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.
Death Certificate Filed for Late Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza
The mother of late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza filed his death certificate, revealing the official cause of death, and she's seeking to administer his estate.
Lacey Sturm and Stitched Up Heart to Embark on 2017 U.S. Tour
Lacey Sturm and Stitched Up Heart will kick off 2017 on tour together, with support from Palisades and Letters From the Fire.
Tool to Headline 2017 Boston Calling Festival
Tool have revealed their second U.S. festival date of 2017, headlining the Boston Calling festival.
Shallow Side Win Best New Artist in 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards
Congrats to Shallow Side, who have been voted by Loudwire's readers as the Best New Artist in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Disturbed Win Best Rock Video in 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards
Congrats to Disturbed, as Loudwire's readers have voted 'The Sound of Silence' as the Best Rock Video in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Alter Bridge Win Best Rock Band, Best Rock Album + Best Rock Song in the 6th Annual Loudwi…
Congrats are in order for Alter Bridge, as readers have voted them for Best Rock Band, Best Rock Album + Best Rock Song in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Disconnects From Social Media
Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach details the reasons he's about to disconnect from social media.
A Perfect Circle Announce Spring 2017 U.S. Tour
A Perfect Circle will resume action in 2017, announcing a month-long spring trek and revealing they've started work on new music.
Alice Cooper Joined by Jim Carrey, Steven Tyler + More at New Year’s Eve Fundraiser in Mau…
Watch Alice Cooper perform with Jim Carrey and Steven Tyler during his annual New Year's Eve fundraising concert in Maui.
Battle Royale: Shallow Side Overtake Barb Wire Dolls for Video Countdown No. 1
See the Battle Royale Video Countdown Top 10 videos of the week and vote for your favorite clips here.