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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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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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Members of Slayer React to Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The music world has been mourning the death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman over the last few days and now a couple of the band's members have weighed in with their comments as well. Both drummer Dave Lombardo and the group's touring guitarist Gary Holt have spoken out about Hanneman's life and legacy.

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Adam Yauch Park Officially Dedicated in Honor of Beastie Boys Musician in Brooklyn Heights

This weekend will be rife with memories of late Beastie Boys musician Adam Yauch and the celebration of his life began Friday (May 3) in Brooklyn Heights, New York where the park where he played as a kid was officially named Adam Yauch Park in his honor. Today (May 4) officially marks the one-year anniversary of his death and there has been a movement over the last year to rename the Palmetto Playground in honor of the man also known as MCA.

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Stone Sour Welcome Slipknot Members for Black Sabbath Cover at 2013 Revolver Golden Gods

After the one-two punch of 'Gone Sovereign' and 'Absolute Zero,' Stone Sour decided to veer into unfamiliar territory. Corey Taylor told the crowd, "I wanna dedicate this song to a band that without this band no one backstage or no one out here would have a career. This is dedicated to the band that started it all -- Black f---ing Sabbath." They invited Slipknot's C

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Pearl Jam Guitarist Stone Gossard Reveals Band Is ‘Almost Done’ With New Album

Pearl Jam fans will be happy to know that the band is progressing quite well with their next album. In fact, in a new interview with Guerrillacandy.com, guitarist Stone Gossard reveals that the end of recording their next album is in sight.

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Phil Anselmo Offers Advice to Aspiring Metal Acts, Delivers Poetic Reading of AC/DC Classic

Yes the world has changed since Phil Anselmo first came up through the ranks while making a name for himself in Pantera. But the rocker has continued to evolve over the years and is very in touch with how things operate these days both as an artist and a label chief and he's ready to share his wisdom with aspiring metal acts.

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Disturbed’s Dan Donegan and Mike Wengren Join Evans Blue Singer for New Band Fight or Flight

With singer David Draiman leading Device and bassist John Moyer rocking out in Adrenaline Mob, we've known what half of Disturbed have been doing during the band's hiatus. But now, it's guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren's turn to step into the spotlight with a new band called Fight or Flight featuring Evans Blue frontman Dan Chandler.

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Thirty Seconds to Mars Deliver Artistic Short Film for New Single ‘Up in the Air’

Those who've followed 30 Seconds to Mars' career know that their music videos are anything but a typical clip, with frontman Jared Leto often employing his director alter ego Bartholomew Cubbins to create striking short films surrounding the band's music. With a new album ready to go, "Cubbins" is once again behind the film for the artistic new film for the latest Thirty Seconds to Mars single, 'Up in the Air.'

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Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s Forthcoming Album: ‘It’s a Pretty Slow Process’

There's no question that Metallica have their plate full, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band still hopes to have their next album out by 2014 -- yet he won't make any guarantees. In a new interview, Hammett gave an update on Metallica's next album, as well as their other projects.

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