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.
38 Years Ago: Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Testified at the 1985 PMRC Senate Hearing
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, who was invited to testify in the 1985 Senate hearing regarding the content of songs, reflects on the experience.
Scorpions’ Mikkey Dee: Every Snare Hit Is ‘A Small Tribute to My Friend Lemmy’
In a new interview, Mikkey Dee shares his appreciation for his time with Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and teases Scorpions upcoming plans.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Says He Got Over Metallica Using His Songs a Long Time Ago
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says in a new feature reflecting on his career that he got over Metallica using his songs a long time ago.
Anthrax / Fall Out Boy / Volbeat / ETID Supergroup The Damned Things Record New Songs for EP
The supergroup The Damned Things featuring members of Anthrax, Volbeat, Every Time I Die and Fall Out Boy have reportedly recorded songs for an EP.
Lars Ulrich: It ‘Remains To Be Seen’ Whether Metallica Can Perform Into Our 60s and 70s
Lars Ulrich ponders whether Metallica can keep going into their 70s and 80s.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: Metallica’s ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ Album ‘Sounds Pretty Good to Me’
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine is given the chance to critique Metallica's new 'Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct' album.
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Going to North Dakota to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline
The planned Dakota Access Pipeline would transport almost 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day across four states from northwest North Dakota to Illinois.
In Flames, ‘Battles’ – Album Review
Read our review of In Flames' new album 'Battles.'
Skillet, ‘Unleashed’ – Album Review
Check out our review of the new Skillet album 'Unleashed.'
Periphery, ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ – Album Review
Read our review of Periphery's new album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty.'
Prophets of Rage Share ‘Killing in the Name’ Live Video, Tease ‘The Party’s Over’ Recording
Prophets of Rage are sharing the new live video for 'Killing in the Name' and they've teased that they'll be recording a studio version of 'The Party's Over.'
Gojira, ‘Magma’ – Album Review
Check out our review of the new Gojira album 'Magma.'
Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Rejoins Band After Recent Alcohol-Related Seizure
After suffering an alcohol-related seizure and not expected to return, Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin played the final show of their recent tour.
Sevendust Plan August 2016 North American Tour with Crobot + Red Tide Rising
Sevendust will play a mix of U.S. and Canadian dates in August with support from Crobot and Red Tide Rising.
Jim Breuer Talks ‘Songs From the Garage,’ AC/DC, Ozzy + More
Loudwire caught up with Jim Breuer for a chat about his new album, the guest spot from AC/DC's Brian Johnson and more.
Metallica Albums Ranked
See how we ranked Metallica's albums from weakest to strongest.
Hatebreed, ‘The Concrete Confessional’ – Album Review
Check out our review of Hatebreed's new album 'The Concrete Confessional.'
Killswitch Engage, ‘Incarnate’ – Album Review
Check out our review of the new Killswitch Engage album, 'Incarnate.'
Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford Apologizes For Inspiring Limp Bizkit
Aware of the band's influence, Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford apologized for inspiring Limp Bizkit and other rap-rock acts that followed.
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Company To Release ‘Ghoul Screamer’ Guitar Pedal
Kirk Hammett's company KHDK Electronics is the Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal, which will be available beginning Oct. 31.