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Chad Childers

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.
Gil Friesen
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Legendary A&M President Gil Friesen Dead at 75

The music world is mourning the death of legendary A&M Records executive Gil Friesen (pictured at left in the above photo), who along with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, helped grow the record label into a major player in the music industry. Friesen passed away Thursday (Dec. 13) at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.

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Queen Extravaganza 2013 North American Tour

Queen's Roger Taylor has seen his musical vision come to life and next year North American audiences will get more of the Queen Extravaganza. Dates have been revealed for 2013, with touring set to launch Jan. 11 in Tarrytown, N.Y. and continuing through the end of the band's Quebec City residency on Sept. 1.

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Jon Bon Jovi Receives Golden Globe Award Nomination

Jon Bon Jovi is finishing 2012 on a high note as his song 'Not Running Anymore' has just received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. The track appears in the upcoming Al Pacino-Christopher Walken comedy 'Stand Up Guys,' which is expected in select theaters in the coming weeks, with a wider release on Jan. 11.

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Ted Nugent: 2012 in Review

It's been an interesting year for Ted Nugent, who turns 64 today (Dec. 13). In honor of the "Motor City Madman" turning another year older, we're reflecting on the events that kept the guitarist, both musically and personally, in the headlines this past year.

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12-12-12 Concert: Rockers React on Twitter

The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit is over and music lovers are finding themselves thoroughly rocked a day later. The show raised quite a few funds for those in need in the aftermath of the natural disaster while keeping audiences entertained with some great performances and surprising collaborations. As expected, there's been an outpouring of response on Twitter.

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Love ‘Not Amused’ By McCartney + Nirvana

There's no doubt that the Paul McCartney-Nirvana member collaboration on 'Cut Me Some Slack' was one of the highlights of the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, but not everyone is happy about the pairing. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, tells TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news.

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McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock New Song

The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

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Mick Jagger
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Rolling Stones Deliver at 12-12-12 Benefit

It was a brief performance, but the Rolling Stones left fans thoroughly rocked at the 12-12-12 benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Mick Jagger and the band provided a club-like party atmosphere for their two-song performance.

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Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder Early 121212 Stars

It's hard to find anyone better than New Jersey's home state hero Bruce Springsteen when it comes to opening a benefit show for victims of the East Coast's Hurricane Sandy. As expected, the inspirational rocker kicked off the '12-12-12' benefit on a high note, and he welcomed a fellow New Jersey favorite in Jon Bon Jovi to raise the excitement level even higher. Springsteen and a Roger Waters-Eddie Vedder collaboration were among the early highlights of the '12-12-12' benefit.

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