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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.
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Aerosmith Plan Surprise Pre-Election Boston Street Concert

Boston and politics go hand in hand, but one thing that Bostonians like as much as an election is their hometown heroes, Aerosmith, and the band is planning something special for election week. The group has announced their intent to play a surprise show next Monday (Nov. 5), a day before we elect our president, as they try to rally their fans not only to vote but to also pick up their new album, 'Music From Another Dimension,' which arrives the next day.

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Keith Richards Addresses High Cost of Rolling Stones Concert Tickets

Despite guitarist Keith Richards telling the BBC that the Rolling Stones hope to not "charge over the bloody top" for tickets to their recently announced two-city 2012 string of concert dates, that's just what seems to be happening.

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Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John’s ‘An Enduring Vision’ Benefit

Stevie Nicks was the main attraction at Elton John's 11th annual 'An Enduring Vision' benefit Monday night (Oct. 15) in New York, and the singer's addition to the bill helped net over $2 million for John's AIDS Foundation.

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Jeff Lynne Says Touring in Support of ‘Long Wave’ Album Is Not Likely

Electric Light Orchestra singer Jeff Lynne has been busy over the past year, re-recording past favorites for the 'Mr. Blue Sky' album as well as taking on a number of older standards for the companion disc, 'Long Wave.' Despite the wealth of new music, it's likely that Lynne will not be touring.

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson: ‘It Sort of Feels Like We’re Being Fired’

The Beach Boys reunion hit a snag when vocalist Mike Love decided to keep the band out on tour this fall, but not with the full lineup. Brian Wilson is one of the three members who toured this summer but who weren't invited to be part of the fall run, and the co-vocalist has responded to Love's comments that he didn't "fire" the other members.

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Pete Townshend Says Analyzing His Lyrics Led Him to Therapy

Writing songs can be a cathartic process, but Pete Townshend says that it took some time analyzing his lyrics a little deeper before realizing he needed therapy. The singer told NBC's 'The Today Show' (quotes via NME) that looking at some of the darker songs he'd written brought him to that conclusion.

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