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Thursday, September 29 2016 07:49

Listen: KORN - "A Different World" featuring Corey Taylor

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After being absent for an album, KORN returns to Roadrunner Records for the October 21 release of THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING. With a couple of singles already released, today comes the unleashing of "A Different World," a new song featuring a guest appearance by Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR. Check out the audio stream below, and be on the lookout for the official video which is forthcoming...

Wednesday, September 28 2016 23:20

BABYMETAL is about to get Animated with Warner Bros...

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If you have yet to hear of BABYMETAL, get ready... they're a huge deal, and about to get bigger. The Japanese pop-metal sensation closed out their 2016 World Tour in front of 110,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome, they got the Pop! Vinyl treatment with collectible figures from from Funko, and now they're about to get animated.  BABYMETAL will embark on a new adventure with an original shortform series from Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japanese powerhouse Amuse Inc’s subsidiary, Amuse USA. Manager and creator of BABYMETAL Key Kobayashi (a.k.a. KOBAMETAL) is also producing. The hybrid live-action and animated project is currently in development, it was announced today by Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. Check out more from the official announcement below...

Wednesday, September 28 2016 22:24

An Hair-Raising Message from The Future...

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THE ROCK FATHER has partnered with Life of Dad and Rogaine for the #FutureYou promotion.

The following message was sent via electronic letter to The Rock Father from The Rock Father of the Future...

Hello Me, meet the real me -- 

No, you're not dreaming. I'm you. You're me, and it's time we had a little talk. I'm from the future, and yes I greeted you (me) with a lyric from a song from 1992, but that's of no consequence right now. What might be a little more confusing is that I'm from your alternate future - the one you're not going to end up living because the conversation that we're having right now is going to negate that. Think of me as the "Future You" from alternate 1985, after the time machine got stolen and things ended up getting thrown out of whack. Don't worry, The Rock Daughters are fine. Addie has an incredibly successful family practice and Finn is doing fantastic at NASA. Jen is still on you to take better care of yourself, and yeah, the hair is an issue.

Get ready to rock, Chicago...

This Saturday, Guaranteed Rate, the 8th-largest retail mortgage lender in the nation, and the Chicago White Sox are hosting a Rock 'N Roll night - a special event that will treat fans to an amazing evening of rock music, White Sox baseball and a post-game fireworks show. Rock 'N Roll Night kicks off a long-term partnership between Guaranteed Rate and the White Sox per the recently announced agreement to rename the White Sox stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1st.

The Polaris® Slingshot™ has been turning heads ever since it hit the streets back in 2014, a three-wheeled roadster that prompted many to question what exactly it is (car? motorcycle? spacecraft?). Now, Peg-Perego has announced the official launch of its kid-sized Polaris Slingshot battery-operated riding vehicle. The ride-on Slingshot is modeled after the grownup version, and is powered by a 12volt battery. It can hold up to two children ages three through eight and has a top speed of five mph. Available now at Walmart stores and select Polaris dealers, manufacturing for the battery-operated Slingshot is taking place right here in the United States, at Peg Perego's Fort Wayne, Indiana factory! While we haven't gotten our hands on one of these in The Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ™, the folks at Peg-Perego recently issued a pretty cool video preview that highlights some intriguing features (like traction tires!). Check it out...

Get ready for a new trip to The Pride Lands, as The Walt Disney Studios confirmed this morning that it's partnering with Director Jon Favreau for a reimagining of THE LION KING, currently "on the fast track to production." Given the success of Disney's other recent live-action "contemporary" versions of its famous tales, it was pretty much expected that THE LION KING would eventually happen, but with the massive triumph of Favreau's THE JUNGLE BOOK, he certainly proved that there's no better person for the job. 

Earlier this month, FIFTH HARMONY unleashed a live-action music video for their latest single, "That's My Girl," racking up nearly 23 million plays in under two weeks. Today, the song gets animated as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) have announced a partnership with the pop powerhouse to collaborate on the first-ever DC Super Hero Girls music video.  The colorful new clip for "That's My Girl" features Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana, the animated DC Super Hero Girls, and can be viewed below...

On November 11, Sony's Legacy Recordings will release DAVID BOWIE LEGACY, a collection of Bowie's finest singles from his first hit, 1969's 'Space Oddity' through to the final singles 'Lazarus' and 'I Can't Give Everything Away' from his final album, BLACKSTAR, released earlier this year. All formats of DAVID BOWIE LEGACY feature a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single 'Life On Mars?' mixed by its original producer Ken Scott. While many Bowie fans will find this to be just skimming the surface, it's a fantastic collection particularly for newer generations to discover as a starting point. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below...

Yesterday in Los Angeles, actress, author, neuroscientist and mom, Mayim Bialik (who I still think of as "Blossom") played host to the first-ever Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon, an event aimed to inspire little learners to be big thinkers. The event showcased toys from the new Fisher-Price Think & Learn line which are designed to teach young learners 21st century skills they'll need to be successful in the future. Inspired by "hackathons" where coders meet to do collaborative computer programming, preschoolers at the Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon came together to get the most out of playtime. The children participated in skill-building play activities with Think & Learn toys, including a Code-a-pillar (a top pick in THE ROCK FATHER's 2016 Holiday Wish Guide - featured hereObstacle Course, Smart Scan Color Chameleon Color Bingo, and Smart Scan Word Dash Hide & Seek.

CANDIRIA's WHILE THEY WERE SLEEPING is one of my most-anticipated albums of the fall, and today comes a full-band "play-through" video for the title track. Available on October 7 through the folks at Metal Blade Records, While They Were Sleeping is a concept album conceived by the band's lead vocalist Carley Coma. It tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City. Check out the new video below...

While many will point to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS as the definitive relaunch of the STAR WARS franchise under Disney, I look at STAR WARS REBELS as being the real spark that started it all for a new generation. For our girls, it certainly lit the fire, and with its third season off and running on Disney XD, there's many new adventures awaiting viewers in the months ahead - filling in gaps that will no doubt be important stories in the lead-up to the December release of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story. Now comes news that the crew of The Ghost (Kanan Jarrus , Ezra Bridger, Hera, Sabine, Zeb & Chopper)  is finally getting a treatment that many icons from a galaxy far, far away have already had - Pop! Vinyl editions from the folks at Funko, and they're headed to shops just in-time for the holidays. Check out the basic assortment (available for pre-order via my allies at Entertainment Earth) along with a pair of retailer exclusives (Ahsoka Tano and Masked Sabine Ren)...

Monday, September 26 2016 22:27

The First-Ever Full-Length SHOPKINS Movie is Coming...

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After a trailer popped-up online earlier this week, today Moose Toys officially announced that UPHE Content Group, an entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, will distribute the first ever full-length Shopkins movie - SHOPKINS: CHEF CLUB, coming to DVD, Digital HD and TV this Fall.  Available for pre-order now on DVD (get it via Amazon), the film will arrive on October 25, the next step for a property that has become a global phenomenon in just two years, with each season offering 140 different Shopkins characters to collect, complemented by a line of Shoppies Dolls. Check out the first preview for SHOPKINS: CHEF CLUB below...

Let me tell you a story about the time a moose, a shark, a chicken and a purple alligator entered a barn somewhere in Canada... 

That was the scene earlier this year when Alberta's Dan Davidson filmed a video for "Found," a single released in May that found an audience this summer, cracking the CMT Top 20 in Canada, and racking up over 320,000 global plays on Spotify. Nearly five months in, the $500 music video is still gaining steam, and now it's starting to make a rumble here in the 'States. Check it out below, along with some of Dan's comments on the experience...

Just when you think that the folks at Funko have cranked out Pop! Vinyls for just about every pop culture license imaginable, something new pops up that's so obvious, you wonder why it's taken so long to get to it. A prime example is the newly-announced collection of SCOOBY-DOO Pop! Vinyl figures - based on the classic Hanna-Barbera animated series.  Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby (pre-order from my ally, Entertainment Earth) each measure 3¾" tall and come packaged in an attractive window box, as always. It really is a mystery as to how these weren't made sooner... probably had something to do with "meddling kids."

PJ MASKSLast week, I was back in New York City for the unveiling of The Toy Insider's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide - a collection of 2016's hottest toys, as chosen by the editors of The Toy Insider. What's different this year is that there's a "Rock Father Pick" in the mix - one that I've chosen as a newly-minted member of The Toy Insider Parent Panel. Of the nearly 200 toys featured this year, each member of the panel was tasked with choosing their "Top Pick" (see them all here), and for me the decision was an easy one: The PJ MASKS Headquarters Playset by Just Play. Hitting stores this Fall as part of a Toys "R" Us Exclusive collection of PJ MASKS toys, I'll be going in-depth on the Headquarters right here in the virtual pages of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine very soon, but for now here's a sneak-preview of the PJ MASKS line as the Holiday Shopping Season officially gets underway!

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