The crew over at Roma Music Group has been busy of late - working feverishly on new lullaby collections devoted to artists both current, and cult favorite. This week sees the release of the latest album to become a part of their popular TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR series - LULLABY VERSIONS OF NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (available on Amazon or iTunes). The new record features 13 tracks, all re-worked into nursery-friendly instrumentals... including "Red Right Hand," which always makes me think of the movie SCREAM. Check out "Into My Arms" below...
It's almost 3am here at Rock Father Mobile HQ, which tonight is a hotel room in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania - and while the girls are all asleep behind me, I can't seem to rest tonight, so I'm continuing to catch up. Back on Monday, my friend Rus posted this video on my Facebook page along with a note that it's in my "sweet spot" - and he's right... BATMAN + METAL = "BATMETAL." What we have here is a viral clip that's amassed nearly 800K views by featuring original animation of BATMAN, RED HOOD, ROBIN and NIGHTWING performing a DETHKLOK song called "Face Fisted" from METALOCALYPSE as the CHILDREN OF BATMAN (think CHILDREN OF BODOM). I can dig it, can you?
Since I'm out on the road this week doing a Great American Road Trip as part of my 2014 #RockFatherTour, some of the mainstream rock sites beat me to the punch on this one, but I need to share this here on THE ROCK FATHER as well... news that my friends at Roma Music Group have just released LULLABY VERSIONS OF FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH as part of their popular and fast-growing TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR series of lullabies. Check out the lullaby version of "Battle Born" below!
UPDATED: The Internet Gods didn't want you to see this. Both live clips have been pulled from YouTube.
"Roots Bloody Roots!" That anthemic call has been raging since the song was released as the first single from SEPULTURA's ROOTS album in 1996. But then, frontman Max Cavalera split from the band and formed SOULFLY, who have been performing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set since 1997... and SEPULTURA gained a new frontman with the addition of Derrick Green (also in '97) and have continued playing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set as well. Both bands have gone through numerous line-up changes since that year (the same year I started dating my now-wife), and while it's probably happened before, I never thought of this phenomenon until now - SEPULTURA and SOULFLY performing on the bill at the same festival. It happened at Hellfest this past weekend, with SEPULTURA throwing down their "Roots" on Friday, and SOULFLY serving theirs on Saturday. So the question begs, who plays it better? Let's take a look and listen, then sound off in the comments section below!
If you think that I've crossed over to The Dark Side, you may be correct... or just completely mistaken, as I've probably been riding shotgun with Vader for more than thirty years at this point. You see, there's KIDZ BOP - a Global phenomenon that I was 100% against for the longest time... or was I? Then it really hit me that KIDZ BOP is no different than the KIDS INCORPORATED record I spun for a good portion of my own childhood, one that was spun-off of a television series as an extension of it's own "brand." With its kid-friendly cover versions of Top 40 hits, and being the number one music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP does have a place here on THE ROCK FATHER... and the latest edition, KIDZ BOP PARTY POP!, was released earlier this month as a sonic aperitif to the forthcoming KIDZ BOP 26 (out July 15 via Razor & Tie).
She's one of India's biggest stars, a model for Guess, an actress and a growing pop artist. Today, Priyanka Chopra has released the music video for her cover of Bonnie Raitt's 1991 hit, "I Can't Make You Love Me," and her co-star for the clip is a familiar face to television fans. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (MOB CITY, HEROES, CHOSEN) appears as her would-be lover. Check it out below...