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Chad Childers

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.
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Kirk Hammett Discusses Metallica Album Plans + ‘Through the Never’ Reaction

Metallica put their all into the 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film last year and from what the band wanted out of the movie creatively it was a success, but the box office returns for the movie were definitely under what was anticipated. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has now spoken about the response to the film in a new interview.

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Lars Ulrich: 3D Film ‘Through the Never’ Is Fueling the Fire for Metallica’s Next Album

Metallica fans have been clamoring for a new album and it looks like the band finally has the desire and time to deliver. After spending the year working on their 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film, the band confirmed that the process has fueled their desire to work on new music again...

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James Hetfield: Metallica Haven’t Even Started Writing for New Album

Yes, Metallica do plan on recording a new album, but frontman James Hetfield has reiterated his bandmates' recent statements that the process of putting together the disc has been a slow one. In fact, he reveals that the songwriting portion has yet to even begin.

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Metallica Members Rock National Anthem, Throw First Pitch at San Francisco Giants Game

This has been a week Metallica will definitely remember for quite some time to come. After receiving a whole lot of love at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Thursday night in Los Angeles, the band headed back to the Bay Area on Friday (May 3) to join their local World Series-winning San Francisco Giants in some very special pre-game festivities.

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Metal Titans Metallica + Rob Halford Close Out 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Ceremony

The performance everyone had been waiting for was Metallica's show-closing set, and the band came ready to rock. A blistering performance of 'Disposable Heroes' brought a standing ovation, with Lars Ulrich perhaps the only person on his seat at the end of the song when he tumbled backwards over a tech that was fixing his kit...

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Metallica Jam With San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito

It's a big week for Metallica, who will follow their Revolver Golden Gods honor Thursday night (May 2) with a little love from their hometown San Francisco Giants on Friday (May 3). The band members will get to throw out the first pitch before Friday's game and perform the National Anthem for the audience, but even before the fun on the field, the group connected with one of their favorite Giants players.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: It Will Be Difficult to Follow ‘Death Magnetic’

Metallica are currently in the process of moving on to their next record, but drummer Lars Ulrich recognizes exactly what their past release, 'Death Magnetic,' has meant to their career. Speaking with United Arab Emirates paper The National, the drummer says that the disc may be a difficult one to follow, but he feels up to the challenge.

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