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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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AC/DC Tap Producer Brendan O’Brien To Record New Album

It's been an eventful month for AC/DC, who thwarted retirement rumors but did reveal that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking some time away from the band due to illness. But despite the absence of Young, the band is still moving forward with plans to make new music and a group of newly posted photos suggest that recording will begin shortly.

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Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee a Pantera Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Slash Wasn’t Initially a Fan of Guns N’ Roses Hit ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

It happens more frequently than you'd think, as artists go into the studio, lay down a track and expect that it will be an afterthought only to have it become one of the bigger songs of their career. In a new interview, Slash tells WEBN radio host Kidd Chris that he wasn't initially sold on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Reportedly Used by CIA to Torture Guantanamo Bay Detainees

A new report from Al Jazeera suggests that the CIA once used Chili Peppers to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and we're not talking the spicy tongue-burning kind. The report states that a U.S. official confirmed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used to break prisoners.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley + Former Drummer Peter Criss Debate Who Wrote the Hit Single ‘Beth’

Though KISS have cranked out their fair share of hard rocking anthems over the years, the band's 1976 ballad 'Beth' remains the highest charting song of their career. Drummer Peter Criss is often credited with the songwriting for the track, but he and Paul Stanley have different accounts as to how the track came about.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Rocks ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ at Billy Joel’s New York Show

Yes, while Billy Joel is known as 'The Piano Man,' he did have his fair share of upbeat rockers back in the day. But Joel, who is in the midst of a Madison Square Garden residency in New York, surprised fans by upping the wattage even more than usual. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson turned up as a surprise guest, rocking the house with a rendition of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

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Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Joining Band in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Update: Chad Channing will not be entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of Nirvana. Read about why there was confusion in our latest story on the matter.

While many recognize Nirvana as Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the band actually had other members along the way, and one of those members will join Nirvana when they're inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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Watch Soundgarden Perform ‘Superunknown’ in Its Entirety at 2014 SXSW iTunes Festival

Soundgarden may be back as a fully functioning, modern act releasing new tunes, but the legendary group opted for a bit of nostalgia Thursday night (March 13) in Austin, Texas. As promised, the band delivered their 1994 classic 'Superunknown' in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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