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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.
Jacoby Shaddix
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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 Alice in Chains
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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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Paul Westerberg Billie Joe Armstrong
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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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Wovenwar
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Wovenwar Unleashes Debut Single ‘All Rise’ [Video]

One of the most buzzed about bands of early 2014 is Wovenwar, the new act featuring As I Lay Dying's instrumental members along with frontman Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper fame. After spending the better part of a month teasing their new project, the group has issued their first new song called 'All Rise.'

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Category: Metal, News
Sunny Day Real Estate
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Sunny Day Real Estate Unleashes ‘Lipton Witch,’ Band’s First New Song in 14 Years

Record Store Day is a great occasion to salute the record store experience and pick up some great vinyl offerings, but there are times when we get something even more awesome. Such was the case over the weekend when a Circa Survive/Sunny Day Real Estate split was offered up to the record buying public, unleashing SDRE's first new song in 14 years.

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Category: News, Rock
Fire Fest 2014
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Stabbings and Shots Fired Outside FireFest Metal Event in Cleveland

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

What was expected to be a fun night of hard rocking at the second night of FireFest turned violent in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, Saturday night (April 19), as local station 19 Action News reports that violence and gunfire erupted outside The Foundry club.

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Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Videos
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Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee Pantera Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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Bill Ward
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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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