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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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Rob Zombie Rallies Fans to Help ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Actress Karen Black’s Cancer Battle

Rob Zombie has put the call out for help, as one of his 'House of 1,000 Corpses' cast members is in serious need. The director is rallying his fans to support actress Karen Black as she receives much needed medical treatment to fight ampullary cancer.

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Stone Sour Unveil New Track ‘Gravesend’ and ‘House of Gold & Bones’ Comic Trailer

Let the pummeling commence! Stone Sour are giving us another taste of their 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' album by offering up the preview track 'Gravesend' ahead of the disc's April 9 release. In addition, they're also teasing their forthcoming 'House of Gold & Bones' comic with a new trailer for the release.

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Evanescence’s Troy McLawhorn Filling in for Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery on Tour

Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is taking a step back from the road temporarily, but the band has moved quickly to fill the void, selecting Evanescence's Troy McLawhorn to sit in on guitar during Lowery's absence. The Sevendust rocker is taking the time away to be at home with his lovely wife Tara as they await the birth of their daughter. This will be the couple's second child. They wed in 2010 and already have a son, born the same year.

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Anthrax Rock AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ With Special Guest Slash in Los Angeles

Who doesn't love a good fist-pumping metal anthem? Anthrax have been enjoying rocking out to AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' while on tour, promoting their recently released version from the new 'Anthems' covers EP. But Wednesday (March 27) in Los Angeles, the veteran metallers offered a warm welcome to special guest Slash for their performance.

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Stone Sour Unveil ‘Do Me a Favor’ Animated Video

Ever since Stone Sour unveiled the trailer in late February for 'Do Me a Favor,' fans have been not-so-patiently waiting to find out what the full vividly artistic clip would end up being. As it turns out, frontman Corey Taylor and company have incorporated several of the characters from the 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' concept album into the animated narrative for the clip.

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Fan-Made Nine Inch Nails Film Documents Band’s Final 2009 Show

In 2009, it appeared as though Nine Inch Nails' days as a touring band were coming to an end as Trent Reznor had revealed plans to retire from the road. The band played their epic "final show" on Sept. 10, 2009 and said their farewells, but luckily there were some fans around to capture the event for posterity and now a fan-made documentary has surfaced.

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Jerry Cantrell + Mike McCready Join 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance Lineup

Seattle will be well represented whenever Heart enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. It was previously revealed that Soundgarden's Chris Cornell would induct the classic rock band, and now it has been announced that fellow Seattle music vets Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains and guitarist Mike McCready from Pearl Jam will perform with Heart at the induction ceremony.

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Def Leppard Kick Off Las Vegas Residency With ‘Hysteria’ Album + More

Friday (March 22) was a day that Def Leppard will likely remember for quite some time. It began with a proclamation for Las Vegas' mayor proclaiming it "Def Leppard Day" in the city and ended with the band completing the first of their eleven-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

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Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger Denies Talk of Pearl Jam Guest Appearance

Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger has moved to clear up some confusion started with one of his recent online tweets. The musician reveals in a pair of new comments that he is not, in fact, making a guest appearance on the next Pearl Jam record.

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Shinedown’s Eric Bass Suffers Second Degree Ankle Sprain on Tour

As far as physical professions go, being a musician is usually one of the most injury free occupations you could choose. Still, there are the occasional accidents that happen on the road and Shinedown bassist Eric Bass is feeling the effects of a performance mishap last night (March 22) in Lubbock, Texas.

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