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.
Stone Sour Win Hard Rock Artist of the Year – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Congrats to Stone Sour, who have won the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Hard Rock Artist of the Year as presented by Frontiers Music SRL.
Greta Van Fleet Win Best New Artist – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Congrats to Greta Van Fleet, winners of the Best New Artist at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards.
Sammy Hagar Receives the Humanitarian Award – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Congrats to Sammy Hagar, the initial recipient of the Humanitarian Awards at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards.
Chester Bennington Wins Vocalist of the Year – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Celebrate as Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been named the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Vocalist of the Year.
See Photos of Rock + Metal Stars From the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Black Carpet!
See our photos from the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Black Carpet here.
2018 Welcome to Rockville Secures Dates + Foo Fighters, Plus News on Breaking Benjamin, Qu…
Get news on the 2018 Welcome to Rockville festival + one of the headliners, plus updates on Breaking Benjamin's next album, a new Down N' Outz live disc + more.
Foo Fighters Announce 2018 ‘Concrete and Gold’ North American Tour Dates
Foo Fighters have announced two legs of North American tour dates for 2018.
Kid Rock Shows Jackson the Raccoon the Joys of a ‘Tennessee Mountain Top’ in New Video
When you're a raccoon beaten down by L.A. living, thank God Kid Rock can show you the 'Tennessee Mountain Top.'
Decapitated Members’ Bond Set at $100K in Alleged Rape + Kidnapping Case
All four members have now appeared in a Spokane court, been advised of their kidnapping and rape charges and bond has been set at $100K for each member.
Linkin Park Reveal Streaming Plans for Chester Bennington Memorial Show
Find out where you can stream the Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington memorial show.
Mastodon Unveil ‘Sultan’s Curse’ Imperial Stout Beer
Mastodon are back in their beer business with their second offering, 'Sultan's Curse.'
Tragically Hip Vocalist Gord Downie Dies From Brain Cancer at 53
Tragically Hip vocalist Gord Downie, who triumphantly toured and recorded while dealing with terminal brain cancer, has passed away at the age of 53.