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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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Kid Rock Presents Wounded Warrior With New Michigan Home

Kid Rock's generosity knows no bounds, especially when it comes to his hometown of Detroit and by extension his home state of Michigan. The rocker's good will was on display again recently when he teamed with Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home to have a new home built for a returning "wounded warrior" and his family.

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Guitarist Rob Caggiano Plays His First Live Show With Volbeat

The transition is now complete, with former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano performing his first show with Volbeat earlier this week. The rocker took the stage alongside his new Volbeat bandmates during a gig at Store Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday (Feb. 19) night.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Hoping for New Album ‘This Year, For Sure’

While Pearl Jam have been taking their time with new music, it appears as though the immediacy of generating new music is starting to ramp up for the band. Guitarist Mike McCready tells Rolling Stone that the group hopes to have their next album out "this year, for sure."

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Buckcherry Stream ‘Confessions’ Album + Announce Special Hometown Shows

Buckcherry's highly anticipated 'Confessions' album arrives today, but the band is giving fans a chance to take a listen to the disc before picking it up. The group is currently streaming the disc online at Noisecreep and it can be heard here.

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Nonpoint Postpone Show Over Elias Soriano’s Back Injury

The road can be grueling, and Nonpoint's Elias Soriano is a little worse for wear at this point. The band called off a recent performance in Savannah, Ga. and have a few more days off before playing again, which may give the singer enough time to recover from a back injury.

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Korn, Motley Crue + Kiss Headline 2013 Rock Fest

The annual rite of summer passage, Wisconsin's Rock Fest, is back for its 20th anniversary year and this time around fans will be treated to headlining sets from Korn, Motley Crue and Kiss.

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Slash Doesn’t Believe Randy Blythe Is ‘in Any Way, Shape or Form’ Guilty of Manslaughter

Slash has been making his way around the world in support of his 'Apocalyptic Love' album, and during a recent visit to the Czech Republic he shared his thoughts on the Randy Blythe manslaughter trial and his perception of the legal system from the outside.

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Universal Sells Former Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden + Megadeth Label Sanctuary to BMG

The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.

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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus to Hold Master Class at University of Central Oklahoma

While Guns N' Roses are off the road, guitarist Richard Fortus will help other aspiring musicians learn his chosen trade. The axeman has agreed to host a master class this coming week at the University of Central Oklahoma that will give him a chance to share his skill.

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Pantera’s Phil Anselmo: ‘It’s a Shame’ Vinnie Paul Never Reached Out to Me

The rift between longtime Pantera bandmates Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul has been well documented, but that hasn't kept Anselmo from offering olive branches to open communication in the media over the years.

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