Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Could Black Sabbath’s July 4 Hyde Park Gig Be Their Last Show?
Black Sabbath have been on a huge roll the last couple of years. Their comeback album '13' is a Grammy-winning smash hit and they've been playing sold-out shows all across the world. But could the legendary metal band's touring career be coming to a close?
Black Label Society Play ‘Angel of Mercy’ on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’
Black Label Society just rocked late night TV. The band made an appearance on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' last night (May 6), playing 'Angel of Mercy' (watch above). It's from their latest album 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican.'
Watch Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale in Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Shatter Me’ Video
Rock and metal fans might not be familiar with Lindsey Stirling, but the violinist currently has the No. 1 album on iTunes with 'Shatter Me.' The title track features Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, and you can watch the video above. There's also a behind the scenes video with Hale and St…
Linkin Park Reveal ‘The Hunting Party’ Track List
Details about Linkin Park's upcoming album 'The Hunting Party' have been trickling out over the past several weeks. Now we have the complete track listing with guest musicians for the disc that's set to be released June 17.
Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in ‘Fourth Inning’ of New Album Process
He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning."
Motionless in White To Release New Album ‘Reincarnate’ in September
Pennsylvania's favorite gothic metalcore band Motionless in White have revealed details about their next album. Via a post on their Facebook page, they announced that their third full-length will be titled 'Reincarnate' and will drop Sept. 16.
Duff McKagan To Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods, Suicide Silence Added to Bill
After playing with Guns N' Roses in South America, it has just been announced that bassist Duff McKagan will also be on stage with the band at this week's Revolver Golden Gods Awards taking place Wednesday, April 23, in Los Angeles. McKagan has been filling in with his …
Ex-Breaking Benjamin Guitarist Aaron Fink Resurfaces in New Band Gentleman East
After his acrimonious 2011 exit from Breaking Benjamin and subsequent legal battle with frontman Benjamin Burnley over the band name, guitarist Aaron Fink has resurfaced in the new group Gentleman East.
Kix To Release First New Album in 19 Years
Kix have been back together since 2003, but haven't released a studio album since 1995's 'Show Business.' They put out a live album/DVD in 2012, and now have signed with Loud & Proud Records to release an as-yet-untitled album on July 22.
Gus G + Suicide Silence’s Mark Heylmun Talk Mitch Lucker + Guitars in ‘Metalhead to Head’ …
Guitarists Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) and Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence) sat down for the latest episode of Fuse TV's 'Metalhead to Head' (watch part one above and part two below). There was a lot of shredding and funny stories about times their guitar kill switches accidentally …
Wolfmother Stream Surprise Album ‘New Crown,’ Unveil ‘Heavy Weight’ Video
If Beyonce can release a surprise album, why not Wolfmother? After splitting the band up last year to go solo, frontman Andrew Stockdale decided to go back to using the Wolfmother name and released their third album 'New Crown' via Bandcamp. You can stream the entire album below.
Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival
You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Ko…