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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.

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

Wayne Static Smile Empty Soul
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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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Rob Zombie Unveils Trailer for ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Anyone who has been to a Rob Zombie show knows that the rocker goes all out to give the audience some entertainment value. Now Zombie is giving you a chance to experience the thrill of one of his shows from the luxury of your TV room. The 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' concert DVD and Blu-Ray arrives May 19 and the trailer just surfaced (watch below).

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Rock

AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

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Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Slash Wasn’t Initially a Fan of Guns N’ Roses Hit ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

It happens more frequently than you'd think, as artists go into the studio, lay down a track and expect that it will be an afterthought only to have it become one of the bigger songs of their career. In a new interview, Slash tells WEBN radio host Kidd Chris that he wasn't initially sold on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'

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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

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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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