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Happy New Year 2015: Here's MxPx rocking "Auld Lang Syne"Written by James Zahn
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As we enter 2015, there's a lot of celebration going on right now. For me, it's looking forward to another great year with my wife and our girls, and on the work front, another year of putting forth some fun content for families right here on THE ROCK FATHER. As the ball drops in NYC and the poppers go off and send the confetti flying, it's a 100% certainty that the familiar sound of "Auld Lang Syne" will be playing for many. While it's a song that I've never really cared for, there is a version that I like, and it's a perfect way to close the books on 2014 here at Rock Father HQ. Crank up the speakers and hit the player below for the MxPx version of "Auld Lang Syne" from their 2009 album, PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS. If you dig it, you can support the band and buy it directly from them via Bandcamp for just a buck. Happy New Year!
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.
He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
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.
Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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