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WWE DadsPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently challenged WWE COO Triple H to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise funds and awareness for the ALS Association in their efforts to combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka "Lou Gerhig's disease." This morning, right in front of Los Angeles' Staples Center - the battleground for this Sunday's WWE SummerSlam, Triple H answered the challenge and threw down a few of his own. Take a look...

Published in Sports Entertainment

Support Alex's Lemonade StandOn Wednesday, August 20, RED ROBIN will celebrate National Lemonade Day by helping to give back in support of ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND (ALSF) in their efforts to raise awareness to finding cures for all childhood cancers. Friends of THE ROCK FATHER are encouraged to stop by their local participating Red Robin restaurant on the 20th, where the Red Robin crew will host lemonade stands to serve Freckled Lemonade samples to guests and collect donations to support ALSF. Those who donate $5 or more will be given a yellow bracelet as a token of appreciation. Now, to help get the word out, Red Robin has team-up with THE ROCK FATHER for a giveaway, where you'll get a chance to score a $25 Red Robin Gift Card for helping us spread the word about Alex's Lemonade Stand!

Published in Food and Drink

It's a weird thing when a press release or an album announcement arrives in my inbox, and I read it only to find a quote from myself. It's also an exciting, and sometimes flattering thing, and such is the case with the new album from RIFF ROCKIT, whose latest album announcement was quite unexpectedly led-off by your truly. That said, I'm just sharing what landed in the news department below!

Published in Family Music

Chef Mario Batali is leading the charge to #86AIDS this month, marking 33 years since the deadly disease was discovered. As part of (RED)'s EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES campaign, Chef Mario Batali and Omaze.com are offering one lucky foodie the chance to see their culinary dreams come true - and making the contest truly sweet is that each ticket entry helps fight AIDS and save lives.  Each $10 entry ticket helps provide HIV+ pregnant women access to the lifesaving medication they heed to ensure that their children are born HIV free. Check out Mario's pitch below - and then hear what U2's Bono has added to the mix...

Published in Food and Drink

It was just over two years ago already that I reviewed the self-titled debut from RIFF ROCKIT, the multimedia, kindie alter-ego of Evan Michael. In that time, the project has grown, and now it's time for Michael (a leukemia survivor) to give back, with the release of his first Spanish-Language album, LUZ VERDE VAMOS! All proceeds from the sale of this new record (out June 17) will benefit the blood cancer research efforts of BE THE MATCH.

Published in Family Music

The Dave Brockie FoundationThe surviving members of GWAR and Slave Pit, Inc., have issued a video message that formally announces the creation of a charity fund in the name of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus), who died unexpectedly last month.

See the video, and read about The Dave Brockie Foundation and it's mission, below.

Published in Music for Grownups
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