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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Nearly $200,000 worth of musical gear and touring equipment has been stolen from a warehouse space shared by STATIC-X and DOPE.
The bands, which are currently on touring hiatus due to the spread of coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, which advised the bands to take the story public in hopes of raising awareness and potentially gaining leads on the whereabouts of the stolen gear.
With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne's highly-anticipated Ordinary Man out tomorrow, The Prince of Darkness has shared a special clip in advance of the release. But what is Aquaman Jason Momoa doing here?
The greatest tour of 2020 has been announced.
Faith No More and Korn will embark on an epic co-headline North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 26-city run kicks off August 7 and winds to a close in St. Louis on September 17.
Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 will appear on select dates.
It's time to get heavy with a fresh spin on some DIO classics.
BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing the Dragon (2002), and Master of the Moon (2004). The new versions feature rare and never-before-released live and studio bonus tracks, newly-remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.
The Wizards of Winter are ready to rock another holiday season with a new album, The Christmas Dream.
Available now, the 10th anniversary set from the holiday rock ensemble includes 10 new tracks from the group comprised of former members of classic rock bands, such as The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, The Irish Tenors, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Band and more. In support of the new album, The Wizards of Winter will embark on a holiday tour across North America.
Wrigleyville's Gallagher Way continues to be a growing destination for families in Chicago, and this holiday season, the festive activities are bigger and more plentiful than ever.
Winterland programs at Wrigleyville hot spot begin on Nov. 22, and run through Feb. 16, 2020.
This year, Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville returns alongside an 8,000-square-foot ice rink, curling and skating lessons, Santa’s Workshop, wreath making classes, oversized decorative winter characters, holiday movies and more. The holiday transformation will also include a 30-foot holiday tree underneath the Wrigley Field Marquee, a tree lot at Big Star Wrigleyville, holiday programming at Hotel Zachary, Hush Money, Lucky Dorr, Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville and other restaurants around Gallagher Way, plus a dazzling display of decorative lights around Gallagher Way.