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.
Bill Ward Holds Out Hope for a Black Sabbath Reunion
The split between Black Sabbath and longtime drummer Bill Ward over a contract dispute has been well documented, but the musician still has positive feelings toward the group and says in a new interview that he's hoping that there will eventually be a return to the band.
Kiss Unveil Two New Tracks from ‘Monster’
Kiss are a little less than a week away from releasing their highly anticipated 'Monster' album, and they're giving fans two more tracks -- 'Long Way Down' and 'All for the Love of Rock & Roll' -- to chew on before the disc drops in stores on Oct. 9.
Kiss Singer Paul Stanley’s Mother Passes Away
Kiss vocalist Paul Stanley and his family are currently in mourning as his mother, Eva Eisen, passed away on Saturday (Sept. 29) at the age of 88.
Neil Young Closes Out New York’s Global Festival With All-Star Jam
With Black Keys and Foo Fighters on the bill, there was definitely star power at Saturday's (Sept. 29) Global Festival in New York, but there was no mistaking that Neil Young and Crazy Horse were the headliners of the night. There was definitely a lot of respect shown for Young, as all of …
Pete Townshend Addresses 2003 Child Pornography Scandal
The Who's Pete Townshend's image took a bit of a hit back in 2003 when he was investigated for downloading child pornography, and the guitar great is now taking the opportunity to address the scandal, stating that he was the product of "white knight syndrome."
Elton John Revisits ‘The Diving Board’ After Release Delay
Elton John is taking advantage of an album release delay to re-examine the music on his new album, 'The Diving Board.' Producer T-Bone Burnett tells Rolling Stone that the music icon is in the rare position of having plenty of time between the completion of a disc and its release and it&ap…
Gene Simmons’ Daughter Auditions for ‘X Factor’
Fox's 'X Factor' got a bit of surprise star power Wednesday night when Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, auditioned for the singing competition, impressing the judges enough to be passed along to the next round.
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Joins Teen Rockers Onstage for ‘Girls Girls Girls’ Performance
Motley Crue's Vince Neil had a blast with the after-party bashes on the band's latest tour, and during a New Jersey stop over the weekend the rocker made a memorable impression by playing 'Girls Girls Girls with teen upstarts Going Dark, who were the after-party entertainment.
Steven Van Zandt Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Reunite the Rascals
Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt is doing his best to reunite one of his favorite bands, the Rascals. He's launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring a production called 'Once Upon a Dream' featuring all four members to stages around the world.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Recalls Reckless Driving Episodes With John Bonham
As the music world reflects on late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on the anniversary of his death, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has chimed in with anecdotes about his friend's reckless driving episodes.