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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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Third Person Dies in South by Southwest Tragedy

Another year of Austin's South by Southwest festival is in the books, but this one will be overshadowed by a tragic incident. A spokesperson for the Austin Police Department has confirmed that a third person has now died as a result of injuries suffered when a car plowed into a crowd of people gathered outside a venue at the South by Southwest festival.

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Smith and Myers

Shinedown’s Smith & Myers Tackle Bon Jovi’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Shinedown are catching a bit of a breather at the moment, but singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers of the always generous band are filling the time by giving fans not one but two collections of acoustic covers. Here, Loudwire is proud to exclusively bring you the video for their rendition of Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead or Alive' (watch above).

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Zakk Wylde
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Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Bullseye Les Paul Guitar Stolen in Chicago

Guitar great Zakk Wylde is missing one of the tools of his trade, and it's a special one at that. The Black Label Society leader's prized Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar was stolen during a tour stop in Chicago, and a police investigation into the theft is now under way.

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Nirvana
Charles Peterson, Sub Pop Records

Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Joining Band in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Update: Chad Channing will not be entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of Nirvana. Read about why there was confusion in our latest story on the matter.

While many recognize Nirvana as Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the band actually had other members along the way, and one of those members will join Nirvana when they're inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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Black Veil Brides Bob Rock
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Black Veil Brides Starting New Album With Producer Bob Rock

Black Veil Brides are set to follow up 'Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones' with a new batch of stories. According to the band's Facebook and Twitter accounts, the group has officially begun pre-production for their next album.

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