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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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Philip Anselmo, Tool + Members of Extended GWAR Family Salute Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie

 

The music world suffered a big loss on Sunday (March 23) with the death of GWAR frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie. The tributes continue to roll in, with Philip Anselmo, Tool and more findings special ways to pay their respects.

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Slipknot Taking Knotfest to Japan in 2014

Slipknot are bringing back their Knotfest music event in 2014, but taking a page out of Ozzfest's book, Slipknot will be staging the fest in Japan. Slipknot were actually part of last year's one-off Ozzfest performance in Japan and will now deliver their very own festival to the country on Nov. 15 and 16.

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‘The Dirt’ Director Jeff Tremaine Talks Translating Motley Crue’s Book to the Big Screen

Motley Crue are making sure they go out with a bang rather than a whimper. That includes not only the massive 'Final Tour' they're preparing to embark on, but also the finally realized big screen adaptation of their best-selling book, 'The Dirt.' Director Jeff Tremaine, best known for his work on the 'Jackass' films and 'Bad Grandpa,' was recently chosen to oversee the movie and Loudwire spoke to him about bringing 'The Dirt' to the big screen.

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AFI’s Davey Havok + Jade Puget Launch New Hardcore Band XTRMST

After a brief period of mystery, AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget have confirmed that it is indeed them performing on the newly released music from the band XTRMST. Just last week the group's new EP surfaced online with many speculating that it was the AFI duo behind the works.

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Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Bullseye Les Paul Guitar Stolen in Chicago

Guitar great Zakk Wylde is missing one of the tools of his trade, and it's a special one at that. The Black Label Society leader's prized Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar was stolen during a tour stop in Chicago, and a police investigation into the theft is now under way.

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Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Joining Band in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Update: Chad Channing will not be entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of Nirvana. Read about why there was confusion in our latest story on the matter.

While many recognize Nirvana as Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the band actually had other members along the way, and one of those members will join Nirvana when they're inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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Watch Soundgarden Perform ‘Superunknown’ in Its Entirety at 2014 SXSW iTunes Festival

Soundgarden may be back as a fully functioning, modern act releasing new tunes, but the legendary group opted for a bit of nostalgia Thursday night (March 13) in Austin, Texas. As promised, the band delivered their 1994 classic 'Superunknown' in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Dave Grohl, Producer Butch Vig + More Appear in ‘The Smart Studios Story’

Dave Grohl, producer Butch Vig and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan are among the rockers who will hopefully appear in a new documentary titled 'The Smart Studios Story.' The reason we say "hopefully" is because the project is still in the works as director Wendy Schneider attempts to raise funds via a Kickstarter campaign.

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