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.
Pearl Jam Cancel North Carolina Show Over HB2 Legislation
Pearl Jam are bowing out of their Raleigh show over North Carolina's HB2 legislation.
Guns N’ Roses Welcome AC/DC’s Angus Young at Coachella 2016
After revealing that Axl Rose would be singing for AC/DC, Guns N' Roses put an exclamation point on the announcement by welcoming Angus Young at Coachella.
Metallica Rock Berkeley’s Rasputin Music for Record Store Day [Update]
As Record Store Day Ambassadors, Metallica leaned heavy on 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning' songs for their Rasputin Music in-store appearance.
Ace Frehley Hospitalized for Exhaustion and Dehydration
Ace Frehley has canceled his Saturday night (April 16) show in Poughkeepsie after being hospitalized for symptoms related to exhaustion and dehydration.
Hollywood Vampires Announce 2016 Touring
The all-star collective Hollywood Vampires have navigated the schedules of the band members to play more shows in 2016.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: Joe Elliott’s Voice ‘All Back to Normal’
Guitarist Phil Collen revealed that after being order to rest or risk irreparable damage to his voice, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott is 'all back to normal.'
Ace Frehley Not Ruling Out KISS Return
In a new interview, Ace Frehley says that while there's been no talk of it, he would always leave the door open for a return to KISS.
Pearl Jam Offer Limited Edition Earplugs for Upcoming Shows
Pearl Jam are offering up limited edition earplugs for their tour in order to promote hearing health.
Legendary Beatles Producer George Martin Dead at 90 [Updated]
The man often referred to as 'the fifth Beatle,' legendary producer George Martin, has passed away at the age of 90.
AC/DC Postpone Tour in Effort to Avoid ‘Total Hearing Loss’ for Brian Johnson
AC/DC have postponed the 10 remaining dates on their U.S. tour after singer Brian Johnson was advised to stop playing or face potential hearing loss.