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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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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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Slash Joins Motorhead at Los Angeles Club Show + Coachella Festival

Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.

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Nirvana Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Female Rockers Join Surviving Members for Gig

Here we are now! Entertain us! And for during the late '80s and early '90s that's exactly what Nirvana did. The band's meteoric rise to fame was saluted on Thursday night (April 10)  as they were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Reportedly Used by CIA to Torture Guantanamo Bay Detainees

A new report from Al Jazeera suggests that the CIA once used Chili Peppers to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and we're not talking the spicy tongue-burning kind. The report states that a U.S. official confirmed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used to break prisoners.

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Ace Frehley + Peter Criss Respond to Accusations of Anti-Semitism by Paul Stanley

KISS' Paul Stanley has stirred up a hornets nest with his upcoming memoir, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed.' One of the passages that has made headlines recently is where he makes accusations of anti-Semitic behavior by the band's former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Stanley and fellow Kiss member Gene Simmons are Jewish.

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