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.
KISS’ Paul Stanley: ‘I Wanted to Make Sure That We Own’ the ‘End of the Road’ Trademark
Is this the end for KISS or is it just forward thinking?
Buckcherry, ‘Tight Pants’ – Video Premiere
Check out the booty-ful new video for Buckcherry's single 'Tight Pants.'
Layne Staley’s Mother Files Suit Against Alice in Chains Over Royalties
The mother of late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley is taking legal action against her son's former bandmates, claiming they've not made good on royalties owed on the band's music.
David Draiman, Gavin Rossdale + More Offer Mother’s Day Wishes
Happy Mother's Day 2013. It's a day for saluting the women who have brought children into the world, raised them and put them on the path to the life they have chosen. In some instances, that life is rock and roll and a number of top rockers are offering up Mother's Day wishes to thei…
Baroness Relief Auction to Raise Funds After 2012 Bus Crash
Last August, Baroness were involved in a bus crash that would forever change their lives. Their vehicle fell 30 feet off the freeway into the woods after crashing through a guardrail and three of the four band members were significantly injured. Knowing that a costly and lengthy recovery process was…
Drowning Pool + Eye Empire Unite for 2013 North American Dates
Drowning Pool, fresh off dates with Flyleaf earlier this spring, will kick off a new leg of shows with support act Eye Empire toward the end of the month.
Iron Maiden’s ‘Trooper’ Beer Halted in Sweden
Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' beer officially hit the shelves this week, but not all of the markets are on board with the promotion. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that sales of the beer have been halted in Sweden due to concern of the beer's label running afoul of the country&a…
Queensryche Frontman Geoff Tate Reacts to ‘Frequency Unknown’ Hatred
Queensryche's Geoff Tate asked for harsh critiques of his new album and he got plenty of response. Tate recently launched a contest asking for people who hated the 'Frequency Unknown' album to videotape a rant of how much disdain they had for the disc and he would film himself reactin…
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.''
Kids Choir Re-Envisions Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ for Johnson & Johnson Ad
If you've been watching TV over the past week, odds are pretty good you've caught Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' in a new commercial spot, but it's entirely possibly you may not have immediately recognized it. That's because a cover version of the s…