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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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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs

Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermath nearly 20 years later.

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Halestorm Unleash Rocking Cover of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’

Will the song of the summer become the song of the fall, as well? If Halestorm have anything to say about it, that may very well be the case. Even for hard rock and metal fans, it's been hard to escape hearing Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' at least a few times and now Halestorm has covered the track for their 'ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP,' which is due Oct. 15.

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Rob Zombie: ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Could Work as a Broadway Musical

Rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie has enjoyed a successful career in two mediums, but could there possibly be a third someday? While speaking to the Associated Press about his movies and music, Zombie theorized that one of his films could potentially be translated for the Broadway stage.

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Smile Empty Soul Begin Recording Sessions for Fall 2013 Album

Smile Empty Soul will return this fall after launching their own imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment, in conjunction with Chicago's Pavement Entertainment. The band just entered the studio this past week to start recording their upcoming album, 'Chemicals,' which is on track for a fall 2013 release.

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Metallica Offer ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Performance as a Free Download

Metallica had the time of their life in the early part of May, joining the San Francisco Giants baseball team for a special Metallica-themed evening that saw Lars Ulrich throw out the first pitch and James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett thoroughly rock the National Anthem. As expected the band's performance of the 'Star-Spangled Banner' rocked and fans have been clamoring for it ever since. Now the band is obliging by making the Hetfield and Hammett version available as a free download for those who want it.

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Pearl Jam Reportedly To Drop New Single in July

While most of the focus has been on if Pearl Jam will release their new album in 2013 or 2014, the attention is now shifting to when we might hear the first taste of new music from the band. According to an AllAccess.com posting that has since been removed, Pearl Jam is alleged to be targeting a July 16 premiere for a new song.

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New Preview Clip of Upcoming Avenged Sevenfold Album Surfaces

Avenged Sevenfold are apparently getting a little sneakier in their attempts to tease their next album. Earlier this month, the band offered their first taste of new music with a studio video soundtracked with a snippet of a cut from the upcoming disc that appeared via a radio player on their website. For their second preview, fans had to dig a little deeper.

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Stone Temple Pilots Issue Statement Explaining Lawsuit Against Scott Weiland

As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots recently filed a lawsuit against their former singer Scott Weiland, while Weiland has responded with a few harsh comments about the band's decision to continuing on under the STP name with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer. Now, Stone Temple Pilots are attempting to explain their reasons for taking legal action against their former frontman.

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Scott Weiland Calls Stone Temple Pilots Members ‘Disrespectful’ + ‘Selfish’

Scott Weiland is now speaking about some of the issues that have led to the current problems between himself and Stone Temple Pilots' members, who are now continuing under the STP band name with Chester Bennington as their vocalist. He points to differing viewpoints in how to promote the band as being at the base of their issues.

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