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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.
Motley Crue
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Exclusive: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil on Their Rise to the Top, and Saying Goodbye

Yesterday Motley Crue confirmed that they will embark on one final world tour before ending their career. At the press conference announcing this trek, they even signed a first of its kind 'Cessation of Touring' contract that apparently prevents them from getting back together, just to show how serious they are.

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Def Leppard Rick Allen
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Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Helping Military Vets With PTSD

29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But the musician has since rebounded from that setback, and he's hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.

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Meat Loaf
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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 country.

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Gil Friesen
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Legendary A&M Records President Gil Friesen Dead at 75

The music world is mourning the death of legendary A&M Records executive Gil Friesen (pictured at left in the above photo), who along with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, helped grow the record label into a major player in the music industry. Friesen passed away Thursday (Dec. 13) at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.

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Mick Jagger
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Rolling Stones Deliver Rocking Good Time at Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 Benefit

It was a brief performance, but the Rolling Stones left fans thoroughly rocked at the 12-12-12 benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Mick Jagger and the band provided a club-like party atmosphere for their two-song performance.

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Paul McCartney Nirvana
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Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock Out With New Song at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit

The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

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Watch Mick Jagger Deliver ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ Top 10 List

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has played the Ed Sullivan Theater many times before, but this time the vocalist returned for a bit of comedy rather than music. Jagger, who has been in the New York area for the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary performances, dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' Tuesday night (Dec. 11) to provide a Top 10 list.

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Peter Frampton Discusses Upcoming Ballet + Humble Pie Projects

Peter Frampton has enjoyed a busy year releasing and promoting the 'Frampton Comes Alive 35!' live album and DVD and appearing in a popular Buick Verano commercial, but the veteran rocker has even more on his plate as the calendar gets ready to hit 2013 and he spoke with BIG100.3's Lisa Berigan about his forthcoming ballet project and the status of Humble Pie.

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Steven Adler
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Steven Adler Puts Axl Rose Anger + Guns N’ Roses Reunion Hopes Behind Him

One of the biggest proponents of Guns N' Roses reuniting was the band's original drummer Steven Adler, who was the first to exit the group due to substance abuse issues and who felt he had some unfinished business with the band. But Adler tells Rolling Stone that the days of him wishing for a reunion and his anger toward Axl Rose for not allowing that to happen have subsided.

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