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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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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Rocks ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ at Billy Joel’s New York Show

Yes, while Billy Joel is known as 'The Piano Man,' he did have his fair share of upbeat rockers back in the day. But Joel, who is in the midst of a Madison Square Garden residency in New York, surprised fans by upping the wattage even more than usual. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson turned up as a surprise guest, rocking the house with a rendition of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks Ronnie James Dio, ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’ + More

Judas Priest's Rob Halford was the recipient of the 'Man on the Silver Mountain' award Monday night (March 17) at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards and Loudwire was there to catch the festivities.

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‘The Dirt’ Director Jeff Tremaine Talks Translating Motley Crue’s Book to the Big Screen

Motley Crue are making sure they go out with a bang rather than a whimper. That includes not only the massive 'Final Tour' they're preparing to embark on, but also the finally realized big screen adaptation of their best-selling book, 'The Dirt.' Director Jeff Tremaine, best known for his work on the 'Jackass' films and 'Bad Grandpa,' was recently chosen to oversee the movie and Loudwire spoke to him about bringing 'The Dirt' to the big screen.

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Wendy Dio Discusses Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund + More

The Ronnie James Dio Awards are in their third year, continuing to not only celebrate the music of the late great Ronnie James Dio, but also spreading the word about cancer awareness and raising funds to try to eradicate cancer in our lifetime.

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Reveals Eagles of Death Metal and Desert Sessions Plans

2013 was a huge year for Queens of the Stone Age as they returned with the critically hailed '… Like Clockwork' album. But frontman Josh Homme has not forgotten about his other projects. The vocalist reveals that he's planning on collaborating with Jesse Hughes on another Eagles of Death Metal album while also discussing the status of his long-recurring 'Desert Sessions' project.

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Brad Delson on Linkin Park’s New Album: ‘There’s a Lot of Guitar Solos’

Linkin Park have never been your traditional act. Start by having two vocalists -- one a powerful belter while the other comes from a hip-hop background. Add in a DJ/programmer, and then layer that on top of the traditional guitar, bass and drums. That gives them plenty of space to experiment. But with a new album en route and the guitar heavy 'Guilty All the Same' just hitting the airwaves, it's not a reach to suggest we may be hearing more guitar than ever from the band.

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Iggy Pop Reflects on Scott Asheton, Discusses Stooges Status

The music world is mourning the death of legendary Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, and perhaps no one more so than his longtime musical partner and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. The iconic rocker, who revealed Asheton's death over the weekend, took the time to reflect on his history with Asheton and his plans moving forward in an open letter penned at RollingStone.com.

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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Discusses Ronnie James Dio, Her Metal Upbringing + New Album Progress

Lzzy Hale and her cohorts in Halestorm recently covered Dio's 'Straight Through the Heart' for the new Ronnie James Dio 'This Is Your Life' tribute album and the band had a chance to perform their rendition live at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards Monday night (March 17) in Los Angeles.

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Chevelle Unleash New Song ‘Hunter Eats Hunter’

Chevelle are still a few weeks away from releasing their 'La Gargola' album, but it's shaping up to be a killer record. The band has already released their rapidly rising single, 'Take Out the Gunman,' and now they're giving fans a taste of a new track called 'Hunter Eats Hunter.'

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Pantera Encourage Fans to Participate in ‘Covers From Hell’ Competition

Most metalheads love Pantera, and there's a pretty good possibility that the band's music has likely motivated many fans to pick up an instrument and try to replicate some of the legendary group's songs. With that in mind, Pantera are now encouraging their fans to take part in a Pantera covers competition.

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