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, producing and writing for Westwood One's concert series as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats. Since joining Loudwire in 2012, he's served as senior editor and is one of the writers for the site, while also interviewing bands and covering and photographing music festivals and concerts. He's also written for Ultimate Classic Rock, Pop Crush, Screen Crush and The FW. Twitter: @ChadChilLW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chad.childers
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Offers Update on ‘Energetic’ New Album Sessions
Metallica are just starting in on their follow-up to the 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' and drummer Lars Ulrich says that the early sessions are revealing a "heavy, energetic" vibe for the forthcoming release.
Brian May Reveals Plans for Career Encompassing Queen eBook
Queen have enjoyed one of the more prolific and entertaining careers in music and fairly soon fans will be able to enjoy a new multi-touch electronic edition of the band's '40 Years of Queen' book that provides fans extra media components.
Meat Loaf Announces Farewell ‘Last at Bat’ Tour
Meat Loaf may have suggested his touring career was concluding as far back as 2007, but the rocker is finally and apparently ready to say farewell to at least one nation. The vocalist has just announced the 'Last at Bat' tour of the U.K., which is intended to be his final trek in the country.
The Twylight Zones, ‘Ride on Baby’ – Song Premiere
The new '60s music explosion-inspired film 'Not Fade Away' opens in select theaters this coming Friday (Dec. 21). Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to bring you an exclusive premiere of the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards-penned song 'Ride on Baby' as performed by the Twylight Zones, the fictional band featured in the movie.
Legendary A&M Records President Gil Friesen Dead at 75
The music world is mourning the death of legendary A&M Records executive Gil Friesen (pictured at left in the above photo), who along with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, helped grow the record label into a major player in the music industry. Friesen passed away Thursday (Dec. 13) at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.
Queen Extravaganza 2013 North American Tour + Quebec Residency Announced
Queen's Roger Taylor has seen his musical vision come to life and next year North American audiences will get more of the Queen Extravaganza. Dates have been revealed for 2013, with touring set to launch Jan. 11 in Tarrytown, N.Y. and continuing through the end of the band's Quebec City residency on Sept. 1.
Jon Bon Jovi Receives Golden Globe Award Nomination for ‘Not Running Anymore’
Jon Bon Jovi is finishing 2012 on a high note as his song 'Not Running Anymore' has just received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. The track appears in the upcoming Al Pacino-Christopher Walken comedy 'Stand Up Guys,' which is expected in select theaters in the coming weeks, with a wider release on Jan. 11.
Ted Nugent: 2012 in Review
It's been an interesting year for Ted Nugent, who turns 64 today (Dec. 13). In honor of the "Motor City Madman" turning another year older, we're reflecting on the events that kept the guitarist, both musically and personally, in the headlines this past year.
Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 Benefit Concert: Rockers React on Twitter
The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit is over and music lovers are finding themselves thoroughly rocked a day later. The show raised quite a few funds for those in need in the aftermath of the natural disaster while keeping audiences entertained with some great performances and surprising collaborations. As expected, there's been an outpouring of response on Twitter.
Courtney Love ‘Not Amused’ By Paul McCartney + Nirvana Collaboration
There's no doubt that the Paul McCartney-Nirvana member collaboration on 'Cut Me Some Slack' was one of the highlights of the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, but not everyone is happy about the pairing. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, tells TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news.
Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock Out With New Song at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit
The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'
Rolling Stones Deliver Rocking Good Time at Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 Benefit
It was a brief performance, but the Rolling Stones left fans thoroughly rocked at the 12-12-12 benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Mick Jagger and the band provided a club-like party atmosphere for their two-song performance.