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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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Linkin Park’s Entire ‘Hybrid Theory’ Album Remixed With Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’

Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' is one of the most popular albums in modern rock, as it has sold millions of copies and yielded a number of chart-topping hits. But how would you feel about the disc if every song was remixed with one of the most overplayed songs in music history -- Psy's 'Gangnam Style'?

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Marilyn Manson to Headline Inaugural Alt-Fest in 2014

Marilyn Manson will get in some stage time in this summer, having just signed on as one of the headliners for the UK-based Alt-Fest. The event, which is in its first year, will run Aug. 15-17 at the Boughton Estate in Kettering of Northamptonshire.

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Within Temptation Unveil ‘Dangerous’ Featuring Ex-Killswitch Engage Singer Howard Jones

Within Temptation are gearing up to release their new album, 'Hydra,' on Jan. 31, and a new trailer has surfaced teasing the record. The video, seen above, features a portion of their new song 'Dangerous,' which boasts a guest appearance by former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones.

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Alter Bridge Post Behind-the-Scenes European Tour Video, Add Chicago Date to U.S. Trek

Alter Bridge are winding down for the holidays but not before leaving fans with a little video memento to digest from their recent European tour. The group has just issued a new four-and-a-half minute clip that pulls together outtakes from behind the scenes of their Euro trek, showing some of the silliness that goes on when they're not onstage.

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Beastie Boys File Suit Against GoldieBlox Over ‘Girls’ Video

GoldieBlox recently apologized for their usage of the Beastie Boys' 'Girls' in a promo for their line of toys for girls, but the band is not buying it. According to the New York Times, the band has followed through on plans to file suit against the toy company after the company first took legal action against them.

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Tool Book 2014 Mexico Dates, Second Maynard James Keenan Birthday Bash Added

2014 is turning into a special year for Maynard James Keenan. The singer recently revealed that two of his bands -- Puscifer and A Perfect Circle -- will perform a special show to mark his 50th birthday. Now comes word that Keenan's third band, Tool, will also get some stage time in 2014.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category. The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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