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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.

Judas Priest vs. Iron Maiden – Classic Cage Match

Judas Priest vs Iron Maiden
Columbia / EMI

Judas Priest have made it two-for-two in their Classic Cage Match competitions. The band's 1980 single, 'Breaking the Law,' just took out Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' to see another Classic Cage Match day. The song, with its driving guitar and in-your-face Rob Halford vocals, has become a metal staple over the years and will now move on to face another standout track from 1980.

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Nine Inch Nails’ Pro-Shot Lollapalooza Brazil + Argentina Shows Surface Online

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

We know that you can't travel to every corner of the map to see your favorite acts play, but Nine Inch Nails tend to make it easier than most acts when it comes to catching some of their standout performances. This rings true again as pro-shot concert footage from both their Lollapalooza show in Brazil and Argentina have hit the Internet.

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

Sebastian Bach Would Still Work With Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan for Music’s Sake

Sebastian Bach
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Relationships in bands are often tenuous things, and Sebastian Bach is of the mindset that things don't always have to be hunky-dory for the music to be great. Speaking with Rock Revolt Magazine, Bach said one of the biggest misconceptions about him is that he's difficult to work with.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Rock

Best Rock Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Three Days Grace Chevelle The Pretty Reckless
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

2014 is still in its early stages, but it's never too early to recognize great music. The year is off to a rocking start and already several acts have left their mark on the year with songs that are guaranteed to stay in our playlists for some time to come.

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Video Director Phil Mucci Discusses Working With Stone Sour, Huntress + Monster Magnet

Phil Mucci and Jill Janus
Photo courtesy of Phil Mucci

2013 was a great year for video director Phil Mucci, as his work on Stone Sour's 'Do Me a Favor' and Huntress' 'Zenith' promos landed not only on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock and Metal Videos lists, but other site's Top 10 lists as well. Beginning several years back with High on Fire's 'Fertile Green,' Opeth's 'The Devil's Orchard' and Pig Destroyer's 'The Diplomat,' Mucci's videos began to take on a more distinctive animated style.

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Nirvana Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Female Rockers Join Surviving Members for Gig

Krist Novoselic Dave Grohl Nirvana
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Here we are now! Entertain us! And for during the late '80s and early '90s that's exactly what Nirvana did. The band's meteoric rise to fame was saluted on Thursday night (April 10)  as they were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

KISS
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Filed Under: Category: News, Rock

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