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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.
The Offspring
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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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Axl Rose
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Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Offers More Serious Take on Danish Giraffe Killing

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has made headlines in recent weeks for his humorous takes via social networking to a pair of controversies - the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl performance and the killing of a baby male giraffe in Copenhagen. However, it's the latter subject matter that still puzzles Rose and has moved him to write again, albeit in a more serious tone this time.

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Stone Sour Corey Taylor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Stone Sour Unleash Metallica ‘Creeping Death’ Cover During Current Tour

Stone Sour are a band that respects their roots, and they've been very good about paying homage to their metal forefathers over the years. The latest instance of this has come on the band's winter 2014 tour, where Corey Taylor and his cohorts have been breaking out a cover of Metallica's 'Creeping Death.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Rocks Fear FestEvil With Exodus and Death Angel

One of the perks of staging your own event is having the ability to drop in on your favorite bands during the festivities, and that's exactly what Metallica's Kirk Hammett did at the inaugural Fear FestEvil horror and music event in San Francisco.

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Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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Anthrax Scott Ian
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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Reflects on Cliff Burton’s Death During Chris Jericho Podcast

Metallica and Anthrax are not only part of 'The Big 4,' but also came up through the metal ranks at the same time. Their shared history dates back to the '80s, and sadly Anthrax were there with Metallica during the most traumatic and tragic event of their early career -- the death of bassist Cliff Burton.

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