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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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Lars Ulrich: New Metallica Album Will Arrive Sometime in the Next 6 Years

Metallica are taking steps toward a new album, but it still promises to be a lengthy process in completing the effort. Drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett tell Rolling Stone that the band is still in the infancy of working on new music.

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Exclusive: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil on Their Rise to the Top, and Saying Goodbye

Yesterday Motley Crue confirmed that they will embark on one final world tour before ending their career. At the press conference announcing this trek, they even signed a first of its kind 'Cessation of Touring' contract that apparently prevents them from getting back together, just to show how serious they are.

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Black Sabbath Optimistic About Another Album

Black Sabbath have been fairly non-committal about their next album, choosing to be cautious rather than pinning down specific plans, but those hoping for more music after the '13' success story can get a little excited about comments they made at the Grammy Awards, where they won the trophy for Best Metal Performance ('God Is Dead?').

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2014 Grammy Awards Winners

While the 2014 Grammys are over and done, and few rock and metal luminaries walked away with big awards. Most of the rock awards were handed out during the untelevised pre-ceremony, which began at 1PM PT on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles. Early rock winners included Dave Grohl's 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' for Best Metal Performance.

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‘Kurt Cobain Day’ To Be Declared in Late Nirvana Singer’s Hometown of Aberdeen, Washington

The year 2014 is proving to be quite the eventful one for Nirvana considering it's been 20 years since the band was active. The group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and now comes word that the late Kurt Cobain will be celebrated annually in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.

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Classic Black Sabbath Albums Finally Made Available via iTunes

For fans who like to get their music online, iTunes is one of the leading providers, but even the download giant has a few noticeable gaps in their catalog. One of those gaps has now been filled as for the first time, the full catalog from the original Black Sabbath lineup is now available digitally.

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs

Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermath nearly 20 years later.

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Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Wow Fans at Intimate Los Angeles Rehearsal

It's going to be an intriguing fall for Stone Temple Pilots fans if the band's Sunday night (Sept. 1) performance in Los Angeles is any indication. The revamped rock outfit welcomed a handful of fans and media out to their San Fernando Valley rehearsal space for a brief run through of material in advance of their fall tour.

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New Preview Clip of Upcoming Avenged Sevenfold Album Surfaces

Avenged Sevenfold are apparently getting a little sneakier in their attempts to tease their next album. Earlier this month, the band offered their first taste of new music with a studio video soundtracked with a snippet of a cut from the upcoming disc that appeared via a radio player on their website. For their second preview, fans had to dig a little deeper.

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