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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.
Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain Day Declared for Feb. 12 in Late Nirvana Singer’s Washington State Hometown

The year 2014 is proving to be quite the eventful one for Nirvana considering it's been 20 years since the band was active.

The group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and now comes word that the late Kurt Cobain will be celebrated annually in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.

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Dave Navarro
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Dave Navarro Reveals End to Camp Freddy, Beginning of Royal Machines

For the past decade, Camp Freddy have been a big draw with their covers sets filled with all sorts of mystery guests, but all good things must come to an end. Guitarist Dave Navarro delivered the news Thursday (Jan. 23), though he also revealed that the group has evolved to a new incarnation known as Royal Machines. The news comes on the heels of Perry Farrell announcing that Jane's Addiction would go on hiatus.

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Metallica Kirk Hammett
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses Album Plans and ‘Through the Never’ Reaction

Metallica put their all into the 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film last year and from what the band wanted out of the movie creatively it was a success, but the box office returns for the movie were definitely under what was anticipated. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has now spoken about the response to the film in a new interview.

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Foo Fighters
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Foo Fighters Might Record New Album in Multiple Locations

A change of scenery can often be good for a band when recording their new music, but is it possible that Foo Fighters are taking that idea to levels that no band has done before? Rumors are flying that the unique way in which the band is recording their new album is by laying down each individual track in a different recording studio.

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Black Sabbath Jared Leto Steven Tyler
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Black Sabbath, Jared Leto and Steven Tyler Among 2014 Grammy Presenters

We know that Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Dave Grohl will be among the hard rock community representation performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but there's a few more rockers that will also appear during the telecast. Black Sabbath, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will be among those presenting awards at the ceremony.

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Shinedown Brent Smith Zach Myers
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Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers Unleashing Acoustic Covers EP

The cover song is a big part of many band's repertoire and Shinedown's Brent Smith and Zach Myers recently teamed up to lay down several acoustic covers of their favorite songs. The result is a new EP titled '(Acoustic Sessions)' that will be released under the moniker Smith + Myers via iTunes and at all digital retailers on Jan. 28.

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