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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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Anthrax to Shoot Concert DVD in Santiago, Chile

Anthrax are currently on the latter portion of touring behind their 'Worship Music' album and 'Anthems' cover EP and they've decided to capture the live experience while the band members are definitely clicking on all cylinders. The group revealed via their Facebook page that a new concert DVD will be filmed during their upcoming stop in Santiago, Chile.

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Stone Temple Pilots Members Minus Scott Weiland to Play Benefit with Slash, Duff McKagan + More

For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.

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Members of Slayer React to Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The music world has been mourning the death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman over the last few days and now a couple of the band's members have weighed in with their comments as well. Both drummer Dave Lombardo and the group's touring guitarist Gary Holt have spoken out about Hanneman's life and legacy.

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Two-Part Double Album Release in 2013

Five Finger Death Punch are of the mindset that two is better than one, which is why fans will be treated to a pair of new albums this year. Though the group has yet to reveal the title of their forthcoming albums, they have revealed that there will be two volumes worth of music that will be split between summer and fall street dates.

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Soundgarden Performance to Air This Summer on ‘Live From the Artists Den’

Last fall, Soundgarden played one of their more spirited shows in Los Angeles during the group's recent 'King Animal' trek, and luckily, the cameras were there to catch it. The band's blistering set will appear on the upcoming season of the long-running series, 'Live From the Artists Den.'

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Pearl Jam Guitarist Stone Gossard Reveals Band Is ‘Almost Done’ With New Album

Pearl Jam fans will be happy to know that the band is progressing quite well with their next album. In fact, in a new interview with Guerrillacandy.com, guitarist Stone Gossard reveals that the end of recording their next album is in sight.

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Country Legend George Jones Dies: Rockers Pay Tribute Via Twitter

Great music knows no boundaries and it says a lot about the life and musical legacy of late country music great George Jones that those responding to his death include musicians that fall outside of his genre. Jones passed away Friday (April 26) at the age of 81 after a much-celebrated career in country music.

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