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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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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Takes on 100-Year-Old Track for Unique Compilation

Metallica have covered their fair share of songs over the years, but guitarist Kirk Hammett is taking on a track that most fans would never expect. The rocker is set to cover 'Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)' for a new compilation.

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Chevelle Announce Summer 2014 Dates, Discuss Future ‘La Gargola’ Singles

Judging by the early returns, Chevelle should have a big 2014! The band's 'La Gargola' album gave the group their highest debut ever, arriving at No. 3, and the first single, 'Take Out the Gunman,' has raced up the song charts ever since its release earlier this year. With the momentum going strong, the band is looking to capitalize on that and they've just announced more dates for this summer.

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Courtney Love on Dave Grohl Hug: ‘We Just Both Knew It Was Time To Let It Go’

It was the hug felt 'round the world. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, who had battled with Krist Novoselic and to a greater extent Dave Grohl over how to handle Nirvana's musical legacy over the years, openly embraced both during her speech at the band's Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame induction. But even before the public got to see the peaceful public declaration, there was a more private one.

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Addresses Times of Grace Status in Fan Question Video

Killswitch Engage are rocking as strong as ever with frontman Jesse Leach returning to the band, but the seeds of the reunion may have been planted much sooner with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz playing with Leach in the band Times of Grace. With Killswitch returning in a major way, Leach has addressed the status of his and Dutkiewicz's other band in a new Q&A video he's posted online.

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Seether Reveal Details for ‘Isolate and Medicate’ Studio Album

After taking a well-deserved break and tiding fans over with a hits collection last year, Seether are set to return with a new studio album. The band just announced that their sixth studio release will be titled 'Isolate and Medicate,' and it's currently on schedule for a July 1 street date.

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Nikki Sixx Reveals Taylor Hawkins Will Appear on Next Sixx: A.M. Album

Ask and ye shall receive! A little over a year ago this time Nikki Sixx shared his desire to record music with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and now it appears as though Hawkins got word and will actually turn up on the next Sixx: A.M. album.

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Nikki Sixx Rips Godsmack for Apparent Request to Appear on His ‘Sixx Sense’ Radio Show

While it has been said that time heals all wounds, nobody ever specified how much time. And it appears as though a few years have not cooled the tensions between Motley Crue / Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx and Godsmack frontman Sully Erna.

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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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Hellyeah Unveil Bloody ‘Sangre Por Sangre’ Video, Debut New Live Lineup

Hellyeah have entered full promotion mode for their upcoming 'Blood for Blood' album, and that includes a new music video and returning to the stage. The band just debuted the clip for the track 'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood for Blood),' and kicked off their touring support of the album in Abilene, Texas.

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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