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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.

Nothing More Rise to the Surface With ‘This Is the Time (Ballast)’ Video

Nothing More
YouTube

Nothing More are quickly rising to the surface with their current single 'This Is the Time (Ballast),' and the video for the track gives you a more visual representation of that struggle. The clip, which may be one of the wettest videos in rock history, just debuted and you can see it above.

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Filed Under: Category: News, Official Music Videos, Rock, Videos

Pearl Jam, AFI + More To Play 2014 Austin City Limits Festival

Pearl Jam AFI
Samir Hussein, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Austin, Texas has become one of the premiere destinations for bands around the world, as evidenced by the annual South by Southwest event in the spring and the recent success of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the fall. This year will be no different as the lineup for the annual Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed with Pearl Jam among the headliners.

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Soundgarden Unveil ‘Black Hole Sun’ GIFs Ahead of ‘Superunknown’ 20th Anniversary Release

Soundgarden
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' album has been rocking for two decades now and the band will mark the milestone with the release of special 20th anniversary edition sets on June 3. In advance of the upcoming releases, Soundgarden have teamed with Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser.fm and Noisecreep to unveil 20 fun GIFs created from the band's standout music video for 'Black Hole Sun.'

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Saliva Singer Bobby Amaru Talks ‘Rise Up’ Album, Joining the Band + More

Saliva
Rum Bum Records

A new era of Saliva is under way and the band has a solid new album to support called 'Rise Up.' Though fans got a taste of the new look Saliva last year with 'In It to Win It,' the group is making more of a promotional push for 'Rise Up' with new frontman Bobby Amaru stepping into the spotlight.

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Black Label Society vs. Hellyeah – Cage Match

Black Label Society vs Hellyeah
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Eleven Seven Music

There's a new Cage Match champ, as Black Label Society's 'My Dying Time' bested Five Finger Death Punch's 'House of the Rising Sun' in a hotly contested battle. With 52 percent of the final tally, the melodic and bluesy rocker 'My Dying Time' moves on to face another opponent.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements at Coachella 2014

Paul Westerberg Billie Joe Armstrong
Karl Walter, Getty Images

While Week One of Coachella is often the most hyped, the second weekend can offer some surprises as well. For instance, The Replacements rocked out with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joining them for much of their Coachella performance Friday night (April 18).

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Sunny Day Real Estate Unleash ‘Lipton Witch,’ Band’s First New Song in 14 Years

Sunny Day Real Estate
Sub Pop

Record Store Day is a great occasion to salute the record store experience and pick up some great vinyl offerings, but there are times when we get something even more awesome. Such was the case over the weekend when a Circa Survive/Sunny Day Real Estate split was offered up to the record buying public, unleashing SDRE's first new song in 14 years.

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Filed Under: Category: News, Rock, Songs

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