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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Unleash ‘The Getaway’ Title Track
Red Hot Chili Peppers have released the second new song from 'The Getaway' album, the disc's title track.
Steven Tyler, Joan Jett Among Narrators for Discovery Channel’s ‘Hello World!’ Series
Steven Tyler and Joan Jett will join four other musicians as narrators for the new six-part Discover Channel series 'Hello World!'
Sebastian Bach Teased for ‘Gilmore Girls’ Reboot
Will Gil return to Stars Hollow for a Hep Alien show? Sebastian Bach was recently photographed with his fiction TV band on the set of the Gilmore Girls reboot.
The Story of Led Zeppelin’s Breakup
On Dec. 4, 1980, approximately two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin made the difficult decision to break up.
Exclusive: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil on Their Rise to the Top, and Saying Go…
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 sho…
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.
Brian May Reveals Plans for Career Encompassing Queen eBook
Queen have enjoyed one of the more prolific and entertaining careers in music and fairly soon fans will be able to enjoy a new multi-touch electronic edition of the band's '40 Years of Queen' book that provides fans extra media components.
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…
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 Ang…
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.
Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock Out With New Song at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefi…
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 …
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 Da…