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It’s just a theory but I’m starting to wonder if most rock legends took their style cues from a three-year-old. Because my kid pulls together some wildly theatrical ensembles and poses in them, well, like a rock star.


With her tangled mess of ratty-around-the-edges blonde hair, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love ’dos are cinches. Plus, there’s the shared appreciation with Love (circa 1990) of torn baby-doll dresses, tights, high heels and tiaras. If I let her borrow the red lipstick she begs for, the resemblance is enough to make me worry.

I much prefer when my baby girl favors the flair of Sir Elton, with capes, plumes, and light-up sunglasses of the super heroine type. It’s Rocket Man meets Rocket Girl and her wholehearted embrace of his stage wardrobe gives me hope that my girl might grow up and be a truly fabulous gay man.

But her love of long layers, high kicks, and scarves suggest another influence — more rocker, less Captain Fantastic: think Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, and David Lee Roth. And like them, she’ll wear spandex for any occasion, so that she can be aerial-bound in a second.

Ultimately, though, I think her patron saint of dress-up has got to be Bowie, the ultimate oddity in rock’n’roll style, who has enough sparkly glamour (and high enough heels) to keep a little girl interested. First, there’s the shared love of face paint, leotards and the need for endless costume ch-ch-changes. Then, there’s the fact that she’s been asking for a mullet haircut, colored pink and baby blue. Fine by me, I’ll take Major Tom over Cinderella any day.

For all your kids’ wardrobe changes, make sure you have the right soundtrack. :)

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Father’s Day is coming up soon, so we’re quizzing you on a few of the dads featured in our library: Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler.

Which factoid belongs to which rocker dads?

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(Note: There are some trick questions!)

rockdad1. Was born in 1943.
2. Said this: “You have no idea how much it costs to look this cheap.”
3. Was awarded knighthood, thus, referred to as “Sir.”
4. Said this: “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”
5. Was in a band with his wife.
6. Said this: “None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.”
7. Is a strict vegetarian.
8. Has a daughter who has worked as a model.
9. Married a model.
10. Is known as the “Demon of Screamin’.”
11. Went to university to study business.
12. His father was a musician.

Share your guesses below by Monday, June 10, at 11:59 pm PT. The first person with the most correct answers will win all 3 Rockabye Baby CDs. Good luck!

And check out our upcoming release: Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z


To all the grandfathers and grandmothers out there, we want to wish you a . . .

Happy Grandparents Day!

And just because you’re grandparents, don’t think you are any less cool than you were before you became “grand.” In fact, kids often think their grandparents are cooler than their parents. Why? “No” isn’t part of your vocabulary.

You, like sweet lullabies, bring joy to our little ones, making life much easier on us parents, especially when we need you most, including those times when we revert to being kids ourselves (everyone who has had an adult tantrum, please raise your hands.)

You care for our kids when we can’t. You’re the go-to babysitters, you hold them when we’re too exhausted to (really, though, an hour straight is enough, don’t let them sucker you into more) and you show your love for them in so many ways. But, please, go easy on the flash photography, already.

Thank you for being so grand!

Check out these lullaby renditions of some of the most famous grandparents in music today: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd).




Okay, this post from is a must see. Yearbook photos from Avril Lavigne, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler, Jim Morrison, Prince, Tina Turner, Eminem, Marilyn Manson and more– all proving it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock & roll. Read the rest here.


Happy New Year, friends!

We hope you had a magnificent holiday season with of lots of family, food and plenty of long winter’s naps! We sure did. The time has come to think back on all the wonderful events of 2009.

Hard to believe but our little music-making elves created four new albums: More Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles, Lullaby Renditions of Queen, Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith, and Lullaby Renditions of Guns N’ Roses. Whew! No wonder we needed to take so many naps!

You asked for more and we delivered. More Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles is a magical mystery tour deeper into the Beatles’ bottomless catalog of timeless songs.

The lullaby versions of Queen takes our series to a new level. No one thought we could turn the operatic anthems of rock’s most ambitious band into soothing sounds for baby. But the critics all agreed, we did it! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we will rock you to sleep.

Aerosmith brought us an amazing honor: Steven Tyler–the demon of screamin’ himself–was so impressed with our lullaby versions of his band’s classic bluesy tunes, he wrote the liner notes for the album. We’re still beside ourselves over that one. It makes us sleepy just thinking about it!

Guns N’ Roses just came out last month and it’s already shaking things up (but most importantly, rocking the cradle). Welcome to the jungle, baby!

Lest we forget, 2009 also brought us the birth of our blog (thank you, thank you) and our digital download edition, which lets you give a beautifully packaged download card and lets the recipient choose their favorite digital album from the entire series. And last, but not least, we launched our very first line of onesies! Yes, we think we deserve another new year’s nap.

We can’t wait to see what 2010 will bring.

Thanks so much for being part of our family and for sharing your wonderful stories with us. We hope you have a sleep-filled new year! Dream on, and on, and on, and on…


Your friends at Rockabye Baby

Because this is Aerosmith week on The Rockabye Baby Blog, we have to play you this awesome Steven Tyler rendition of a children’s music classic — I love Trash, the theme song of Oscar the Grouch! This recording is from Elmopalooza. Check it out!

And, just because we can never get enough Sesame Street, here’s a super early version, from when Oscar was orange!

Be sure to check out our new release, Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith, featuring liner notes by Steven Tyler! Dream on, and on and on…

In honor of our new arrival, Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith, which came out yesterday, we prepared a new Before They Were Rock Stars quiz for all you rock lullaby trivia masters. This one focuses on The Bad Boys from Boston, when they were literally boys. Leave your answers in the comments and next week we’ll let you know if you were right!

TRUE or FALSE? Leave your answers in the comments:

  1. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler was born Stephen Victor Tallarico in Boston, Mass.
  2. He got his nickname “Demon Of Screamin'” because he cried so loud when he was a baby.
  3. In his teens, Steven held a job in a bakery.
  4. Guitarist Joe Perry and Steven Tyler met at an ice cream parlor where young Joe was working.
  5. Before Aerosmith, Joe Perry was in a band with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton called The Peanut Butter and Jam Band.
  6. Drummer Joey Kramer joined Aerosmith while he was still a teenager.
  7. Before he joined Aerosmith, guitarist Brad Whitford was in a band called Justin Thyme.

P.S. Listen to a sneak peek of our lullaby rendition of Dream On here. Did we mention that Steven Tyler wrote the liner notes for our album? Oh, maybe only a few million times? Sorry, but you’d be braggin’ too if the Demon of Screamin’ was singing your praises!

P.P.S. Try our Dream On Green Beans, a healthy baby food recipe created exclusively for Rockabye Baby! by excutive chef Jeff Parker.

Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith

It’s official, Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith lands today!  You can now get your very own copy at your favorite cool baby boutique or at In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock and haven’t heard us yelling the news (and we wouldn’t blame you–we can fall asleep anywhere), this one is extra special because Steven Tyler wrote the liner notes!

He says:

“I have a grandson who I can’t wait to play these for. Our fans, who have been with us for years, are now parents and grandparents themselves. I know they’re going to love this album. “

We say:

When your angel is cryin,’ try these sweet and soothing renditions of the Bad Boys from Boston’s biggest hits. We’ve made the Toxic Twins suitable for tiny ears, so yours won’t be the last child sleeping. Mama (and Dada) can finally rest through the night thanks to the familiar melodies of their favorite songs. Dream on, and on and on and on.

Want to hear a sneak peek? Click to listen to Dream On or Dude (Looks Like a Lady)!

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith (out 9/15/09)If you’re like us, you’re inconsolable over the cancelled Aerosmith tour, and sending lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery to Steven Tyler. We were planning to see them on Friday, but we’ll be first in line when the bad boys from Boston come back to Los Angeles.

We hope this sneak peek of our lullaby rendition of Dude (Looks Like a Lady) helps cheer you up.  Let us know what you think!

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith comes out September 15 and in case you haven’t heard the news, Steven Tyler wrote the liner notes. Says the legendary frontman, “In my mind, this is a perfect way to introduce a new generation to my music.  I have a grandson who I can’t wait to play these for.”

Get well soon, Mr. Tyler!

P.S. Can’t get enough baby Aerosmith? Check out this sneak peek of Dream On.

Rockabye Baby!

Queen is still hot off the presses but all of us at Lullaby World Headquarters are already hard at work on our upcoming CD, Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith. We’re really excited about this one and not just because Steven Tyler has written liner notes for the album. Sweet and soothing versions of Cryin’, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, and Walk This Way will have your little one dreamin’ on and on.

Back up, you say?

Not buying the cool, collected act? Okay, you’re right. Here’s what we meant:


Says the legendary Aerosmith frontman of our forthcoming lullaby CD:

“I have a grandson who I can’t wait to play these for. Our fans, who have been with us for years, are now parents and grandparents themselves. I know they’re going to love this album. “

You’ll have to read the rest when the album comes out this fall!