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UPDATED: The Internet Gods didn't want you to see this. Both live clips have been pulled from YouTube.

"Roots Bloody Roots!" That anthemic call has been raging since the song was released as the first single from SEPULTURA's ROOTS album in 1996. But then, frontman Max Cavalera split from the band and formed SOULFLY, who have been performing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set since 1997... and SEPULTURA gained a new frontman with the addition of Derrick Green (also in '97) and have continued playing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set as well. Both bands have gone through numerous line-up changes since that year (the same year I started dating my now-wife), and while it's probably happened before, I never thought of this phenomenon until now - SEPULTURA and SOULFLY performing on the bill at the same festival. It happened at Hellfest this past weekend, with SEPULTURA throwing down their "Roots" on Friday, and SOULFLY serving theirs on Saturday. So the question begs, who plays it better? Let's take a look and listen, then sound off in the comments section below!

Published in Music for Grownups

Back in 2011, I had an opportunity to see the X documentary film, X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC at Chicago's Bottom Lounge as part of RIOT FEST. Of course, the highlight was X themselves, performing their first album in it's entirety, and I was right there on the side of the stage seeing the action from a nearly JOHN DOE point-of-view. Now, X will do some special Four-Night Stands in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland and New York - with select dates in-between. This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to see X - John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake - doing what they do best. Dates below.

Published in Music for Grownups

As Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer (MGM) & Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment continue celebrating the 90th Anniversary of MGM, they've teamed with La Boca to create a new series of iconic posters commemorating the studio. The second in the series represents Sergio Leone's THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY, which was just reissued on Blu-ray with more than five hours of special features – plus a NEWLY REMASTERED version of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Check out the full poster below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

5168T9IMoQL. SY300 Comedy Dynamics will release Dennis Miller’s new stand-up CD and digital album America 180 on iTunes, Amazon, and at most physical and digital retailers and streaming outlets on June 17, 2014 to coincide with the worldwide television premiere of the special of the same name on EPIX.

In his first comedy special for EPIX, Miller examines the current state of our Union. From the antics of those running Washington, to the blunders of President Obama’s healthcare initiative, to our wild efforts to save the planet one light bulb at a time, his take on today’s America is both hysterical and painfully right on target. Dennis Miller: America 180° was taped at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California.

Published in Comedy

My friends and readers in the UK have hopefully been able to check out some of CARS THAT ROCK with BRIAN JOHNSON as it's been airing Thursdays at 9pm on Quest (Freeview 38, Sky 167, Virgin Media 172), in which the AC/DC frontman gets hands-on with some of the world's finest rides. While CARS THAT ROCK is not yet airing here in the 'States (hopefully it will later this year) the folks connected to the series have been sending me "After Hours" clips - each one focusing on the car line featured in the latest episode.  Tonight, viewers in the UK got a look at BENTLEY... and now we can all check out "After Hours." 

Published in Rock Father Rides

Spinning things back more than a decade, there was a time before the music industry bubble burst... a time in which I worked for the long-gone Sam Goody division of the Musicland Group, and for a few years, attended the annual meetings in Las Vegas. At one of those meetings (either 2002 or '03), SALIVA took the stage, performing for us in a ballroom at Caesars Palace. A lot has changed in that time - what feels like a lifetime ago - but SALIVA is still rockin', and while they've gone through some lineup changes, their eighth studio album, RISE UP, was released this Spring. As part of #RockFathersDay 2014 here on THE ROCK FATHER, SALIVA and I have teamed-up to get six (6) lucky readers hooked-up with some goodies. One reader will score a SALIVA Gift Pack, while five runners-up will score copies of the new album on CD. Ready to RISE UP?

Published in Rock Father's Day
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