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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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2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Dates and Venues Revealed

There's no lineup announcement yet, but fans can start making their plans to attend the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year. Organizers have revealed the itinerary for this year's run, which kicks off July 5 in San Bernardino, Calif., at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.

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Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Offers More Serious Take on Danish Giraffe Killing

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has made headlines in recent weeks for his humorous takes via social networking to a pair of controversies - the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl performance and the killing of a baby male giraffe in Copenhagen. However, it's the latter subject matter that still puzzles Rose and has moved him to write again, albeit in a more serious tone this time.

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Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy + Mark Tremonti Headline ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

It's been a big year for Alter Bridge, as evidenced by the band's strong showing in the recent Loudwire Music Awards. This weekend they'll take their next turn in the spotlight, as frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti drop by VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.'

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Hellyeah Part Ways With Guitarist and Bassist as New Album Details Revealed

Hellyeah will have a different look the next time you see them as two of the band's members have exited the group. Blabbermouth reports that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha have parted ways with the band, with Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders being selected to take over for Kakaha on bass.

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Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch + Deftones Lead 2014 River City Rockfest

San Antonio will be rocking in late May as the River City Rockfest returns with a stellar hard rock and metal lineup. Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch and Deftones will lead the way, with a number of frontline rock acts joining them for the festivities.

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Lashes Out at Imagine Dragons + the Grammys

Queens of the Stone Age may have gotten the royal shaft at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and it's something that still stings a little for Josh Homme, as was apparent after the frontman addressed it during a concert in Houston.

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The Offspring to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2014 OC Music Awards

Congrats to The Offspring, who will be saluted with the Orange County Impact and Lifetime Achievement honor at the annual OC Music Awards. The honor annually goes to a renowned local band or artist that has left a major impact on the Orange County music scene, and the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives have definitely done that.

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