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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.
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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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Trent Reznor-Guided ‘Beats’ Streaming Service to Launch in Summer 2013

Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine spilled the beans earlier this year that Trent Reznor's involvement with Dr. Dre's Beats by Dre service involved a new streaming service. Now comes word that the Beats Electronics service will be available beginning this summer.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno + Former Isis Members Complete First Palms Album

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is a man of many projects and his latest finds him recording with several former members of the band Isis in a new group called Palms. The band has confirmed the completion of their self-titled debut album and the disc is now due June 25 through Ipecac Recordings.

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Alice in Chains Unveil Title of New Album

Alice in Chains had a little fun yesterday (Feb. 13), asking fans to unscramble a collection of letters that once deciphered would reveal their album title, and the fans could then post their suggested titles to Instagram. But how many people actually came up with 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'?

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David Lee Roth Hopes Van Halen Will Welcome Michael Anthony Back Into Lineup

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is definitely happy to be back with the group, but does have a few concerns about how things have worked out for the band. Among them is his desire to have original bassist Michael Anthony back in the lineup.

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