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.
13-Year-Old Crushes Opponents at Guitar Shred Competition
Nita Strauss and Jared James Nichols judged.
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Auctioning His Own Bass for LGBTQ Charity
The Blink-182 leader makes good on his ‘straight pride parade’ promise.
Rob Zombie Announces Unique Three-Night Rollout for ‘3 From Hell’
You get a special bonus feature each night.
A Day to Remember, 311, Bad Religion + More: 2019 Vans Warped Tour
See our photos from opening day of the 2019 Vans Warped Tour stop in Atlantic City.
Gibson Loses ‘Flying V’ Trademark Appeal in Europe
The company has been attempting to lay their claim to the distinctive guitar body shape.
Watch James Hetfield Totally Rock Out to Slayer While Driving
Now THAT’s how you put the pedal to the metal.
Skillet’s Seth Morrison Reveals His Obsession With Golf
Find out his superstitions and dig into his love of the links.
Taking Back Sunday, Set It Off Tease ‘Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3’
See which bands are participating and hear two of the songs.
Suicide Silence Announce ‘Live & Mental’ Album, Unleash Korn Cover ‘Blind’
See the track listing, artwork and watch their performance of the Korn classic.
Hellyeah Unleash Gritty New Song ‘Oh My God’
Hear the amped up song, see the psychedelic video.
Cold Return After Eight Years, Unveil New Song + Album Details
Hear ‘Shine,’ and get all the details on ‘The Things We Can’t Stop’ album.
Godsmack’s Drum Battle Draws Praise From Rush’s Neil Peart
The Rush drummer will also appear in the band’s upcoming documentary.