Monday, July 02 2012 13:48

An Interview with The Rock Father, plus new music from Silber Media...

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Brian John Mitchell over at Silber Records has been a supporter of this site for quite awhile, so when it came time for his long-running QRD 'Zine (which started back in '94 in print) to do their annual issue featuring 'musician dads,' Brian asked me to take part. Released just prior to Father's Day (when we were off adding a new member to the family), QRD Issue #54 features the first interview that I've done since starting The Rock Father last year. It focuses on my past adventures as a musician, and where I'm at now - which often feels like a weird place. You can check it out right here.

Additionally, Mitchell partnered with his estranged son for an album entitled DRONE IS IN THE BLOOD. The album was recorded in 2010, and has now been made available on the Silber Media site. The interesting story about how the record came to be can be read in full right here.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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