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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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Soundgarden Performs ‘Superunknown’ at SXSW iTunes Festival

Soundgarden may be back as a fully functioning, modern act releasing new tunes, but the legendary group opted for a bit of nostalgia Thursday night (March 13) in Austin, Texas. As promised, the band delivered their 1994 classic 'Superunknown' in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Five Finger Death Punch Song Provides Soundtrack for Hockey Fight [Video]

With a name like Five Finger Death Punch, quite honestly, we're a little surprised we haven't seen more of this, but the band's hit 'Under and Over It' proved to be the perfect soundtrack for a full-on hockey throwdown between hockey players Joel Theriault and Gaby Roch of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (North American Hockey League) based in Canada.

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Saliva Reveals ‘Rise Up’ Album Details and Spring Tour Plans with Rothbury Stop

Things are about to get busy for Saliva. The band, which recently debuted their single 'Rise Up' here at Loudwire, have now announced the full details of their forthcoming album of the same name. Plus, they've revealed an extensive tour to promote the new disc.

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Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Launches KBB Records Label

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce is adding to his music resume as he's launching a new record label. Bruce has teamed with co-manager Kyle Borman to announce the formation of the new KBB Records. In addition, the label has signed upstart rockers Scare Don't Fear as their first act.

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Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil Announces Spring Tour with Escape the Fate; Does ACC Promo [Audio]

Pop Evil is about to get back in front of audiences, both on the concert stage and on television.

The Grand Rapids group has announced a late spring run of tour dates with Escape the Fate. In addition, Pop Evil has shot a promo for the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament with Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels that will feature prominently during broadcasts.

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Steel Panther Bringing All You Can Eat Tour Across North America

Better clear some room on your schedule! That's because Steel Panther are planning to bring their new album 'All You Can Eat' to concert stages this spring. The hedonistic metal act will rock North America beginning May 3 in Seattle with a monthlong trek.

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Rapidfire Guitarist Fights to Release Songs from Axl Rose Era

In the '80s, Kevin Lawrence was a guitarist in a band called Rapidfire rocking with a still-unknown vocalist who would go on to become Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses fame. Years later, Lawrence is now attempting to release some of that Rapidfire music featuring Rose on vocals.

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