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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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2013 Rock on the Range Festival Unveils Daily Lineups + Single-Day Ticketing Info

The 2013 Rock on the Range festival will be here before you know it, and now fans can start planning which bands they want to see. Organizers have revealed the daily lineups for the seventh annual Rock on the Range festival at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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Inaugural ‘Heavy Metal + Popular Culture International Conference’ Coming to Ohio

Colleges are for learning on a wide variety of subject matters and you can now include heavy metal among them as Bowling Green State University will host the first 'Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference' next month. The event, which runs April 4-7, was founded by BGSU's Jeremy Wallach, Esther Clinton and Brian Hickam -- all metal fans who got the idea while attending similar heavy metal educational conferences in Europe.

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Corey Taylor: ‘I Would Love To Do Something Violent and Dark With Trent Reznor’

It's been a busy year for Corey Taylor, who not only is promoting Stone Sour's upcoming 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' album, but has also enjoyed some extra recognition for his collaboration with Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen and Scott Reeder on the single 'From Can to Can't' that's part of the soundtrack for Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary. Loudwire recently spoke with Taylor, who revealed that he's thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Grohl and still has a few names on his dream collaborator list.

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Stone Sour Unveil ‘Do Me a Favor’ Animated Video

Ever since Stone Sour unveiled the trailer in late February for 'Do Me a Favor,' fans have been not-so-patiently waiting to find out what the full vividly artistic clip would end up being. As it turns out, frontman Corey Taylor and company have incorporated several of the characters from the 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' concept album into the animated narrative for the clip.

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New Book ‘Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History’ Arriving This Fall

Metallica may be shooting for a 2014 album release, but there's plenty to keep fans occupied in the interim. Adding to their wealth of 2013 projects (3D film, Orion Music + More festival, etc), there's now a new book en route. 'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' from author Martin Popoff is due out this fall via Voyageur Press.

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Fan-Made Nine Inch Nails Film Documents Band’s Final 2009 Show

In 2009, it appeared as though Nine Inch Nails' days as a touring band were coming to an end as Trent Reznor had revealed plans to retire from the road. The band played their epic "final show" on Sept. 10, 2009 and said their farewells, but luckily there were some fans around to capture the event for posterity and now a fan-made documentary has surfaced.

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Green Day Fan Creates Virtual Lego ‘She’ Video

It's not uncommon these days for bands to occasionally turn their video making over to fans, usually as some sort of competition. But Green Day just had one of their classic tracks turned into a visually interesting piece through the use of virtual Legos and it came about unsolicited from the group.

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