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.
Stone Temple Pilots Rock Out at MusiCares Event; Chester Bennington Lays Out STP’s Future …
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington was the honoree at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit Thursday night (May 30) in Los Angeles, but it was his new association with Stone Temple Pilots that was grabbing the headlines.
Pearl Jam Reportedly To Drop New Single in July
While most of the focus has been on if Pearl Jam will release their new album in 2013 or 2014, the attention is now shifting to when we might hear the first taste of new music from the band. According to an AllAccess.com posting that has since been removed, Pearl Jam is alleged to be targeting a Jul…
Stone Temple Pilots Issue Statement Explaining Lawsuit Against Scott Weiland
As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots recently filed a lawsuit against their former singer Scott Weiland, while Weiland has responded with a few harsh comments about the band's decision to continuing on under the STP name with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer. Now, Stone Te…
Scott Weiland Calls Stone Temple Pilots Members ‘Disrespectful’ + ‘Selfish’
Scott Weiland is now speaking about some of the issues that have led to the current problems between himself and Stone Temple Pilots' members, who are now continuing under the STP band name with Chester Bennington as their vocalist. He points to differing viewpoints in how to promote the band a…
Duff McKagan + Slash To Rock With Revamped Stone Temple Pilots at MusiCares Benefit
Slash and Duff McKagan will not only be on hand for the 2013 MusiCares Map Fund Benefit this week, but the longtime Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver collaborators will share the stage with Stone Temple Pilots and their new frontman, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.
More Details Surface in Stone Temple Pilots’ Lawsuit Against Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots took legal action against their former frontman Scott Weiland on Friday (May 24) and now additional details of the suit have come to light. The group claimed that Weiland attempted to sabotage their 20th Anniversary tour as well as their plans to continue their livelihood with Li…
Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Doing Incredibly Well’ With Sobriety
Earlier this year Ozzy Osbourne made the revelation that he had relapsed with drugs and alcohol and offered an apology to his family, friends and the fans for his actions. His wife Sharon Osbourne later revealed that she was "devastated" by Osbourne's actions and that she intended to suppo…
Stone Temple Pilots Members File Lawsuit Against Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots apparently fired frontman Scott Weiland earlier this year and now the band has filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming that he plotted to sabotage their 20th anniversary tour, among other accusations.
New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Gets Metallica Gold Record From Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera will surely be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but on Monday (May 13) he received recognition from another Hall of Fame organization -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Layne Staley’s Mother Files Suit Against Alice in Chains Over Royalties
The mother of late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley is taking legal action against her son's former bandmates, claiming they've not made good on royalties owed on the band's music.
Autographed Metallica Bass Leads to Jakarta Government Investigation
Jakarta's governor, Joko Widodo, is parting with his prized signed Metallica bass for the time being as the government investigates whether or not the gift from the band violates any conflict of interest rules.
James Hetfield: Metallica Haven’t Even Started Writing for New Album
Yes, Metallica do plan on recording a new album, but frontman James Hetfield has reiterated his bandmates' recent statements that the process of putting together the disc has been a slow one. In fact, he reveals that the songwriting portion has yet to even begin.