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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.
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Aerosmith Plan Surprise Pre-Election Boston Street Concert

Boston and politics go hand in hand, but one thing that Bostonians like as much as an election is their hometown heroes, Aerosmith, and the band is planning something special for election week. The group has announced their intent to play a surprise show next Monday (Nov. 5), a day before we elect our president, as they try to rally their fans not only to vote but to also pick up their new album, 'Music From Another Dimension,' which arrives the next day.

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Former Kiss Drummer Peter Criss Responds to Steven Tyler’s ‘Comic-Book Band’ Comments

Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss has weighed in on the recent comments made by Aerosmith in which they called Kiss "a comic-book" band. Criss, appearing on New York's Q104.3, admitted that he was surprised by Steven Tyler's words as he never felt there was any sort of issue when the bands toured in the past.

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Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Shows

We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates using one of the band's fake names.

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Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin

A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.

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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.

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Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John’s ‘An Enduring Vision’ Benefit

Stevie Nicks was the main attraction at Elton John's 11th annual 'An Enduring Vision' benefit Monday night (Oct. 15) in New York, and the singer's addition to the bill helped net over $2 million for John's AIDS Foundation.

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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.

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Pete Townshend Says Analyzing His Lyrics Led Him to Therapy

Writing songs can be a cathartic process, but Pete Townshend says that it took some time analyzing his lyrics a little deeper before realizing he needed therapy. The singer told NBC's 'The Today Show' (quotes via NME) that looking at some of the darker songs he'd written brought him to that conclusion.

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’

The Beach Boys reunion hit a snag when vocalist Mike Love decided to keep the band out on tour this fall, but not with the full lineup. Brian Wilson is one of the three members who toured this summer but who weren't invited to be part of the fall run, and the co-vocalist has responded to Love's comments that he didn't "fire" the other members.

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