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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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Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch + Deftones Lead 2014 River City Rockfest

San Antonio will be rocking in late May as the River City Rockfest returns with a stellar hard rock and metal lineup. Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch and Deftones will lead the way, with a number of frontline rock acts joining them for the festivities.

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Lashes Out at Imagine Dragons + the Grammys

Queens of the Stone Age may have gotten the royal shaft at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and it's something that still stings a little for Josh Homme, as was apparent after the frontman addressed it during a concert in Houston.

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The Offspring to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2014 OC Music Awards

Congrats to The Offspring, who will be saluted with the Orange County Impact and Lifetime Achievement honor at the annual OC Music Awards. The honor annually goes to a renowned local band or artist that has left a major impact on the Orange County music scene, and the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives have definitely done that.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea Responds to Super Bowl Controversy

Red Hot Chili Peppers just performed on one of the biggest stages in the world, playing the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Bruno Mars. But the performance has drawn some criticism as it was visibly noticeable that bassist Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer were performing without their instruments plugged in.

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Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl + Queens of the Stone Age Close 2014 Grammy Awards, Get Shafted

Already a two-time Grammy Award winner before the end of the night, Dave Grohl almost finished the Grammys on another high note. The Foo Fighters frontman joined Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham for the show's closing performance -- at least what we got to see of it.

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Win 2014 Grammy for Best Rock Song

Dave Grohl took home his second Grammy of the day, this time winning for Best Rock Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards for 'Cut Me Some Slack' with his collaborators Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. The song comes from the 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack, which won earlier in the day for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

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Flea Not Planning to Flash Crowd During Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Performance

Did anybody do a head scratch when Red Hot Chili Peppers were recently announced to play the Super Bowl halftime show alongside pop star Bruno Mars? After all, the organizers have been notoriously conservative in their choices for the halftime show performers after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" a decade ago and the Chili Peppers have been known to bare a fair share of skin during their performances.

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The Pretty Reckless Reveal Release Date + Album Art for ‘Going to Hell’

There's an early leader in the 2014 clubhouse for sexiest album art, as The Pretty Reckless have unveiled the eye-catching cover for their upcoming album, 'Going to Hell.' The disc is now set for a March 18 release through Razor & Tie.

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