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On March 1 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC, JACK WHITE & WILLIE NELSON will pay a visit to THE MUPPETS in the special one-hour, two-episode First Season Finale. With more drama between Miss Piggy and Kermit following a stint in the hospital, the duo reevaluates their relationship (as they do quite often), but this time Kermit turns to the former WHITE STRIPES frontman for some much-needed help and advice. Check out the teaser poster below.

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It's time to step into what my wife calls my "Old Crankypants" mode...

Coachella. The buzzed-about festival that's now spread into a two-weekend affair of duplicate entertainment in the California desert has unveiled their 2015 lineup, and as usual - it's not enough to sell me on a trip out there for it. In fact, the only time I ever truly considered a trip to the Empire Polo Grounds was when FAITH NO MORE made an appearance there back in 2010, but even an appearance by my favorite band of all-time couldn't lure me to the West Coast for a weekend. As this year's announcement rolled out, I heard more than a few folks on the radio say the same thing today "I don't know who these people are, they must be new bands" - aside from the obvious ones, like AC/DC. But if you work in music and truly claim to not know anyone else on the list, I find that very hard to believe since the other headliners include JACK WHITE and DRAKE, and the second-liners have folks like STEELY DAN and FLORENCE + THE MACHINE on there. For me, the problem with Coachella is something that's infected other festivals like our own, now-local Lollapalooza - I personally just don't care about 90% of the lineup. So who actually matters at Coachella 2015? I'll give you my picks below, followed by the full lineup to see what your thoughts are...

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The 2014 BONNAROO Music and Arts Festival is BIG. 125+ musical artists, 20+ comedians, all running 24 hours a day for a full four days, June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee. This year's lineup has been revealed, and it's diverse - from legends like SIR ELTON JOHN and LIONEL RICHIE, to megastars like KANYE WEST, the fine rock of CAKE and the metal of MESHUGGAH thrown in. Check it out below...

Published in Music for Grownups

Keeping busy on Baby Watch 2012, I've been behind on the music news. Since the publicists and artists have been looking for coverage, I'm always happy to help when I can, so that means it's time for another list of rapid-fire updates on over 40 bands and artists from around the music spectrum. This is also when the not-neccessarily family-friendly content gets a spot on The Rock Father homepage, so be warned.

Published in The Random Rock
Thursday, April 19 2012 14:03

THE WHITE STRIPES just got Lullabied!

I'm late on posting this because it's been a busy week. That said, the crew from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star sent over the full announcement for LULLABY VERSIONS of THE WHITE STRIPES, which was released digitally this past Tuesday. I think we'll see Jack and Meg back together one day. You know, Jack White is releasing some rare WHITE STRIPES on vinyl for Record Store Day this weekend. Those are on his own Third Man Records. As for the lullabies, check out the press release, and preview stream. Wait, THE RACONTEURS are here too? Well, Steady as She Goes...

Published in Family Music