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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.
Wovenwar
Metal Blade
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Wovenwar Unleashes Debut Single ‘All Rise’ [Video]

One of the most buzzed about bands of early 2014 is Wovenwar, the new act featuring As I Lay Dying's instrumental members along with frontman Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper fame. After spending the better part of a month teasing their new project, the group has issued their first new song called 'All Rise.'

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Category: Metal, News
Sunny Day Real Estate
Sub Pop
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Sunny Day Real Estate Unleashes ‘Lipton Witch,’ Band’s First New Song in 14 Years

Record Store Day is a great occasion to salute the record store experience and pick up some great vinyl offerings, but there are times when we get something even more awesome. Such was the case over the weekend when a Circa Survive/Sunny Day Real Estate split was offered up to the record buying public, unleashing SDRE's first new song in 14 years.

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Category: News, Rock
Fire Fest 2014
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Stabbings and Shots Fired Outside FireFest Metal Event in Cleveland

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

What was expected to be a fun night of hard rocking at the second night of FireFest turned violent in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, Saturday night (April 19), as local station 19 Action News reports that violence and gunfire erupted outside The Foundry club.

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Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Videos
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Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee Pantera Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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Bill Ward
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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Clutch
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Clutch Prep Record Store Day Split, ‘Earth Rocker’ Deluxe Version and ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ Vinyl

Clutch fans, get ready for three very unique releases. The band has revealed plans for a "Record Store Day" split with labelmates Lionize and also announced special edition releases of their 'Earth Rocker' and 'Robot Hive/Exodus' albums.

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Wayne Static Smile Empty Soul
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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up Civil Unrest Tour

Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Rob Zombie Unveils Trailer for ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD

Anyone who has been to a Rob Zombie show knows that the rocker goes all out to give the audience some entertainment value. Now Zombie is giving you a chance to experience the thrill of one of his shows from the luxury of your TV room. The 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' concert DVD and Blu-Ray arrives May 19 and the trailer just surfaced (watch below).

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ACDC
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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Category: News, Rock

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