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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Volbeat Take Flight With ‘Cape of Our Hero’ Video

With a title like 'Cape of Our Hero,' you'd expect something pretty inspiring, and Volbeat definitely deliver with the clip for their latest single. The track, which is featured on their upcoming 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album, just debuted and the video has arrived, as well (watch below).

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Slash Putting Together Ideas for His Band’s Next Studio Album

Just because Slash's recent touring is coming to an end and Myles Kennedy is heading back to Alter Bridge, that doesn't mean the creative process stops. In fact, the guitarist confirmed via Twitter that he's already thinking about the follow-up to 'Apocalyptic Love.'

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Motley Crue Cut Short Australia Gig as Vince Neil Is Rushed to Hospital

Motley Crue played an abbreviated set Sunday night (March 10) in Sydney, Australia, after singer Vince Neil could no longer continue and had to be rushed to a local hospital. Guitarist Mick Mars took to Twitter a little after the fact to reveal that the singer was suffering from kidney stones and that the pain got the better of him.

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Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor + Josh Homme Let Music Do Talking During ‘Mantra’ Studio Session

In the Foo FightersDave Grohl, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, you've got three of rock's great frontmen, yet with their 'Sound City' soundtrack collaboration the three musicians chose to let their instruments do the talking on a new song called 'Mantra.'

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Alice in Chains Pleasantly Surprised by Success of ‘Hollow’ Single

Alice in Chains are back at the top of the charts, but even they are surprised by the success that 'Hollow' has given them. Singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell admits that the song isn't exactly they type of track that usually elicits such a reaction from radio and the fans.

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Wolfgang Van Halen Building Own Name With Tremonti + Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen is coming into his own these days, emerging from the family business to show off his wicked bass skills as a now permanent member of Tremonti, the band led by Creed / Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti.

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