This news item was offline for a few hours earlier this evening while I figured out what to do with it. iTunes pre-orders were up, and are now down.
On December 3, Frontiers Records will release LIFE, LOVE & HOPE, the sixth studio album by iconic rockers, BOSTON - an record more than a decade in-the-making. Assembled by BOSTON founder Tom Scholz, the new album features vocals from the late Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and songwriter Scholz himself.
BLACK SABBATH have announced a November 26 release date for BLACK SABBATH: LIVE... GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES, a concert DVD that was filmed at the Melbourne, Australia dates of their recent "13" World Tour, that just wrapped-up on September 3. While full details an artwork have yet to be revealed, the band hit YouTube with a short trailer earlier today. Check it out on The Rock Father below...
As "The Rock Father," one of my greatest joys is introducing my daughters to new sonic landscapes through some "Musical History Lessons" taught here at Rock Father HQ. No history of rock would be complete without sharing with them the music of THE DOORS, and one recent tool to hit the market is THE DOORS App for iPad by Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment (if only we had an iPad). This extensively in-depth look at the band and their legacy is available now in the App store for just $4.99, and to celebrate it's release, Rhino and The Rock Father are getting two lucky readers hooked-up with a three-pack of CDs from THE DOORS! Live at the Matrix 1967, Live in Pittsburgh 1970 & the When You’re Strange Soundtrack are all included.
On August 1, GRATEFUL DEAD fans will celebrate what would've been the 71st Birthday of JERRY GARCIA. This morning, a cryptic email arrived here at Rock Father HQ... "a teaser of something to come," containing only a baby picture of Jerry Garcia taken back in 1942, stamped with the text, "Something New is Waiting to be Born." The subject of the email? "Don't Let Go of Jerry." What do YOU think this is?
Despite what you may have heard about Ozzy and Sharon lately, BLACK SABBATH is on fire. After the public debut of their new track, "God Is Dead?" this afternoon, the band has launched pre-orders for their new record "13" exclusively on iTunes. Click here to get yours in the standard, 8-song edition... or click here for the iTunes-exclusive Deluxe Edition (featuring 11 songs). Tracklistings for both can be found below...
This week, LED ZEPPELIN: SOUND AND FURY, a digital book by noted photographer Neal Preston, arrived exclusively on the iBookstore for the iPad. To celebrate it's release, the folks at Rhino Entertainment have teamed with The Rock Father to provide readers with a chance to win a limited-edition 8x10 print, signed by photographer/author Neal Preston himself. Details on this incredible new digital book can be found below, along with your chance to enter this special giveaway!