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.
No. 7: ‘Ramble On’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs
'Ramble On' was the standout track of side two of 'Led Zeppelin II,' perched perfectly between 'Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)' and 'Moby Dick.' The track, which is No. 7 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, was a study in musical style shifts, moving from the contemplative, almost…
No. 11: ‘Rock and Roll’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs
'Rock and Roll' holds the distinction of being one Led Zeppelin composition that is credited to all four members (most were credited only to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant), as it came about during a warm-up session in the studio. The track, No. 11 on our countdown of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, was…
See the ‘Houses of the Holy’ Cover Child Models All Grown Up
It's one of the most recognizable album covers of the '70s. Led Zeppelin's 'Houses of the Holy' features a group of naked youngsters roaming a stone-laden earth.
Win a Trip to See Soundgarden in Seattle!
There's no doubt that Soundgarden are one of the hottest concert attractions in the rock world nowadays, especially since they've just released 'King Animal,' their first new album in 16 years. So how would you like to win a trip to see the band performing in their hometown of Se…
George Martin to Receive U.K. Producer’s Guild Award
George Martin will add one more trophy to his mantelpiece this February. The Music Producers Guild will bestow the Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music Award to the man often labeled "the fifth Beatle."
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…
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.
Win Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand’ Deluxe Edition 2-CD Set
You can win one of 10 copies of Eric Clapton's 35th anniversary Deluxe Edition 'Slowhand' 2-CD set courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises and Ultimate Classic Rock.
Rock Star Video Game Cameos
The worlds of music and video games collided long before recent hits such as 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' ever came along. Sometimes, limited graphic capabilities and contrived gameplay got tangled together in a cheesy mess, but every so often the results were incredible.
Win a Rush ‘2112’ Deluxe Edition CD/DVD Set!
It's a great time to be a Rush fan. The band were just announced as inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they're also revisiting the classic album, '2112,' with an impressive deluxe reissue. It's the latter piece of news that has many fans salivating and Ultimate Classic Rock is proud th…