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.
Rockers React: Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
A number of rock and metal musicians have commented on the death of Anthony Bourdain. Read their tributes here.
Gene Simmons Issues Apology for Offending Fox News Staffers
After the recent incident where Gene Simmons was accused of crashing a Fox News staff meeting and offending staffers, the musician has issued an apology.
23 Years Ago: ‘Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York’ Released After Kurt Cobain’s Death
On Nov. 1, 1994, after the death of Kurt Cobain, the band issued their 'MTV Unplugged in New York' as a posthumous concert album.
Nikki Sixx: ‘As of Jan. 1, I Don’t Have a Job,’ No Tour Plans for Sixx: A.M.
Nikki Sixx reveals that with the ending of his radio show and no immediate plans for Sixx: A.M., he looking forward to having a clean slate for other projects.
Sammy Hagar’s ‘Red Til I’m Dead’ 70th Birthday Bash to Screen in Theaters
If you can't make it to Cabo San Lucas, be sure to catch all the festivities from Sammy Hagar's 70th birthday bash in theaters in December.
Rob Halford: ‘We’re Almost Done’ With ‘Monumental’ Judas Priest Album
In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, Rob Halford reveals Judas Priest is almost done with what is shaping up to be a monumental new album.
Judas Priest, Rage Against the Machine, Bon Jovi + Radiohead Among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall…
The nominees for the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class have been revealed.
Metallica Unleash 1986 Live Version of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’
Take a trip back in time as Metallica release the live audio from a 1986 Hampton, Va. performance of 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.'
Skid Row’s Scotti Hill on Reunion Talk With Sebastian Bach: ‘That Door Is Closed’ [Update]
In a new interview, Skid Row's Scotti Hill says he considers the door closed on a reunion with Sebastian Bach, but is complimentary of the singer.
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.
Rockers React: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead at 41
A number of Chester Bennington's peers and friends have weighed in with social media comments on his death.
KISS’ Gene Simmons Seeks to Trademark Familiar Rock Hand Gesture
KISS' Gene Simmons has filed a trademark application for a familiar rock music hand gesture.