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

Here's the Full List of 285 Songs Cleared for THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD Release...

TimeLife.comI've been posting news about this October's release of THE WONDER YEARS - COMPLETE SERIES on DVD for for a bit now, and on the heels of the box set specs on three highly detailed configurations of the set - Standard, "The Experience" and one that's being limited to just 500 copies - The Signature Edition - the big looming question has now been answered... a question that often plagues classic series' DVD releases: What about the music? The folks at StarVista Entertainment and Time-Life have worked diligently to clear over 96% of the music used in the ABC series, with 285 new song clearances added to the 116 instances of Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from My Friends," which served as the series' theme song. Check out the complete episode-by-episode music breakdown, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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Late Summer Action: THE ROCK FATHER's Explosive Netflix #StreamTeam Picks

The Rock Father is a member of the Netflix Stream Team"Daddy, why do you always watch movies late at night?" That was a question posited by oldest daughter a few days ago. "I can hear the noise from them coming from your office." She's got me there, and just solidified why I should be wearing headphones after hours. See, lately I've been streaming movies to my laptop while I do work from the desktop... including right now, this very second as Adele sings the theme song to James Bond's SKYFALL to my right, while I type these words and see them appear on the screen to my left. While my days have been spent largely preparing for the start of school this week, my nights are filled with work... and lately, action. Explosive action, the kind that just seems right for the end of summer, and in the time-honored tradition of action flicks finding their audience on home video, Netflix is keeping that torch raised high. For my August column as a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, here's some of what I've been watching this month... and these picks are #ForGrownups only. 

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SEW-Infectious: The LALALOOPSY GIRLS Music Video Hits the Streets...

There's a new earworm in town this evening, and it comes from an unlikely source - Lalaloopsy. A new live-action music video inspired by MGA Entertainment's Lalaloopsy Girls doll line just been released, and you could say it's SEW infectious... or, it certainly is here at Rock Father HQ. I've already had both of my girls on my lap requesting it ("Play it again!"), and after watching it three times, they were upstairs singing the chorus and dancing with sunglasses on while they should be in bed getting rested for school. Speaking of "school," this new video features the girls rocking the halls of L.A.L.A. Prep (Lalaloopsy Academy for Learning Arts), where they attend magical classes like Glitter 101 and Cloud Sculpting, busting out moves from choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera). Stitched Together….Friends Forever. Check it out below...

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Toy Review: Hasbro MARVEL Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Crane Capture Track Set

With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 now available on Blu-ray, the folks over at Hasbro hit me up to take a look at a couple more of their toys based on the iconic web-slinger - ones that weren't included when I did my feature on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 toys back in May. This time, we took their new MARVEL Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Crane Capture Track Set for a spin, part of an interesting new line that combines "Action Figures + Racing" - two things that kids absolutely love. But that's not all - Power Charged Electro from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Power Charged Action Figure assortment dropped in as well. Check these out in-action below....

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Preview: The Bridge Direct's Large-Scale Smaug from THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

If you're a fan of Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT films, or just a fan of cool action figures, The Bridge Direct has something worthy of a look - an all-new, large-scale action figure of Smaug from THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES. Limited to just 3,000 individually-numbered pieces, Smaug just went live for pre-order exclusively at WBShop.com, and I've got all the details for you, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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Giveaway: Win The Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II!

THE ROCK FATHER is a Step2 Brand AmbassadorAs a Step2 Brand Ambassador, my kids and I get to check out a lot of great new toys (here's the latest) - but there's no way we could possibly check them all out. Fortunately, I've met the other Step2 Ambassadors, and between the 10 of us, we've pretty much got the full line on lock. On a recent trip to Step2 HQ in Ohio, we took a look at the Neat & Tidy Cottage II - the enhanced, latest version of of the popular playhouse - complete with a charming exterior the resembles stone and wood, and plenty of built-in play features to give your kids (and the neighborhood) endless tools for quality, imaginative play. My friends and fellow Step2 Ambassadors Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro have teamed-up to host a giveaway for the Neat & Tidy Cottage II, and now THE ROCK FATHER is in on the action, sharing your chance to win one of these great playhouses below!

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STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION gets release dates for TV and DVD!

The much-anticipated STAR WARS REBELS has a release date release dates. The all-new animated series will debut with a one-hour movie entitled STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION as part of a multi-platform launch across television, digital and DVD with the rollout beginning on September 29th and completing with the DVD release on October 14 (pre-order it now). Check out the synopsis, the new "Art Attack" short (funny enough, that was the title of my first short film back in 1989), and all the rollout dates and details below...

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Chicago: The Joffrey Ballet to hold Open Auditions for Children for THE NUTCRACKER...

Last year, my wife and I were invited to attend the opening night performance of THE NUTCRACKER by THE JOFFREY BALLET in Chicago. If I were to describe the show in one word, "magnificent" would be it, and for those wishing to let their children have a chance to be a part of this Chicago tradition, your chance has arrived. The folks at The Joffrey Ballet just sent over details on open auditions for this year's production...

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Back-to-School: Five Tips to ROCK THE LUNCHBOX with Healthy Foods...

Rock the LunchboxLast year, I covered ROCK THE LUNCHBOX here on THE ROCK FATHER in a move to share some healthy options for kids' lunches. For 2014, ROCK THE LUNCHBOX (a joint effort by Annie's Homegrown, Applegate, HONEST Kids, Organic Valley and Rudi's Organic Bakery) is bigger than ever, and their 2nd Annual Lunch Box Report Card revealed that the needle has really moved toward "healthy," as 72% of kids now think it's "cool" to have healthy foods packed for school lunches - but there's still a need to shake things up with variety and excitement. With that in mind, ROCK THE LUNCHBOX partnered with Amelia Winslow of Eating Made Easy for some helpful tips on how you can ROCK your kids' lunchbox in the coming school year. Check 'em out below...

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National Lemonade Day: Recipe - Hornitos Tequila EL PADRE #ForGrownups

National Lemonade Day is tomorrow (August 20), and for those of you looking to celebrate with a rockin' lemonade with a little extra kick, the folks at Hornitos® Tequila have just the thing. They hit THE ROCK FATHER with a special recipe #ForGrownups, one that just might be "the ultimate adult lemonade" - the EL PADRE. With the quick and simple recipe I'm sharing with you below, you should be able to break out a classic spiked lemonade at home.

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WWE: Stephanie McMahon takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge #SmackDownALS #StrikeOutALS

WWEHaving now taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and having made a donation to the cause myself, I'm not sure how many more videos I can post about it... but since her husband Triple H already stepped up, it's only appropriate to share the challenge video from WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. Shot last night after her victorious match against Brie Bella at WWE SummerSlam in Los Angeles, Stephanie took on a full garbage can of ice to answer the challenge of Maria Menounos in an effort to raise funds and awareness for The ALS Association in their efforts to combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka "Lou Gerhig's disease."

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Listen: "Glycerine" from LULLABY VERSIONS OF BUSH by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star...

While the folks at Roma Music Group already have LULLABY VERSIONS OF SOUNDGARDEN hitting the streets this Tuesday as part of their TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR line, they've actually got another EP ready for the nursery that I'd overlooked - LULLABY VERSIONS OF BUSH (Amazon | iTunes). Yes, Gavin Rossdale and the gang are getting six of their most popular hits reworked into nursery-friendly jams for baby. Come to think of it, Rossdale's a father of four and his wife was already lullabied back in 2011 with TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR: LULLABY VERSIONS OF GWEN STEFANI AND NO DOUBT. Preview "Glycerine" below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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The Rock Father takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to #SmackDownALS #StrikeOutALS #IceBucketChallenge

Earlier this week, right after posting a video showing WWE COO Triple H participating in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," I told my wife - "It's coming. Someone will challenge me to do this." What I didn't expect is that it would be her sister - my sister-in-law, throwing down the challenge... a challenge that arrived this afternoon. To do this proper and help to raise funds and awareness for The ALS Association in their efforts to combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka "Lou Gerhig's disease," I promptly ran over to Home Depot to grab a 5 gallon bucket, but also hit the ALSA website to make a cash donation - something I encourage you to do as well. I'll show you mine... but will you show me yours?

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