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.
Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan on New Music: ‘We Have About 27 Pieces of Work’
Slipknot's Shawn Crahan offers insight into the band's work behind the scenes on new music.
Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Calls ‘Nightmare’ an ‘Absolute Masterpiece,’ Critical o…
In a chat with Talk Is Jericho host Chris Jericho, Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates gave a frank assessment of the band's albums.
Pearl Jam Tease ‘Let’s Play Two’ Wrigley Field Concert Film
Pearl Jam have posted a new trailer for a concert film called 'Let's Play Two' from their Wrigley Field shows.
Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty: ‘We Have Recorded Close to 20 Songs’ for New Album, Band Issues S…
Pop Evil are moving forward on their fifth studio album and have given fans an update from the studio.
Prophets of Rage’s Tim Commerford: ‘I Love the Challenge’ of Writing Music That Appeals to…
In a new chat, Prophets of Rage's Tim Commerford discusses the challenge of writing for a not always receptive audience and the idea of being a role model.
Paul McCartney Guests on Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold,’ But Pop Star Cameo Still a Mys…
In an interview with ET Canada, it's revealed that Paul McCartney will be on the Foo Fighters' 'Concrete and Gold' album.
Life and Death of Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ Video Star Examined in New Feature
In a new Billboard feature, the life and death of Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video star is examined.
Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch ‘Spoke From a Broken Heart,’ Apologizes for Chester Bennington C…
In a new radio interview, Korn's Brian 'Head' Welch explains his emotional reaction to Chester Bennington's death and apologizes for his social media comments.
Aaron Lewis Announces 6th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament + Concert
Aaron Lewis will invite members of Saint Asonia and Corey Taylor for his 6th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament and Concert.
Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan: ‘My Friends Are Dying and I Can’t Take That Anymore’
In a new interview with NME, Slipknot's Shawn Crahan discusses the topics of depression, mental health and removing the stigma associated with both.
Alter Bridge Showcase ‘The Other Side’ Live in New Video, Launch ‘Live at the O2 Arena + R…
Alter Bridge have revealed a new live video for 'The Other Side' in coordination with the digital pre-order launch for 'Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities' set.
10 Years Ago: Five Finger Death Punch Release Their Debut Album ‘The Way of the Fist’
On July 31, 2007, Five Finger Death Punch introduced themselves with 'The Way of the Fist' album.