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Spinning things back more than a decade, there was a time before the music industry bubble burst... a time in which I worked for the long-gone Sam Goody division of the Musicland Group, and for a few years, attended the annual meetings in Las Vegas. At one of those meetings (either 2002 or '03), SALIVA took the stage, performing for us in a ballroom at Caesars Palace. A lot has changed in that time - what feels like a lifetime ago - but SALIVA is still rockin', and while they've gone through some lineup changes, their eighth studio album, RISE UP, was released this Spring. As part of #RockFathersDay 2014 here on THE ROCK FATHER, SALIVA and I have teamed-up to get six (6) lucky readers hooked-up with some goodies. One reader will score a SALIVA Gift Pack, while five runners-up will score copies of the new album on CD. Ready to RISE UP?

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On June 10, just in time for Rock Father's Day 2014, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will present a fantastic journey through the universe as Carl Sagan’s visionary series continues with COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Debuting two days after the epic conclusion airs on FOX, fans can re-watch this legendary story 13.8 billion years in the making, in spectacular high-definition. Now, Fox and THE ROCK FATHER are teaming up to get one lucky reader hooked-up with a copy of the series on Blu-ray! Check out the full details, along with a great feature on some unsung heroes of science, below!

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You might not immediately associate this year's remake of the 1987 hit, ROBOCOP, with Fatherhood - but in a weird way, it's a movie with emotional elements completely tied to being a Dad. While I'll go into that in more detail in my formal review, what I can tell you is that Joel Kinnaman does a fine job of portraying a Father that's dealing with some extraordinary circumstances... but this is ROBOCOP, and it's also a fine action film that movie-minded Dads will dig. With that, my friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and I have teamed-up to bring you a giveaway for Rock Father's Day 2014. One of you will score the just-released Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack!

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"They’re part of the subject matter, have helped with songs and song titles and are my best critics," says POOCHAMUNGAS frontman JOHN JOYCE about his 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. The self-proclaimed "stay-at-home Firefighter Dad" wears many hats, flipping between his duties as a "Rock Father" and those of the Chicago Fire Department, where he's worked for nearly two decades. Now, ahead of Rock Father's Day 2014, it's just been announced that John is preparing to take the stage at Lollapalooza, a newly-minted member of the "Chicago Kindie All Stars," who will perform on the growing Kidzapalooza bill.

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June 15, 2014 is Father's Day this year, and for me, the date holds special significance well beyond just being the annual celebration of Fatherhood. June 15 will mark the second birthday of my youngest daughter, Finley, and also mark the "official" entry into Year Four for THE ROCK FATHER™ as a website. Of course, it was back in 2009 - nearly five years ago - that I effectively became "The Rock Father" upon the birth of my first daughter, Adalyn. A lot has changed since then - including the scope of this site... but what about those other "Rock Fathers?"

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Back in January, Jelly Belly released their long-awaited jelly beans flavored to taste like a perfectly balanced Draft Beer (previously featured here). While they'd been developing drink-inspired falvors since the 1980s, it took until 2014 for Jelly Belly to unleash a crisp, clean, Draft Beer jelly bean. For a unique gift that won't break the bank, the Draft Beer Jelly Belly jelly beans land here in the 2014 Rock Father's Day Gift Guide.  

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