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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.
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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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Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s Forthcoming Album: ‘It’s a Pretty Slow Process’

There's no question that Metallica have their plate full, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band still hopes to have their next album out by 2014 -- yet he won't make any guarantees. In a new interview, Hammett gave an update on Metallica's next album, as well as their other projects.

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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Rocks Out With Minnesota Twins Pitcher Jared Burton

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is an avid baseball fan and is usually up for meeting up with players who make their living playing the game. Recently that led Vedder to hanging out with members of the Minnesota Twins baseball team and pitcher Jared Burton now has an experience he'll never forget.

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Nikki Sixx Shares Desire for Taylor Hawkins to Play on Sixx: A.M. Album

One of the things that's limited Sixx: A.M. somewhat in the past is their lack of a drummer, but Nikki Sixx has discussed his desire to make the band more of a priority in the future and that would presumably include finding a drummer to help them out. In a recent tweet, Sixx revealed the musician that's on the top of his wish list, shouting out the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.

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Metallica Offer First Look at Their Upcoming Pinball Machines

There will be not one, but three different versions of the Metallica pinball machine to choose from when Stern Pinball unleashes their latest gaming experience. After announcing in a video message that they were involved with Stern on a game earlier this week, Metallica have provided a more extensive, in-depth look at what's to come.

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Mad Season Performance Footage of ‘River of Deceit’ Surfaces

Mad Season's run sadly ended before its time, as two of the band's members -- Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders -- died before a second album was ever completed. However, the group's two surviving members -- Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin -- recently decided to revisit some of the uncompleted material for a deluxe edition 'Above' album reissue package. Included in that set is the band's final live performance and a clip for 'River of Deceit' from the 'Above' album has found its way online courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Adds Infectious Grooves Reunion, Dead Sara + More

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival just got a little more awesome with the reveal of several new acts that have been added to the bill. Highlighting the new additions is the reunion of Robert Trujillo's onetime project Infectious Grooves.

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Def Leppard Kick Off Las Vegas Residency With ‘Hysteria’ Album + More

Friday (March 22) was a day that Def Leppard will likely remember for quite some time. It began with a proclamation for Las Vegas' mayor proclaiming it "Def Leppard Day" in the city and ended with the band completing the first of their eleven-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Lobbies Congress for Music Education Support

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is a man who respects the craft of music and embraces its many forms, so it's no surprise that he'd be willing to speak out on behalf of music education in Washington, D.C. Smith did just that earlier this week, speaking to members of Congress about music funding in public schools.

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