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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.
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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Geezer Butler Corey Taylor
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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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Geezer Butler
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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
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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
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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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Rob Zombie
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Rob Zombie Draws Monster Crowds to ‘Great American Nightmare,’ Rocks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

You can chalk up the inaugural run of Rob Zombie's 'Great American Nightmare' as a huge success. Zombie's horror-themed attraction pulled in monster crowds at the Pomona FEARPlex in Pomona, Calif., with over 8,500 people turning up on the Zombie-headlined final night (Nov. 2) .

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