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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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Angela Gossow on Leaving Arch Enemy: ‘I Had to Turn a Page’

To say it's been a big week in the history of Arch Enemy is an understatement. Earlier this week, frontwoman Angela Gossow revealed she was stepping down from the band, passing the torch to former Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Gossow, who will transition into more of a behind-the-scenes roll, has allowed news of her departure to sink in and is now thanking fans for their tremendous support.

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Brad Delson on Linkin Park’s New Album: ‘There’s a Lot of Guitar Solos’

Linkin Park have never been your traditional act. Start by having two vocalists -- one a powerful belter while the other comes from a hip-hop background. Add in a DJ/programmer, and then layer that on top of the traditional guitar, bass and drums. That gives them plenty of space to experiment. But with a new album en route and the guitar heavy 'Guilty All the Same' just hitting the airwaves, it's not a reach to suggest we may be hearing more guitar than ever from the band.

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Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul Talks ‘Blood for Blood’

When history is revisited, this will be one of the key periods for Hellyeah. The band has undergone a lineup change, necessitated by their musical vision, and they've come out of the studio with the 'Blood for Blood' album, one of their most cohesive records to date.

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Arch Enemy Puts Spotlight on New Lineup in ‘War Eternal’ [Video]

Arch Enemy are wasting no time in getting their fans acclimated to the surprising vocalist switch that they revealed earlier this week. Longtime frontwoman Angela Gossow left the band, with The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz taking over on vocals. Here, White-Gluz makes her video debut with the title track from the band's new 'War Eternal' album.

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Finch Reunion Continues with New Album and Warped Tour [Video]

It started with a few home state shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 'What It Is to Burn' album.

From there, more shows and a live album followed.

And now Finch's reunion is proving to be more than a one-off nostalgia-based thing as the band has revealed that a new album is coming this year.

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Former KISS Drummer Peter Criss Addresses Rock Hall Induction on ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

You'll want to check out VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' this weekend as former KISS drummer Peter Criss is the primary guest. The musician, of course, addressed the band's upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and had a few pointed comments in the process.

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Chevelle Releases New Song ‘Hunter Eats Hunter’

Chevelle are still a few weeks away from releasing their 'La Gargola' album, but it's shaping up to be a killer record. The band has already released their rapidly rising single, 'Take Out the Gunman,' and now they're giving fans a taste of a new track called 'Hunter Eats Hunter.'

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Soil and (Hed)P.E. Join Forces for Born to Ride 2 Tour

SOiL and (Hed)P.E. are about to chew up some serious pavement on a monthlong trek they've dubbed 'Born to Ride 2.'

The label mates will set out on May 1 in Arlington Heights, Ill., and will play mostly western and midwestern U.S. dates. There are no Michigan concerts on the tour.

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AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget Launch New Band Xtrmst

After a brief period of mystery, AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget have confirmed that it is indeed them performing on the newly released music from the band XTRMST. Just last week the group's new EP surfaced online with many speculating that it was the AFI duo behind the works.

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