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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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The Infinite Staircase Featuring Zakk Wylde + More Unveil ‘The Pride’ Benefit Video

Late last year, the music community was rallying around the victims of Hurricane Sandy and a number of name rockers decided to do their part by recording a benefit song. New York outfit the Infinite Staircase garnered guest turns from Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose for a song called 'The Pride.' With the track now out, a video from the recording sessions has surfaced.

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Puddle of Mudd
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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Ex-Wife

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for the second time this month, and this time the charges are quite serious. Earlier in May, Scantlin was arrested on a pair of outstanding warrants -- one for driving with a suspended license and the other stemming from a past drug bust -- after he was pulled over by police for allegedly speeding. This time around, it was an alleged domestic disturbance that got the attention of Los Angeles police officers.

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Five Finger Death Punch Unveil New Double Album Title + Details on ‘Lift Me Up’ Single

These are exciting times for Five Finger Death Punch, who have a pair of albums to promote this year. Though the band recently revealed their double album plans, they did not unveil the title of the discs … until now. Fans can look for 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' coming later this year. 'Volume 1' of the package is still on track for a July 23 release while 'Volume 2' will follow at a still-to-be-determined date this fall.

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Pearl Jam Guitarist Mike McCready Says New Album ‘Way Better Than Backspacer’

Pearl Jam are now in the homestretch of recording their next album and guitarist Mike McCready has some hefty expectations for what's to come. He told Seattle's KIRO Radio that he foresees the still untitled disc as being "way better than 'Backspacer.''

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Falling in Reverse
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Falling in Reverse Reveal New Album Details + ‘Alone’ Music Video

Falling in Reverse are ready to capture the magic again with their second album. The band has announced that the disc, titled 'Fashionably Late,' will carry a June 18 release via Epitaph Records. FIR have just begun laying out the release details, with the first single being unleashed and the pre-order going live today at the band's webstore here.

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Fight or Flight Unveil Lyric Video for New Single, ‘First of the Last’

Adrenaline Mob are riding high with Disturbed bassist John Moyer in their lineup. Device, led by David Draiman, are currently topping the charts with their single 'Vilify.' That leaves Fight or Flight as the latest Disturbed offshoot project to garner some attention. The band, which features Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren, recently revealed a snippet of new music, teasing the single 'First of the Last.' Now fans can hear the whole track as the song's lyric video has arrived.

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James Hetfield: Metallica Haven’t Even Started Writing for New Album

Yes, Metallica do plan on recording a new album, but frontman James Hetfield has reiterated his bandmates' recent statements that the process of putting together the disc has been a slow one. In fact, he reveals that the songwriting portion has yet to even begin.

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Stone Temple Pilots Members Minus Scott Weiland to Play Benefit with Slash, Duff McKagan + More

For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.

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