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.
Def Leppard, Soundgarden + The Offspring Lead 2017 Rocklahoma Festival
The lineup for the 2017 Rocklahoma festival has been announced, with Def Leppard, Soundgarden and The Offspring named as headliners.
Alice Cooper Joined by Jim Carrey, Steven Tyler + More at New Year’s Eve Fundraiser in Mau…
Watch Alice Cooper perform with Jim Carrey and Steven Tyler during his annual New Year's Eve fundraising concert in Maui.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Pens Song for Birmingham Cathedral
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has given back to his home city, penning a song for the Birmingham Cathedral featuring the Cathedral Choir.
10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1987
1987 was a key year in the evolution of hard rock. Join us as we reflect on the 10 Best Albums of the year that began to change how we looked at the genre.
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Selling Sea Cliff Estate for $16 Million
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is ready to sell off his beautiful Sea Cliff estate for a reported $16 million asking price.
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Suggests Lengthy Farewell Tour, Band Discussing New Music
Aerosmith recently announced their 'Aero Vederci Baby' farewell tour dates, but guitarist Brad Whitford suggests it may be a lengthy run.
Metallica Offer Official Video Footage, Concert Downloads From Los Angeles + Oakland Shows
Metallica are now offering official video footage and serving up concert downloads from their recent shows in Los Angeles and Oakland.
Phil Rudd: ‘I Don’t Think It’s a Good Idea’ for Angus Young to Shut Down AC/DC
Estranged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has stated in a new interview that he doesn't think Angus Young should shut down the band and has never played better.
Canadian Police Use Nickelback Music to Deter Drunk Drivers [Updated]
Canadian police in Kensington have revealed a drunk driving deterrent plan with a promise to blast Nickelback for those arrested under the influence.
Metallica Hang Out With Tribute Band Sandman Who Received Cease and Desist Letter
Metallica hung out with Sandman, the group who mistakenly received a cease and desist letter from a Metallica attorney, during a show in Toronto.
Axl Rose Settles Lawsuit With Former Guns N’ Roses Instrumentalist Chris Pitman
Axl Rose has settled an outstanding debt with former Guns N' Roses instrumentalist Chris Pitman.
Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘I Would Like to Make Some New Music Sooner Than Eight Years’
Metallica's James Hetfield shares his desire for a quicker turnaround between studio albums.