Contact Us

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.
Marilyn Manson-Alice Cooper
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images (2)
[

Marilyn Manson + Alice Cooper Add More Dates to 2013 ‘Masters of Madness’ Tour

Little by little, there are more shows coming together as part of the proposed Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper trek. After only a handful of dates initially surfaced, the two rockers have fleshed out the itinerary to span the entire month of June.

Read More

Ozzy Osbourne
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
[

Ozzy Osbourne Offers Update on Black Sabbath Bandmate Tony Iommi’s Health

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are getting ready for their return to the road in New Zealand and Australia this spring, followed by an expected North American trek in the summer. The band is making their first extended tour run since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy last year, and Osbourne says his Sabbath bandmate is doing quite well.

Read More

Nikki Sixx-Figs Visions
Michael Buckner, Getty Images / Facebook: Figs Visions
[

Nikki Sixx’s Son Starts Own Band Called Figs Vision

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx is an avid music lover and that's not just relegated to hard rock and metal, as evidenced by the wide range of guests on his 'Sixx Sense' radio show. However, Sixx definitely has a special place in his heart for his latest musical recommendation. The bassist has reached out to his social network followers about the new band, Figs Vision, which features his son Gunner Sixx as one of its members.

Read More

Category: Music News, Rock Tags:
Five Finger Death Punch
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
[

Five Finger Death Punch Preview New Track ‘Here to Die’ Off Upcoming Album

Five Finger Death Punch are co-headliners with Rob Zombie on the 2013 edition of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and even though their album is still in progress, there's a piece of new music that's now available for listening in the trailer featuring the band promoting their Mayhem Festival run.

Read More

Tim Ripper Owens-Rudy Sarzo-James Kottak
Scott Harrison / Ethan Miller (2), Getty Images
[

Onetime Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne + Scorpions Band Members to Tour Russia as Rockstar

As members of some of rock's biggest acts, they've lived the "rockstar" lifestyle. Now this hard-hitting collective of rockers, who count stints with Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions and Guns N' Roses on their resumes, will go under the moniker Rockstar for their upcoming tour of Russia.

Read More

Volbeat-Young the Giant
Theo Wargo / Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
[

Volbeat Unveil New Album Track Listing + Live Cover of Young the Giant’s ‘My Body’

Volbeat are ramping up to the April 9 release of their 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album and they've now unveiled the track listing for their upcoming effort. The group tweeted out the full track listing for their 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album via an Instagram posting. One of the surprises on the collection was 'My Body,' a cover of the breakout Young the Giant hit, and the group has added it to their recent live performances.

Read More

David Draiman-Trent Reznor
Ethan Miller / Michael Buckner, Getty Images
[

Device Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Wish’ on Deluxe Edition of Self-Titled Album

Device's debut album is becoming more and more of an "event" release, given all of the special guests on the record. That being said, David Draiman saved a pretty cool extra to make sure the deluxe edition of the album is intriguing as well.

Read More

Category: Music News, Rock Tags:
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
[

Soundgarden to Unleash ‘King Animal’ Demos for Record Store Day Vinyl Release

Soundgarden are getting in on the Record Store Day (April 20) fun by releasing a limited edition vinyl featuring their 'King Animal' demos. This will be the first time these recordings have been available together on one release and will give listeners a peek at how some of the material from their recent album sounded early on.

Read More

Category: Music, Music News, Rock Tags:
Dave Grohl
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
[

Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

Dave Grohl is taking over Austin this week as one of South by Southwest's most prominent figures. The musician just had a chance to show off his 'Sound City' documentary for the Austin denizens and is heading to the Austin Convention Center today to give his keynote speech for the music conference. The speech itself will stream live online courtesy of NPR and SXSW at noon ET / 9AM PT and you can catch it right here in the player below.

Read More

Dave Grohl
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
[

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Confident About 2013 SXSW Keynote Speech

This is a big week for Dave Grohl, who is not only bringing his 'Sound City' documentary and a Sound City Players concert to Austin's South by Southwest, he's also delivering the music conference's keynote speech. The rocker tells USA Today that he feels confident in the speech he's ready to give and part of that comes from his upbringing.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://classicrock961.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!