Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ Featured in Trailer for ‘300: Rise of an Empire’
You may have seen a TV ad (watch above) for the upcoming movie '300: Rise of an Empire' and heard a familiar song. It's Black Sabbath's classic tune 'War Pigs.' The track gets even more exposure starting at the 1:10 mark in the theatrical trailer for the film (watch bel…
Black Sabbath and Converse Team Up for Footwear Collection
When it comes to band merchandise, t-shirts and hoodies are pretty standard. Every band has those. Lately, a few bands have been unveiling their own lines of footwear. Making the newest entry into the shoe business are the legendary Black Sabbath, who are collaborating with Converse for a line …
Metallica Post HD Video of Full Antarctica Gig
Earlier this month, Metallica became the first band to play seven different continents in one year with their show in Antarctica. Now the band has made HD video footage of the entire 'Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica' concert available via their YouTube channel (watch above).
Ozzy Osbourne Reacts to Black Sabbath Grammy Nominations
This past Friday, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced, and Black Sabbath received nods in three categories: Best Rock Album (’13′), Best Metal Performance (‘God Is Dead?’) and Best Rock Song (‘God Is Dead?). Now, singer Ozzy Osbourne has responded to th…
Metallica Unveil Full 2014 European Tour Dates
After announcing a few dates last week, Metallica have firmed up dates for all 15 shows on their 2014 European Tour
Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert
James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Par…
Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’
Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twit…
Slash Jams With School Kids in South Dakota
Back in his younger days, Slash lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the fullest. These days, he's a dad, and encouraging the next generation in their musical pursuits. And this past week, he jammed with students at the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Metallica Share Video Recap of Apollo Theater Gig
Metallica recently played a once-in-a-lifetime gig at New York's legendary Apollo Theater, and the band is now sharing the experience with all of their fans via a new recap video featuring a performance of 'Master of Puppets' (watch above).
Slash on Pop Star Fergie Naming Her Baby Boy Axl: ‘I Think It’s Really Cool’
Last month, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel announced that they had named their son Axl. It's not a very common name, and Fergie has said she's a big Guns N’ Roses fan, meaning the kid was likely named after Axl Rose. This week, TMZ caught u…
Metallica Unveil More Clips From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Movie
With the release date of Metallica's 3D concert film 'Through the Never' quickly approaching, fans can see both behind the scenes footage and clips from the actual movie in newly released videos.
Perry Farrell Offers Latest on New Music From Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros
Jane's Addiction are currently co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, and the Rock It Out! Blog caught up with frontman Perry Farrell at the Chicago stop for a wide-ranging discussion (watch above).