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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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Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock + Motorhead to Play 2014 Beale Street Music Festival

Memphis is the place to be this May as artists from all different genres converge on the city for the annual Beale Street Music Festival. For the hard rock and metal loving fans, such top names as Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and Motorhead will be taking part in this year's event.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Doesn’t ‘Give a F— About Social Media’

Many artists have embraced social media as a way to reach out to their fans, but it's safe to say that there are certain musicians who take to it more than others. One of those who has rejected social media is Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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Slash Not Interested in Guns N’ Roses Biopic

Motley Crue's 'The Dirt' will be heading to the big screen soon, and there have been films chronicling the lives of rock bands over the years, but former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash says he's not interested in ever seeing a biopic of the early years of GN'R ever gracing the silver screen.

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‘American Idol’ Contestant Jessica Meuse Covers Shinedown’s ‘The Crow & The Butterfly’

Rock rarely gets its due on the more pop-leaning reality singing competitions, so it definitely piques some interest when a contestant shows his or her rock side. That's what happened Wednesday night (Feb. 26) on 'American Idol' when contestant Jessica Meuse took on a Shinedown favorite.

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Whitechapel Unveil ‘Our Endless War’ Album Details + New Song ‘The Saw Is the Law’

Whitechapel are ready to re-emerge on the scene, closing the studio door behind them as they prepare to drop their fifth full-length album, 'Our Endless War.' The Mark Lewis-produced disc is now on schedule for an April 29 street date via Metal Blade Records.

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Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, Korn + More to Rock 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Two legendary rockers will get their due at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards as Axl Rose will receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and Joan Jett has been chosen to receive the Golden God Award this year's event. Both musicians will also be part of a solid performance lineup that also includes leading nominee Korn.

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Rapidfire Guitarist Fights to Release Songs From Axl Rose Era

In the '80s, Kevin Lawrence was a guitarist in a band called Rapidfire rocking with a still-unknown vocalist who would go on to become Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses fame. Years later, Lawrence is now attempting to release some of that Rapidfire music featuring Rose on vocals.

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