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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.
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Five Finger Death Punch + Volbeat to Co-Headline Fall 2014 Tour – Win Tickets + Signed Guitar!

It's on! Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat are known for bringing great live shows to their fans, and the two bands have just announced a co-headlining fall 2014 U.S. tour (see dates below). But that's not all! The trek will also feature support from Hellyeah and red-hot upstarts Nothing More, making it sure to be one of the top tours of 2014. Loudwire wants you to be there and we've teamed with the bands to offer you the chance to win tickets, plus get your hands on an autographed guitar.

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Courtney Love’s Father Continues to Claim His Daughter Was Involved in Kurt Cobain’s Death

There have been plenty of rumors, conspiracy theories and accusations over the years, but so far there has been no confirmed ties that Courtney Love had anything to do with Kurt Cobain's death. That hasn't stopped Love's own father though from suggesting that his daughter was involved.

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Courtney Love on Dave Grohl Hug: ‘We Just Both Knew It Was Time To Let It Go’

It was the hug felt 'round the world. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, who had battled with Krist Novoselic and to a greater extent Dave Grohl over how to handle Nirvana's musical legacy over the years, openly embraced both during her speech at the band's Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame induction. But even before the public got to see the peaceful public declaration, there was a more private one.

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Soundgarden Reflect on Split on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ – Exclusive Video Preview

The new season of 'Guitar Center Sessions' kicks off this Sunday night (May 4) with Soundgarden as the featured band. In advance of the Sunday airing, Guitar Center is teaming with Loudwire to bring you this exclusive preview clip from the show.

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System of a Down’s ‘Chop Suey’ Gets Mash-Up Makeover With Elton John Classic

Mash-ups can be a little bit of hit and miss, but there are occasions where the vision of the producer is just too interesting not to check out. Such is the case for the new mash-up 'Crocodile Chop,' which unites the System of a Down favorite 'Chop Suey' with Elton John's extremely upbeat and poppy '70s favorite 'Crocodile Rock.'

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Seether Reveal Details for ‘Isolate and Medicate’ Studio Album

After taking a well-deserved break and tiding fans over with a hits collection last year, Seether are set to return with a new studio album. The band just announced that their sixth studio release will be titled 'Isolate and Medicate,' and it's currently on schedule for a July 1 street date.

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Lita Ford, Leslie West + Foreigner’s Mick Jones Headline ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

'That Metal Show' will lean a little more on the classic rock side this week as Foreigner's Mick Jones and Mountain guitar great Leslie West will join Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine for interviews. Meanwhile, Lita Ford will lay down some blistering licks as the special music guest.

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Avenged Sevenfold Address Teen Suicide After Learning Youth Was Listening to Their Music

It's been a common story over the years -- a teen commits suicide and blame starts to fly as to the reasons why. Unfortunately, one of the common scapegoats is music, with several rockers unfairly facing scrutiny after past tragedies. It's also an experience that Avenged Sevenfold now shares.

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Dave Grohl Recalls His Soundgarden ‘Holy S—’ Moment

One of the great things about the Seattle scene of the early '90s was the incredible amount of talent and craftsmanship that continually raised the bar among the top bands in the area. With Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' turning 20 this year, one of the band's peers, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, has weighed in with his recollection of hearing what Soundgarden were doing back in '94.

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