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.
Slipknot Are Playing the Iowa State Fair
While they hail from Des Moines, 2019 will be the first time Slipknot are playing the Iowa State Fair.
Marty Friedman to Sell Instruments + Gear From Megadeth Era + Beyond
The guitar great will be selling items dating back to the Megadeth era and continuing through his time in Japan.
New Slipknot Album Will Have One of Their ‘Heaviest’ Songs Ever, Says Corey Taylor
'Basically when everybody thinks they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got,' says Taylor.
Rockers React: All That Remains’ Oli Herbert Dead at 44
Check out a sampling of reactions from peers after the death of All That Remains' guitarist Oli Herbert.
Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle Debates Atreyu Singer’s Claim as Metalcore Originators
The Bad Wolves guitarist offers his own input on the discussion of which bands are responsible for the start of metalcore.
Atreyu Vocalist Claims They Invented Metalcore
'That may sound cocky but I don’t care.'
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Make ‘Experience Hendrix’ Tour Debut in 2019
The thrash legend will join an eclectic lineup that includes Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Taj Mahal and more in saluting the late Jimi Hendrix.
Asking Alexandria Vocalist Announces Solo Tour, Releases New Ballad ‘Angels’
Danny Worsnop is ready to hit the road for a career spanning solo tour, and in anticipation he's released a tender-hearted ballad titled 'Angels.'
Watch a Teaser for Slipknot’s ‘Slaughterhouse’ in Des Moines
Get a look at some of the horror that awaits inside Slipknot's Slaughterhouse.
Watch Foo Fighters Rock Metallica Classics With 10-Year-Old Kansas City Boy
'Lookout world ... next generation of rockers coming soon to an arena near you,' tweeted Grohl after rocking with Collier Cash Rule in Kansas City.