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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.
Geoff Tate
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Geoff Tate Will Play ‘Queensryche Farewell Tour’ Before Recent Settlement Kicks In

Earlier this week, Queensryche and their former frontman Geoff Tate revealed that a settlement had been reached that detailed each act's future plans concerning the name. The remaining members of the band will retain the name, while Tate has obtained the right to perform the group's 'Operation: Mindcrime' album and its sequel. But before the agreement kicks in, Tate will have one final trek under the Queensryche moniker that he's utilized over the past year since his ousting from the band.

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Rob Zombie Rockers Ginger Fish + John 5 Talk ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ + John 5 Solo Album

These are busy times in the Rob Zombie camp. The band is getting ready for more touring, the release of their 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD and companion book, and yes, they've somehow found time to start work on a new album.

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Courtney Love
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Courtney Love Unleashes ‘Wedding Day’ Single

Courtney Love is getting ready to hit the road again, and the singer wants to have some new music to perform. Last week, fans were treated to the preview of her forthcoming double A-Side, 'You Know My Name,' and now we're getting the other half -- a song called 'Wedding Day.'

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Dave Grohl Recalls His Soundgarden ‘Holy S—’ Moment

One of the great things about the Seattle scene of the early '90s was the incredible amount of talent and craftsmanship that continually raised the bar among the top bands in the area. With Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' turning 20 this year, one of the band's peers, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, has weighed in with his recollection of hearing what Soundgarden were doing back in '94.

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Queensryche Settlement Reached Between Longtime Members and Geoff Tate

After some very public feuding, it appears as though Queensyrche and their former frontman Geoff Tate have come to an amicable split. While nothing was confirmed as of last week, it was noticeable that Tate's website was now billing him as "The Voice of Queensryche," suggesting that the long-rumored settlement had been finalized.

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The Offspring, Rise Against to Headline 2014 Chill on the Hill Festival

The Detroit-area festival Chill on the Hill is back for its second year, and organizers have revealed that The Offspring and Rise Against will headline the two nights Sept. 6 and 7 at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Mich.

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Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan 2014 Welcomes Korn and Limp Bizkit

Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed.

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Jacoby Shaddix
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Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach Working on Their ‘Sickest, Most Illest’ Album Yet

Papa Roach are one of rock's hardest working bands and at present the group is in the early stages of recording their next album. However, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix got a respite from the studio for a night to come out and hang with many of his hard rock brothers and sisters at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Wednesday (April 24) in Los Angeles.

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