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.
Billy Idol Fan Gets Singer to Play His Birthday Party
Michael Henrichsen will always remember his 26th birthday as the year that Billy Idol showed up to help him celebrate. Henrichsen had taken part on a two-year journey, attempting to reach out to the singer to come play his bash.
Rolling Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Hints at Warm-Up Shows
We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates u…
Kiss’ Gene Simmons Claims He Was Asked to Reunite Led Zeppelin
A lot of people would love to see Led Zeppelin play again, and Kiss' Gene Simmons says there was one promoter who went as far as to use him as a go-between in attempting to reunite the band for at least one more show.
Bruce Springsteen to Play Free Concert at President Obama’s Virginia Rally
Bruce Springsteen recently expressed his support for President Barack Obama in an open letter. Then he played an impromptu song for Obama at a rally in Ohio. And now he's planning to play a free concert at an Obama event in Virginia this week.
Black Country Communion’s Joe Bonamassa Claims Glenn Hughes Used Press to Bully Him
Black Country Communion continue to have their issues, and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is clearing the air publicly, claiming that singer Glenn Hughes portrayed him in a negative light in interviews as a way to "bully" him to alter his career plans.
White Sister Guitarist Rick Chadock Dies From Cancer
White Sister guitarist Rick Chadock passed away Monday (Oct. 15) after a two-year battle with cancer.
Jeff Lynne Says Touring in Support of ‘Long Wave’ Album Is Not Likely
Electric Light Orchestra singer Jeff Lynne has been busy over the past year, re-recording past favorites for the 'Mr. Blue Sky' album as well as taking on a number of older standards for the companion disc, 'Long Wave.' Despite the wealth of new music, it's likely that Lynne…
Metallica Offer Free Download of Orion Music + More Soundcheck
Metallica have been very forthcoming with material from their Orion Music + More festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see -- their soundcheck.
Tom Petty to Auction Jaguar Convertible for Doctors Without Borders Organization
Tom Petty is parting with a sentimental piece of his past for a good cause, as he'll auction off his 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders organization.
Alice Cooper Reveals ‘Old School’ Box Set Details
Just in time for Halloween, Alice Cooper has announced the pending release of his 'Old School' box set. The collection, due Oct. 29, will feature material from his band era of 1964-1974.