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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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Cavalera Conspiracy Taps Converge’s Nate Newton as New Bassist

When Cavalera Conspiracy returns, it will have a new face joining them and a brand new support system behind the scenes.

Blabbermouth reports that the group announced  Converge's Nate Newton has joined the band, taking over for Johny Chow. The band has also inked a deal with Napalm Records.

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Pussy Riot Turns Focus to Human Rights

The members of Pussy Riot are free and the group is experiencing more recognition than they had before they were jailed, so what will they do with that platform?

According to Rolling Stone, members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina said in a news conference that they're planning on putting their support behind a new human-rights.

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Category: News, Rock
We as Human
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We as Human’s Justin Cordle Dreams of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Christmas

Everyone has their holiday traditions and things that must happen in order for their Christmas to be complete.

We as Human's Justin Cordle is no exception. The singer told Loudwire that Christmas is easily one of his favorite holidays and there's one key element to making the season right.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category.

The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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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
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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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