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It took more than 50 years, but Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) has a Billboard chart-topping hit and TikTok helped make it happen. In recent months, CCR founder John Fogerty has established a growing presence on the video-sharing platform where his performances of classic hits have directly corresponded to growth on the digital sales and streaming charts. The band's 1971 hit,...
Well this is interesting. What could've been a Mashup Monday entry arrived here at Rock Father HQ on a Tuesday, and now I'm sharing it with you on Wednesday. Covers Wednesday, as EXCISION & DOWNLINK have teamed up to offer a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Rock You" - their take on the iconic QUEEN classic, "We Will Rock You." Complete...
Detroit best be getting ready for the Rock N Roll goodness that's set to descend upon Belle Isle on June 8th & 9th, 2013. METALLICA has just announced the lineup for their second annual festival, one that makes me wish this was taking place closer to home here in Chicago. Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against,...
On August 21, Sweden's GHOST will release their latest album, MELIORA via Loma Vista Recordings in the U.S. and Spinefarm Records in Europe. The first album to feature vocalist Papa Emeritus III, the three month younger brother of Papa Emeritus II (confirmed to be "two mothers, one father"),  MELIORA will feature 10 tracks (full listing and cover art below), and...
The ONE THOUSAND MILES TOUR featuring Hoobastank,  OLDCODEX, Against The Current, , and coldrain kicks off later this month in Japan. Presented by H.I.P., tickets for all shows are on-sale now, with full details listed below. I will be in Japan representing The Rock Father™ Magazine and look forward to checking out the tour first hand. The ONE THOUSAND MILES TOUR...
Back in 2009, I interviewed TWIZTID during my time running music coverage for FANGORIA. It was in March, a mere five months before I became a parent for the first time, and this site wasn't even in the cards yet. It was a different time, and much has changed for me in the five years passed, and the same...
They've been playing it live for ages (going back at least 15 years), but this past Fall, LIMP BIZKIT unleashed a proper studio version of "Thieves" - their take on the iconic MINISTRY track. While it was available as a free download for a little bit, it doesn't appear to be available for sale anywhere just yet, but should...
The guys from ANTHRAX just sent over "An Open Letter to Friends and Supporters," so here it is for all of you to check out...  "To our Fans and everyone who has supported Anthrax and Worship Music: It was a little more than a year ago - September 13, 2011 - that Worship Music was released, and...
It looks like AC/DC may have been playing a goof when the released the ultra-low budget video for "Play Ball" earlier this month, drawing the ire of fans around the Globe. The iconic rockers have just unleashed the proper video for "Rock or Bust," the title track from their forthcoming new album, and the video - like the song...
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA is doing a few U.S. dates for the next week, but then they head down under with a run of dates where Kevin Devine will be supporting. So, what better way to kick-off the upcoming tour than to team-up for a cover song of epic proportions? That's just what Manchester's Andy Hull and Kevin Devine did when...