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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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Drummer Nick Augusto Says Exit From Trivium Was ‘Not My Decision’

Trivium surprised their fans yesterday by announcing that they were parting ways with drummer Nick Augusto. If anything, the timing was a bit odd as the band has been on tour with Volbeat and had to ask drum tech Mat Madiro to get up to speed and fill in for their remaining dates.

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††† (Crosses) Unveil Trippy ‘Telepathy’ Video

Those who've followed ††† (Crosses) so far know that the group is somewhat out of the wheelhouse of what we've come to expect from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, yet the music still uniquely captures the atmospheric vocal abilities that we've come to love from the singer. The band is now giving fans another taste of music to savor as their 'Telepathy' video has surfaced online courtesy of Moreno.

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Foo Fighters Play Surprise Set as Part of Big Tony and Trouble Funk Celebration

If there's one thing we've learned about Foo Fighters over the years, it's that they're not shy about playing surprise shows. So it should have come as no surprise that when Dave Grohl was booked to take part in a celebration honoring Washington, D.C. legend Big Tony, his band wasn't too far behind.

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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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