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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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith
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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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Dave Evans
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Original AC/DC Frontman Dave Evans Joining Tribute Act to Mark Band’s 40th Anniversary

Dave Evans may not be as well known as Bon Scott or Brian Johnson, but AC/DC's original vocalist definitely holds a key role in the history of the band and he's still proud of his time with the group. Evans will join the world's biggest AC/DC tribute show this weekend, playing with Long Way to the Top, while celebrating his original group's 40th anniversary.

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Scott Weiland
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Scott Weiland Not Closing Door on Stone Temple Pilots Return After ‘Reactionary’ Firing

Although Scott Weiland isn't happy with the recent announcement that he was fired from Stone Temple Pilots, he hoping there will be a reconciliation in the future. In a new interview with the Youngstown News' Vindicator, Weiland says that he feels his ousting was a "reactionary" decision and doesn't feel the door has closed on his time with the band.

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Dave Grohl-PJ Harvey
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Dave Grohl Contemplated Nirvana Performance With PJ Harvey on Vocals

Dave Grohl has discussed his reluctance in the past to approach playing Nirvana music, even after a couple of decades removed from the height of their success. However, he did state that reuniting with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for the 'Sound City Players' shows did present some interesting conversations. Grohl revealed that one recent scenario involved an invite to PJ Harvey to see if she might be interested in joining them on a performance of a Nirvana track.

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Marilyn Manson-Alice Cooper
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Marilyn Manson + Alice Cooper Add More Dates to 2013 ‘Masters of Madness’ Tour

Little by little, there are more shows coming together as part of the proposed Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper trek. After only a handful of dates initially surfaced, the two rockers have fleshed out the itinerary to span the entire month of June.

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Billy Gibbons
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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Reunite with the Moving Sidewalks for One-Off Show

Most of us, of course, know the long-bearded Billy Gibbons for his work with ZZ Top, but before that, he was a member of the '60s psychedelic outfit the Moving Sidewalks. Now, the guitar great has revealed plans to reunite with that band for a one-off show in support of the career retrospective, 'Moving Sidewalks: The Complete Collection.'

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Def Leppard Rick Allen
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Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Helping Military Vets With PTSD

29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But the musician has since rebounded from that setback, and he's hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.

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Peter Frampton-B.B. King
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Peter Frampton Announces ‘Guitar Circus’ Tour with B.B. King and Others

Peter Frampton loves guitar music, obviously, and he'll get a chance to explore his passion further during the 'Guitar Circus' tour he has planned for 2013. Billboard reports that the musician will welcome several guitar greats, including the legendary B.B. King, during the summer run.

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Vince Neil
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Vince Neil of Motley Crue Doesn’t Mind Playing Smaller Venues on Solo Dates

Motley Crue front man Vince Neil is one outspoken rocker, but when it comes to the concert stage, the singer says he'll take a back seat and let the music do the talking -- even if it's in a casino instead of a huge arena.

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Metallica James Hetfield
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Metallica Move 2013 Orion Music + More Festival to Detroit

Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up the festival and move to Detroit for 2013.

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