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.
Metallica Dominate Billboard 2017 Year-End Rock Charts
See how Metallica and others fared on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Artist and Top Rock Albums list.
Sammy Hagar to Be Honored by Adopt the Arts, Plus News on Mastodon, Whitesnake + More
Get news on a Sammy Hagar tribute benefit show, a Mastodon documentary, Whitesnake's next major tour and more in Wire-to-Wire.
AC/DC Material Thrives on the Rock Charts Following Malcolm Young’s Death
Six AC/DC songs sit in the Top 25 of the Hot Rock Songs survey, while other charts have seen the band's music return as well.
Joan Jett ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary to Premiere at 2018 Sundance Film Festival
The new documentary 'Bad Reputation' about Joan Jett has made the cut and will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
AC/DC Fans Campaign to Get ‘For Those About to Rock’ as U.K. Christmas Chart-Topper for Ma…
The race for the Christmas No. 1 in the U.K. this year will include a fan-driven campaign for AC/DC's 'For Those About to Rock' in honor of Malcolm Young.
Dave Mustaine + Zakk Wylde Lead 2018 Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s ‘Masters of Metal II’
Dave Mustaine and Zakk Wylde will headline the 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp 'Masters of Metal II' in April.
Gene Simmons Issues Apology for Offending Fox News Staffers
After the recent incident where Gene Simmons was accused of crashing a Fox News staff meeting and offending staffers, the musician has issued an apology.
Sharon Osbourne on Ozy Fest Lawsuit: ‘Where Do People Come Up With the Nerve?’
During an appearance on 'The Talk,' Sharon Osbourne discussed the Ozzfest's legal battle against organizers of Ozy Fest.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘I Think We Could Have Educated Ourselves Better’ About Napster
In a new interview, Metallica's Lars Ulrich speaks in depth about the band's early 2000s battle with Napster and how they could've handled it differently.
Foo Fighters Fan Belts Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ With the Band in Illinois
Watch as Mike Carpenter gets pulled from the audience to sing Rush's 'Tom Sawyer' with Foo Fighters in Champaign, Ill.
Sammy Hagar: Scheduling to Determine Whether Chickenfoot or The Circle Record Will Come Ne…
Sammy Hagar revealed in a new interview that scheduling will determine whether he works on a new album for Chickenfoot or The Circle in 2018.
Metallica to Stream ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Concert, Reveal 1986 Roskilde ‘Master of Pupp…
Find out where you can watch the 'Band Together Bay Area' concert and watch rare footage of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' from 1986's Roskilde Festival.