With all the trips I make to Los Angeles, I wish I was out there this weekend, because something fantastic is about to take place...

The Monster Energy Ride for Dime Dimebash 2016 - a benefit honoring “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott - is happening TOMORROW, Friday, January 22nd at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California. An intimate live concert event, proceeds Dimebash 2016 will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, an organization that funds cancer research, cancer screenings and various cancer programs while supporting families that have loved ones suffering from the disease. As of this writing, tickets are nearly sold-out - but thanks to Rob Evanoff and my extended Rock Father Family in LA, we're planning to get you some coverage right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine! Check out a teaser of who's playing...

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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...

Published in Music for Grownups

I was in my car last night when I caught my first listen to new music from DEVILDRIVER via SiriusXM Liquid Metal. I've long gotten a bit of grief for my love for Dez' work in COAL CHAMBER vs. what I always thought was average music from DEVILDRIVER. But... with this new album, WINTER KILLS about to be released on Napalm Records this August, my interest is piqued. The band has unleased "Ruthless" to internet listeners and you can find it streaming below. Crank it up, and then share your thoughts on the track in the comments section.

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Friday, February 18 2011 00:00


41sobPmcKSL. SL110 DEVILDRIVER are back with their fifth album for Roadrunner Records (out February 22), and while it lacks innovation, the band serves up another heaping plate of meat-and-potatoes metal that their fans should eat right up.

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