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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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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Thankful and ‘Looking Forward to Next Year’

The end of the year offers the perfect time to reflect on where you're at in life, and you'd have to think that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has a brighter outlook on things now than he did earlier in 2012. The guitarist confirms as much in a newly posted year-end update.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Says Chi Cheng Would Appreciate Band’s Recent Albums

Deftones continue to receive plenty of acclaim for their 'Koi No Yokan' album, with the disc making many year-end Top 10 critics lists, including a No. 1 spot on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012. But the success for the band is bittersweet as they've been doing it without the services of longtime bassist Chi Cheng, who has mostly been in a comatose state since his 2008 car accident.

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In This Moment, ‘Blood’ (Sluggo Remix) – Exclusive Song Premiere

It's been a breakout year for In This Moment, thanks in large part to the single 'Blood,' the Top 10 hit from their 2012 album of the same name. As the year winds down, In This Moment are giving fans an extra treat as they're offering a double-disc version of the album 'Blood' with several remixes exclusively via Hot Topic outlets. Loudwire is happy to team up with the band to premiere the Sluggo remix of their 'Blood' single (listen below).

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Danko Jones Pays Tribute to Late Sitar Pioneer Ravi Shankar

Danko Jones is one of the more outspoken musicians in rock and his viewpoint and willingness to speak out has made him the perfect guest columnist for the Huffington Post. This past week, the world lost music great Ravi Shankar who died at the age of 92 and Jones decided to dedicate this week's column to remembering the sitar icon and Beatles collaborator and relating it to his own experiences with music growing up.

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Marilyn Manson Requires 24 Stitches on His Ear Following Fight in Switzerland

Marilyn Manson is not afraid to stand up for himself, but in doing so recently in Switzerland the rocker came out a little worse for wear. In fact, the musician needed 24 stitches to sew up part of his air after a brawl.

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Zakk Wylde Recording Hurricane Sandy Benefit Song With Members of Sevendust + Candlebox

Several members of the hard rock community are mobilizing to help those in need by recording a benefit track to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The collective, which consists of Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Sevendust's Morgan Rose, Candlebox's Kevin Martin and New York outfit the Infinite Staircase, will record the as-yet-untitled song with plans to release it as an iTunes exclusive on Jan. 8.

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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Says Homophobic Slur Is ‘Just a Word’

Late last year, All That Remains singer Phil Labonte raised a few eyebrows when using the word "f--got" while talking about a song competition between his band and Black Veil Brides. At the time, he was referencing a photo split that featured himself and the glammed out singer of Black Veil Brides, Andy Biersack. The vocalist later clarified his comments and with some distance now between the remarks, he's commented further on the outrage over his usage of the term.

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Corey Taylor Recalls Fantasy of Menage-a-Trois With Lita Ford and Doro Pesch

It's not uncommon for teen boys to start fantasizing about beautiful and famous women, and Slipknot / Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor reveals that his adolescence was filled with fantasies about '80s metal goddesses Lita Ford and Doro Pesch.

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