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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.

Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Bill Ward
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Nine Inch Nails Unleash Furious Version of ‘March of the Pigs’ in Australia

Nine Inch Nails
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

For those of you who felt that Nine Inch Nails have tamed a bit with age, we have one thing to say: Step … right … up! The band, in the midst of the promotion for their 'Hesitation Marks' album, dipped into their catalog for a furious live rendition of 'March of the Pigs' in Australia.

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Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Powers New Gatorade Ad Featuring Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper Guns N Roses Gatorade Commercial
YouTube

Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun 'n' games … and apparently those games are fueled by Gatorade! The thirst-quenching sports drink has selected the Guns N' Roses anthem 'Welcome to the Jungle' to soundtrack their latest advertisement, which also stars Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

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Favorite Mark Tremonti Song – Readers Poll

Tremonti
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

On April 18, 1974, Mark Tremonti was born into the world in Detroit, Mich. Years later, the guitar great has carved out his place in rock history, delivering a string of hits with three different rock bands -- Creed, Alter Bridge and his own self-titled band Tremonti. With just shy of 20 years in the music industry, Tremonti has been part of a wealth of great songs, but which one is his best? That's the subject of this Readers Poll.

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Iron Maiden vs. Black Sabbath – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Black Sabbath
EMI / Warner Bros.

Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?

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Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes + More Celebrate Jon Lord at Tribute Show

Bruce Dickinson Glenn Hughes
Ben Prunchie / David Buchan, Getty Images

The death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012 was a big loss for those in the rock community, and to show how much respect he garnered, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Yes' Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake's Mick Moody and Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Don Airey all took part in a special tribute to the musician.

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Hellyeah Unveil Bloody ‘Sangre Por Sangre’ Video, Debut New Live Lineup

Hellyeah
Eleven Seven Music

Hellyeah have entered full promotion mode for their upcoming 'Blood for Blood' album, and that includes a new music video and returning to the stage. The band just debuted the clip for the track 'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood for Blood),' and kicked off their touring support of the album in Abilene, Texas.

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Clutch Prep Record Store Day Split, ‘Earth Rocker’ Deluxe Version + ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ Vinyl

Clutch
Freeman Promotions

Clutch fans, get ready for three very unique releases. The band has revealed plans for a "Record Store Day" split with labelmates Lionize and also announced special edition releases of their 'Earth Rocker' and 'Robot Hive/Exodus' albums.

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