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.
Ozzy Osbourne Elected President of Heavy Metal
The election is over, and a choice for a new leader has been made. That's right -- Ozzy Osbourne has been crowned the President of Heavy Metal by readers of our companion site, Loudwire!
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton Explains How He Grew New Wings on ‘Music From Another Dimension’
It's been a long journey for Aerosmith, but their new album, 'Music From Another Dimension,' will arrive on Nov. 6, a full 11-plus years after their last completely original release 'Just Push Play.'
Rock Report: GN’R Launch Las Vegas Residency
Guns N' Roses' much-hyped Las Vegas residency is now underway, and by all accounts, those in attendance walked away with a solid opening night experience.
Rock Report: Billy Idol Plays Fan Birthday Party
Michael Henrichsen will always remember his 26th birthday as the year that Billy Idol showed up to help him celebrate. Henrichsen had taken part on a two-year journey, attempting to reach out to the singer to come play his bash.
Rock Report: Gary Glitter Arrested in London
Rocker Gary Glitter was arrested in London in relation to a sex offense case early Sunday morning (Oct. 28). Glitter, who is best known for his single 'Rock & Roll (Part 2),' was taken into custody as part of a broader case against late BBC DJ Jimmy Savile.
Rock Report: McCartney Headlines Starbucks CD
Paul McCartney will head up the latest Starbucks Christmas compilation CD, 'Holidays Rule,' with his rendition of 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).'
Rock Report: Aerosmith Plan Pre-Election Boston Street Concert
Boston and politics go hand in hand, but one thing that Bostonians like as much as an election is their hometown heroes, Aerosmith, and the band is planning something special for election week. The group has announced their intent to play a surprise show next Monday (Nov. 5), a day before we elect o…
Rod Stewart Completes New Rock Album for 2013 Release
Rod Stewart has spent a good portion of the latter part of his career covering standards, but apparently the time has come for him to rock again. He'll do so on a recently completed album that's expected next year.
Rock Report: Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Stones Shows
We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates u…
Rock Report: Former Kiss Drummer Peter Criss Responds to Steven Tyler’s ‘Comic-Book Band’ …
Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss has weighed in on the recent comments made by Aerosmith in which they called Kiss "a comic-book" band. Criss, appearing on New York's Q104.3, admitted that he was surprised by Steven Tyler's words as he never felt there was any sort of issu…