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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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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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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 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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