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.
Pussy Riot Members Released From Prison
The members of the Russian band Pussy Riot are now free ahead of schedule. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have been released from jail three months before their sentence was initially set to end.
George Martin to Receive U.K. Producer’s Guild Award
George Martin will add one more trophy to his mantelpiece this February. The Music Producers Guild will bestow the Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music Award to the man often labeled "the fifth Beatle."
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Reunite with the Moving Sidewalks for One-Off Show
Most of us, of course, know the long-bearded Billy Gibbons for his work with ZZ Top, but before that, he was a member of the '60s psychedelic outfit the Moving Sidewalks. Now, the guitar great has revealed plans to reunite with that band for a one-off show in support of the career retrospective…
Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Helping Military Vets With PTSD
29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But the musician has since rebounded from that setback, and he's hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.
Peter Frampton Announces ‘Guitar Circus’ Tour with B.B. King and Others
Peter Frampton loves guitar music, obviously, and he'll get a chance to explore his passion further during the 'Guitar Circus' tour he has planned for 2013. Billboard reports that the musician will welcome several guitar greats, including the legendary B.B. King, during the summer run…
Vince Neil of Motley Crue Doesn’t Mind Playing Smaller Venues on Solo Dates
Motley Crue front man Vince Neil is one outspoken rocker, but when it comes to the concert stage, the singer says he'll take a back seat and let the music do the talking -- even if it's in a casino instead of a huge arena.
Metallica Move 2013 Orion Music + More Festival to Detroit
Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up t…
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Offers Update on ‘Energetic’ New Album Sessions
Metallica are just starting in on their follow-up to the 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' and drummer Lars Ulrich says that the early sessions are revealing a "heavy, energetic" vibe for the forthcoming release.
Brian May Reveals Plans for Career Encompassing Queen eBook
Queen have enjoyed one of the more prolific and entertaining careers in music and fairly soon fans will be able to enjoy a new multi-touch electronic edition of the band's '40 Years of Queen' book that provides fans extra media components.
Meat Loaf Announces Farewell ‘Last at Bat’ Tour
Meat Loaf may have suggested his touring career was concluding as far back as 2007, but the rocker is finally and apparently ready to say farewell to at least one nation. The vocalist has just announced the 'Last at Bat' tour of the U.K., which is intended to be his final trek in the count…