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.
Paul McCartney Rallies for Non-Turkey Meals This Holiday Season
As we head toward the holidays, legendary rocker and animal rights activist Paul McCartney is urging fans to find other options than turkey for their family gatherings.
Mick Fleetwood Leads ‘RebuildRecover’ Efforts Along Jersey Coast
Mick Fleetwood is one of several musicians that have banded together to help promote Move for Hunger's 'RebuildRecover' program in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Beatles Dominate List of the Most Expensive Records
A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world.
Bruce Springsteen Hug Leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Tears
New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves his state and all that comes with it -- especially Bruce Springsteen. The politician admits he's a huge Springsteen fan, and got a little emotional after meeting "The Boss" at a recent Hurricane Sandy telethon.
Ozzy Osbourne Elected President of Heavy Metal
The election is over, and a choice for a new leader has been made. That's right -- Ozzy Osbourne has been crowned the President of Heavy Metal by readers of our companion site, Loudwire!
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton Explains How He Grew New Wings on ‘Music From Another Dimension’
It's been a long journey for Aerosmith, but their new album, 'Music From Another Dimension,' will arrive on Nov. 6, a full 11-plus years after their last completely original release 'Just Push Play.'
Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Shows
We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates using …
Former Kiss Drummer Peter Criss Responds to Steven Tyler’s ‘Comic-Book Band’ Comments
Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss has weighed in on the recent comments made by Aerosmith in which they called Kiss "a comic-book" band. Criss, appearing on New York's Q104.3, admitted that he was surprised by Steven Tyler's words as he never felt there was any sort of issu…
Bruce Springsteen to Play Free Concert at President Obama’s Virginia Rally
Bruce Springsteen recently expressed his support for President Barack Obama in an open letter. Then he played an impromptu song for Obama at a rally in Ohio. And now he's planning to play a free concert at an Obama event in Virginia this week.
Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin
A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.
Guns N’ Roses Unplug for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit
When the lineup was announced for Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School Benefit this year, there was a little bit of surprise in seeing Guns N' Roses name on the list, given the band's penchant for blowing the roof off of venues. But Axl Rose and company worked up a set where the electr…
Kiss’ Paul Stanley Says Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler ‘Needs a Reality Check’
Steven Tyler may have a mouth that doesn't quit, but Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is known for giving as good as he gets, and he's firing back at Tyler after the Aerosmith vocalist called Kiss "a comic-book rock band."