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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.

James Hetfield + Billie Joe Armstrong Headline San Francisco’s ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure’ Benefit

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will lead the talent lineup at the upcoming pediatric cancer benefit 'Acoustic 4 a Cure' in San Francisco. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, with the proceeds from the show going to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God + Anthrax Head Up 2014 Heavy Montreal Festival

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That rumble you just felt came from Canada as organizers of the Heavy Montreal Festival have unveiled a lineup worthy of its name. When you start with Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God and Anthrax, you know you've got a rocking music weekend on tap.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Doesn’t ‘Give a F— About Social Media’

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Many artists have embraced social media as a way to reach out to their fans, but it's safe to say that there are certain musicians who take to it more than others. One of those who has rejected social media is Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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Stone Sour Unleash Metallica ‘Creeping Death’ Cover During Current Tour

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Stone Sour are a band that respects their roots, and they've been very good about paying homage to their metal forefathers over the years. The latest instance of this has come on the band's winter 2014 tour, where Corey Taylor and his cohorts have been breaking out a cover of Metallica's 'Creeping Death.'

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Rocks Fear FestEvil With Exodus and Death Angel

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One of the perks of staging your own event is having the ability to drop in on your favorite bands during the festivities, and that's exactly what Metallica's Kirk Hammett did at the inaugural Fear FestEvil horror and music event in San Francisco.

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Lars Ulrich: New Metallica Album Will Arrive Sometime in the Next 6 Years

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Metallica are taking steps toward a new album, but it still promises to be a lengthy process in completing the effort. Drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett tell Rolling Stone that the band is still in the infancy of working on new music.

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Kirk Hammett Discusses Metallica Album Plans + ‘Through the Never’ Reaction

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Metallica put their all into the 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film last year and from what the band wanted out of the movie creatively it was a success, but the box office returns for the movie were definitely under what was anticipated. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has now spoken about the response to the film in a new interview.

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