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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.
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New Book ‘Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History’ Arriving This Fall

Metallica may be shooting for a 2014 album release, but there's plenty to keep fans occupied in the interim. Adding to their wealth of 2013 projects (3D film, Orion Music + More festival, etc), there's now a new book en route. 'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' from author Martin Popoff is due out this fall via Voyageur Press.

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Classic Video of Metallica as Motorhead Tribute Band The Lemmys Posted Online

There's no doubt that Metallica love Motorhead, and now there's some additional video footage to prove it. Back in 1995, the Metallica members, decked out in long black-haired wigs, took the stage at Los Angeles' Whisky-a-Go-Go to play a set of Motorhead songs in honor of Lemmy Kilmister's 50th birthday. Now, the famous venue has just posted video from the performance on YouTube.

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Lars Ulrich: I Wouldn’t Put Money on Metallica Playing Full Album Sets at 2013 Orion Festival

After the success of last year's Orion Music + More festival, the members of Metallica were pretty confident that they'd bring it back for a second year. But will the band play entire albums during their sets, like they did last year? Drummer Lars Ulrich was non-committal on the subject when speaking with Revolver.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett + James Hetfield Hang With Vans Pros Nathan Fletcher + Steve Caballero

As part of the cross-promotion for the new Metallica-created shoe line with Vans, each of the band's members have been meeting with some of Vans-backed sports athletes for new video features.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reflects on the Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Metallica's Cliff Burton is one of the most beloved figures in the history of hard rock and metal and his memory lives on with the legacy of the band's early albums. One of the future rockers who was influenced by the work of Burton and his Metallica bandmates was Machine Head's Robb Flynn, who posted a new journal entry reflecting on what Burton meant to him in honor of the celebration of the bassist's birthday.

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Metallica Partner With Vans to Introduce New Band-Designed Four-Piece Shoe Line

The members of Metallica continue their partnership with Vans by introducing four new signature shoes, each designed by one of the members of the band. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo were all given free reign to choose any Vans style and make it their own by adding their own touches to the design.

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British Columbia Metal Shop Wins Initial Trademark Battle Against Metallica

Metallica have been diligent over the years when defending their trademark, but one small metal manufacturing company has emerged victorious in retaining their name after an initial challenge from the band. The Burnaby metal shop known as Metallica Manufacturing will continue to operate under their title after a recent court ruling.

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2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards To Honor Metallica, Rob Zombie + Tony Iommi

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event's biggest ceremony to date, as Metallica, Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year's Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica.

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Cliff Burton Aria Pro II Signature Bass to Debut at 2013 NAMM Convention

This is the time of year when musicians begin salivating, as the annual NAMM Convention is set for this coming weekend -- Jan. 24 - 27 -- in Anaheim. One of the items guaranteed to be turning some heads is the new Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass, designed with the consent of the late Metallica bassist's family and bandmates.

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