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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.
Killswitch Engage Jesse Leach
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Killswitch Engage Hitting the Road for Spring 2014 North American Tour

Killswitch Engage are heading back out on tour for another batch of shows in support of their 'Disarm the Descent' album this spring. In what promises to be one of the must-see treks of the coming months, Killswitch will share stages with up-and-comers Battlecross on all dates, while Into Another, Trivium, Nothing More and My Ticket Home will join them on select shows.

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2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Dates and Venues Revealed

There's no lineup announcement yet, but fans can start making their plans to attend the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year. Organizers have revealed the itinerary for this year's run, which kicks off July 5 in San Bernardino, Calif., at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.

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Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Offers More Serious Take on Danish Giraffe Killing

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has made headlines in recent weeks for his humorous takes via social networking to a pair of controversies - the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl performance and the killing of a baby male giraffe in Copenhagen. However, it's the latter subject matter that still puzzles Rose and has moved him to write again, albeit in a more serious tone this time.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Reflects on Cliff Burton’s Death During Chris Jericho Podcast

Metallica and Anthrax are not only part of 'The Big 4,' but also came up through the metal ranks at the same time. Their shared history dates back to the '80s, and sadly Anthrax were there with Metallica during the most traumatic and tragic event of their early career -- the death of bassist Cliff Burton.

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Newsted, ‘… As the Crow Flies’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Newsted are digging deeper into their 'Heavy Metal Music' album, with '… As the Crow Flies' being chosen as the next single. The group recently completed a video for the track and Loudwire is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the clip.

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Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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