"I don't think I've ever been on a film where it feels like the public has made it their own. It really feels like it's their movie now," said Producer Peter Del Vecho about the whirlwind success and public embrace of Disney's FROZEN. This was in mid-February, just three weeks prior to the 86th Academy Awards, a ceremony during which FROZEN would be crowned "Best Animated Feature," and take home the Oscar for "Best Original Song" (for "Let It Go") on the very same day that the film would cross the $1 Billion mark at the global box office - a stunning set of accomplishments for a film that was just released theatrically a mere four months ago, and just five years ago, was shelved.
With their LULLABY VERSIONS OF SOCIAL DISTORTION arriving at digital retailers today (get it on iTunes), the busy crew over at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star are looking ahead a couple of weeks, with a pre-order and preview of another new collection: LULLABY VERSIONS OF STEVIE WONDER. Set for release on July 9th, the album transforms a dozen of the legendary performer's biggest hits into nursery-friendly jams for the youngest rocker(s) in your family. The folks at Roma Music Group hit The Rock Father with a preview of "Superstition," which can be streamed below. Those who pre-order the record on iTunes will receive that track as an instant download.
If you love rock and roll, there's a good chance that you love SOCIAL DISTORTION. I do, and I fully expect that my little ones will as well. Today comes some breaking news from the crew over at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, who are continuing their "summer of rock" with a new lullaby collection that will introduce the youngest member of your family to the songs of Social D. On June 25th, LULLABY VERSIONS OF SOCIAL DISTORTION will hit digital retailers, but if you want a preview - The Rock Father has one for you right now. Check out the lullaby version of "Ball and Chain" below... and if you dig it, head over to iTunes to pre-order the album. That track will become yours instantly!
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With the Emmy-Nominated THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW! making a triumphant return to The Hub for Season Two (airing Saturdays at 1pm ET | 10am PT), THE ROCK FATHER caught up with Drummer RICKY FITNESS and Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director JASON deVILLIERS to get the low-down on the Bats' latest and future adventures on the screen (and the stereo!), along with some rock-infused discussion about possible AQUABATS! Action Figures, secret weapons, and hidden rooms within the Battle Tram. And, with Father's Day fast-approaching, these three "Rock Fathers" have to show some love for their kids...
On June 4, the folks at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star will release LULLABY VERSIONS OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, a twelve-track collection of songs that span the pop icon's full career - all reworked into "lush instrumental versions" perfect for your baby's nursery. Available for pre-order on iTunes as of today, the track selection runs the gamut from JT's solo work to his collaboration with Madonna, and some hits by *NSYNC. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art below, along with a track stream of "Mirrors" right now. Yeah, I may be "The Rock Father," but I won't lie - I've got JUSTIFIED and FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS in my collection here at Rock Father HQ (haven't picked up 20/20 yet).