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.
Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Full Performance From Lollapalooza 2013
On Friday night (Aug. 2), Nine Inch Nails played a live show in the U.S. for the first time in four years at Lollapalooza. The entire 97-minute performance has now been posted on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward to Debut Fine Art Creations
Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is a legendary musician, but fans might not know he's also an artist. 'Absence of Corners,' his first foray into the fine art world, will be released Aug. 1 at billwarddrumart.com.
Queensryche Unveil Video for ‘Fallout’
After their self-titled album landed in the top 25 of the Billboard 200 last week, the Todd La Torre-fronted version of Queensryche have just unleashed the video for the single 'Fallout' (watch above).
Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada
Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also pos…
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Helping Disabled People Learn To Fly
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's love for flying is well-known, as he's piloted the band's Flight 666 plane on tours around the world. He's also the CEO of the airline supply and maintenance company Cardiff Aviation Limited. In addition, Dickinson is involved in the ch…
Protesters Blast AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ To Condemn Proposed Utah Freeway
Music and protests have always gone hand in hand. Cranking up a good protest song helps draw attention to the cause and can become a rallying cry. AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' isn't your typical protest song, but it was just used by protestors in Utah who oppose a proposed freeway..…
British College First To Offer Heavy Metal Degree
Imagine getting college credit for studying Metallica and Iron Maiden and playing metal gigs. Sounds like something metalheads might dream up after a long night of partying, but a college in the U.K. is doing just that. Beginning this fall, New College Nottingham will offer a two-year degree in…
Kid Rock Announces ‘$20 Best Night Ever’ U.S. Tour
Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will embark on a summer U.S. tour that will feature fan-friendly ticket prices. The trek kicks off June 28 in Bristow, Va. and will wind around the country before wrapping up Sept. 15 in Tampa, Fla. Support bands on select dates will include Kool &…