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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.
Shinedown Eric Bass
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Shinedown’s Eric Bass Suffers Second Degree Ankle Sprain on Tour

As far as physical professions go, being a musician is usually one of the most injury free occupations you could choose. Still, there are the occasional accidents that happen on the road and Shinedown bassist Eric Bass is feeling the effects of a performance mishap last night (March 22) in Lubbock, Texas.

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Queens of the Stone Age Josh Homme
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Queens of the Stone Age Tease New Album With Audio Snippets

Could we be getting closer to finally having a new Queens of the Stone Age album? It appears that way as the group has updated their website to feature a splash page that offers brief instrumental snippets every time the page is refreshed. In addition, after several refreshes, the site offers the messages "June" and  "… Like Clockwork" under the artwork on the page.

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Metallica as the Lemmys
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Classic Video of Metallica as Motorhead Tribute Band The Lemmys Posted Online

There's no doubt that Metallica love Motorhead, and now there's some additional video footage to prove it. Back in 1995, the Metallica members, decked out in long black-haired wigs, took the stage at Los Angeles' Whisky-a-Go-Go to play a set of Motorhead songs in honor of Lemmy Kilmister's 50th birthday. Now, the famous venue has just posted video from the performance on YouTube.

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Scott Weiland Not Closing Door on Stone Temple Pilots Return After ‘Reactionary’ Firing

Although Scott Weiland isn't happy with the recent announcement that he was fired from Stone Temple Pilots, he hoping there will be a reconciliation in the future. In a new interview with the Youngstown News' Vindicator, Weiland says that he feels his ousting was a "reactionary" decision and doesn't feel the door has closed on his time with the band.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne Offers Update on Black Sabbath Bandmate Tony Iommi’s Health

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are getting ready for their return to the road in New Zealand and Australia this spring, followed by an expected North American trek in the summer. The band is making their first extended tour run since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy last year, and Osbourne says his Sabbath bandmate is doing quite well.

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Rob Zombie-Ivan Moody-Mayhem Press Conference
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Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Huntress + Butcher Babies Rock 2013 Mayhem Fest Press Event

The 2013 Mayhem Festival may not arrive until late June, but four of the bands on the bill gave a great taste of what's to come at the Mayhem Festival press conference Monday (March 18) in Los Angeles. Headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch fielded questions, while up-and-coming acts Huntress and Butcher Babies took over the Whisky-a-Go-Go for an in-your-face performance.

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Dropkick Murphys Ken Casey
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Dropkick Murphys Confront NYC Concertgoer Over Nazi Salute During AC/DC Cover

You never know what you're going to get when you invite the crowd up onstage with you for a performance. What the Dropkick Murphys got during their recent set in New York was at least one audience member who made his way onstage and began performing the Hitler salute as the band rocked out a cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'

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Dave Grohl
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Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

Dave Grohl is taking over Austin this week as one of South by Southwest's most prominent figures. The musician just had a chance to show off his 'Sound City' documentary for the Austin denizens and is heading to the Austin Convention Center today to give his keynote speech for the music conference. The speech itself will stream live online courtesy of NPR and SXSW at noon ET / 9AM PT and you can catch it right here in the player below.

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