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.
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…
Rock Report: Bruce Springsteen to Play Free Concert at President Obama’s Virginia Rally
Bruce Springsteen recently expressed his support for President Barack Obama in an open letter. Then he played an impromptu song for Obama at a rally in Ohio. And now he's planning to play a free concert at an Obama event in Virginia this week.
Rock Report: Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin
A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.
Guns N’ Roses Unplug for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit
When the lineup was announced for Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School Benefit this year, there was a little bit of surprise in seeing Guns N' Roses name on the list, given the band's penchant for blowing the roof off of venues. But Axl Rose and company worked up a set where the electr…
Rock Report: Special Guns N’ Roses Cocktails to Celebrate Band’s Las Vegas Residency
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is going all out for the upcoming Guns N' Roses 'Appetite for Democracy' Las Vegas residency, even adding a special drink menu for those coming out to the shows.
Black Country Communion’s Joe Bonamassa Claims Glenn Hughes Used Press to Bully Him
Black Country Communion continue to have their issues, and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is clearing the air publicly, claiming that singer Glenn Hughes portrayed him in a negative light in interviews as a way to "bully" him to alter his career plans.
Rock Report: Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John’s ‘An Enduring Vision’ Benefit
Stevie Nicks was the main attraction at Elton John's 11th annual 'An Enduring Vision' benefit Monday night (Oct. 15) in New York, and the singer's addition to the bill helped net over $2 million for John's AIDS Foundation.
Keith Richards Addresses High Cost of Rolling Stones Concert Tickets
Despite guitarist Keith Richards telling the BBC that the Rolling Stones hope to not "charge over the bloody top" for tickets to their recently announced two-city 2012 string of concert dates, that's just what seems to be happening.