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.
Chester Bennington Wins Vocalist of the Year – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Celebrate as Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been named the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Vocalist of the Year.
22 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Release ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’
On Oct. 24, 1995, Smashing Pumpkins served up the ambitious, two-disc classic 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.'
24 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Avoid Sophomore Slump With ‘Vs.’
On Oct. 19, 1993, Pearl Jam shattered the idea of a sophomore slump with their record breaking 'Vs.' album.
Tom DeLonge Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Spaceship to Further Investigate UFOs
Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy has launched a new crowdfunding site that includes their goals of building a spaceship to further investigate UFOs.
Theory of a Deadman Not Ready to Check Out With New Song ‘Wake Up Call’
Get a listen to the melodic heartfelt Theory of a Deadman title track 'Wake Up Call.'
Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Homage to Tom Petty at 2017 Austin City Limits Festival
Watch as Josh Klinghoffer plays a solo tribute of 'Face in the Crowd' in honor of the late Tom Petty.
Incubus Postpone Las Vegas Hard Rock Residency After Tragic Festival Shooting
In the wake of the Route 91 festival shooting in Las Vegas, Incubus have decided to postpone their residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Andrew W.K. Unveils ESP Taco Guitar for National Taco Day
Andrew W.K. has unveiled a new guitar for National Taco Day, sauce not included.
Watch Corey Taylor Perform Tom Petty’s ‘You Got Lucky’
Earlier this year, Corey Taylor covered Tom Petty's 'You Got Lucky' during a radio station appearance. Watch here.
Candlebox’s Kevin Martin Leads ‘Free Fallin” Jam Tribute to Tom Petty
Watch as Candlebox vocalist Kevin Martin leads a jam night tribute to Tom Petty performing 'Free Fallin'.'