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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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Former Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley to Take Part in Rock Hall All-Star Jam

While KISS will not be performing at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, at least one of the members will be strapping on their instrument to play at the ceremony. Guitarist Ace Frehley has confirmed he will be part of the ceremony's annual all-star jam that typically concludes the festivities.

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Kiss’ Paul Stanley and Former Drummer Peter Criss Debate Who Wrote Hit Single ‘Beth’

Though KISS have cranked out their fair share of hard rocking anthems over the years, the band's 1976 ballad 'Beth' remains the highest charting song of their career. Drummer Peter Criss is often credited with the songwriting for the track, but he and Paul Stanley have different accounts as to how the track came about.

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Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten and Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Join ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) and Incubus leader Brandon Boyd are among the rockers who will make the transition to a different sort of stage for the upcoming traveling production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Mourns as Speaker At GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie’s Memorial Service

Rest in peace, Dave Brockie! The beloved GWAR frontman, also known as Oderus Urungus, touched many in the music industry with not only his outspoken and entertaining ways, but also the way in which he treated others. One of those who had a long-running friendship with Brockie was Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who had a chance to speak at the musician's memorial service.

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Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Praises Living Colour’s Corey Glover for Breaking Barriers

For many years, the hard rock and metal genre was predominantly populated with white male musicians, but from the late '80s on there were more rockers breaking that color barrier. Sevendust frontman Lajon Witherspoon was one such artist who did so, and he spoke about finally meeting one of the musicians who helped break the barrier during an appearance on the 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast with Chris Jericho.

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Chiodos’ Craig Owens Talks ‘Devil’ Album

Chiodos are back with the new album 'Devil' and they're ready to prove something again. There's been quite a bit of change since their last studio album, as frontman Craig Owens has re-joined the band along with drummer Derrick Frost, and the group has added some vocal assistance with Thomas Erak. After touring to see how things would work out, the band forged ahead with the idea of pursuing new music.

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