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.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Rocks Fear FestEvil With Exodus and Death Angel
One of the perks of staging your own event is having the ability to drop in on your favorite bands during the festivities, and that's exactly what Metallica's Kirk Hammett did at the inaugural Fear FestEvil horror and music event in San Francisco.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Planning Follow-Up to ‘Too Much Horror Business’ Book
Kirk Hammett's love of horror movies is well documented and the Metallica guitarist says he already has plans for a follow-up to his book 'Too Much Horror Business.'
Lars Ulrich: New Metallica Album Will Arrive Sometime in the Next 6 Years
Metallica are taking steps toward a new album, but it still promises to be a lengthy process in completing the effort. Drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett tell Rolling Stone that the band is still in the infancy of working on new music.
Exclusive: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil on Their Rise to the Top, and Saying Go…
Yesterday Motley Crue confirmed that they will embark on one final world tour before ending their career. At the press conference announcing this trek, they even signed a first of its kind 'Cessation of Touring' contract that apparently prevents them from getting back together, just to sho…
Metallica + Lang Lang Perform Rocking Rendition of ‘One’ at 2014 Grammy Awards
Metallica made it back to the Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 26) to perform a familiar favorite, but with a twist. The group rocked their previous Grammy-winning single 'One' with the aid of classical pianist Lang Lang.
Kirk Hammett Discusses Metallica Album Plans + ‘Through the Never’ Reaction
Metallica put their all into the 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film last year and from what the band wanted out of the movie creatively it was a success, but the box office returns for the movie were definitely under what was anticipated. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has now spoken about the …
Metallica To Rock ‘Insane’ Version of ‘One’ During Grammy Performance With Lang Lang
It's been a while since we've seen Metallica on the Grammy stage, but the band intend on making an impression with their upcoming appearance. Guitarist Kirk Hammett tells Rolling Stone, "It's gonna be completely insane."
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus + Death Angel for Encores at Fear FestEvil Event
Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil keeps getting more appealing, with the Metallica guitarist announcing a few more details about the horror-meets-music event. Today, Hammett revealed that he will be gracing the stage, joining two of the festival's headliners --- Exodus and Death Angel…
Lars Ulrich: 3D Film ‘Through the Never’ Is Fueling the Fire for Metallica’s Next Album
Metallica fans have been clamoring for a new album and it looks like the band finally has the desire and time to deliver. After spending the year working on their 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film, the band confirmed that the process has fueled their desire to work on new music again..…
Metallica Unleash Live ‘Master of Puppets’ From ‘Through the Never’ Soundtrack
From the moment the first beats kick in, Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' continually reaffirms its status of one of the greatest metal tracks ever. So it should come as no surprise that Metallica are using their live performance of the song from the 'Metallica Through the Never&a…
Metallica Offer ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Performance as a Free Download
Metallica had the time of their life in the early part of May, joining the San Francisco Giants baseball team for a special Metallica-themed evening that saw Lars Ulrich throw out the first pitch and James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett thoroughly rock the National Anthem. As expected the band's performa…
Metallica Book Headlining Gig at 2013 Roskilde Festival in Denmark
Metallica have plenty on their plate, but the lure of the road never keeps them away for too long. The band, who have a handful of scattered shows throughout 2013, will take the stage as one of the headliners at the 2013 Roskilde Festival in Denmark.