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.
Rob Zombie Eyes 2019 for New Album
'You don't wanna go just shit out some record [and go] 'Oh, nobody cares.' They're only gonna care as much as you care.' Clearly, Zombie still cares.
Def Leppard Get Their Own Beer Brand With ‘Def Leppard Pale’
Learn about the band's new brew and where you'll be able to find it.
Guns N’ Roses Return to the Charts, Plus News on Adler’s Appetite, Metallica + More
Plus news on Adler's Appetite's first show with a new lineup, Metallica's next European tour, a Nine Inch Nails teaser and more in Wire-to-Wire.
Pearl Jam Eyeing 2019 for Next Album
Bassist Jeff Ament lays out the timeline for the next Pearl Jam album.
Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Leads Cover of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’
McCready, KT Tunstall and Thunderpussy drummer Leah Julius take on Tom Petty's classic track as a shout out to progressive causes and the people who fight for them.
Former KISS Guitarist Vinnie Vincent Addresses Mystique of Gender Identity
The former KISS guitarist speaks about learning of the questions surrounding his gender identity.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Falls Onstage in Florida, Avoids Broken Leg
Oops, he almost did it again, but the Foo Fighters frontman makes light of the tumble he almost took onstage.
Fans, Musicians Pay Tribute to Dio at the 4th Annual ‘Ride for Ronnie’
Read our recap and see photos from the 4th Annual Ride for Ronnie benefit event.
Kids Share Love + Critiques of KISS in Latest ‘Kids React’ Video
'That hair is questionable,' offers one child, while others praise their insane antics.
Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine Fare Well With 2018 Record Store Day Returns
Which rock titles sold the most during Record Store Day 2018? Find out here.
Metallica, Paul McCartney Among 2018 Austin City Limits Festival Headliners
See the full lineup for the 17th annual Austin City Limits music festival here.
2018’s Best Rock Albums… So Far
The return of long absent bands, the evolution of rock radio favorites and some less heralded outfits generating head turning work populate this list.