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.
2017 Houston Open Air Festival Canceled
After the recent woes of Hurricane Harvey, organizers have announced the cancellation of the 2017 Houston Open Air festival.
Nikki Sixx + Sixx: A.M. Ready ‘The Heroin Diaries’ 10th Anniversary Edition Releases
Nikki Sixx is prepping special 10th anniversary editions of 'The Heroin Diaries' book and its corresponding soundtrack.
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Announces 3rd Annual Bowl for Ronnie
The Bowl for Ronnie bowling event will return to Studio City, Calif. for its third year on Oct. 6.
Wacken Open Air Crowd Honors Lemmy Kilmister With Sing-Along to Motorhead’s Cover of David…
Watch the power of the masses as the Wacken Open Air crowd pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister with a sing-along to Motorhead's cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes.'
Life and Death of Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ Video Star Examined in New Feature
In a new Billboard feature, the life and death of Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video star is examined.
Guns N’ Roses Lead Pollstar’s Top Grossing Tours of 2017 Mid-Year List
There's 151.5 million reasons why 'Not in This Lifetime' was a good idea for this lifetime.
Vivian Campbell ‘Saddened’ He Never Had the Chance to Make Up With Ronnie James Dio
Guitarist Vivian Campbell says in a new interview that he's 'saddened' he never made up with Ronnie James Dio and believes they could have worked together.
The Dead Daises Celebrate Independence Day With ‘We’re an American Band’ Live Video
The Dead Daisies issue their 'We're an American Band' live video for the 4th of July.
Bill Ward: ‘I’m at Peace’ With Black Sabbath Bandmates
Bill Ward reflects on his estrangement with his Black Sabbath bandmates and says he's at peace with where things stand.
Vinny Appice: Ronnie James Dio Would Be ‘Pissed Off’ Over Gene Simmons Hand Gesture Tradem…
In a recent podcast appearance, Vinny Appice stated that Ronnie James Dio would be pissed off over Gene Simmons' attempt to trademark the 'devil horn' gesture.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘I Got Ambushed’ With Danish Knighting
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich goes more in depth about his recent knighting by his home country of Denmark.
Devin Townsend + Steve Vai to Reunite Onstage at Norway’s Starmus Festival
Devin Townsend and Steve Vai played together on Vai's 1993 'Sex and Religion' album, and will reunite onstage at Norway's Starmus Festival this month.