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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’s Jeremy Spencer Offers Trailer for ‘Uncle Colt & Cletus’ Web Film

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer is a busy man these days. Not only does he have two new albums out with 5FDP and his autobiography on the way, but he's set to premiere a short comedic film based upon two characters that he and his drum tech Bobby "Rockshow" Watson created. In fact, the film, 'The Adventures of Uncle Colt & Cletus: Hedge-Hoggin',' will premiere on Loudwire tomorrow at 9PM ET/8PM CT.

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3 Doors Down
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3 Doors Down To Embark on Acoustic ‘Songs From the Basement’ 2014 Tour

3 Doors Down have amassed a rather large catalog over the last decade plus and not every song has earned a permanent spot in the set list during the band's tenure. But the group is planning to dig a little deeper into the catalog for their upcoming "3 Doors Down Acoustic -- Songs From the Basement' tour.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Inspires Respect Among Peers at Bass Player Live Event

The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards took place Saturday night (Nov. 9) in Los Angeles and you'd be hard pressed to find a better honoree than Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler. The bassist, who received a lifetime achievement award from event sponsor Hartke, was also saluted with a 10-song tribute featuring some of metal's top names.

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Metal Greats Salute Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler at Bass Player Live! Concert

The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show honored musicians who too often get overlooked, though there was hardly any introduction needed for the night's top honoree -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Hartke helped line up some of metal's biggest names on Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre to salute the man who helped paved the way for their own careers.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia + Andrea Ferro Share Their Vocal Influences

Lacuna Coil are breaking from the studio to play some late year shows, but they earlier in the year they dropped by the Loudwire studio to talk about their music. During the course of the conversation, the band's co-vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro opened up about their vocal influences and you can find out which artists had an impact on their individual styles by checking out the video above.

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Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Battle Born’ – Exclusive Track-by-Track Webisode Premiere

As Five Finger Death Punch get closer to the release of their new album 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2' on Nov. 19, they continue to roll out track-by-track commentary on select tracks. Here, Loudwire brings you the North American premiere of the webisode that offers an inside look at the current single 'Battle Born' (watch above).

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