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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.
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett + Rob Trujillo Named Keynote Speakers At Surf Summit 17

Music is a passion for the members of Metallica, but it's not their only passion. Guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo have also found enjoyment riding waves, and their love of surfing has led them to being named the keynote speakers at the upcoming Surf Summit 17.

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Philip Anselmo, Tool + Members of Extended GWAR Family Salute Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie

The music world suffered a big loss on Sunday (March 23) with the death of GWAR frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie. The tributes continue to roll in, with Philip Anselmo, Tool and more findings special ways to pay their respects.

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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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