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.
Bruce Springsteen to Play Free Concert at President Obama’s Virginia Rally
Bruce Springsteen recently expressed his support for President Barack Obama in an open letter. Then he played an impromptu song for Obama at a rally in Ohio. And now he's planning to play a free concert at an Obama event in Virginia this week.
Keith Richards Addresses High Cost of Rolling Stones Concert Tickets
Despite guitarist Keith Richards telling the BBC that the Rolling Stones hope to not "charge over the bloody top" for tickets to their recently announced two-city 2012 string of concert dates, that's just what seems to be happening.
Kiss’ Paul Stanley Says Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler ‘Needs a Reality Check’
Steven Tyler may have a mouth that doesn't quit, but Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is known for giving as good as he gets, and he's firing back at Tyler after the Aerosmith vocalist called Kiss "a comic-book rock band."
Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck
Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.
Tom Petty to Auction Jaguar Convertible for Doctors Without Borders Organization
Tom Petty is parting with a sentimental piece of his past for a good cause, as he'll auction off his 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders organization.
Alice Cooper Reveals ‘Old School’ Box Set Details
Just in time for Halloween, Alice Cooper has announced the pending release of his 'Old School' box set. The collection, due Oct. 29, will feature material from his band era of 1964-1974.
Guns N’ Roses’ DJ Ashba Says Axl Rose Has ‘Tons of Stuff Done’ for New Album
Guns N' Roses will be spending a lot of time together in the coming months, and guitarist DJ Ashba believes that it may give the band their best opportunity to record some new material that they've had in a while.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Saves Drowning Woman in Hawaii
Jack Osbourne will likely never forget the past week, as he got married, celebrated his mother's 60th birthday and ended up rescuing a drowning woman in Hawaii.
Kiss’ Paul Stanley Discusses Rock Hall Snub and Making ‘Monster’
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations list was recently revealed, and Kiss' name was absent from the ballot once again. The veteran rockers have been nominated in the past, but have yet to make the final cut for the Rock Hall, and singer Paul Stanley has a few thoughts on the matter.
Rolling Stones Announce Release Date of New Single ‘Doom and Gloom’
Rolling Stones fans can circle this Thursday (Oct. 11) on their calendars, as the band will release a new single called 'Doom and Gloom' in advance of their 'GRRR!' greatest hits collection.
Kiss to Perform for ‘Live on Letterman’ Concert Webcast
Late night shows offer bands a great way of getting a song out to a wide audience, but Kiss fans will get quite a bit more than just one track next week when the group takes part in a 'Live on Letterman' concert webcast.
Gene Simmons’ Daughter Auditions for ‘X Factor’
Fox's 'X Factor' got a bit of surprise star power Wednesday night when Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, auditioned for the singing competition, impressing the judges enough to be passed along to the next round.