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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.

The Winery Dogs, ‘Unleashed in Japan 2013′ – Exclusive Stream

The Winery Dogs
Photo by Charles Epting

The Winery Dogs are giving their fans a treat today (April 15) -- a special edition double-disc package based around their self-titled debut disc. The bonus comes in the form of an added live concert and Loudwire is proud to provide you with an exclusive stream of the 'Unleashed in Japan 2013' disc to check out in the player below.

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‘Nirvana’ Rock Hall Performances: Historic or Sacrilegious? – Readers Poll

Nirvana Joan Jett
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted Nirvana, and the surviving members of the band marked the occasion by strapping on their instruments and rocking with a contingent of female frontwomen at the induction ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. But did Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic taint the history at all by bringing out Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Lorde to play with them? Following the Rock Hall ceremony, the surviving members also performed a secret club show with three of the four aforementioned female singers, as well as Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis and Deer Tick vocalist John McCauley.

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Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville + Fort Rock Daily Lineups Revealed

Photo by Charles Epting

One of the key things in enjoying any major rock festival is making sure you know exactly where and when your favorite acts are playing. So it's a good idea to pay attention when festivals announce their daily lineups and set times. Three upcoming festival events -- Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock -- have begun to help clarify the clutter in their lineups and you can catch the details below.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Sickened by CIA Torture Reports

Chad Smith
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The names of several harder-edged bands have surfaced over the years as having music being used by the CIA to break down terror suspects, but it was a little bit surprising last week when a new report revealed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used on loop as a tactic by the CIA.

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Five Finger Death Punch vs. Black Label Society – Cage Match

Five Finger Death Punch vs Black Label Society
Prospect Park / Mary Ouellette,

Five Finger Death Punch have emerged in a battle of fresh Cage Match competitors. The band's cover of the classic 'House of the Rising Son' won out over Lacuna Coil's current single, 'Die & Rise,' to advance into another Cage Match battle.

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Win a Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’ Super Deluxe CD Edition + Autographed Vinyl Set!


Has it really been 20 years? Soundgarden's 1994 classic 'Superunknown' has reached the two-decade mark and to celebrate the occasion, they're offering a variety of new 20th Anniversary edition sets. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock and to give you a chance to win the 'Superunknown' Super Deluxe Edition box set as well as a 'Superunknown: The Singles' vinyl set that's signed by the band.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

Dave Mustaine
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After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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