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Chad Childers

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.
Chiodos
Razor & Tie / Photo by Graham Fielder
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Chiodos, ‘Looking for a Tornado’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Things are falling into place for Chiodos, who have reunited with frontman Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost and welcomed guitarist and backing vocalist Thomas Erak into the band. As the group leads up to their new album, 'Devil,' they've exclusively teamed with Loudwire to debut their video for 'Looking for a Tornado' off the disc.

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Category: News, Rock, Videos
Pop Evil Nonpoint
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Pop Evil + Nonpoint Lead 2014 Operation Rock Fest

There are already quite a few rock festivals scheduled for the spring and early summer, but the Operation Rock Festival is the one that stands out for its commitment to the military men and women who serve our country. The event, which features headliners Pop Evil and Nonpoint, will take place June 21 in Fredericksburg, Va.

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Nothing More
Eleven Seven Music Group / Photo by Jody Domingue
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Nothing More Sign With Eleven Seven Music, Unleash Heavy Single ‘This Is the Time (Ballast)’

Nothing More are making their case to be included among the breakout bands of 2014. The band recently signed a record deal with Eleven Seven Music Group and are just starting to burn up the airwaves with their new single, 'This Is the Time (Ballast).'

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Category: Concerts, News, Rock
Five Finger Death Punch Ivan Moody
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Five Finger Death Punch Unveil Cinematic ‘House of the Rising Sun’ Video

After teasing audiences with a trailer last week, Five Finger Death Punch have unveiled their cinematic new video for 'House of the Rising Sun.' Upon announcing that the video was coming, the band stated that it was "an experiment" and their "initial steps toward something we always wanted to do … make a full length movie." Mission accomplished!

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Slipknot
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Slipknot Taking Knotfest to Japan in 2014

Slipknot are bringing back their Knotfest music event in 2014, but taking a page out of Ozzfest's book, Slipknot will be staging the fest in Japan. Slipknot were actually part of last year's one-off Ozzfest performance in Japan and will now deliver their very own festival to the country on Nov. 15 and 16.

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Wendy Dio
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Wendy Dio Discusses Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund + More

The Ronnie James Dio Awards are in their third year, continuing to not only celebrate the music of the late great Ronnie James Dio, but also spreading the word about cancer awareness and raising funds to try to eradicate cancer in our lifetime.

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Hellyeah Offer Free Download of New Single ‘Cross To Bier’

Hellyeah are getting the ball rolling on their new album 'Blood for Blood' and they're ready to give you a taste. The band has just announced that fans can get their new single, 'Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)' by simply offering up their email address to join the band's mailing list.

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Angela Gossow
Jo Hale, Getty Images
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Angela Gossow on Leaving Arch Enemy: ‘I Had to Turn a Page’

To say it's been a big week in the history of Arch Enemy is an understatement. Earlier this week, frontwoman Angela Gossow revealed she was stepping down from the band, passing the torch to former Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Gossow, who will transition into more of a behind-the-scenes roll, has allowed news of her departure to sink in and is now thanking fans for their tremendous support.

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Bob Daisley Randy Rhoads
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Former Ozzy Osbourne Bassist Bob Daisley Reveals Unheard Randy Rhoads Recordings

Today (March 19) marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Ozzy Osbourne guitar great Randy Rhoads and his onetime bandmate, Bob Daisley, has offered up his own special tribute online. Daisley has posted a Q&A about the seven hours of audio tapes that he recorded during the writing and recording sessions for the 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman' albums. On top of that, he's also shared some previously unheard studio snippets from those recordings.

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Chevelle Dean Bernardini and Pete Loeffler
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Chevelle Offer New Insight Into ‘La Gargola’ Album – Exclusive Video Premiere

We're just a few weeks away from April 1, and Chevelle are anxiously awaiting the release of their 'La Gargola' album. In the lead up to the disc, Chevelle have teamed with Loudwire to give viewers a second glimpse inside the recording studio as they were completing work on the new disc.

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Stone Sour at Ronnie James Dio Awards
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Corey Taylor, Halestorm + More Salute Ronnie James Dio in Los Angeles

The late great Ronnie James Dio may have passed in 2010, but his spirit, his legacy and the work he started still loomed large at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night.

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