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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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Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age Lead 2014 Rock Grammy Nominations

A big congrats is in order to Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age as they're among the rock leaders for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Each of the acts received three nominations when the Grammy Awards nods were revealed Friday night (Dec. 6).

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Escape the Fate’s Craig Mabbitt Talks ‘Bury the Hatchet’ Tour + Reconnecting With Ronnie Radke

Escape the Fate are currently winding down the year, but 2014 will start off with a bang as they embark on the 'Bury the Hatchet' tour with Falling in Reverse, who feature their former frontman Ronnie Radke.

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Nine Inch Nails Make Late-Night Network TV Debut on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

The year 2013 has brought music fans the return of Nine Inch Nails and the band made their way to late night network television for the first time in their 25 years of existence on Thursday night. Trent Reznor and his crew rocked the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' stage, performing the song 'Various Methods of Escape' during the broadcast (watch above) and 'All Time Low' (watch below) exclusively for the Internet.

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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Saluted With KnuckleBonz Limited Edition Statue

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister may not be touring this holiday season, but fans of the iconic rocker can still get their Lemmy fix this fall thanks to KnuckleBonz. The company, creators of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, have announced that they've partnered with Global Merchandising Services to offer a high end, limited edition collectible Lemmy statue.

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Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Battle Born’ – Exclusive Track-by-Track Webisode Premiere

As Five Finger Death Punch get closer to the release of their new album 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2' on Nov. 19, they continue to roll out track-by-track commentary on select tracks. Here, Loudwire brings you the North American premiere of the webisode that offers an inside look at the current single 'Battle Born' (watch above).

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Jason Newsted Talks Bass Player Live! Concert

Jason Newsted was recently added to the inaugural Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show that will take place Nov. 9 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. At the show, Newsted will have a chance to hobnob and rock out with such music greats as Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Corey Taylor, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Rex Brown, Billy Sheehan and David Ellefson.

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Pearl Jam Offer Glimpse Inside ‘Lightning Bolt’ Album With New Short Film

Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' album is set to arrive on Oct. 15, but it was a lengthy journey getting to the completion of the band's latest disc. To give fans a little insight into the creation of the effort, Pearl Jam have posted a nine-minute short film shot by directing pal Danny Clinch.

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New Preview Clip of Upcoming Avenged Sevenfold Album Surfaces

Avenged Sevenfold are apparently getting a little sneakier in their attempts to tease their next album. Earlier this month, the band offered their first taste of new music with a studio video soundtracked with a snippet of a cut from the upcoming disc that appeared via a radio player on their website. For their second preview, fans had to dig a little deeper.

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30 Years Ago: Metal Has Coming Out Party at California’s US Festival

Metal's roots may have come from the late '60s and '70s, but it can be argued that the genre's real coming out party happened May 29, 1983 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The music weekend offered a wide array of musical options, with each day catered to a specific sound, but it was the Heavy Metal Day on May 29, 1983, that showed just how popular that metal had become.

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Category: Concerts, News, Videos

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