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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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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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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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Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach Working on Their ‘Sickest, Most Illest’ Album Yet

Papa Roach are one of rock's hardest working bands and at present the group is in the early stages of recording their next album. However, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix got a respite from the studio for a night to come out and hang with many of his hard rock brothers and sisters at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Wednesday (April 24) in Los Angeles.

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Revolver Golden Gods 2014 Black Carpet: Rockers Praise Axl Rose + Joan Jett [Photo Gallery]

It's the show before the show. The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet is a who's who of rock and metal's finest talking about the music they love so much before actually going into the event and seeing some of the top performers up close and personal.

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Mushroomhead, ‘QWERTY’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

The time has come for Mushroomhead to rock your world again! The band is preparing to drop their latest album 'The Righteous & The Butterfly' on May 13, and they're exclusively debuting the disc's lead single, 'QWERTY,' right here at Loudwire (listen above).

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Firefest 2014 Brawl: Police Video and More Details

Saturday night's (April 19) Firefest in Lakewood, Ohio near Cleveland was marred by violence outside the Foundry nightclub that resulted in a slew of arrests, a few victims treated for injuries at local hospitals and an early end to the night of music. Police have released more details and unveiled video from the massive brawl that reportedly included around 50 people.

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Soundgarden, Alice in Chains Lead 2014 ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Season

'Guitar Center Sessions' is coming back to DIRECTV for a new season and Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are leading the way. Season 8 kicks off with six brand new episodes that were filmed during South By Southwest this year in Austin, Texas.

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Pearl Jam, AFI + More To Play 2014 Austin City Limits Festival

Austin, Texas has become one of the premiere destinations for bands around the world, as evidenced by the annual South by Southwest event in the spring and the recent success of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the fall. This year will be no different as the lineup for the annual Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed with Pearl Jam among the headliners.

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