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If you didn't snag tickets to see GUNS N' ROSES at one of their ''up close and personal'' shows, you've now got a chance to catch the band online as they stream this Sunday's performance at the HOUSE OF BLUES here in Chicago. For only $5, you can take part in a pay-per-view livestream from GunsNRoses.com to benefit FEEDING AMERICA, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Through the leadership of Feeding America, proceeds from domestic-based subscribers will be allocated throughout the U.S. Full details and times below... let's just hope that Axl shows up on time for this one...

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.

Thursday, February 16 2012 23:47

Watch: THE PRETTY RECKLESS debut video for "You"

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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.

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