The BLACK SABBATH camp just sent the following news to The Rock Father™:
BLACK SABBATH --who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour--have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10 at the U.K.’s Download Festival.
The Pretty Reckless just unveiled a brand new video for "You," the closing track from their acclaimed debut album, LIGHT ME UP (read The Rock Father™ review). The video, by Grammy-winning director Meiert Avis, finds lead singer Taylor Momsen packing her things after a break-up and stumbling upon happier memories of her relationship.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the fifth major performer slated for Summerfest 2012. Metal Legends, Iron Maiden will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 4 along with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper. The Rock Father™ has details on this performance, and additional tour dates below...
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.