With the five-year anniversary of the Rock Band Platform just over a month away, players continue to get fresh tracks for rocking in ROCK BAND 3 or the recently-released ROCK BAND BLITZ. This coming Tuesday, songs from SAVE FERRIS, SHERYL CROW, and THREE DAYS GRACE hit the store. Harmonix send over the full details, which have been posted on The Rock Father below the break.
First a story about G.I Joe, and now I get to write about TRANSFORMERS in the same day? Indeed, that's the case as Hasbro has announced that the focus for TRANSFORMERS in 2013 will be TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS. With little ones here in The Rock Father house, we're more in RESCUE BOTS mode, but Daddy still checks out the bigger bots on frequent occasion. In fact, I actually own a one-of-a-kind Optimus Prime that came to me direct from the Hasbro Design Team back in '07 (for a little something I did for G4). As for the new BEAST HUNTERS, what are they all about? Read on...
I love G.I. JOE. Growing up in the 80s, I had such a ridiculously extensive collection of the figures and vehicles, and obsession no doubt driven by the cartoon series, which I watched religiously. I never did get that massive 7-foot-long aircraft carrier, though - but a kid down the street had it (I was always envious of that fact). While I don't know if my daughters will ever get into the world of G.I. JOE (though the cartoon has gotten some play), I still enjoy browsing the 'Joe section when we hit Toys "R" Us. That said, there's a new line of G.I. JOE toys coming out next year, and they've got a nod to the past.
Somehow the announcement for this one slid under the radar here at Rock Father HQ, but YO GABBA GABBA! has a new compilation in-stores this week. MUSIC IS AWESOME: VOLUME 4 features 25-tracks that find the stars of the Nick Jr. hit show - DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Plex, Foofa, Toodee, and Brobee - joined by the likes of THE ROOTS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, GEORGE CLINTON, THE AQUABATS!, CUT COPY, METRIC, and more. Check out the full tracklisting below, or just head over to iTunes to grab a copy right now.
I've been trying to post about this all day, but with one munchkin running around and another requiring a bottle regularly, sometimes hitting the updates in a timely fashion isn't exactly up to me. That said, some cool news came out of SEGA today about a partnership with Mattel, specifically the Hot Wheels Brand. When SONIC & ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMED hits the streets later this Fall, those who choose to race as Danica Patrick will do so in a special "transforming" Hot Wheels car that will take to land, sea, and air with ease. But that's not all - the "Danicar" is being produced as a genuine Hot Wheel as well.
There's been a shortage of legit rock for kids being released lately, an unfortunate fact that could certainly bring a tear to this man's eye - especially seeing as the name of my site is The Rock Father. While there's been no shortage of great music for kids and families (quite the opposite, actually), the drought on the rock note came to an end this week, due in large part to a pair of releases from Fun Fun Records, a new children's imprint of Mike Park's Asian Man Records. The first of those albums? KEPI GHOULIE's KEPI FOR KIDS.