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.
Readers Poll: Who Should Win the Best Metal Performance + Best Rock Album Grammys?
You don't get a say in the Grammy winners, but here we let you vote on who you would like to see win the Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album categories.
KISS’ Gene Simmons ‘Looking Forward to Death of Rap,’ Calls EDM ‘Honest’
KISS' Gene Simmons weighs in with his thoughts on rap, EDM and certain female pop stars.
Legendary Beatles Producer George Martin Dead at 90 [Updated]
The man often referred to as 'the fifth Beatle,' legendary producer George Martin, has passed away at the age of 90.
Slash + Duff McKagan Officially Join Axl Rose in Guns N’ Roses Coachella Lineup
It's now been officially confirmed that Slash and Duff McKagan will join Axl Rose in the Guns N' Roses lineup that will be playing Coachella.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Reunite with the Moving Sidewalks for One-Off Show
Most of us, of course, know the long-bearded Billy Gibbons for his work with ZZ Top, but before that, he was a member of the '60s psychedelic outfit the Moving Sidewalks. Now, the guitar great has revealed plans to reunite with that band for a one-off show in support of the career retrospective…
Meat Loaf Announces Farewell ‘Last at Bat’ Tour
Meat Loaf may have suggested his touring career was concluding as far back as 2007, but the rocker is finally and apparently ready to say farewell to at least one nation. The vocalist has just announced the 'Last at Bat' tour of the U.K., which is intended to be his final trek in the count…
Queen Drummer Roger Taylor Wants Your Input on New Solo Album
Queen's Roger Taylor has been keeping busy over the past year, playing the occasional show with the band, getting the Queen Extravaganza project off the ground, and quietly starting work on a solo record.
Mick Jagger Remembers ‘A Simpler America’ in Wake of CIA Scandal
The Rolling Stones are back in America to promote their new film 'Crossfire Hurricane,' and while speaking to reporters at the premiere, singer Mick Jagger used the platform to make a joke about the demise of former CIA director David Petraeus.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Will Not Face Charges After Alleged Heroin Overdose
The daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi will not face any jail time after her alleged heroin overdose, as the D.A. in the case has dropped all charges against her.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Raises $20K for Gerson Cancer Institute
Def Leppard's Phil Collen has no doubt raised the spirits of those being treated at the Gerson Institute in San Diego, as his 'Wings' guitar just netted $15,000 in an auction with the proceeds going to the organization's holistic cancer therapy efforts.
Paul McCartney’s ‘The Christmas Song’ Headlines Starbucks Compilation
Paul McCartney will head up the latest Starbucks Christmas compilation CD, 'Holidays Rule,' with his rendition of 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).'
Rod Stewart Completes New Rock Album for 2013 Release
Rod Stewart has spent a good portion of the latter part of his career covering standards, but apparently the time has come for him to rock again. He'll do so on a recently completed album that's expected next year.