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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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Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto Wins Golden Globe for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Role

Get used to hearing Jared Leto's name called this award season! The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman made a triumphant return to acting this past year, playing a transgendered AIDS patient named Rayon in the film 'Dallas Buyers Club' and he was rewarded with a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award on Sunday night (Jan. 12).

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Sick Puppies Lacuna Coil
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Sick Puppies + Lacuna Coil Headline 2014 ‘Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock’ Tour

With apologies to Shim Moore and Andrea Ferro, it's pretty clear where the focus will be on the upcoming "Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour." The Sick Puppies and Lacuna Coil vocalists' respective bandmates -- bassist Emma Anzai and co-singer Cristina Scabbia -- have inspired the trek's moniker.

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Devour the Day, ‘Move On’ – Lyric Video Premiere

Devour the Day were one of 2013's big success stories and the group is looking to carry over that momentum into 2014. The duo is just about to re-issue their 'Time & Pressure' album with bonus content this week and they're also exclusively premiering their new lyric video for 'Move On' right here at Loudwire.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Join Bruno Mars for Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Performance

Red Hot Chili Peppers were already planning to be in New York for a Super Bowl weekend concert. Now word has it that the band will get in some extra work under a much larger spotlight. The Los Angeles Times reports that they'll join Super Bowl XLVIII halftime headliner Bruno Mars during his mid game festivities.

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Butcher Babies Unleash Ferocious ‘I Smell a Massacre’ Video

If you're looking for something to keep you warm during the winter months, how about the scantily clad Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey pulling off an incendiary performance with their band Butcher Babies while rocking amidst the sweaty crowds on tour last summer. That's the basis for the band's new video for 'I Smell a Massacre.'

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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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