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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.
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Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Helping Military Vets With PTSD

29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But the musician has since rebounded from that setback, and he's hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Reunite with the Moving Sidewalks for One-Off Show

Most of us, of course, know the long-bearded Billy Gibbons for his work with ZZ Top, but before that, he was a member of the '60s psychedelic outfit the Moving Sidewalks. Now, the guitar great has revealed plans to reunite with that band for a one-off show in support of the career retrospective, 'Moving Sidewalks: The Complete Collection.'

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Peter Frampton Announces ‘Guitar Circus’ Tour with B.B. King and Others

Peter Frampton loves guitar music, obviously, and he'll get a chance to explore his passion further during the 'Guitar Circus' tour he has planned for 2013. Billboard reports that the musician will welcome several guitar greats, including the legendary B.B. King, during the summer run.

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Metallica Move 2013 Orion Music + More Festival to Detroit

Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up the festival and move to Detroit for 2013.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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