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.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee On the ‘Beautiful, Satisfying’ Orchestral Tour + What’s Next
'[The] challenge made it really exciting and new again,' says Lee of the 'Synthesis' album and recreating these songs live with an orchestra.
Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext to Receive Rock to Recovery Service Award
Besides his career as a musician, he has also worked as a sober companion.
Watch 457 Guitarists Attempt to Break Guinness World Record Playing AC/DC’s ‘Highway to He…
A reported 457 guitarists attempted to set the record for Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble at the Sydney Guitar Festival.
Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach: Mental Illness Discussion Should Be as ‘Common as a Sprai…
The Killswitch Engage vocalist recently opened up about his struggle with mental illness at an event and kept the discussion going online.
Slash on Guns N’ Roses Album Possibility: ‘I Think Everybody Wants to Do It’
'I think everybody wants to do it,' says the guitarist, though not confirming any official timeline.
Stone Sour’s Christian Martucci Credits KISS Classic for Riff That Inspired Him to Rock
In this latest Gear Factor episode, the Stone Sour guitarist speaks about his music beginnings and his fondness for Zemaitis guitars.
Nothing More’s Jonny Hawkins: ‘Vinnie Paul Reminded Me Every Day Was a Gift’
The Nothing More vocalist speaks about their current single 'Just Say When,' their red hot summer tour, the recent death of Vinnie Paul and plenty more.
Duff McKagan: Alice in Chains Reuniting Was Like Watching ‘Rocky’
The Guns N' Roses bassist penned the bio for the band's upcoming 'Rainier Fog' album.
Dave Grohl Recalls Prince Jam as ‘Most Amazing Experience of My Life’
Grohl revisited the story of how he came to jam with Prince, gifts a severed head and more during a visit to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
Suicidal Tendencies Reveal ‘STill Cyco Punk After All These Years’ Album, Fall 2018 Tour D…
The Mike Muir-led band will also kick off their fall tour on Sept. 7 coinciding with the release of their latest album.
Green Day Now Practicing ‘Insomniac’ Album in Full
What exactly does Green Day have in store for their concert return?
37 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Introduced Metal to MTV
The popular music video network launched on Aug. 1, 1981, with Iron Maiden's self-titled video giving audiences their first taste of metal on opening day.