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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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Stryper’s Michael Sweet Attempts to Squash Beef With Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx

A good rock beef will definitely generate headlines, but the recent back-and-forth between Stryper's Michael Sweet and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx may not go any further. Sweet has offered a response after Sixx offered a sharp take on Sweet's criticism of Motley Crue's past autobiography, 'The Dirt.'

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Drummer Nick Augusto Says Exit From Trivium ‘Not My Decision’

Trivium surprised their fans yesterday by announcing that they were parting ways with drummer Nick Augusto. If anything, the timing was a bit odd as the band has been on tour with Volbeat and had to ask drum tech Mat Madiro to get up to speed and fill in for their remaining dates.

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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Calls Out ‘Conservative Nature’ of Rock Acts

"Bow down before the one you serve / You're going to get what you deserve." That line became famous thanks to an angst-ridden youngster named Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nails. But a lot has changed for Reznor over the years and he reflected on how his music and perspective has shifted with age in a new interview with The Daily Record.

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Banger Films Making Soundgarden and Black Sabbath Documentaries

Business is good for Banger Films. The company, who is currently behind the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' documentary, will turn its focus to completing in-depth films on two reunited acts -- Soundgarden and Black Sabbath -- this summer.

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Queensryche Starts WritingNew Album, Books Summer 2014 Dates

With legal matters no longer hanging over their heads, the members of Queensryche have returned to work on new music. The five-piece of Todd LaTorre, Eddie Jackson, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton have begun the writing process for the follow-up to their self-titled 2013 album.

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Woods of Trees Delivers Black Metal Parody of Avril Lavigne’s ‘Hello Kitty’

Avril Lavigne recently released a video for her song 'Hello Kitty' and the clip has not only been mocked for its musicality, but it's also been accused of being insensitive to Japanese culture. The pop star replied to the criticism in a tweet, but that hasn't stopped people from poking fun at the clip.

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Max Cavalera Talks Suicide Silence, Killer Be Killed, Soulfy and 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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