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.
2014 Grammy Awards Winners
While the 2014 Grammys are over and done, and few rock and metal luminaries walked away with big awards. Most of the rock awards were handed out during the untelevised pre-ceremony, which began at 1PM PT on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles. Early rock winners included Dave Grohl's 'Sound City: Real t…
Black Sabbath, Jared Leto + Steven Tyler Among 2014 Grammy Presenters
We know that Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Dave Grohl will be among the hard rock community representation performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but there's a few more rockers that will also appear during the telecast. Black Sabbath, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman J…
Volbeat Unveil Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates With Trivium + Digital Summer
Volbeat will be making the rounds Stateside again this spring, as the band has just announced a month-plus tour with Trivium and Digital Summer.
Classic Black Sabbath Albums Finally Made Available via iTunes
For fans who like to get their music online, iTunes is one of the leading providers, but even the download giant has a few noticeable gaps in their catalog. One of those gaps has now been filled as for the first time, the full catalog from the original Black Sabbath lineup is now available digitally…
Black Sabbath Lead Winners at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards
Black Sabbath have enjoyed a banner year and it just got better at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at London's Roundhouse. The group won three of the night's top honors at the event.
Ted Nugent, ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ (Live) – Exclusive Video Premiere
Ted Nugent remains one of rock's standout live performers and fans will have the chance to enjoy the concert experience today with the release of 'Ultralive Ballisticrock,' a two-disc and DVD release featuring some of his biggest hits. Loudwire is proud to exclusively bring you the pr…
Legendary Drummer Bill Ward Undergoes Surgery
Drummer Bill Ward, who is currently sitting out Black Sabbath's reunion over a contractual conflict, recently spent some of his downtime undergoing surgery. Ward required surgery after suffering a perforated diverticulitis that needed to be addressed.
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs
Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermat…
Nikki Sixx + Courtney Bingham Set a Wedding Date
Motley Crue / Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx proposed to model Courtney Bingham in late 2012 and the happy couple will take the plunge into married life next year. Bingham revealed that they've set a March 15, 2014, wedding date during a recent interview with PopStop TV (seen above).
Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Up for Sale
The mother of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has put the singer's childhood home on the auction block. Wendy O'Connor is selling the 1.5-story Aberdeen bungalow that resides two hours southwest of Seattle.
Dave Grohl Remembers Last Conversation With Kurt Cobain
Together, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl made history. Nirvana broke new ground with 'Nevermind' in 1991 and the living members of the band are currently celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band's follow-up effort, 1993's 'In Utero.' In a new interview, Grohl speaks with Rolling …
Nikki Sixx + Fiancee Courtney Bingham Take Part in NOH8 Campaign
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and model Courtney Bingham are the latest to join the NOH8 Campaign, a charitable organization that was founded in the wake of California's passage of Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage. The NOH8 campaign seeks to “promote marriage, gender and human…