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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
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Avenged Sevenfold Addresses Teen Suicide

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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Courtney Love on Dave Grohl Hug: ‘We Just Both Knew It Was Time To Let It Go’

It was the hug felt 'round the world. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, who had battled with Krist Novoselic and to a greater extent Dave Grohl over how to handle Nirvana's musical legacy over the years, openly embraced both during her speech at the band's Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame induction. But even before the public got to see the peaceful public declaration, there was a more private one.

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Seether
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Seether Reveals Details for ‘Isolate and Medicate’ Studio Album

After taking a well-deserved break and tiding fans over with a hits collection last year, Seether are set to return with a new studio album. The band just announced that their sixth studio release will be titled 'Isolate and Medicate,' and it's currently on schedule for a July 1 street date.

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System of a Down’s ‘Chop Suey’ Gets Mash-Up Makeover With Elton John Classic

Mash-ups can be a little bit of hit and miss, but there are occasions where the vision of the producer is just too interesting not to check out. Such is the case for the new mash-up 'Crocodile Chop,' which unites the System of a Down favorite 'Chop Suey' with Elton John's extremely upbeat and poppy '70s favorite 'Crocodile Rock.'

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Nikki Sixx Reveals Taylor Hawkins Will Appear on Next Sixx: A.M. Album

Ask and ye shall receive! A little over a year ago this time Nikki Sixx shared his desire to record music with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and now it appears as though Hawkins got word and will actually turn up on the next Sixx: A.M. album.

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Rock on the Range’s Performance Times Set

It's still a couple 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 concert-goer is potential time conflicts, but Rock on the Range's organizers are giving those attending advance notice to make for the best concert experience possible.

Grand Rapids' Pop Evil is slated to hit the Monster Main Stage at 3:50 p.m. May 17, a Saturday.

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AC/DC Taps 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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Courtney Love Unleashes ‘Wedding Day’ Single

Courtney Love is getting ready to hit the road again, and the singer wants to have some new music to perform. Last week, fans were treated to the preview of her forthcoming double A-Side, 'You Know My Name,' and now we're getting the other half -- a song called 'Wedding Day.'

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Dave Grohl Recalls His Soundgarden ‘Holy S—’ Moment

One of the great things about the Seattle scene of the early '90s was the incredible amount of talent and craftsmanship that continually raised the bar among the top bands in the area. With Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' turning 20 this year, one of the band's peers, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, has weighed in with his recollection of hearing what Soundgarden were doing back in '94.

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