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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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Avenged Sevenfold Address Teen Suicide After Learning Youth Was Listening to Their Music

It's been a common story over the years -- a teen commits suicide and blame starts to fly as to the reasons why. Unfortunately, one of the common scapegoats is music, with several rockers unfairly facing scrutiny after past tragedies. It's also an experience that Avenged Sevenfold now shares.

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The Offspring, Rise Against to Headline 2014 Chill on the Hill Festival

The Detroit-area festival Chill on the Hill is back for its second year, and organizers have revealed that The Offspring and Rise Against will headline the two nights Sept. 6 and 7 at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Mich.

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Marilyn Manson Continues TV Takeover With ‘Salem’ Song ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’

Marilyn Manson may be working on new music, but before a new album arrives he's taking the opportunity to work in multiple facets of television. His latest venture finds him working with composer Tyler Bates to create the music heard over the opening titles of the new WGN America series, 'Salem.'

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Billy Corgan, Joan Jett to Be Honored at Inaugural ‘Alternative Press’ Music Awards

The 'Revolver Golden Gods' just concluded, but there's another hard rocking awards ceremony on the horizon. Rock magazine 'Alternative Press' will hold their inaugural awards ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland.

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Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan 2014 Welcomes Korn and Limp Bizkit

Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed.

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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Courtney Love Discusses Writing New Material, Bags on Queens of the Stone Age

Courtney Love is back at work ahead of her upcoming European dates, and the singer discussed the current state of her new music with The Quietus. Love revealed that at least one new song will be turning up, and possibly more, during her upcoming shows.

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