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THE ROCK FATHER: THE POP CULTURE MAGAZINE FOR FAMILIES THAT ROCK.

Kindie Scene 6: Suzi Shelton, Django Jones, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Riff Rockit, Eric Herman, Brady Rymer

Welcome to THE ROCK FATHER's Kindie Scene 6, a new column in which you'll find some quick thoughts on six genre-spanning family-friendly albums that you can check out right now. On-deck today, we've got records spinning from BRADY RYMER, ERIC HERMAN, RIFF ROCKIT, THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS, DJANGO JONES and SUZI SHELTON. Let's get to work...

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Watch: 15-Year-Old BEA MILLER releases "Young Blood" Music Video...

Two years ago, BEA MILLER appeared on THE X FACTOR, scoring a slot as a finalist and finishing ninth. Now, the 15-year-old (weird to me that she was born the same year I got married) has a new EP out through Hollywood Records/SYCO Music, and this week, the official music video for the title track has arrived. Check out "Young Blood" below, along with a few words about the single from Miss Miller...

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Back-to-School: Crayola Store's Pre-BTS Blowout...

I don't post a ton of deals here on THE ROCK FATHER, but once in awhile something comes along that I have to share. Now through August 31st, the crew over at Crayola Store are offering 50% Off Sitewide. That means you can stock up on some of the best supplies available (provided you have your school's shopping list already), and while I know a lot of folks are doing a sorta Back-to-School pushback this year, worry not - those are the same people that break out the stock articles about "stores setting up Christmas too early" every year. It's not a new thing. I need to shop soon, myself. I'll have a kindergartener this year, and that's still an incredible thing to me.

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Chasing Zombie: 2014 (ROB ZOMBIE) Rewound to 1994 (WHITE ZOMBIE)...

It was probably around 11:30pm on the night of January 27, 1994. There I was, a seventeen-year-old headbanging television host, standing in the midst of unexpected destruction - the aftermath of a concert which should've never taken place in this particular venue, The Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. Whoever decided that it was a good idea to hold a rock show featuring WHITE ZOMBIE, PRONG and THE OBSESSED in a seated, classical theater with no standing room was undoubtedly in deep trouble - and I was right there in the middle of it - looking up from the ground floor as a faint cloud of dust could be seen still rising into the lights from above. To one side there were security guards and theater staff, bewildered by what had happened. On the other, a group of Police Officers equally puzzled. Directly next to me and a friend were members of the evening's headline act, WHITE ZOMBIE. But Rob wasn't there.

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Let There Be Rock: STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, THE LAST VEGAS, WILSON and CILVER...

Over the past 22+ years, I've had the privilege of photographing some of the biggest names in rock - among them, some of my favorite bands. These days, however, it's a very rare occasion to find me in the pit doing a show as the photo side isn't really my thing at this point. While I don't have the high-end gear on-hand like I once did, occasionally something will pull me out of my self-imposed hiatus - armed with a DSLR and a few lenses to capture and share an experience through my own eyes. This weekend, that happened. Of all the places, ROB ZOMBIE set-up shop just down the road from my house - a significant occurrence for several reasons, and because of that, Mr. Zombie will be getting his own feature here on THE ROCK FATHER in just a few... but in the meantime, I wanted to share a collection of photos and a few words about the artists who played with him on July 19, 2014 at Austin's Fuel Arena on the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois - part of a massive event staged by FM Entertainment and 95 WIIL Rock. STONE SOUR, THEORY OF DEADMAN, DEVOUR THE DAY, THE LAST VEGAS, WILSON and CILVER.

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SDCC: PROP STORE Bringing BATMAN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, STAR WARS Props... But That's Unimportant...

This year's Comic-Con International is about to go down in San Diego next week (July 23-27), and as usual - I will not be there. In keeping with my "maybe next year" responses, I've been standing firm in that I won't do another Comic-Con until I have something that I'm personally responsible for to promote. That said, I'm covering the show virtually again, and the folks at Prop Store just hit me with details on what they'll be showing off - a collection of movie memorabilia that will be auctioned off in the UK in October of 2014. They've got some great stuff, but it's all really unimportant next to what I found on their site. They're holding back on us...

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Nickelodeon's HEY ARNOLD! THE COMPLETE SERIES heads for DVD as a Walmart Exclusive...

On August 19th, the folks at Shout! Factory will bring HEY ARNOLD! THE COMPLETE SERIES to DVD as a 16-Disc Box Set available exclusively at Walmart (pre-order now). The set contains all 99 adventures from the classic series, which originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1996-2004. Check out the specs below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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THE WONDER YEARS: COMPLETE SERIES goes up for Pre-Order, Full Specs Revealed...

TimeLife.comBack in February, I posted the news that THE WONDER YEARS - COMPLETE SERIES was finally headed for DVD for the very first time. Details were scarce, but this week the full specs have been unleashed, and the folks at StarVista Entertainment and Time-Life sent them over along with all the pre-order information on three highly detailed configurations of the set - Standard, "The Experience" and one that's being limited to just 500 copies - The Signature Edition. Personally, I think this looks fantastic. Check it out...

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Disney's CLUB PENGUIN Launches Annual MUSIC JAM Event feat. Zendaya, Sabrina Carpenter and more...

This week, Disney's CLUB PENGUIN launched their annual Music Jam event, letting kids rock out alongside a new assortment of penguins inspired by players’ favorite Disney music stars. There's a new musical cruise ship (and even an igloo tour bus!), along with the new SoundStudio in which players can make music of their own.

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Why Is Your Brain in Your Head? It's Okay To Be Smart and Find Out...

Have you ever wondered why your brain is in your head? Joe Hanson has, and in the latest episode of PBS Digital Studios' IT'S OKAY TO BE SMART, he looks into exactly why it is where it is, and why Darwin and Taco Bell have more in common than you'd think, and somehow Kanye West and Daft Punk get worked into the mix. How exactly did evolution plant the seed that is your brain? Find out below...

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Adding to a Healthy Lifestyle that Rocks with Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber #SilkAlmondBlends

On January 1 of this year, I launched the 2014 Fitness Challenge here on THE ROCK FATHER. After years of leading a lifestyle that wasn't exactly great for my body, I started a gradual change three years ago when I quit smoking, and this year the time finally came to really start leading a healthy lifestyle. I've changed my diet, count calories, and now hit the gym 4-5 nights per week. One important change has been making sure not to skip breakfast (which I have a habit of forgetting to eat), and in doing so, I've rekindled my love of cereal - something that started last Fall when I first mentioned trying Silk Almondmilk after not drinking any kind of milk since 1989. Recently, the folks at Silk got in touch about their new Silk Almondmilk Blends - and one of them fit right into my routine: Protein + Fiber. Can Almondmilk rock? I say "YES!"

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2014 Rock Father Fitness Challenge: Week 28 Results

THE ROCK FATHERRock Father vs. Rock Father - It's been 28 weeks since James Zahn and Tom George (read the kick-off story here) began a year-long journey to not only lose weight, but get fit. These two Work-at-Home Dads had let time and their jobs take their toll on their personal well-being. For each week of the journey, we've been checking-in to find out how their efforts are paying off. This past Sunday, July 13, 2014, both men did their weigh-in, and these are the results...

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PEE-WEE's PLAYHOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES is coming to Blu-ray...

On October 21, 2014, the folks at Shout! Factory will release PEE-WEE's PLAYHOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray and DVD. I think I need this. It's all 45 episodes, completely remastered from the original film elements, and presented in high-definition along with the PEE-WEE's PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. While pre-orders are up now on Amazon, those who order direct from Shout! Factory will get it two weeks early (October 7) with free shipping. Check out the specs below!

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