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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.
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Cherie Currie and Lita Ford Talk The Runaways, Joan Jett and Influencing Women in Rock

While there are plenty of women in hard rock today, they definitely owe a bit of gratitude to The Runaways. The band arrived on the scene with their 1976 self-titled debut and despite their young age and gender, both of which presented barriers at the time, they went toe-to-toe with many of the male-driven acts of the day.

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The Offspring and Rise Against to Headline 2014 Chill on the Hill Festival in Sterling Heights

The Detroit-area festival Chill on the Hill is back for its second year, and organizers have revealed that The Offspring and Rise Against will headline the two nights Sept. 6 and 7 at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heightsh.

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Lostprophets Making Music with Help From Thursday Frontman Geoff Rickly

The instrumental members of As I Lay Dying aren't the only ones out there looking to continue after losing their frontman to a big brush with the law. Lostprophets are reportedly figuring out their future after the sentencing of frontman Ian Watkins on multiple sex crime charges.

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Marilyn Manson Continues TV Takeover With ‘Salem’ Song ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’

Marilyn Manson may be working on new music, but before a new album arrives he's taking the opportunity to work in multiple facets of television. His latest venture finds him working with composer Tyler Bates to create the music heard over the opening titles of the new WGN America series, 'Salem.'

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Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach Working on Their ‘Sickest, Most Illest’ Album Yet

Papa Roach are one of rock's hardest working bands and at present the group is in the early stages of recording their next album. However, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix got a respite from the studio for a night to come out and hang with many of his hard rock brothers and sisters at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Wednesday (April 24) in Los Angeles.

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Soundgarden and Alice in Chains Lead 2014 ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Season

'Guitar Center Sessions' is coming back to DIRECTV for a new season and Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are leading the way. Season 8 kicks off with six brand new episodes that were filmed during South By Southwest this year in Austin, Texas.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements at Coachella 2014

While Week One of Coachella is often the most hyped, the second weekend can offer some surprises as well. For instance, The Replacements rocked out with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joining them for much of their Coachella performance Friday night (April 18).

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