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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.

Win a Black Label Society ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ Prize Pack!

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society are back with new music as 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' just arrived in early April. Not only do the band want to make sure you have a copy of the disc, they've teamed with Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock to provide an autographed copy and a pretty awesome set of Black Label Society merchandise to go along with it.

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Wovenwar Frontman Shane Blay Confirms He’ll Also Continue With Oh Sleeper

Wovenwar
Metal Blade

Oh Sleeper frontman Shane Blay may have just signed on as the new singer of  the new band Wovenwar featuring the recent members of As I Lay Dying, but he confirms in a new posting that he not be leaving one band for the other. He makes it clear that he'll be a big part of both acts.

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Should AC/DC Continue Making Music Without Malcolm Young? – Readers Poll

Angus and Malcolm Young
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

After a week of rumors, AC/DC confirmed that there were key elements of truth in some of the gossip that had been swirling around. In a statement, they confirmed that guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young (seen at right above with brother Angus) was taking a break from the band due to ill health. However, the talk that this would lead to the band retiring was premature, as they also confirmed they would continue making music.

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Filed Under: , Category: Readers Poll, Rock

Foo Fighters Reach ‘Halfway’ Point on New Album

Foo Fighters
Alex Wong, Getty Images

Foo Fighters fans will be happy to know there's a new progress report on the band's next album. The group has been trying (though not entirely successful) to keep their recording details under wraps, but producer Butch Vig says in a new Kerrang! interview (excerpted by NME) that the band is halfway through recording sessions for the disc.

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Mastodon Unleash New Song ‘High Road’ From Upcoming Album

Mastodon
Reprise

What's the chugging noise coming from the South? It's gotta be Mastodon! Having just revealed that their next album will be titled 'Once More Around the Sun,' the band is now serving up their first music from the disc -- a single called 'High Road,' which can be heard in full in the player below.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Songs

Rob Zombie Giveaway: Win ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ Autographed DVD + Book!

The Zombie Horror Picture Show
Universal Music

If you've caught Rob Zombie in concert over the years, you know that his live shows are something special. So it is with great anticipation that fans are looking forward to Zombie's first ever concert DVD release, 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show.' Luckily for you, Loudwire has teamed up with the legendary musician to provide you with the opportunity to win an autographed copy of the DVD along with a copy of the companion 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' book.

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Filed Under: Category: Contests, Loudwire Nights, Metal, Rock

Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee a Pantera Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Vinnie Paul
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up 2014 ‘Civil Unrest Tour’

Wayne Static Smile Empty Soul
Ethan Miller, Getty Images (2)

Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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Filed Under: , Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Rock

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