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.
Buckcherry, ‘Tight Pants’ – Video Premiere
Check out the booty-ful new video for Buckcherry's single 'Tight Pants.'
Five Finger Death Punch Shine a Light on PTSD + Homeless Vets in ‘Wrong Side of Heaven’ Video
Five Finger Death Punch shined a light on homeless veterans and PTSD in their new video for 'Wrong Side of Heaven.'
Adelitas Way, ‘Dog on a Leash’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
After releasing their new single 'Dog on a Leash,' Adelitas Way are ready to let the video for the track off its chain. The band is teaming with Loudwire to bring you the exclusive premiere of their 'Dog on a Leash' video (watch above).
10 Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock
There are times in life where everyone just reaches a fork in the road and that next step truly defines what will become of their future. Sometimes in music, there's fame, success and creative fulfillment ahead and other times there are opportunities forever lost for something that might have been truly great.
Win an Autographed Linkin Park Special Edition Transformers Action Figure!
Linkin Park's commitment to the 'Transformers' franchise has yielded a pretty cool by product as there's now a special edition Linkin Park Transformers action figure. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Noisecreep and Comics Alliance to give you a chance to win this unique figure, signed by Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn.
Biopic on Late AC/DC Vocalist Bon Scott Casts Lead Actor + Begins Pre-Production
He was one of the more entertaining characters in rock music and now the short life and times of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott will be featured on the big screen. After spending the last year getting the cast and crew lined up, pre-production has begun on the biopic.
Tom Morello Reveals Identity of ‘How I Could Just Kill a Man’ Video’s Naked Guy
Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello has continued his video series where he answers fan questions and in his latest installment he revealed a long-secret piece of trivia from the band's history -- the identity of the naked guy in the 'How I Could Just Kill a Man' video.
Metallica Unveil 3D Movie Title + Release Plans
Metallica fans have been patiently waiting, and today (Jan. 15) the band rewarded them with the news that their highly anticipated 3D concert movie will be titled 'Metallica Through the Never.' Plus, the group let it be known that the film will receive a theatrical release on Aug. 9.
Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Documentary to Receive Theatrical Release
While the lucky few are flocking to Park City, Utah this coming week for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary, there are a lot of other music fans chomping at the bit to check out the star-studded flick. Those cries for more screenings have been answered with a one-night theatrical release set to take place in a number of major cities later this month. Read
Black Sabbath to Release New Album ‘13’ in June
Black Sabbath waited until it officially became Jan. 13 in their native England before revealing that their highly anticipated new studio album will be titled '13.' The heavy metal legends spent the past year working on the effort, which is being produced by Rick Rubin.
Campaign Launched to Aid Former Coheed and Cambria Bassist Michael Todd’s Cancer Fight
Former Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd is facing the most important battle of his life after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The musician had surgery last year to remove the cancerous area, hoping that it had been isolated, but unfortunately the cancer had spread. Since then, Todd's medical costs skyrocketed, but he was able to take care of things financially up until recently. In
Marilyn Manson Seeking Apology From Seraphim Ward Over False Engagement Claim
Marilyn Manson has had enough and TMZ reports the rocker has reached out via his lawyer to Seraphim Ward demanding a public apology for the false stories she's spread about him, including one last year that was widely circulated about the couple being engaged.
For Today Guitarist Mike Reynolds Leaves Band After Firestorm Over Anti-Gay Comments
For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds stirred up quite a bit of controversy responding on Twitter about the decision of President Barack Obama choosing Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver the benediction at his inauguration. Giglio's past anti-gay messages resulted in pressure from the LGBT community, and the Reverend has since bowed out of the opportunity. Reynolds' commentary turned into his own views on h
Linkin Park Announce New Zealand Location for Eighth LPU Summit
Linkin Park continue to show their love to their fans by announcing their eighth Linkin Park Underground Summit, scheduled for Feb. 21 in Auckland, New Zealand. The summits have been designed to break down the barriers between fans and the band, with those in attendance having the chance to take part in a number of Linkin Park-related activities.
The Black Keys Sign on for Grammy Performance, Announce New Album Start Date
The Black Keys were one of the top nominees when the Grammy Award nominations were announced last month and the band has confirmed they will take the stage to perform at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Kid Rock Slams ‘Hater’ Palm Beach Music Critic After Poor Review
Everyone's a critic, but some are a little more harsh than others. Still, that doesn't mean an artist has to sit back and take it and Kid Rock had a few notes after receiving a fairly poor review of his Palm Beach show Dec. 30.
Eddie Vedder Says Pearl Jam Are ‘Halfway’ Toward Finishing New Album
Pearl Jam are taking their time finishing their next album, but singer Eddie Vedder is confident that it will come together in due time and will be as much of a "band" record as they've done.
Billy Howerdel Talks A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide + Trent Reznor’s Guitar Destruction
A Perfect Circle will strap on the instruments for a handful of one-off shows and festival appearances in the coming months, but the big question remains as to when we'll see new music from the band. Guitarist and founder Billy Howerdel says that while nothing is imminent, he has been working on music for the group.
Queens of the Stone Age Get Their Spinal Tap on in ‘Secrets of the Sound’ Mockumentary
Queens of the Stone Age are in the process of finishing up their next album, but took time out of their schedule to give fans a little insight (or perhaps none at all) on exactly how the disc is coming along in a new mockumentary short inspired, in part, by 'This Is Spinal Tap.'
Jason Newsted Discusses Touring + Why He Won’t Charge for Meet-and-Greets
Though there aren't any dates as of yet, Jason Newsted says he plans on taking his self-titled band on the road to promote their 'Metal' EP. With the holidays fast approaching, the timing isn't right for new dates at present, but rest assured, Newsted will be hitting the stage soon.