s, SEARS was the destination for cool... toys. The annual Sears Wish Book was a staple in our home, and I can vividly remember visiting the catalog department of the gargantuan Park Forest Sears to await the arrival of some new treasure that would be delivered in a plain brown box, emerging from a mythical stockroom via  squeaky-wheeled track. Two favorites of mine have actually become sought-after, and highly valuable "collectibles" in the nearly four decades past - the 1978 STAR WARS Cantina Adventure Playset and the G.I. JOE Cobra Missile Command Headquarters. While the Sears of my youth could've been hashtagged as #DestinationToys, the Sears of my adulthood can be tagged #DestinationDad - those cool playsets replaced by other... cool playsets - like Craftsman Sheds, deck-mounted Gazebos and all the accessories. But instead of plastic blasters, starships and tanks, it's lawn mowers, coffee makers and tablets. Dad stuff.

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I distinctly recall someone in my family - perhaps my Father, maybe even a Grandfather - having a bottle of two of BRITISH STERLING around when I was a kid. After all, when your brand sells over 50 Million units in the 1970s, it's bound to show up somewhere. Even Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners, the New York-based private equity firm that owns Dana Fragrances agrees, “For years British Sterling could be found in almost every household across America." For 2014, BRITISH STERLING is back - sleeker, and better than ever with a pair of NEW fragrances - H.I.M. "Reserve," and H.I.M. "Private Stock." What is "H.I.M.," you ask? H.I.M. is short for ‘His Imperial Majesty’ - a subtle nod to King George VI who was one of only a few British Royals to hold that title and who’s military background led him to work tirelessly to strengthen the image and resolve of England after World War II. With Rock Father's Day approaching, Dana Fragrances and THE ROCK FATHER have teamed up to deliver some BRITISH STERLING.

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"I was a wild 25 year-old musician, free and crazy, and it hit me like a ton of bricks to the gut," explains SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO while recalling the moment he discovered that he'd soon become a father for the first time. "You wanted honesty, right?," he continues, reflecting on twelve years of parenting ahead of Rock Father's Day 2014, and the June 24th release of his latest album of family-friendly funk, THE PERFECT QUIRK. Like many fellow "Rock Fathers" (myself included), the undisputed king of "Kid-Hop" may have been on a different path in the beginning, but it all came together. He continues, "I told my soon-to-be-wife that as long as she was down with being with a musician, 'cause I wasn't gonna change, that I would be the best father and husband i could possibly be. As soon as she accepted that instantly, I knew we'd all be alright."

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Hub Club MemberThis Rock Father's Day (Sunday, June 15), the Hub Network is welcoming WWE Legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and his daughter, WWE Diva Natalya as they celebrate Father's Day in a series of skits that will air as interstitials during "Hub Network's WWE Slamtastic Father's Day Movies." From 3-10 p.m. ET on the Hub Network, families can check out a trio of movies that includes STAN LEE'S MIGHTY 7, THE NEXT KARATE KID and SUPERMAN III. Check out a preview below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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With Rock Father's Day fast-approaching (June 15), it can be expected that there's a lot of new dads out there - or even some soon-to-be dads (and Moms!) - that dig a little throwback hair metal from time to time. For those about to rock their nursery, my friends at Roma Music Group have been building quite the library of lullabies based on the works of popular artists. Whether you hope to have a rock star baby, a hard rock and metal baby, or even a pop star, jam band, soul or musical-loving infant, they have something for you in their Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star collection, and with LULLABY VERSIONS OF HAIR METAL POWER BALLADS having just-been released, they've teamed-up with THE ROCK FATHER to get five (5) lucky readers hooked-up with digital downloads of the new record, just in-time for Father's Day. You know, I don't think I'd be out of line in stating that many children have likely been conceived to the original versions of these songs...

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"It was my 27th birthday and my wife, Rebecca, had a wonderful little surprise for me that day. We had 'pulled the goalie' for about a month, so we were definitely trying to get pregnant," explains DANNY ADAMSON, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Seattle's THE NOT-ITS!, while discussing the day he found out that he'd soon become a father for the first time. "She went and bought a little onesie or unisex baby outfit and wrapped it up like a birthday gift for me - I think she may have even included the pee test she took! It was a wonderful surprise - I was pretty excited when I found out." With THE NOT-ITS! gearing-up to release their fifth full-length album, RAISE YOUR HAND, on July 15, Adamson took some time to discuss his life as a "Rock Father" ahead of #RockFathersDay 2014.

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