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.
Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck
Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.
Rolling Stones Announce Release Date of New Single ‘Doom and Gloom’
Rolling Stones fans can circle this Thursday (Oct. 11) on their calendars, as the band will release a new single called 'Doom and Gloom' in advance of their 'GRRR!' greatest hits collection.
Kiss to Perform for ‘Live on Letterman’ Concert Webcast
Late night shows offer bands a great way of getting a song out to a wide audience, but Kiss fans will get quite a bit more than just one track next week when the group takes part in a 'Live on Letterman' concert webcast.
Bill Ward Holds Out Hope for a Black Sabbath Reunion
The split between Black Sabbath and longtime drummer Bill Ward over a contract dispute has been well documented, but the musician still has positive feelings toward the group and says in a new interview that he's hoping that there will eventually be a return to the band.
Kiss Unveil Two New Tracks from ‘Monster’
Kiss are a little less than a week away from releasing their highly anticipated 'Monster' album, and they're giving fans two more tracks -- 'Long Way Down' and 'All for the Love of Rock & Roll' -- to chew on before the disc drops in stores on Oct. 9.
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Joins Teen Rockers Onstage for ‘Girls Girls Girls’ Performance
Motley Crue's Vince Neil had a blast with the after-party bashes on the band's latest tour, and during a New Jersey stop over the weekend the rocker made a memorable impression by playing 'Girls Girls Girls with teen upstarts Going Dark, who were the after-party entertainment.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Recalls Reckless Driving Episodes With John Bonham
As the music world reflects on late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on the anniversary of his death, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has chimed in with anecdotes about his friend's reckless driving episodes.
Black Country Communion Members Take Band Issues Public
Black Country Communion singer Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and producer Kevin Shirley have taken to Twitter to discuss their frustrations about the recent announcement and almost immediate cancellation of a one-off show in the U.K., leading to further doubt about the band's future.
Cheap Trick Discuss Camaraderie and Competition With Aerosmith
With a cachet like Cheap Trick has, it's not frequent that they open for other bands, but the group just signed on for another leg of dates supporting Aerosmith and that suggests that camaraderie has eclipsed billing in terms of importance for the veteran rockers.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Bring Bikers, Babes and Builders to ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed’ Video
Lynyrd Skynyrd have a pretty good feel for their audience, so it should come as no surprise that their latest video, 'Last of a Dyin' Breed,' gives the viewer a fair share of bikers, babes, and tips of the hat to their southern roots.
Kiss Series 2 Retro Action Figures to Reflect 1974 Self Titled Album
Kiss are definitely fond of collectibles in just about every size, shape or form they can come up with. Their latest item to arrive is the Kiss "Series 2" Action Figures.
Bob Dylan Plotting Second Volume of His ‘Chronicles’ Book
Bob Dylan has that spark to write again, but this time it's not for a new record, but rather the potential follow-up to his 2004 book, 'Chronicles.'