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.
Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Producer Paul Curcio Dead at 74
His other credits included work with Santana, The Doobie Brothers and Blue Cheer.
Skillet Albums Ranked
From their early grunge-influence records to their more electronic-leaning work, we rank all their albums.
Linkin Park’s ‘In the End’ Gets ‘Titanic’ Mash-Up
Does this mash-up make you feel like the king of the world or like you're on a sinking ship?
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl to Appear on 50th Anniversary Season of ‘Sesame Street’
As part of the long-running childrens' program's 50th anniversary, the Foo Fighters frontman will spend some time with Big Bird and Elmo.
Alice in Chains’ William DuVall: Layne Staley’s Family Support ‘Means a Great Deal’
The Alice in Chains co-vocalist speaks about the support he's received since joining the band and reflects on their Chris Cornell tribute earlier this year.
Motley Crue Recording New Music
The rocker revealed he intends to record four songs with the group in the coming weeks.
Watch Aerosmith, Jimmy Fallon + The Roots Perform ‘Walk This Way’ on Classroom Instruments
The Boston icons are the latest to take part in The Tonight Show's bit recreating classic tracks with classroom instruments.
AC/DC’s Chris Slade Hasn’t Seen Band Members Since End of ‘Rock or Bust’ Touring
In a new interview, the drummer says the band's future is 'wait and see' for everyone, himself included.
37 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Introduced Metal to MTV
The popular music video network launched on Aug. 1, 1981, with Iron Maiden's self-titled video giving audiences their first taste of metal on opening day.
New Study: Seeing Plenty of Concerts Raises Life Expectancy
A new study shows that seeing concerts once every two weeks can increase your well being and potentially raise your life expectancy by nine years.
Guns N’ Roses: Will They Record New Music?
In a rare interview, Axl Rose responded to the question on everyone's minds.
David Lee Roth’s ‘Crazy From the Heat’ Film Script Surfaces Online
Remember the supposed 'Crazy From the Heat' film script that was planned around David Lee Roth's solo debut? Read the screenplay here.