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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.
Halestorm Ronnie James Dio
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Halestorm Rock Dio’s ‘Straight Through the Heart’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

All hail the late Ronnie James Dio … and many in the rock and metal world have heeded that call. A who's who of rock and metal acts have gathered to pay homage to the late Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman via the upcoming tribute album, 'This Is Your Life.' Loudwire is proud to bring you the U.S. premiere of one of the tracks on the disc -- Halestorm's rendition of 'Straight Through the Heart.'

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Kill Devil Hill Announce Type O Negative Drummer Johnny Kelly As New Member

Kill Devil Hill may have lost one of their name performers and key contributors when drummer Vinny Appice left the band, but they've filled the void quite nicely with the addition of new drummer Johnny Kelly. The former Type O Negative skinbeater will be with the group when they return to the road in April.

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Category: Concerts, News, Rock
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Steel Panther Bringing 2014 ‘All You Can Eat’ Tour Across North America

Better clear some room on your schedule! That's because Steel Panther are planning to bring their new album 'All You Can Eat' to concert stages this spring. The hedonistic metal act will rock North America beginning May 3 in Seattle with a monthlong trek.

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Machine Head
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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reveals New Song Titles From Upcoming Album

Machine Head are making strides toward a new album, but as frontman Robb Flynn reveals in a new "General's Journals" posting, things are moving forward at a "slow and steady" pace. However, the progress is coming along well enough for Flynn to divulge the current titles of a few songs that may make the next disc.

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Rob Zombie
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Rob Zombie Reveals ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ Release Date, Plots Companion Book

After recently narrowing down the potential release for his 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD and Blu-Ray release to May, Rob Zombie has now penciled in an official street date. The concert collection will arrive on May 20, and that's not all that's in store for Zombie fans.

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Hellyeah Drummer Vinnie Paul Clarifies Band’s Current Lineup

Hellyeah definitely shook things up earlier this year when they announced that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha had exited the group. The announcement came right as the band was announcing that they had completed a new album and were planning to release it. Now, in a new interview, drummer Vinnie Paul clarifies the band's current lineup and how they intend to proceed after parting ways with the two musicians.

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Alice Cooper Documentary to Receive Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

There are few rockers that have as colorful of a history as Alice Cooper, so it is with great anticipation that the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' documentary will arrive this year. Fans can start preparing for the film as it's just been announced that the movie will officially premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year.

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John Moyer
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Disturbed + Adrenaline Mob Bassist John Moyer to Launch Dread Clothing Line

Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob bassist John Moyer is expanding his brand by launching his own clothing line. Fans will get their first taste of Moyer's new Dread threads at the Heart of Texas Rockfest stage during Austin, Texas' Music Week on Friday, March 14.

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Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Launches New KBB Records Label

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce is adding to his music resume as he's launching a new record label. Bruce has teamed with co-manager Kyle Borman to announce the formation of the new KBB Records. In addition, the label has signed upstart rockers Scare Don't Fear as their first act.

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