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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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Bassist Eric Avery Exits Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails are just getting back up to speed as they prepare for their run of summer festival shows, but one person who won't be part of the journey will be bassist Eric Avery. The former Jane's Addiction bassist, who was named as part of Trent Reznor's new Nine Inch Nails lineup earlier this year, has bowed out of the band.

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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Ex-Wife

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for the second time this month, and this time the charges are quite serious. Earlier in May, Scantlin was arrested on a pair of outstanding warrants -- one for driving with a suspended license and the other stemming from a past drug bust -- after he was pulled over by police for allegedly speeding. This time around, it was an alleged domestic disturbance that got the attention of Los Angeles police officers.

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Pearl Jam Guitarist Mike McCready Says New Album ‘Way Better Than Backspacer’

Pearl Jam are now in the homestretch of recording their next album and guitarist Mike McCready has some hefty expectations for what's to come. He told Seattle's KIRO Radio that he foresees the still untitled disc as being "way better than 'Backspacer.''

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Kids Choir Re-Envisions Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ for Johnson & Johnson Ad

If you've been watching TV over the past week, odds are pretty good you've caught Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' in a new commercial spot, but it's entirely possibly you may not have immediately recognized it. That's because a cover version of the song, softened considerably with a mesmerizing children's choir, has soundtracked the new Johnson & Johnson spot.

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Anthrax to Shoot Concert DVD in Santiago, Chile

Anthrax are currently on the latter portion of touring behind their 'Worship Music' album and 'Anthems' cover EP and they've decided to capture the live experience while the band members are definitely clicking on all cylinders. The group revealed via their Facebook page that a new concert DVD will be filmed during their upcoming stop in Santiago, Chile.

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Stone Temple Pilots Members Minus Scott Weiland to Play Benefit with Slash, Duff McKagan + More

For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.

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