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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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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 Temple Pilots are attempting to explain their reasons for taking legal action against their former frontman.

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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 as being at the base of their issues.

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Slayer Announce That Drummer Paul Bostaph Has Rejoined Band on Full-Time Basis

The past few months have been a tumultuous time for Slayer, as the band went their separate ways with drummer Dave Lombardo and mourned the loss of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Now, the thrash metal veterans have announced that drummer Paul Bostaph has replaced Lombardo on a full-time basis.

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Killswitch Engage Donating Proceeds From Oklahoma City Show for Tornado Aid

Killswitch Engage are kicking off their 'Disarm the Descent' tour tomorrow (May 30) at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Okla., and they intend to do something for those affected by the recent tornados that ravaged the state. The group has announced that they are donating a portion of proceeds from the night's ticket sales to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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Scott Ian
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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Goes ‘Major League’ With 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Autographs Card

For years, Anthrax guitar great Scott Ian has been approached for autographs by fans with collectibles from an old card series he was part of in the '80s, but the rocker may see some new cards coming his way soon as he's one of the rockers on board for the 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Autographs series.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield: We’ve Got Enough Material for a New Album

Even though James Hetfield was recently quoted as saying Metallica hadn't started writing for their next album, fans shouldn't worry about creativity being a problem. Hetfield says in a new interview with Billboard that the band has enough material to start an album right now, but the biggest issue is finding time in their schedule to focus on it.

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Slayer Announce Los Angeles Memorial Celebration in Honor of Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

The music world has been rocked by the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman and there will now be a place for his family, peers and fans to come together to mourn his loss and celebrate his life. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is scheduled for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Five Finger Death Punch + Rob Halford Unleash ‘Lift Me Up’ Lyric Video

Things may be bright and rosy for Five Finger Death Punch, getting to work with the "Metal God" himself Rob Halford on their current single 'Lift Me Up,' but the mood of the track is anything but cheery, as evidenced in the lyric video for the song.

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