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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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Bassist Eric Avery Exits Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails are just getting back up to speed as they prepare for their run of summer festival shows, but one person who won't be part of the journey will be bassist Eric Avery. The former Jane's Addiction bassist, who was named as part of Trent Reznor's new Nine Inch Nails lineup earlier this year, has bowed out of the band.

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Five Finger Death Punch + Rob Halford Unleash ‘Lift Me Up’ Lyric Video

Things may be bright and rosy for Five Finger Death Punch, getting to work with the "Metal God" himself Rob Halford on their current single 'Lift Me Up,' but the mood of the track is anything but cheery, as evidenced in the lyric video for the song.

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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Ex-Wife

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for the second time this month, and this time the charges are quite serious. Earlier in May, Scantlin was arrested on a pair of outstanding warrants -- one for driving with a suspended license and the other stemming from a past drug bust -- after he was pulled over by police for allegedly speeding. This time around, it was an alleged domestic disturbance that got the attention of Los Angeles police officers.

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Iron Maiden’s ‘Trooper’ Beer Halted in Sweden

Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' beer officially hit the shelves this week, but not all of the markets are on board with the promotion. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that sales of the beer have been halted in Sweden due to concern of the beer's label running afoul of the country's alcohol requirements.

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Baroness Bus Driver May Never Face Charges Over 2012 Crash

Baroness endured one of the scariest moments of 2012 when their tour bus broke through a guardrail while traveling in England and plunged 30 feet into a wooded area below. The bus driver in the incident, Norman Markus, was charged earlier this year with using a vehicle that had defective brakes, breaching the bus' 7.5 ton weight limit and not adhering to sufficient daily and weekly rest periods. He was also charged with not having the correct license entitlement and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause injury. However, with that laundry list of charges, it's possible that Markus will never have to answer to the courts.

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Members of Slayer React to Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The music world has been mourning the death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman over the last few days and now a couple of the band's members have weighed in with their comments as well. Both drummer Dave Lombardo and the group's touring guitarist Gary Holt have spoken out about Hanneman's life and legacy.

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Slipknot, Deftones, Corey Taylor, Lemmy Kilmister + More Win 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

The fans ultimately had the final say and in the end it's fitting that the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards spread the wealth when it came to the night's top categories. Deftones, Corey Taylor and Slipknot were among the evening's top honorees.

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