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.
Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell ‘Surprised’ Nirvana Were Inducted Into Rock Hall Before Pe…
Earlier this year, Nirvana entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making them the first "grunge band" from the Seattle scene to be inducted. As Alice in Chains prepare to play a show in Cleveland next week, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located, guitarist Jerry Cant…
Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?
With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. No…
Slash Is ‘Super, Super Proud’ of Upcoming Album
Slash's new album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is tentatively due in September, and the guitar god discussed the as-yet-untitled disc in a recent interview with Kerrang! (via Blabbermouth).
Alice in Chains Expand 2014 North American Tour With August Dates
With their previously announced spring tour ready to kick off Friday night (April 25) in Tulsa, Okla., Alice in Chains have added more North American dates to the schedule for later this summer (all date below).
Duff McKagan To Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods, Suicide Silence Added to Bill
After playing with Guns N' Roses in South America, it has just been announced that bassist Duff McKagan will also be on stage with the band at this week's Revolver Golden Gods Awards taking place Wednesday, April 23, in Los Angeles. McKagan has been filling in with his …
Metallica Release Live Videos From South American Shows
The South American leg of Metallica's 'By Request' tour is complete, and now the band has released several videos from the shows. The latest video (watch above) is from the second Buenos Aires, Argentina, concert on March 30.
Metallica Join MusiCares MAP Fund Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne
Metallica already have a lot on their plate, but they aren't too busy to help out a worthy cause. They will be performing at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles where their pal Ozzy Osbourne is being saluted.
Slash to Participate in Jimi Hendrix Celebration at 2014 South by Southwest
Slash has a jam packed schedule at this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. One of the events he'll be a part of is March 13's Jimi Hendrix Celebration.
Metallica Offer 1986 Concert for Free Download, Post ‘Death Magnetic’ Era Video Footage
It's not throwback Thursday yet, but Metallica are digging into the vault to release a vintage concert and some video from the 'Death Magnetic'/'Beyond Magnetic' sessions.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’
Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remaine…