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Chad Childers

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.
Saliva
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Saliva Reveal ‘Rise Up’ Album Details + Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Plans

Things are about to get busy for Saliva. The band, who recently debuted their single 'Rise Up' here at Loudwire, have now announced the full details of their forthcoming album of the same name. Plus, they've revealed an extensive tour to promote the new disc.

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Hockey Fight
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Five Finger Death Punch Song Provides Soundtrack for Brutal Hockey Fight

With a name like Five Finger Death Punch, quite honestly, we're a little surprised we haven't seen more of this, but the band's hit 'Under and Over It' proved to be the perfect soundtrack for a full-on hockey throwdown between hockey players Joel Theriault and Gaby Roch of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (North American Hockey League) based in Canada.

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Testament
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Testament Apologize After Concert Confrontation With Indonesian Band

Travel can be a tricky thing, and Testament aren't the first band to run into problems trying to make a deadline. But the band admits that their way of dealing with a travel inconvenience at an Indonesian festival could have been handled better.

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Machine Head Robb Flynn
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Machine Head Unveil New Studio Blog Video and ‘Killers & Kings’ Single Details

Machine Head are making progress on their new record and would like to share some new music sooner than later. As such, they're giving fans a glimpse inside the studio in what will be a series of production blog videos and arranging for a special Record Store Day release.

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Pop Evil
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Pop Evil Announce Dates With Escape the Fate, Team With DMC for ACC Tournament Promo

Pop Evil are about to get back in front of audiences, both on the concert stage and on television. The group has just announced a late spring run of tour dates with Escape the Fate and they've also shot a promo for the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament with Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels that will feature prominently during broadcasts.

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Halestorm Ronnie James Dio
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Halestorm Rock Dio’s ‘Straight Through the Heart’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

All hail the late Ronnie James Dio … and many in the rock and metal world have heeded that call. A who's who of rock and metal acts have gathered to pay homage to the late Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman via the upcoming tribute album, 'This Is Your Life.' Loudwire is proud to bring you the U.S. premiere of one of the tracks on the disc -- Halestorm's rendition of 'Straight Through the Heart.'

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Motorhead Megadeth Anthrax
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Motorhead, Megadeth, Anthrax + Zakk Wylde Set for Inaugural ‘Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise’

Motorhead are hitting the high seas, and if they have their way, you'll never hear the ship's horn. That's because there will be some stellar metal bands on board ready to drown out any outside sounds on "The Loudest Boat in the World." The inaugural 'Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise' will set sail in September 2014 with Megadeth, Anthrax and a whole host of heavy rock acts joining in the fun.

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