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.
Metallica’s James Hetfield Reveals Tragic Inspiration for ‘Here Comes Revenge’
In a chat with Marky Ramone, Metallica's James Hetfield discusses the tragic backstory behind their 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' song 'Here Comes Revenge.'
Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine ‘Was a Real Gentleman to Us’
In our recent chat, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo recalls Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine's early support of the band while touring together.
Nothing More Add 2018 North American Tour Dates, Enjoy Big Debut With New Album
Nothing More have booked their first North American tour dates for 2018, and they've also debuted high on Billboard's charts with their new album.
Papa Roach Offer ‘In the End’ Onstage Salute to Chester Bennington
During a recent show in Vienna, Austria, Papa Roach saluted Chester Bennington with a piece of Linkin Park's 'In the End' as part of their song 'Forever.'
Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Thanks Linkin Park for ‘Forgiveness, Understanding + Grace’ Over…
Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has thanked Linkin Park for their forgiveness and grace after his comments about suicide following Chester Bennington's death.
Josh Todd & the Conflict + Hinder Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Wayland + Adelitas Way
Josh Todd & the Conflict and Hinder will head out on tour together with a solid support package that includes Wayland and Adelitas Way.
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, System of a Down Members + More Join Linkin Park’s Chester Bennin…
Members of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, System of a Down and many more will join Linkin Park at their Hollywood Bowl celebration of Chester Bennington.
Kid Rock Trailing Debbie Stabenow by Double Digits in Latest Michigan Senate Poll
In a new poll released about the Michigan Senate race, Kid Rock now trails incumbent senator Debbie Stabenow by a double digit margin.
2017 Loudwire Music Awards Announces Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit + Black Carpet Hosts
Get details on the inaugural Loudwire Music Awards Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit and the hosts of the 'black carpet' festivities at the LMAs.
Stone Temple Pilots Release ‘Only Dying’ Demo Intended for ‘The Crow’
Though never released, 'Only Dying' was initially demoed for inclusion on 'The Crow' soundtrack.
Metallica Unleash 1986 Live Version of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’
Take a trip back in time as Metallica release the live audio from a 1986 Hampton, Va. performance of 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.'
Sleeping With Sirens Find ‘Legends’ in Their Fans With New Video
Watch as Sleeping With Sirens put the focus on their fans with their new video for 'Legends.'