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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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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Addresses Times of Grace Status in Fan Question Video

Killswitch Engage are rocking as strong as ever with frontman Jesse Leach returning to the band, but the seeds of the reunion may have been planted much sooner with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz playing with Leach in the band Times of Grace. With Killswitch returning in a major way, Leach has addressed the status of his and Dutkiewicz's other band in a new Q&A video he's posted online.

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Rock on the Range 2014 Set Times Revealed

It's still a few weeks away, but music lovers heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual Rock on the Range festival can begin planning who they want to see and when. One of the biggest issues for any concertgoer is potential time conflicts, but Rock on the Range's organizers are giving those attending plenty of advance notice to make for the best concert experience possible.

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AC/DC Tap Producer Brendan O’Brien To Record New Album

It's been an eventful month for AC/DC, who thwarted retirement rumors but did reveal that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking some time away from the band due to illness. But despite the absence of Young, the band is still moving forward with plans to make new music and a group of newly posted photos suggest that recording will begin shortly.

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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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Max Cavalera Talks Suicide Silence, Killer Be Killed, Soulfy + Cavalera Conspiracy

Is there anyone in rock with as many irons in the fire as Max Cavalera? In the years since his exit from Sepultura, the singer-guitarist initially focused his efforts on Soulfly before expanding his resume in recent years. The rocker has recently added Cavalera Conspiracy and now the supergroup Killer Be Killed to his "to-do" list and he'll be busy with all three acts this year.

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Rob Zombie Rockers Ginger Fish + John 5 Talk ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ + John 5 Solo Album

These are busy times in the Rob Zombie camp. The band is getting ready for more touring, the release of their 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD and companion book, and yes, they've somehow found time to start work on a new album.

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Courtney Love Unleashes ‘Wedding Day’ Single

Courtney Love is getting ready to hit the road again, and the singer wants to have some new music to perform. Last week, fans were treated to the preview of her forthcoming double A-Side, 'You Know My Name,' and now we're getting the other half -- a song called 'Wedding Day.'

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Dave Grohl Recalls His Soundgarden ‘Holy S—’ Moment

One of the great things about the Seattle scene of the early '90s was the incredible amount of talent and craftsmanship that continually raised the bar among the top bands in the area. With Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' turning 20 this year, one of the band's peers, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, has weighed in with his recollection of hearing what Soundgarden were doing back in '94.

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