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.
Rockers React: Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
A number of rock and metal musicians have commented on the death of Anthony Bourdain. Read their tributes here.
Derek Smalls: ‘I Kept Thinking That Spinal Tap Was Going to Un-Dissolve’
'We don't break up, but we dissolve a lot, much like a fast-acting pain tablet,' says Smalls of Spinal Tap.
Metallica Volunteer for ‘Day of Service,’ Donate $5,000 to SF-Marin Food Bank
Metallica visited the SF-Marin Food Bank during the inaugural 'Day of Service' initiative.
Joe Satriani on Potential for Chickenfoot Album: ‘I Think It Is Gonna Happen This Year’
The guitarist is optimistic of a potential third studio album from the all-star collective happening this year.
Rockers React to Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting
With another school shooting in the U.S., the emotional responses are coming in.
Tenacious D Tease New Album, Reveal More 2018 Tour Dates
Find out where you can see the band and (approximately) when we might get a new album.
Metallica Surprise Helsinki Food-Based Charity With Donation
A Helsinki family-run charity found themselves the beneficiaries of Metallica's latest donation from the All Within My Hands foundation.
Pearl Jam Eyeing 2019 for Next Album
Bassist Jeff Ament lays out the timeline for the next Pearl Jam album.
Sharon Osbourne Forgets Passport, Gets Stranded in Mexico
After leaving her passport behind, Sharon Osbourne ran into issues trying to return to the U.S. from Ozzy Osbourne's Mexico City show.
Fans, Musicians Pay Tribute to Dio at the 4th Annual ‘Ride for Ronnie’
Read our recap and see photos from the 4th Annual Ride for Ronnie benefit event.
Kids Share Love + Critiques of KISS in Latest ‘Kids React’ Video
'That hair is questionable,' offers one child, while others praise their insane antics.
Metallica, Paul McCartney Among 2018 Austin City Limits Festival Headliners
See the full lineup for the 17th annual Austin City Limits music festival here.