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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.

Musicbot 6000 here with the official press release for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES soundtrack. Plus you can stream the whole thing over at Empire!

On July 17, 2012, WaterTower Music will release The Dark Knight Rises : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all physical and digital retailers. Academy- Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer teams for the fourth time with writer/director Christopher Nolan to create the music for the final installment of his Dark Knight Trilogy. The CD version of the soundtrack will contain an exclusive link to unlock three bonus tracks, while a deluxe version of the soundtrack, with three additional tracks, will be available digitally. A limited edition vinyl configuration is set for release on September 4. Following the success of his experiential app for Inception, which boasted 5 million downloads, Zimmer is preparing to unveil a new iPhone app for The Dark Knight Rises that will provide fans with a more immersive musical and sonic experience into the world of Gotham City. Details for the new Hans Zimmer app will be announced soon.

Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from actress Valarie Pettiford, who will release a new collection of original lullabies on September 18...
 

Valarie Pettiford is a rare breed, a tried-and-true triple threat. From the stages of Broadway to the soundstages of Hollywood, she has charmed audiences with her performances. A Fosse-trained dancer, Pettiford was nominated for her work in the musical revue, Fosse, which paid homage to her mentor. As an actor, she has created characters for which fans still recognize her, such as Big Dee Dee Thorne on the hit sitcom, Half and Half, and Aunt Geneva, whose rehearsal dinner musical number nearly stole Jumping the Broom from co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Paula Patton. For those who have had the pleasure of hearing Valarie Pettiford sing, whether in a musical or one of her women cabaret shows, it is her smooth, decadent and resplendent voice that they remember.

Greetings, Friends! Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from BIG BANG BOOM, who are getting ready to release a new record of family rock. Check it out!

Hot on the heels of winning a Grand Prize in this year's John Lennon Songwriting Contest, North Carolina's favorite power pop band for kids, Big Bang Boom, is poised to come front and center on the national stage with the September 18 release of their third studio CD, Because I Said So!

Musicbot 6000 here with an updated from Metal Blade Records. They're offering a FREE Sampler covering 30 years of the label, plus they've hit Google Play...

Metal Blade Records
is proud to announce that the label's entire digital catalog is now available on Google Play! Everything from As I Lay Dying and Armored Saint, to Whitechapel and Vomitory are all now available. In all, nearly 600 titles from over 200 different artists has been added to the vast amount of music, books, movies, apps, and games that can be purchased and synched across multiple Android and web-enabled devices. Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and you never have to worry about losing them or moving them again.

Musicbot 6000 here with a press release that will take you back to the late 90s! STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, DEFTONES, BUSH, CHEVELLE toplining a fest? Read on, brothers and sisters...

The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California’s Rock Station98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.

Musicbot 6000 here with a press release for Metallica fans and Horror fans worldwide! Check it out...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett announced today that he will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection, this October via Abrams Image. Documenting Kirk's love of all things horror, and the legendary collection of horror memorabilia he has amassed over the years, TMHB is a stunning 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book featuring well over 300 full color images from Kirk's private collection and exclusive set photography by Mark Leialoha and Joe Gibbs. There will be three extensive conversations with writer Steffan Chirazi covering the importance of collecting in Hammett's life from childhood, plus written captions by Kirk for many of the items displayed in the book.

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