On June 7th, YouTube star Robby Novak (aka, Kid President) will make his television debut with the series premiere of KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME, which will premiere at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on The Hub Network. Each episode will feature Kid President aiming to inspire kids and adults "to do awesome things that make a difference in the world," while he interacts with a variety of guest stars, including Gene Simmons of KISS, Jamie Foxx (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2), Craig Robinson (GET ON UP), Mario Lopez (EXTRA), ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, and more.
For STAR WARS DAY 2014, I'm featuring a handful of STAR WARS-inspired music here on THE ROCK FATHER for your enjoyment and consumption. After all, what other Pop Culture franchise has inspired so many musical homages and parodies? Sure, HARRY POTTER and THE LORD OF THE RINGS are up there, but nothing trumps STAR WARS in the musical inspiration department. Here's seven STAR WARS-themed pieces of music worth checking out as you celebrate May 4th. May the Fourth Be With You!
Originally Published June 20, 2011
'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC has seen his entire business model crumble in recent years. Not just the typical tale of music industry woes, Yankovic's bread-and-butter has always been the pop music parody, but in a world where something ripe for parody will be handled with immediacy by one of countless YouTube spoofers or within a few days by the crew at Funny or Die, the traditional cycle of all things Al has been severely interrupted.