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

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.

He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger, has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.

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Watch - MALEFICENT: THE LEGACY Featurette

On May 30, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release MALEFICENT, the live-action "re-invention" of SLEEPING BEAUTY with a focus on the titular villain, played here by Angelina Jolie. Today, Disney hit my inbox with a new featurette focusing on "The Legacy" of Maleficent, complete with some words from Jolie and Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora in the new film. Check it out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD presents the Top Five Tips to Go Green for EARTH DAY!

PBS KIDS VIPDANIEL TIGER's NEIGHBORHOOD brings fun lessons to families every day on PBS KIDS, and with Earth Day fast-approaching (Tuesday, April 22), Daniel Tiger and The Fred Rogers Company have come up with a list of five ways your family can "Go Green" (even if it's just a little bit) each and every day. It's important to teach kids to care for our planet, and here's some great conversation starters...

Watch: RENE LOPEZ - "Here Comes Another Day"

"To all the papa's out there. Enjoy every minute of your kids. Nothing is more important," says New York's RENE LOPEZ about "Here Comes Another Day," the new music video from his forthcoming album, PAINT THE MOON GOLD. Shot earlier this month, the clip features the Lopez Kids - Cosimo and Ara - in an appearance that happened spontaneously as Rene and Director Ehud Lazin set out for an afternoon of filming. Check it out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.

THE POP UPS to appear on Sprout's SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW this Saturday (plus a FREE DOWNLOAD)!

SproutThis Saturday, April 19, Brooklyn Kindie Rockers THE POP UPS, will make an appearance on Sprout - visiting the Sunshine Barn to play some tunes for Chica and Tim on THE SUNNY SIDE UP SHOW. The duo will debut "Bug Out," a new song from their forthcoming album, APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION, while also digging into their back catalog for some additional gems to perform. This news comes on the heels of their new single and lyric video for "All These Shapes," which hit the 'net last week. Check out the video below...

Giveaway: Win DANNY WEINKAUF (They Might Be Giants) - NO SCHOOL TODAY on CD!

On April 29, DANNY WEINKAUF - known for his work as the bassist for THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS - will release his debut Kindie (that's family music in the indie rock realm, in case you didn't know) album, NO SCHOOL TODAY. To celebrate the release, Danny and THE ROCK FATHER are getting two (2) lucky readers hooked up with copies of the album on Compact Disc, the format that comes to you as a silver, spinning disc, encased in a cardboard digipack. The cover featured a Kangaroo and a Koala Bear rockin' out, but if you'd like to score a copy, you'll need to make a really good excuse. Yep, I want to hear your best excuses for skipping school!

Review: G-360 Workout Gloves by G-Loves

When I started my 2014 Fitness Challenge here on THE ROCK FATHER back in January, I didn't realize how hardcore I was going to go with it. Losing weight may have been the primary goal, but getting fit is the ultimate goal - and that's the driving force behind where I'm at now... getting into a normal workout routine, hitting the gym regularly, and working on strength training, which is something that I'd not even thought of since before my first daughter was born back in 2009. For the first time ever, I actually spent time with a personal trainer this week, getting some insight into a solid plan to take me into the next stage of things. One regular accessory for me are the G-360 Workout Gloves and Wrist Wraps, which the folks at G-Loves so graciously hooked me up with. I'm all about style that goes with the function, and the G-360's have it.

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