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.
Will Grammy Expansion of Top Categories Give Rock + Metal a Fair Shake?
The Recording Academy has announced the expansion of the Record, Song, Album of the Year and Best New Artist categories from five to eight nominees.
Hellyeah’s Chad Gray on Vinnie Paul’s Death: ‘I Just Don’t Want to Believe It’s Real’
'I Just don't want to believe it's real,' says the singer, who offers thanks to all the fans and music peers who have expressed their condolences.
Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold + Sebastian Bach Offer Onstage Tributes to Vinnie Paul
Watch all three acts serving up their musical tributes to the late Pantera and Hellyeah drummer.
Rockers React: Pantera / Hellyeah Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54
The rock and metal community tributes have been flowing in from social media.
Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Eyeing Jazz Solo Album
The guitarist has some unique guitar ideas he wants to incorporate for the band, as well as for his eventual own solo jazz release.
Serj Tankian Redirecting Songs Intended for System of a Down for Solo EP
A new solo EP, film scoring, a potential animated series, an untitled film project, an art exhibition and a new coffee line are among Tankian's projects.
Trent Reznor Calls Out ‘Taylor Swifts of the World’ for Avoiding Politics
'It’s my job to call out whatever needs to be called out, because there are people who feel the same way but need someone to articulate it,' says Reznor.
Black Label Society Showcase Live Chops in ‘Trampled Down Below’ Video
Watch the electrifying live performance of Zakk Wylde's crew in their new video.
Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory on Dealing with Bandmates’ Addiction Issues
'For someone without addiction issues, it was hard for me to understand. I had to have compassion.'
Pearl Jam Postpone London Performance After Eddie Vedder Loses Voice
It's a first for the band, as Eddie Vedder has been ordered to vocal rest while hoping to return for their next show this Friday.
Alice in Chains Reveal Third 2018 U.S. Tour Leg for October
However, they've yet to reveal the title or release date of their new album.
Former 3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Arrested on Drugs + Weapons Charges
Police were called to the house for an alarm, but found drugs, weapons and a report from his wife that an argument had turned physical.