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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Sickened by CIA Torture Reports

The names of several harder-edged bands have surfaced over the years as having music being used by the CIA to break down terror suspects, but it was a little bit surprising last week when a new report revealed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used on loop as a tactic by the CIA.

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Slash Joins Motorhead at Los Angeles Club Show + Coachella Festival

Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Reportedly Used by CIA to Torture Guantanamo Bay Detainees

A new report from Al Jazeera suggests that the CIA once used Chili Peppers to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and we're not talking the spicy tongue-burning kind. The report states that a U.S. official confirmed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used to break prisoners.

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Three Days Grace, ‘Painkiller’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Three Days Grace are taking the next step in their music career with new frontman Matt Walst at the helm. The group recently unveiled their first new song with Walst, 'Painkiller,' and now they've teamed with Loudwire to exclusively premiere the lyric video for the song.

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Win a Guns N’ Roses ‘An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery’ Las Vegas Residency Prize Package!

One of the hottest tickets of the year is the upcoming Guns N' Roses 'An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery' residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this spring. Loudwire and our partner site Ultimate Classic Rock wants you to be there and we're teaming with AEG Live to give you that opportunity.

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Foo Fighters Fans Selling Tickets For Potential Concert to Convince Band to Play Richmond

Foo Fighters have yet to announce an extensive North American tour for 2014, but a few of the band's enterprising fans in Richmond, Va. are not only hoping the group comes to play, they're banking on it. Organizers Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey and Lucas Krost have launched a campaign to bring the band back to town after 15 years away with the promise of tickets sold.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Reveals ‘Waking the Fallen’ Anniversary + Upcoming DVD Plans

Avenged Sevenfold are still going strong on their 'Hail to the King' album and will be for quite some time, but fans of the band will be happy to know that the group intends to revisit pieces of their past for a pair of upcoming projects. Loudwire recently spoke with frontman M. Shadows who revealed plans for two projects the band hopes to complete in the coming months.

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