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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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Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee a Pantera Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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Rob Zombie Unveils Trailer for ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD

Anyone who has been to a Rob Zombie show knows that the rocker goes all out to give the audience some entertainment value. Now Zombie is giving you a chance to experience the thrill of one of his shows from the luxury of your TV room. The 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' concert DVD and Blu-Ray arrives May 19 and the trailer just surfaced (watch below).

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Slash Wasn’t Initially a Fan of Guns N’ Roses Hit ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

It happens more frequently than you'd think, as artists go into the studio, lay down a track and expect that it will be an afterthought only to have it become one of the bigger songs of their career. In a new interview, Slash tells WEBN radio host Kidd Chris that he wasn't initially sold on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Sickened by CIA Torture Reports

The names of several harder-edged bands have surfaced over the years as having music being used by the CIA to break down terror suspects, but it was a little bit surprising last week when a new report revealed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used on loop as a tactic by the CIA.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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Slash Joins Motorhead at Los Angeles Club Show + Coachella Festival

Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.

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Nirvana Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Female Rockers Join Surviving Members for Gig

Here we are now! Entertain us! And for during the late '80s and early '90s that's exactly what Nirvana did. The band's meteoric rise to fame was saluted on Thursday night (April 10)  as they were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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