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, producing and writing for Westwood One's concert series as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats. Since joining Loudwire in 2012, he's served as senior editor and is one of the writers for the site, while also interviewing bands and covering and photographing music festivals and concerts. He's also written for Ultimate Classic Rock, Pop Crush, Screen Crush and The FW. Twitter: @ChadChilLW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chad.childers
Win an Iron Maiden Vinyl Collection
Iron Maiden are digging into their past and putting it down on wax, as the band has a major vinyl reissue campaign coming this fall that will span its discography.
Win an Ozzy Osbourne Autographed ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ Prize Pack!
Ozzy Osbourne is reflecting on his solo history this fall with the new 'Memoirs of a Madman' collection, and the rocker is teaming with Ultimate Classic Rock, 'Loudwire Nights' and Loudwire and to give you a chance to win an awesome 'Memoirs of a Madman' prize package.
Win a Slash ‘World on Fire’ CD, Vinyl + T-Shirt Prize Package!
Slash is back with a new album featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
Win A Guitar Signed By Soundgarden + Tickets To A Show With Nine Inch Nails
The two bands are celebrating a pair of influential 1994 albums, released on the very same day.
Win a Judas Priest ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Prize Pack Featuring a Signed Lyric Sheet!
Enter to win a Judas Priest 'Redeemer of Souls' prize pack, featuring the CD plus an autographed lyric sheet and print.
Win a Black Label Society ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ Prize Pack!
Black Label Society are back with new music as 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' just arrived in early April. Not only do the band want to make sure you have a copy of the disc, they've teamed with Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock to provide an autographed copy and a pretty awesome set of Black Label Society merchandise to go along with it.
Win a Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’ Super Deluxe CD Edition + Autographed Vinyl Set!
Has it really been 20 years? Soundgarden's 1994 classic 'Superunknown' has reached the two-decade mark and to celebrate the occasion, they're offering a variety of new 20th Anniversary edition sets. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm to give you a chance to win the 'Superunknown' Super Deluxe Edition box set as well as a 'Superunknown: The Singles' vinyl set that's signed by the band.
Win a Trip to See Dream Theater Live in Boston!
Dream Theater are one of the most respected live acts in rock and metal, so any show would be a treat! But the band has one special gig coming up on their schedule in Boston and you could be there. The group will play at the Boston Opera House at the invite of the esteemed Berklee College of Music and Loudwire, Noisecreep and Ultimate Classic Rock are giving you the chance to catch the show.
Def Leppard, ‘Where Does Love Go When It Dies’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere
Def Leppard recently released a deluxe reissue of their highly underrated 1996 album 'Slang' and the band is teaming up with Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock to bring you the exclusive premiere of the lyric video for 'Where Does Love Go When It Dies.'
Exclusive: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil on Their Rise to the Top, and Saying Goodbye
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 show how serious they are.