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Chad Childers

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.
Motorhead
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Lemmy Kilmister’s Health Concerns Force Motorhead To Cancel European Tour

Despite releasing a stellar new album, 'Aftershock,' it's been a tough year for Motörhead as frontman Lemmy Klimister has dealt with a variety of health issues that have kept him off the road. While the band has vowed to return to the road and have played a few shows this year, Lemmy has revealed he's still not fully recovered and the group will postpone dates until early next year.

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Five Finger Death Punch
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Five Finger Death Punch Talk ‘Wrecking Ball’ in Latest ‘Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 2′ Webisode

With a song title like 'Wrecking Ball,' you kind of know what you're going to get from Five Finger Death Punch. No, it's not a cover of the current Miley Cyrus hit, it's a hard-hitting tune off the 5FDP's upcoming album, 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2.'

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Seether
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‘Seether 2002-2013′ – Album Listening Party

It's seems like yesterday, but a decade has come and gone since Seether first appeared on our musical radar with 'Fine Again.' The band has just unleashed its two-disc hits collection, 'Seether 2002-2013,' and Loudwire and Noisecreep are happy to bring you the entire stream of the set.

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Rise Against
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Enter to Win a Rise Against Prize Pack + Check Out the ‘Long Forgotten Songs’ Album Sampler

Rise Against recently unleashed their B-sides and rarities collection, 'Long Forgotten Songs,' and we've got a couple of cool items for fans related to the release. One is the album sampler video above and the other is an awesome contest featuring a 'Lost Forgotten Songs' prize pack.

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Rob Zombie Adds Second Headlining Gig, Charity Auction + More to Great American Nightmare Fest

One night is simply not enough for Rob Zombie, as the rocker has listened to the demand and added a second headlining performance for his inaugural Great American Nightmare attraction. In addition, he's also announced a charity auction as part of the Great American Nightmare festivities.

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Kerry King Rex Brown Phil Anselmo
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Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax + Megadeth Members Lead ‘Metal Masters 5′ Show

Watch out Orange County! 'Metal Masters 5' will be taking place at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. with an all-star lineup of metal greats taking part. The event is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014.

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Win an Autographed Linkin Park Special Edition Transformers Action Figure!

Linkin Park's commitment to the 'Transformers' franchise has yielded a pretty cool by product as there's now a special edition Linkin Park Transformers action figure. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Noisecreep and Comics Alliance to give you a chance to win this unique figure, signed by Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn.

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Redlight King
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Redlight King, Making of ‘Born to Rise’ Video – Exclusive Premiere

For those who've seen Redlight King's new 'Born to Rise' video, you know it comes with a fair share of motorcycle stunt riding. Now Redlight King have created a "behind-the-scenes" clip that shows you how they pulled off the creation of the 'Born to Rise' video and it's exclusively premiering here at Loudwire.

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Smile Empty Soul, ‘False Alarm’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Smile Empty Soul have been on a creative high, recently issuing their new 'Chemicals' album just over a year after their 2012 release, '3's.' Keeping the momentum going, the band is promoting the new single 'False Alarm' and Loudwire is bringing you the exclusive premiere of the song's video (watch above).

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