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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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Accuser of Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Arrested for Possessing Indecent Images

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in prison plus 6 years probation late last year on a number of child sex offenses, but at the time of the sentencing police were still investigating additional allegations. It turns out that the investigation has led to a surprising arrest.

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Suicide Silence Unveil ‘You Only Live Once’ Video Featuring Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe

It was one of the more emotion-fueled concert experiences of 2012 and many top rockers from the metal community joined the members of Suicide Silence to honor the memory of the band's late frontman Mitch Lucker. That special show has now been unleashed as the 'Ending Is the Beginning' CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release and the band has just served up the performance of 'You Only Live Once' with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe as a new video.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says Metallica Ouster Changed His Attitude About Guitar Playing

Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall when two rock greats discuss their craft? Thanks to Fuse, that's happening with the new digital series titled 'Metalhead to Head.' In the latest episode, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Thin Lizzy's Ricky Warwick delve into their musical histories.

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Rob Zombie Reveals Artwork + Track List for Upcoming Live DVD

2013 was a big year for Rob Zombie and part of that will carry over into 2014! That's because Zombie and his band let the cameras and recording boards roll as they rocked audiences around the world on their touring in support of the 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' album and a new concert film is set for release on DVD.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Doesn’t ‘Give a F— About Social Media’

Many artists have embraced social media as a way to reach out to their fans, but it's safe to say that there are certain musicians who take to it more than others. One of those who has rejected social media is Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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Nine Inch Nails Welcome Mariqueen Maandig for How to Destroy Angels Covers in Japan

How's this for synergy? Nine Inch Nails took the stage in Tokyo and fans got a little something extra from Trent Reznor's other band as his wife Mariqueen Maandig joined him onstage for a pair of How to Destroy Angels covers.

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Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, Korn + More to Rock 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Two legendary rockers will get their due at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards as Axl Rose will receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and Joan Jett has been chosen to receive the Golden God Award this year's event. Both musicians will also be part of a solid performance lineup that also includes leading nominee Korn.

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Rapidfire Guitarist Fights to Release Songs From Axl Rose Era

In the '80s, Kevin Lawrence was a guitarist in a band called Rapidfire rocking with a still-unknown vocalist who would go on to become Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses fame. Years later, Lawrence is now attempting to release some of that Rapidfire music featuring Rose on vocals.

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