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Chad Childers

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.
Adam Yauch Park Dedication
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Adam Yauch Park Officially Dedicated in Honor of Beastie Boys Musician in Brooklyn Heights

This weekend will be rife with memories of late Beastie Boys musician Adam Yauch and the celebration of his life began Friday (May 3) in Brooklyn Heights, New York where the park where he played as a kid was officially named Adam Yauch Park in his honor. Today (May 4) officially marks the one-year anniversary of his death and there has been a movement over the last year to rename the Palmetto Playground in honor of the man also known as MCA.

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Metallica Jam With San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito

It's a big week for Metallica, who will follow their Revolver Golden Gods honor Thursday night (May 2) with a little love from their hometown San Francisco Giants on Friday (May 3). The band members will get to throw out the first pitch before Friday's game and perform the National Anthem for the audience, but even before the fun on the field, the group connected with one of their favorite Giants players.

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Soundgarden Performance to Air This Summer on ‘Live From the Artists Den’

Last fall, Soundgarden played one of their more spirited shows in Los Angeles during the group's recent 'King Animal' trek, and luckily, the cameras were there to catch it. The band's blistering set will appear on the upcoming season of the long-running series, 'Live From the Artists Den.'

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Soundgarden Deliver Acoustic Performances of ‘Half-Way There’ + ‘Fell on Black Days’

Soundgarden have unplugged their instruments a few times in recent weeks and one such performance recently took place at Los Angeles radio station KROQ as frontman Chris Cornell and bassist Ben Shepherd teamed up for a pair of acoustic performances highlighting their past and present.

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Dave Grohl: Inducting Rush Into Rock Hall Was ‘One of the Most Special Nights of My Life’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins had the pleasure of inducting Canadian icons Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, and shortly after the ceremony Grohl was still buzzing about the experience. He and Hawkins not only had a chance to give the induction speech, but they also performed a rather memorable version of the '2112 Overture' with the power trio, while decked out in '70s long haired whigs and kimonos.

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Rush + Heart Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame With Tributes From Foo Fighters + Chris Cornell

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just gained a few more great acts, with Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy and Randy Newman making up the 2013 induction class. The five acts were inducted Thursday night (April 19) in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater with a number of music luminaries doing the honors.

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Vince Neil Offers Timetable for Motley Crue’s Farewell Album + Tour

The finish line may be in sight for Motley Crue, and frontman Vince Neil is the latest to speak about the band's plans for winding down their career. The rocker tells the Toronto Sun that it now appears as though their next album will arrive in 2014 and will start the beginning of the end for their career.

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Judas Priest Unveil Trailer for Upcoming ‘Epitaph’ Tour Blu-Ray / DVD

Judas Priest recently revealed plans issue their new 'Epitaph' concert Blu-Ray / DVD and now they're able to tease the forthcoming release with a new trailer. In the clip, the band's members discuss exactly what the trek meant to them as well as teasing some of the cool things about the 'Epitaph' run.

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