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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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Marilyn Manson Collapses Onstage in Canada

Marilyn Manson has been known to heighten the shock value at shows, but what happens when the "shock" is unintentional? During a show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday night (Feb. 6), Manson collapsed and vomited onstage in the midst of the fan-favorite track 'The Beautiful People.'

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Metallica Partner With Vans to Introduce New Band-Designed Four-Piece Shoe Line

The members of Metallica continue their partnership with Vans by introducing four new signature shoes, each designed by one of the members of the band. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo were all given free reign to choose any Vans style and make it their own by adding their own touches to the design.

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Pearl Jam Meet With Producer Brendan O’Brien for New Album

Might there be some new album progress in the Pearl Jam camp? Bassist Jeff Ament revealed that the group did recently meet with producer Brendan O'Brien, which may be a sign the band is ready to resume work on their long-awaited follow-up to the 2009 effort, 'Backspacer.'

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Killswitch Engage Unleash New Single ‘In Due Time’

Killswitch Engage's reunion with former vocalist Jesse Leach is off to a rocking start thanks to the newly unleashed single, 'In Due Time.' The band officially posted the track online Wednesday (Jan. 30), giving their fans a taste of what the upcoming 'Disarm the Descent' album will sound like.

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Kid Rock Partners With Harley-Davidson for 110th Anniversary Celebration

If silver marks a 25th anniversary and gold is for 50, apparently the perfect gift for a 110th anniversary is "rock," and that's exactly what Harley-Davidson will get for their latest milestone celebration as Kid Rock has signed on to play a bash for the company.

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Green Day Featured in Two Documentaries Screening at South By Southwest Film Festival

Those checking out the film festival portion of Austin's South by Southwest will get plenty of Billie Joe Armstrong on the big screen. The Green Day frontman will appear in two separate movies, with 'Broadway Idiot' receiving its premiere during the event.

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Rob Zombie’s Upcoming Album to Feature Cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re an American Band’

He's coming to your town, his band will help you party down! That's right, Rob Zombie is covering the Grand Funk Railroad classic, 'We're an American Band' on his upcoming album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' which is due in stores April 23.

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