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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.
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Social Distortion Frontman Mike Ness Penning Autobiography ‘Story of My Life’

Social Distortion's Mike Ness is penning an autobiography aptly titled after the band's hit song 'Story of My Life.' The punk-rock legend revealed during an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ at Coachella that he's been working on a new book that's expected to arrive in 2014.

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Chi Cheng’s Family Announces Gathering to Honor Deftones Bassist’s Memory

Even though he passed just last week, the family of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been very aware of the love generated by the musician around the world. As such they are staging a gathering this weekend where fans, friends and peers are invited to come celebrate his life.

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Newsted Ready to Rock Concert Audiences With New Material and a Sprinkle of Metallica Tunes

Newsted will play their first official gigs tonight (April 19) and tomorrow (April 20) at the Red House in Walnut Creek, Calif., and many fans are wondering what to expect from Jason Newsted's new band. The former Metallica bassist re-emerged on the music scene late last fall, revealing his new self-titled group with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth. Then, just recently, the band added longtime Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, whose group is currently in the midst of a hiatus.

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Halestorm Cover ‘Karate Kid’ Theme ‘You’re the Best Around’

Halestorm are no strangers to covers, having already released one covers collection and recently discussing ideas for a second. But during a trip to an Idaho radio station, the band quickly learned and cranked out one track they might not have had in their arsenal -- Joe Esposito's 'You're the Best Around.'

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Discusses Elton John Collaboration

Queens of the Stone Age are now in promotional mode, beginning to build the buzz for their upcoming '…Like Clockwork' album. Frontman Josh Homme recently visited the U.K.'s XFM where he discussed how the band's collaboration with Elton John came about.

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Guns N’ Roses Reveal ‘Appetite for Democracy 3D’ Movie Trailer

Guns N' Roses are about to bring one of their best live experiences to the big screen, with some pretty awesome 3D effects thrown in for good measure. The band's 2012 residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was filmed and has now been turned into a movie that will get theatrical screenings this summer. With the project nearing, the group has now offered the first extended trailer for the movie.

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Nikki Sixx Shares Desire for Taylor Hawkins to Play on Sixx: A.M. Album

One of the things that's limited Sixx: A.M. somewhat in the past is their lack of a drummer, but Nikki Sixx has discussed his desire to make the band more of a priority in the future and that would presumably include finding a drummer to help them out. In a recent tweet, Sixx revealed the musician that's on the top of his wish list, shouting out the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.

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