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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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Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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Hellyeah Without Greg Tribbett and Bob Zilla
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Hellyeah Part Ways With Guitarist and Bassist as New Album Details Revealed

Hellyeah will have a different look the next time you see them as two of the band's members have exited the group. Blabbermouth reports that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha have parted ways with the band, with Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders being selected to take over for Kakaha on bass.

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Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch + Deftones Lead 2014 River City Rockfest

San Antonio will be rocking in late May as the River City Rockfest returns with a stellar hard rock and metal lineup. Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch and Deftones will lead the way, with a number of frontline rock acts joining them for the festivities.

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The Offspring to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2014 OC Music Awards

Congrats to The Offspring, who will be saluted with the Orange County Impact and Lifetime Achievement honor at the annual OC Music Awards. The honor annually goes to a renowned local band or artist that has left a major impact on the Orange County music scene, and the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives have definitely done that.

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Details Depression During First Stint With the Band

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone happier for a second chance than Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, who truly seems to be enjoying his return to the band. But things were not always so rosy for Leach, especially during his first go around with Killswitch.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Kid Rock, Staind + More Lead 2014 Rocklahoma Festival

It's going to be one rocking spring, as the Rocklahoma Festival is the latest extravaganza to roll out a lineup for 2014. This year's event will find Five Finger Death Punch, Kid Rock, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones and Motorhead leading the three-day music weekend lineup.

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Stone Sour Unleash Metallica ‘Creeping Death’ Cover During Current Tour

Stone Sour are a band that respects their roots, and they've been very good about paying homage to their metal forefathers over the years. The latest instance of this has come on the band's winter 2014 tour, where Corey Taylor and his cohorts have been breaking out a cover of Metallica's 'Creeping Death.'

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