Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Soilwork Name Bastian Thusgaard as Permanent Drummer
Soilwork have made it official, with Bastian Thusgaard being named the band's new drummer.
Fit for an Autopsy Announce Summer U.S. Tour With Tombs + Moon Tooth
Fit for an Autopsy will hit the road for a U.S. trek with Tombs and Moon Tooth this summer. Get the dates here.
Joe Satriani Announces Guests For G4 Experience 2017 Including Phil Collen + Warren DeMart…
Joe Satriani will stage his fourth G4 Experience this summer with special guests Phil Collen, Warren DeMartini and Paul Gilbert taking part.
Wednesday 13 Plots Summer 2017 Tour With Once Human + More
Wednesday 13 will be hitting the road this summer with Once Human and more.
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Plan June Release of ‘Live in Birmingham 2016′
Get ready for the double-disc concert album 'Live in Birmingham 2016' featuring the return to the stage of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.
X Announce Second Leg of 40th Anniversary Tour Dates
Punk icons X are spending their 40th Anniversary on tour, revealing dates for two legs of North American touring.
Wakrat Unleash Politically Charged ‘Sober Addiction’ Video
Watch Wakrat pushing some buttons with a clever costume in the 'Sober Addiction' video.
GWAR to Release ‘Orgasmageddon’ Comic in June
Get ready for the new GWAR comic, 'Orgasmageddon.'
Miss May I to Embark on Summer 2017 North American Tour
Miss May I have announced plans to embark on a summer 2017 North American tour. See dates and details inside.
Tengger Cavalry Unleash Covers of Avril Lavigne’s ‘My Happy Ending’ + ‘Sk8r Boi’
Tengger Cavalry, the Mongolian folk metal band, covered two hits from Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne and the results might surprise you.
Rocklahoma 2017 Daily Band Lineups Revealed
Rocklahoma was announced a few months ago, but now the daily breakdown of bands has been revealed.
2017 Record Store Day: Guide to Rock + Metal Releases
The large list of special Record Store Day releases have been revealed. See what's in store for hard rock and metal fans.