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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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Coachella 2014 Lineup Features Motorhead, AFI, Queens of the Stone Age + More

After teasing a Motorhead appearance earlier in the day, the complete Coachella 2014 lineup was revealed late Wednesday night (Jan. 8). This year's event features the reunion of hip-heroes OutKast, alterna-rockers Muse and Grammy winners Arcade Fire headlining the three nights, though there is still plenty of rock to go around.

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Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Mum on Lawsuit, Turns Attention to Film Scoring

Evanscence have been on an extended break, and recent news broke that frontwoman Amy Lee is suing her longtime record label for more than $1 million. But that doesn't mean Lee is not making any new music these days. The singer tells MTV that she's currently working on a film score for an upcoming movie.

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Guitarist Jim Root Shares Visual Proof of Slipknot’s Return to the Studio

There has been plenty of talk that Slipknot are working on new music for 2014 and now there's some visual proof. Guitarist Jim Root, who is sitting out Stone Sour's winter 2014 tour to work on the new Slipknot album, just offered a new Instagram photo posting showing himself holding a guitar in the studio.

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Fatherly Angst Explored to Hilarious Results in ‘Dad Metal’ Funny or Die Clip [Watch]

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Metal is all about the freedom and reckless abandon of youth, something that sadly is restricted a bit once a toddler comes along. But don't worry dads, as this Funny or Die spoof combines the sounds you grew up on with the daily angst you currently experience in the ultimate soundtrack called 'Dad Metal.'

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Queens of the Stone Age Already Plotting the Follow-Up to ‘…Like Clockwork’

Queens of the Stone Age released 'Era Vulgaris' in 2007, then took several years before releasing last year's highly acclaimed '… Like Clockwork' album. Granted, there was a full touring cycle and a major side project (Them Crooked Vultures) in between, but Josh Homme is intent on there being a quicker turnaround for the band's next disc.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus + Death Angel for Encores at Fear FestEvil Event

Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil keeps getting more appealing, with the Metallica guitarist announcing a few more details about the horror-meets-music event. Today, Hammett revealed that he will be gracing the stage, joining two of the festival's headliners --- Exodus and Death Angel -- for their encores.

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Tool Singer Maynard James Keenan: ‘I Just Love Denzel Washington’

Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan has always managed to see a bigger picture than just music, occasionally dabbling in acting and keeping a keen eye on the visual aspects of his bands' careers. With that in mind, the A.V. Club spoke with Keenan and asked him to mock up a faux film festival that would relate to his artistic output.

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Linkin Park’s Entire ‘Hybrid Theory’ Album Remixed With Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’

Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' is one of the most popular albums in modern rock, as it has sold millions of copies and yielded a number of chart-topping hits. But how would you feel about the disc if every song was remixed with one of the most overplayed songs in music history -- Psy's 'Gangnam Style'?

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Pussy Riot Members Turn Focus to ‘Zone of Law’ Human Rights Organization

The members of Pussy Riot are free and the group is experiencing more recognition than they had before they were jailed, so what will they do with that platform? According to Rolling Stone, members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina stated in a Friday press conference that they're planning on putting their support behind a new human rights organization.

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Courtney Love Mends Fences With Former Hole Guitarist Eric Erlandson

The holidays are a good time for mending fences and it looks as though Courtney Love and her onetime Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson are back on good terms. The onetime bandmates had feuded for several years, with Love claiming earlier this year on the 'Opie and Anthony' show that Erlandson had stolen Kurt Cobain's guitars. 

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