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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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Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s Forthcoming Album: ‘It’s a Pretty Slow Process’

There's no question that Metallica have their plate full, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band still hopes to have their next album out by 2014 -- yet he won't make any guarantees. In a new interview, Hammett gave an update on Metallica's next album, as well as their other projects.

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Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor ‘So Stoked’ Over Animated ‘Do Me a Favor’ Video

Stone Sour have just unleashed their 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' and the animated video for the first single 'Do Me a Favor' has had viewers dropping their jaws. Among the biggest fans of the clip is none other than Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor himself.

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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Rocks Out With Minnesota Twins Pitcher Jared Burton

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is an avid baseball fan and is usually up for meeting up with players who make their living playing the game. Recently that led Vedder to hanging out with members of the Minnesota Twins baseball team and pitcher Jared Burton now has an experience he'll never forget.

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Deftones’ Chi Cheng Dies: Rockers Pay Tribute

The music world has lost one of its most talented performers as Deftones bassist Chi Cheng sadly passed away Saturday (April 13) at the age of 42. Cheng had been in a coma following a serious auto accident in 2008 and had been in a semi-conscious state for periods ever since.

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2013 Rocklahoma Festival Reveals Daily Lineups

Those heading to Rocklahoma can begin mapping out their weekend of rocking as festival organizers have revealed a day-by-day schedule. The annual rock festival runs May 24-26 with a May 23 pre-festival bash to kick off the music weekend. Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains and Korn are this year's Rocklahoma headliners.

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Dream Theater Thank Fans After Winning Loudwire’s 2013 March Metal Madness

Dream Theater's fans are a dedicated bunch and the love definitely goes both ways. Band members John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess recently took some time to record video messages to thank their fans for pushing the group's 'Images and Words' album to victory in Loudwire's very own 2013 March Metal Madness competition to determine the best metal album of all-time. Watch both video messages below.

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Nikki Sixx Shares Desire for Taylor Hawkins to Play on Sixx: A.M. Album

One of the things that's limited Sixx: A.M. somewhat in the past is their lack of a drummer, but Nikki Sixx has discussed his desire to make the band more of a priority in the future and that would presumably include finding a drummer to help them out. In a recent tweet, Sixx revealed the musician that's on the top of his wish list, shouting out the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.

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Adrenaline Mob Welcome Special Guest Lzzy Hale During Nashville Performance

It's always great when bands can bring up a guest collaborator from their album during a tour stop and that's exactly what happened when Adrenaline Mob took the stage during a recent show in Nashville. Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale made a surprise appearance, reprising her vocals on 'Come Undone' from the band's debut album 'Omerta' and then sticking around to cover Heart's 'Barracuda.'

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Black Sabbath Unveil Album Artwork for ’13′ and Tease New Song

Black Sabbath's '13' album has primarily been something for metalheads to converse about over the last few months, but now we're getting our first glimpses of the band's highly anticipated release, as the group has just revealed the album artwork and offered up a song snippet, as well.

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