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.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Not With ‘Everyone’ in ‘Solara’ Clip
Billy Corgan breaks free of the surreal life, only to find something equally as odd in the real world.
Marilyn Manson Revisits ‘Lost Boys’ Favorite With Smoky ‘Cry Little Sister’ Video
The 'Lost Boys' soundtrack favorite gets an update courtesy of Manson, complete with a haunting and smoke-filled clip.
Flashback: Pantera Play Their Final Show in 2001 at Yokohama’s Beast Fest
More touring had been planned, but circumstances dictated that this Japanese festival appearance, with a pair of well-known guests, would be their final show.
Billy Corgan Remembers Vinnie Paul: ‘An Incredibly Sweet Guy’
The Smashing Pumpkins leader discusses Pantera's influence.
Alice in Chains Reveal ‘Rainier Fog’ Album Details, Unleash ‘So Far Under’ Song
Get all the key album details including the pre-order info and hear the new song 'So Far Under.'
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.