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.
Kiss’ Paul Stanley Says Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler ‘Needs a Reality Check’
Steven Tyler may have a mouth that doesn't quit, but Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is known for giving as good as he gets, and he's firing back at Tyler after the Aerosmith vocalist called Kiss "a comic-book rock band."
Jeff Lynne Says Touring in Support of ‘Long Wave’ Album Is Not Likely
Electric Light Orchestra singer Jeff Lynne has been busy over the past year, re-recording past favorites for the 'Mr. Blue Sky' album as well as taking on a number of older standards for the companion disc, 'Long Wave.' Despite the wealth of new music, it's likely that Lynne…
Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck
Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.
Tom Petty to Auction Jaguar Convertible for Doctors Without Borders Organization
Tom Petty is parting with a sentimental piece of his past for a good cause, as he'll auction off his 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders organization.
Alice Cooper Reveals ‘Old School’ Box Set Details
Just in time for Halloween, Alice Cooper has announced the pending release of his 'Old School' box set. The collection, due Oct. 29, will feature material from his band era of 1964-1974.
Guns N’ Roses’ DJ Ashba Says Axl Rose Has ‘Tons of Stuff Done’ for New Album
Guns N' Roses will be spending a lot of time together in the coming months, and guitarist DJ Ashba believes that it may give the band their best opportunity to record some new material that they've had in a while.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Saves Drowning Woman in Hawaii
Jack Osbourne will likely never forget the past week, as he got married, celebrated his mother's 60th birthday and ended up rescuing a drowning woman in Hawaii.
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 …
Kiss’ Paul Stanley Discusses Rock Hall Snub and Making ‘Monster’
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations list was recently revealed, and Kiss' name was absent from the ballot once again. The veteran rockers have been nominated in the past, but have yet to make the final cut for the Rock Hall, and singer Paul Stanley has a few thoughts on the matter.
T. Rex Plotting 40th Anniversary Box Set Reissue for ‘The Slider’
T. Rex's classic 1972 album, 'The Slider,' will return to the spotlight with a 40th anniversary reissue featuring producer Tony Visconti's remastering.