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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Steven Adler Seeking Out Stories of His Past for New Book
Steven Adler reveals his plans for a book that includes other people's stories of his past.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Homage to Tom Petty at 2017 Austin City Limits Festival
Watch as Josh Klinghoffer plays a solo tribute of 'Face in the Crowd' in honor of the late Tom Petty.
Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant + More Bring the Party to Cal Jam…
See our photos and fan shot video of Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant and more at Cal Jam '17.
Rob Halford: ‘We’re Almost Done’ With ‘Monumental’ Judas Priest Album
In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, Rob Halford reveals Judas Priest is almost done with what is shaping up to be a monumental new album.
Complete Your Slipknot Halloween Costume With Officially Licensed Jumpsuits
Just in time for Halloween, new officially licensed Slipknot jumpsuits are available.
Incubus Postpone Las Vegas Hard Rock Residency After Tragic Festival Shooting
In the wake of the Route 91 festival shooting in Las Vegas, Incubus have decided to postpone their residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
There’s No Stopping Rob Scallon From Playing Metal in Very Inappropriate Places
Watch as YouTube favorite Rob Scallon and a friend play metal in some very inappropriate spots.
Metallica Give ‘ManUNkind’ Live Debut During Paris Performance
Metallica continue to dig into their 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' album, pulling out 'ManUNkind' for the first time onstage in Paris.
Wayland, ‘Rinse and Repeat’ – September 2017 Release of the Month
Congrats to Wayland as 'Rinse and Repeat' has been voted as the September 2017 Loudwire Release of the Month.