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One new series (for grownups) that I've been waiting for was first announced back in 2014, and now it has a premiere date.  The HBO drama series, VINYL, kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with a pilot directed by Martin Scorsese, from a story by Rich Cohen & Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, and teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, followed by hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. VINYL is a fictionalized look at the music business of the 1970s, with New York as the backdrop for an era that witnessed the birth of punk, disco and hip-hop. Check out a preview below...

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Tuesday, September 22 2015 09:40

Listen to a GHOST Bonus Track called "Zenith"

It's not secret that GHOST's MELIORA is one of my favorite albums of 2015, and today I'm sharing a bonus track that's new to me, and possibly new to you (despite appearing on YouTube last month). "Zenith" is available on select vinyl releases of MELIORA, and thus far has not received an official digital release. There's several videos and streams floating around out there, many of which claim to be "better" quality, but from what I can tell based on some of the trademark vinyl "hiss" and "pop" present in all of them - they seem to come from the same source. To me, the analog vibe adds to the mystic of this one - a track that sounds both vintage and modern at once. Have a listen...

Published in Music News

This week, Time-Life officially announced the release of three Limited Edition Clear Vinyl + Album Art Lithograph collections of ABKCO Records' albums by THE ROLLING STONES. 12 X 5, Let It Bleed and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! are all available now through the new Spotlight Gallery division of Time-Life, a new destination for a "selection of distinguished entertainment memorabilia and collectibles from renowned music icons, legendary artists, and acclaimed performers from stage and screen." Check out the trailer for THE ROLLING STONES' collection below!

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We're in the middle of #MaeWeek (May 19-23), and MAE is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album DESTINATION: BEAUTIFUL and the compilation, DESTINATION: B-SIDES with the super-limited Spartan Records release of the alum as a "unique vinyl variant" limited to just 100 copies. Going beyond just #MaeWeek, the band has scheduled an intimate one-time-only online performance at StageIt.com for June 7th. The show will feature the band performing from their studio and interacting with fans, all streaming live online and on mobile devices for ticket-holders.

Published in Music for Grownups

Pop MarktHeard any rumors today? The mill is churning that AC/DC is breaking up due to Malcolm Young's health, causing countless sites to report on their demise prior to a single word from the band. The rumors are not true, and the band "is not on the cusp of retirement," according to an article published on Billboard a short while ago. What is true, is that an email just arrived here at Rock Father HQ from MyPlayDirect, announcing that in perfect timing to go with all this hoopla - AC/DC - BACKTRACKS (DELUXE COLLECTORS EDITION) has been put on-sale at Pop Market for just 18 hours (unless they sell-out earlier). While I can't tell you the price here on THE ROCK FATHER, I can confirm that it's less than 50% of it's $199.99 list. Here's the details...

Published in Music for Grownups

Oklahoma's SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS have have a new single on the way, one that's a perfect song for our household, and likely may hit home for you as well. "My Daddy's Record Collection" celebrates families getting together to spin some tunes on wax - something that we do right here at Rock Father HQ. A rare Kindie (family music) release for Record Store Day this year, the 7" vinyl 45 rpm single will be released on April 19th with a launch set to take place at Guestroom Records in OKC.

Published in Family Music
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