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Chad Childers

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.
Pop Evil
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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
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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
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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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John Moyer
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Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob Bassist John Moyer to Launch Dread Clothing Line

Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob bassist John Moyer is expanding his brand by launching his own clothing line. Fans will get their first taste of Moyer's new Dread threads at the Heart of Texas Rockfest stage during Austin, Texas' Music Week on Friday, March 14.

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Machine Head
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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reveals Details on New Album

Machine Head are making strides toward a new album, but as frontman Robb Flynn reveals in a new "General's Journals" posting, things are moving forward at a "slow and steady" pace. However, the progress is coming along well enough for Flynn to divulge the current titles of a few songs that may make the next disc.

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Hellyeah Vinnie Paul
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Hellyeah Drummer Vinnie Paul Clarifies Band’s Current Lineup

Hellyeah definitely shook things up earlier this year when they announced that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha had exited the group. The announcement came right as the band was announcing that they had completed a new album and were planning to release it. Now, in a new interview, drummer Vinnie Paul clarifies the band's current lineup and how they intend to proceed after parting ways with the two musicians.

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Alice Cooper
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Alice Cooper Documentary to Receive Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

There are few rockers that have as colorful of a history as Alice Cooper, so it is with great anticipation that the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' documentary will arrive this year. Fans can start preparing for the film as it's just been announced that the movie will officially premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year.

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