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.
16 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Introduce Themselves With ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet’
On July 24, 2001, Avenged Sevenfold released their debut disc, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'
Jason Newsted Unveils Would and Steal Project During Webcast
Jason Newsted has played his first show with Rob Tucker as members of Would and Steal.
Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson’s Mother Dies
Our condolences to David Ellefson on the death of his mother Frances Marie Ellefson.
Slayer’s Tom Araya Gets Spat On, Audience Member Ejected at San Diego Show
During a seemingly enjoyable show for Slayer, an audience member surprised Tom Araya by spitting at him before being ejected.
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: ‘In My Opinion, We Actually Kept Metal Alive’
In a new interview, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington brushes off knocks from metal purists, stating, 'In my opinion, we actually kept metal alive.'
System of a Down’s Serj Tankian: ‘Civilization in Its Current Form Has Run Its Course’
System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian has posted a rant on the current state of civilization and his hopes for a positive culture change.
Disturbed Shine Spotlight on ‘Moving’ Police Video Featuring ‘The Sound of Silence’
Disturbed have spotlighted a police video shot by the North Richland Hills police department in Texas utilizing their song 'The Sound of Silence.'
Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Forms New Project Would and Steal
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted reportedly has a new 'mostly acoustic' project named Would and Steal.
Jack White’s Third Man Records Teases Vinyl Record Play in Outer Space
Jack White's Third Man Records could be ready to make history by having the first vinyl record to be played in outer space.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Admits He ‘Probably Should Have Waited Longer’ to Return From Spin…
Coming off emergency spinal surgery, Slipknot's Corey Taylor discusses what led to it and admits he probably should have waited a while longer to return.