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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 Mike Shinoda Spotlights Music for Relief Organization’s Efforts in Haiti

Linkin Park are one of the top bands when it comes to giving back via charitable efforts, as their Music for Relief organization has helped get communities around the world back on their feet after natural disasters. Giving their fans a more tangible idea of what Music for Relief does, the band's latest video follows Mike Shinoda as he travels to Haiti.

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Inaugural ‘Heavy Metal + Popular Culture International Conference’ Coming to Ohio

Colleges are for learning on a wide variety of subject matters and you can now include heavy metal among them as Bowling Green State University will host the first 'Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference' next month. The event, which runs April 4-7, was founded by BGSU's Jeremy Wallach, Esther Clinton and Brian Hickam -- all metal fans who got the idea while attending similar heavy metal educational conferences in Europe.

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Stone Sour Unveil New Track ‘Gravesend’ and ‘House of Gold & Bones’ Comic Trailer

Let the pummeling commence! Stone Sour are giving us another taste of their 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' album by offering up the preview track 'Gravesend' ahead of the disc's April 9 release. In addition, they're also teasing their forthcoming 'House of Gold & Bones' comic with a new trailer for the release.

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Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Portnoy Launches Celebrity Cymbal Fundraising Raffle

Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy is stepping up to help one of his dearest friends in a time of need and he's got a number of his rock and roll peers to help out as well. The 'Mike Portnoy Celebrity Cymbal Fundraising Raffle' will raise funds for Portnoy's friend, who had his life changed forever when a fall left him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Rob Zombie Rallies Fans to Help ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Actress Karen Black’s Cancer Battle

Rob Zombie has put the call out for help, as one of his 'House of 1,000 Corpses' cast members is in serious need. The director is rallying his fans to support actress Karen Black as she receives much needed medical treatment to fight ampullary cancer.

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Evanescence’s Troy McLawhorn Filling in for Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery on Tour

Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is taking a step back from the road temporarily, but the band has moved quickly to fill the void, selecting Evanescence's Troy McLawhorn to sit in on guitar during Lowery's absence. The Sevendust rocker is taking the time away to be at home with his lovely wife Tara as they await the birth of their daughter. This will be the couple's second child. They wed in 2010 and already have a son, born the same year.

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Corey Taylor: ‘I Would Love To Do Something Violent and Dark With Trent Reznor’

It's been a busy year for Corey Taylor, who not only is promoting Stone Sour's upcoming 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' album, but has also enjoyed some extra recognition for his collaboration with Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen and Scott Reeder on the single 'From Can to Can't' that's part of the soundtrack for Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary. Loudwire recently spoke with Taylor, who revealed that he's thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Grohl and still has a few names on his dream collaborator list.

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Directs Upcoming Motionless in White Video

Slipknot may be on a break, but percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) is making the most of his time. Late last year, he stepped behind the lens to direct the 'We Are' video for Hollywood Undead and now he's adding to his resume by overseeing a new clip for Motionless in White.

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P.O.D. Welcome Shinedown’s Zach Myers for Live U2 Cover ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’

Shinedown and Three Days Grace may be co-headlining their current tour, but the third act on the bill isn't exactly your average opener. Veteran hard rock outfit P.O.D. has been playing alongside the two bands throughout both legs of their touring, making for a solid trifecta of rock acts. P.O.D.'s sets are making it worthwhile to get there early, and the band has enjoyed a set crossover of late with Shinedown's Zach Myers joining their performances to play their cover of U2's 'Bullet the Blue Sky.'

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Stone Sour Unveil ‘Do Me a Favor’ Animated Video

Ever since Stone Sour unveiled the trailer in late February for 'Do Me a Favor,' fans have been not-so-patiently waiting to find out what the full vividly artistic clip would end up being. As it turns out, frontman Corey Taylor and company have incorporated several of the characters from the 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' concept album into the animated narrative for the clip.

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