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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.
Avenged Sevenfold
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Avenged Sevenfold Address Teen Suicide After Learning Youth Was Listening to Their Music

It's been a common story over the years -- a teen commits suicide and blame starts to fly as to the reasons why. Unfortunately, one of the common scapegoats is music, with several rockers unfairly facing scrutiny after past tragedies. It's also an experience that Avenged Sevenfold now shares.

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AC/DC
Donald Weber, Getty Images

AC/DC Tap Producer Brendan O’Brien To Record New Album

It's been an eventful month for AC/DC, who thwarted retirement rumors but did reveal that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking some time away from the band due to illness. But despite the absence of Young, the band is still moving forward with plans to make new music and a group of newly posted photos suggest that recording will begin shortly.

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Category: Articles, News, Rock, Rock News
Rock on the Range 2014
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Rock on the Range 2014 Set Times Revealed

It's still a few weeks away, but music lovers heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual Rock on the Range festival can begin planning who they want to see and when. One of the biggest issues for any concertgoer is potential time conflicts, but Rock on the Range's organizers are giving those attending plenty of advance notice to make for the best concert experience possible.

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Geoff Tate
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Geoff Tate Will Play ‘Queensryche Farewell Tour’ Before Recent Settlement Kicks In

Earlier this week, Queensryche and their former frontman Geoff Tate revealed that a settlement had been reached that detailed each act's future plans concerning the name. The remaining members of the band will retain the name, while Tate has obtained the right to perform the group's 'Operation: Mindcrime' album and its sequel. But before the agreement kicks in, Tate will have one final trek under the Queensryche moniker that he's utilized over the past year since his ousting from the band.

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Nikki Sixx Sully Erna
Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Nikki Sixx Rips Godsmack for Apparent Request to Appear on His ‘Sixx Sense’ Radio Show

While it has been said that time heals all wounds, nobody ever specified how much time. And it appears as though a few years have not cooled the tensions between Motley Crue / Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx and Godsmack frontman Sully Erna.

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max cavalera soulfly
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Max Cavalera Talks Suicide Silence, Killer Be Killed, Soulfy + Cavalera Conspiracy

Is there anyone in rock with as many irons in the fire as Max Cavalera? In the years since his exit from Sepultura, the singer-guitarist initially focused his efforts on Soulfly before expanding his resume in recent years. The rocker has recently added Cavalera Conspiracy and now the supergroup Killer Be Killed to his "to-do" list and he'll be busy with all three acts this year.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Ginger Fish John 5
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Rob Zombie Rockers Ginger Fish + John 5 Talk ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ + John 5 Solo Album

These are busy times in the Rob Zombie camp. The band is getting ready for more touring, the release of their 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD and companion book, and yes, they've somehow found time to start work on a new album.

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