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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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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia + Andrea Ferro Share Their Vocal Influences

Lacuna Coil are breaking from the studio to play some late year shows, but they earlier in the year they dropped by the Loudwire studio to talk about their music. During the course of the conversation, the band's co-vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro opened up about their vocal influences and you can find out which artists had an impact on their individual styles by checking out the video above.

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Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Battle Born’ – Exclusive Track-by-Track Webisode Premiere

As Five Finger Death Punch get closer to the release of their new album 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2' on Nov. 19, they continue to roll out track-by-track commentary on select tracks. Here, Loudwire brings you the North American premiere of the webisode that offers an inside look at the current single 'Battle Born' (watch above).

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Five Finger Death Punch Talk ‘Wrecking Ball’ in Latest ‘Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 2′ Webisode

With a song title like 'Wrecking Ball,' you kind of know what you're going to get from Five Finger Death Punch. No, it's not a cover of the current Miley Cyrus hit, it's a hard-hitting tune off the 5FDP's upcoming album, 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2.'

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Marilyn Manson Stars in New ‘Funny or Die’ Clip, Appears on New Avril Lavigne Song

Marilyn Manson has been busy lately with projects outside of his own music. Having just appeared on the 'Talking Dead' broadcast and leaving his own memorable mark on the proceedings, Manson has turned up in another horror-themed medium, though with a little bit of humor thrown in. He's the star of a new 'Funny or Die' clip titled, 'Are These Tales Spooky to You?'

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Falling in Reverse + Escape the Fate to Unite for ‘Bury the Hatchet’ 2014 Tour

It's looking like 2014 will start off with some good will, as Falling in Reverse and Escape the Fate have announced plans to team up on the 'Bury the Hatchet' tour. This is a bill that many fans thought might never come after frontman Ronnie Radke's tumultuous split from Escape the Fate in 2008.

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Kill Devil Hill, ‘Leave It All Behind’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

These are exciting times for Kill Devil Hill, who just inked a new deal with Century Media Records and are set to release their sophomore set, 'Revolution Rise,' on Oct. 29. The group is previewing songs off the new album this week and Loudwire is proud to exclusively bring you the track 'Leave It All Behind.'

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Escape the Fate Exit Five Finger Death Punch Tour Over ‘Family-Related Issues’

Escape the Fate have had a good run on the Five Finger Death Punch fall tour, but unfortunately circumstances have dictated that they exit the trek. The band just revealed the news, citing unforeseen family-related issues for their exit.

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs

Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermath nearly 20 years later.

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