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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ted Nugent: 2012 in Review
It's been an interesting year for Ted Nugent, who turns 64 today (Dec. 13). In honor of the "Motor City Madman" turning another year older, we're reflecting on the events that kept the guitarist, both musically and personally, in the headlines this past year.
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder Highlight Early Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Sets
It's hard to find anyone better than New Jersey's home state hero Bruce Springsteen when it comes to opening a benefit show for victims of the East Coast's Hurricane Sandy. As expected, the inspirational rocker kicked off the '12-12-12' benefit on a high note, and he welcomed a fellow New Jersey favorite in Jon Bon Jovi to raise the excitement level even higher. Springsteen and a Roger Waters-Eddi
Aerosmith Bassist Tom Hamilton Contemplating His Autobiography
What has it been like experiencing the long, strange journey of Aerosmith? Fans have gotten a glimpse of it thanks to autobiographies from Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer, and there may be even more insights coming from bassist Tom Hamilton.
Watch Mick Jagger Deliver ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ Top 10 List
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has played the Ed Sullivan Theater many times before, but this time the vocalist returned for a bit of comedy rather than music. Jagger, who has been in the New York area for the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary performances, dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' Tuesday night (Dec. 11) to provide a Top 10 list.
Beatles Collaborator Ravi Shankar Dead at 92
The music world is mourning the death of Ravi Shankar, the musician best known for bringing Indian sitar music to the masses and introducing it to the Beatles. Shankar passed away Tuesday night (Dec. 11) in San Diego at the age of 92. Shankar had been in the hospital over the last week after complaining of breathing difficulties following his recent heart valve surgery...
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Holds Out Hope for Reunion With John Densmore
The Doors may be reflecting on the 'Live at the Bowl '68' DVD and live album, but for Robby Krieger it's a little bit bittersweet considering the rift that he and Ray Manzarek have with the band's longtime drummer John Densmore.
Peter Frampton Discusses Upcoming Ballet + Humble Pie Projects
Peter Frampton has enjoyed a busy year releasing and promoting the 'Frampton Comes Alive 35!' live album and DVD and appearing in a popular Buick Verano commercial, but the veteran rocker has even more on his plate as the calendar gets ready to hit 2013 and he spoke with BIG100.3's Lisa Berigan about his forthcoming ballet project and the status of Humble Pie.