If you enjoyed The Random Rock columns when I was doing them for Kik Axe Music, then you'll be pleased to know that they'll be continuing here on The Rock Father™. The concept is simple: There's just too much news for just one site to handle, so we compile bite-sized headlines on a few dozen bands and artists into one post. If you want to learn more, we'll tell you where to go. As the title implies, this really is random rock. Heavy metal, radio rock, punk, indie rock, ska, mainstrem, black metal, grindcore... if it's part of rock, then it's probably here, but you might find some other genres dropped in as well.
Presidential Candidate Randy Blythe of the band LAMB OF GOD has a pretty distinct vocal sound, and if you'd like to sound like him with the help of technology, now you can give it a shot. The band has just released an iOS app called VOX OF GOD, which creates ''a vocal simulation of Randy's signature scream/growl effect when the user records their voice using the app with their iPhone.'' I'm curious what my toddler would think of this.
From the Official Press Release: Lock up your livestock. BORGORE—bass culture’s enfant terrible—has returned to terrorize speakers and stages yet again with a new release and tour. The man who claims he ''ruined dubstep'' will release FLEX, his fifth EP of original material, February 28 on his own Buygore label and will then will follow up with a massive 37-date headlining tour that includes stops at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella. Tickets are on sale now at borgore.wantickets.com.
LADY GAGA has announced a spring tour dubbed THE BORN THIS WAY BALL. The five-time Grammy Award winner will perform music from her recent BORN THIS WAY album, along with songs from both THE FAME, and THE FAME MONSTER. ''The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage,'' said the Mother Monster. ''The Born This Way Ball" is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.''
Updated: The Official Press Release follows the post.
It's pretty appropriate that the first ''new'' post here on The Rock Father™'s own site relates to one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. While their ''big announcement'' scheduled for 1pm CST is running late, I can confirm that METALLICA will headline their own ORION MUSIC + MORE Festival on June 23 & 24, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.