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For the past few years, the crew over at Roma Music Group has been releasing lullaby albums based on the biggest names in music through their Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star line - a collection that I've covered extensively here on THE ROCK FATHER. What had been flying under my radar until recently is a line of tributes they've been releasing by the MIDNITE STRING QUARTET. Now, string tributes are nothing new, but the library that Roma has assembled here is impressive. Already, they have releases based around DEFTONES, METALLICA, PANTERA, SLIPKNOT, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and more - with albums based on the works of ADELE, PARAMORE, FALL OUT BOY, PANIC AT THE DISCO, RADIOHEAD and more due out within the next few weeks. Take a look at the rundown of what's out, all available on iTunes and Amazon.

String Tribute to Deftones
  1. Change (in the House of Flies)
  2. Hole in the Earth
  3. Minerva
  4. Digital Bath
  5. My Own Summer (Shove It)
  6. Passenger
  7. Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
  8. Diamond Eyes
  9. You’ve Seen the Butcher
  10. Simple Man
String Tribute to Avenged Sevenfold
  1. Bat Country
  2. Afterlife
  3. Almost Easy
  4. Nightmare
  5. Beast and the Harlot
  6. Scream
  7. Seize the Day
  8. Carry On
  9. Not Ready to Die
  10. Welcome to the Family
String Tribute to Korn
  1. Coming Undone
  2. Narcissistic Cannibal
  3. Get Up!
  4. Freak on a Leash
  5. Falling Away From Me
  6. Twisted Transistor
  7. Got the Life
  8. Word Up!
  9. Thoughtless
  10. Make Me Bad
String Tribute to Slipknot
  1. Before I Forget
  2. Psychosocial
  3. Duality
  4. Wait and Bleed
  5. Snuff
  6. Dead Memories
  7. Spit it Out
  8. Pulse of the Maggots
  9. Left Behind
  10. Sulfur
String Tribute to Volbeat
  1. Still Counting
  2. A Warrior’s Call
  3. Heaven Nor Hell
  4. The Hangman’s Body Count
  5. Lola Montez
  6. Fallen
  7. Sad Man’s Tongue
  8. Hallelujah Goat
  9. Cape of our Hero
  10. The Nameless One
String Tribute to Metallica
  1. Enter Sandman
  2. One
  3. Nothing Else Matters
  4. The Unforgiven
  5. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  6. Master of Puppets
  7. Fade to Black
  8. Turn the Page
  9. Wherever I May Roam
  10. Whiskey in the Jar
String Tribute to Trivium
  1. Like Light to the Flies
  2. Dying in Your Arms
  3. Strife
  4. Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
  5. Down From the Sky
  6. In Waves
  7. A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
  8. Black
  9. Anthem (We Are the Fire)
  10. Into the Mouth of Hell We March
String Tribute to Disturbed
  1. Down with the Sickness
  2. Stricken
  3. Indestructible
  4. Inside the Fire
  5. Land of Confusion
  6. Stupify
  7. Ten Thousand Fists
  8. The Night
  9. Voices
  10. The Game
String Tribute to Five Finger Death Punch
  1. Bad Company
  2. Remember Everything
  3. Coming Down
  4. Battle Born
  5. Lift Me Up
  6. The Bleeding
  7. House of the Rising Sun
  8. Never Enough
  9. Under and Over It
  10. The Pride
String Tribute to Tool
  1. Right In Two
  2. Stinkfist
  3. Aenima
  4. Sober
  5. Forty Six & 2
  6. Vicarious
  7. Schism
  8. Lateralus
  9. 10.000 Days
  10. Eulogy
String Tribute to Iron Maiden
  1. Run to the Hills
  2. The Trooper
  3. The Number of the Beast
  4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  5. Wasted Years
  6. Aces High
  7. Fear of the Dark
  8. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  9. Flight of Icarus
  10. Can I Play With Madness
String Tribute to Asking Alexandria
  1. The Death of Me
  2. Not the American Average
  3. The Final Episode (Let’s Change Channel)
  4. Killing You
  5. A Prophecy
  6. Moving On
  7. Run Free
  8. Closure
  9. Someone, Somewhere
  10. Break Down the Walls
String Tribute to Black Sabbath
  1. War Pigs
  2. Snow Blind
  3. Iron Man
  4. Fairies Wear Boots
  5. Paranoid
  6. N.I.B.
  7. Sweet Leaf
  8. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Supernaut
String Tribute to Godsmack
  1. I Stand Alone
  2. Voodoo
  3. Awake
  4. Cryin’ Like a Bitch!!
  5. Love-Hate-Sex-Pain
  6. Speak
  7. Serenity
  8. Straight Out of Line
  9. Rocky Mountain Way
  10. Whatever
String Tribute to Slayer
  1. Raining Blood
  2. South of Heaven
  3. Seasons in the Abyss
  4. Angel of Death
  5. Black Magic
  6. Hell Awaits
  7. Dead Skin Mask
  8. War Ensemble
  9. Metal Storm / Face the Slayer
  10. Skeletons of Society
String Tribute to Megadeth
  1. Peace Sells
  2. In My Darkest Hour
  3. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
  4. Symphony of Destruction
  5. A Tout le Monde
  6. Trust
  7. Angry Again
  8. Gears of War
  9. Dialectic Chaos
  10. Sleepwalker
String Tribute to Dream Theater
  1. Panic Attack
  2. Pull Me Under
  3. These Walls
  4. As I Am
  5. Forsaken
  6. Constant Motion
  7. The Enemy Inside
  8. The Dark Eternal Night
  9. The Root of All Evil
  10. Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper
String Tribute to Judas Priest
  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
  2. Living After Midnight
  3. Breaking the Law
  4. Painkiller
  5. Turbo Lover
  6. Electric Eye
  7. Heading Out to the Highway
  8. Hell Bent for Leather
  9. Screaming for Vengeance
  10. Victim of Changes
String Tribute to Pantera
  1. Walk
  2. Cowboys from Hell
  3. Cemetary Gates
  4. This Love
  5. I’m Broken
  6. 5 Minutes Alone
  7. Fucking Hostile
  8. Piss
  9. Planet Caravan
  10. Hollow
String Tribute to Led Zeppelin
  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Kashmir
  3. Black Dog
  4. Immigrant Song
  5. Whole Lotta Love
  6. Over the Hills and Far Away
  7. All My Love
  8. Ramble On
  9. D’yer Mak’er
  10. Rock and Roll
String Tribute to Rush
  1. Tom Sawyer
  2. Limelight
  3. The Spirit of Radio
  4. Working Man
  5. Closer to the Heart
  6. Freewill
  7. Subdivisions
  8. Fly By Night
  9. 2112: Overture / The Temples of Synnx (Chronicles Version)
  10. Red Barchetta
String Tribute to Coheed and Cambria
  1. Welcome Home
  2. A Favor House Atlantic
  3. The Suffering
  4. Dark Side of Me
  5. Blood Red Summer
  6. FeathersPa
  7. The Running Free
  8. Wake Up
  9. The Homecoming
  10. No World for Tomorrow
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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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