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There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust your browser. I am still controlling the transmission, but yes, I am about to give you all the opportunity to win a KIDZ BOP CD. If you've been here for awhile, then you probably know that I've not been kind to the KIDZ BOP brand in the past, but the last time I mentioned them, I ended things with a question posited by my wife: Would my opinion on the KIDZ BOP series change as my girls got older? On August 19, 2013, I said "No." Now, with KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM... I realize that I lied.

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Well, this is a reminder out of nowhere. The folks at READING RAINBOW have been in touch a few times over the past few years, and every time I hear from them, I automatically end up getting the theme song to the iconic LeVar Burton family literature series stuck in my head. So why did it get stuck in my head this morning? No, it wasn't communique from READING RAINBOW at all, but an email from comedy metal band, PSYCHOSTICK. The band has just released a cover version of that earworm-inducing theme song, and you can hear it right here on THE ROCK FATHER, below.

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Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:33

Covered: LOCAL H performs "Team" by LORDE

Like most of you, I have not seen LOCAL H with new drummer, Ryan Harding. Well, until today. A video has surfaced in which LOCAL H performs a stellar cover of "Team," the recent hit by LORDE. It's a fantastic rendition that manages to infuse the low-key track with the kind of energy that LOCAL H first emerged with in the mid-90s. Check it out below...

Published in Music for Grownups

I'll fully admit that I don't like AWOLNATION's breakthrough hit, "Sail." I just don't find it appealing at all, and in my opinion, it's just not a very good song - and they have plenty of music that's much better. But, you can never tell just what people will latch onto, and that became the big hit... and now DEVILDRIVER has covered it (download: iTunes | Amazon). The version has been out for awhile, and now a lyric video has been released. You know what? They've actually made this particular AWOLNATION tune listenable for THE ROCK FATHER. Check it out below...

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It's a known fact that there are currently 6,600,666,007 cover versions of "Let it Go" on YouTube. IDINA MENZEL may have the definitive version of the showstopping number from Disney's FROZEN (and yes, DEMI LOVATO did one, too), but I guarantee that this one is different. You have not seen or heard "Let it Go" done like this before. Orlando band, THE LAST SLEEPLESS CITY has unleashed a pop-punk version of the song (download now on Amazon or iTunes), complete with an accompanying music video. It's perfect, and even got the seal of approval from 4-year-old Addie - who first questioned "Why is a boy singing this?" Check it out...

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It's no secret that I dig an interesting cover. It's also no secret that I'm a huge fan of Fearless Records' PUNK GOES... series of compilations. Now, with PUNK GOES 90s VOLUME 2 due out on April 1 (Pre-order: iTunes | Amazon), tracks are starting to spring forth, and the latest comes courtesy of ASKING ALEXANDRIA. They've chosen to cover NINE INCH NAILS... but I have to say that their song choice, "Closer" is my least-favorite song by Trent Reznor and the gang. Take a listen to the lyric video below and let me know what you think of it...

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