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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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Kittie to Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Crowd-Funded Documentary DVD and Book

For Kittie fans, the sight of the current lineup of Kittie together with some of the band's former members in a photo is enough to garner their attention. But it doesn't stop there as the recent photo shoot was part of a promotion to announce plans for a crowd-funding campaign to put together a new documentary DVD and book to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary.

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Avenged Sevenfold
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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Reveals ‘Waking the Fallen’ Anniversary and Upcoming DVD Plans

Avenged Sevenfold are still going strong on their 'Hail to the King' album and will be for quite some time, but fans of the band will be happy to know that the group intends to revisit pieces of their past for a pair of upcoming projects. Loudwire recently spoke with frontman M. Shadows who revealed plans for two projects the band hopes to complete in the coming months.

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Former KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Announces New Solo Album ‘Space Invader’

It's a good year to be Ace Frehley! Not only is the legendary KISS guitarist about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he also has his first solo album in five years about to hit shelves. Frehley has announced that his latest disc, 'Space Invader,' will be released June 24 via eOne Music.

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Soundgarden
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Soundgarden Welcomes Matt Chamberlain on Drums in South America [Video]

Soundgarden are trading one Matt for another this year. Their regular drummer Matt Cameron is otherwise occupied with Pearl Jam and spending more time with his family this year and highly respected drummer Matt Chamberlain is filling in.

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Gojira
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Gojira Unveils Audio of ‘Les Enfants Sauvages’ Concert; Animated ‘Born in Winter’ [Video]

It's a good day to be a Gojira fan. That's because the band has served up two awesome treats for your metal pleasure. The group just unveiled a new animated video for 'Born in Winter,' while live audio from the band's 'Les Enfants Sauvages' package has also surfaced online.

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Philip Anselmo, Tool and Members of Extended GWAR Family Salute Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie

The music world suffered a big loss on Sunday (March 23) with the death of GWAR frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie. The tributes continue to roll in, with Philip Anselmo, Tool and more findings special ways to pay their respects.

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Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil and Nonpoint Lead Operation Rock Fest in Virginia

There are already quite a few rock festivals scheduled for the spring and early summer, but the Operation Rock Festival is the one that stands out for its commitment to the military men and women who serve the U.S.

The event, which features headliners Pop Evil and Nonpoint, will take place June 21 in Fredericksburg, Va.

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