Contact Us

Chad Childers

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.
Brian Johnson Billy Joel
YouTube
[

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Rocks ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ at Billy Joel’s New York Show

Yes, while Billy Joel is known as 'The Piano Man,' he did have his fair share of upbeat rockers back in the day. But Joel, who is in the midst of a Madison Square Garden residency in New York, surprised fans by upping the wattage even more than usual. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson turned up as a surprise guest, rocking the house with a rendition of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Rock, Videos Tags:
Rob Halford
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
[

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks Ronnie James Dio and ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’

Judas Priest's Rob Halford was the recipient of the 'Man on the Silver Mountain' award Monday night (March 17) at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards and Loudwire was there to catch the festivities.

Read More

Josh Homme
Jonathan Wood, Getty Images
[

Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Reveals Eagles of Death Metal and Desert Sessions Plans

2013 was a huge year for Queens of the Stone Age as they returned with the critically hailed '… Like Clockwork' album. But frontman Josh Homme has not forgotten about his other projects. The vocalist reveals that he's planning on collaborating with Jesse Hughes on another Eagles of Death Metal album while also discussing the status of his long-recurring 'Desert Sessions' project.

Read More

Hellyeah
Eleven Seven Music
[

Hellyeah Offers Free Download of New Single ‘Cross To Bier’

Hellyeah are getting the ball rolling on their new album 'Blood for Blood' and they're ready to give you a taste. The band has just announced that fans can get their new single, 'Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)' by simply offering up their email address to join the band's mailing list.

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags:
Angela Gossow
Jo Hale, Getty Images
[

Angela Gossow on Leaving Arch Enemy: ‘I Had to Turn a Page’

To say it's been a big week in the history of Arch Enemy is an understatement. Earlier this week, frontwoman Angela Gossow revealed she was stepping down from the band, passing the torch to former Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Gossow, who will transition into more of a behind-the-scenes roll, has allowed news of her departure to sink in and is now thanking fans for their tremendous support.

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags: ,
Linkin Park Brad Delson
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
[

Brad Delson on Linkin Park’s New Album: ‘There’s a Lot of Guitar Solos’

Linkin Park have never been your traditional act. Start by having two vocalists -- one a powerful belter while the other comes from a hip-hop background. Add in a DJ/programmer, and then layer that on top of the traditional guitar, bass and drums. That gives them plenty of space to experiment. But with a new album en route and the guitar heavy 'Guilty All the Same' just hitting the airwaves, it's not a reach to suggest we may be hearing more guitar than ever from the band.

Read More

Category: News, Rock Tags:
Hellyeah
Eleven Seven Music
[

Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul Talks ‘Blood for Blood’

When history is revisited, this will be one of the key periods for Hellyeah. The band has undergone a lineup change, necessitated by their musical vision, and they've come out of the studio with the 'Blood for Blood' album, one of their most cohesive records to date.

Read More

Arch Enemy
YouTube
[

Arch Enemy Puts Spotlight on New Lineup in ‘War Eternal’ [Video]

Arch Enemy are wasting no time in getting their fans acclimated to the surprising vocalist switch that they revealed earlier this week. Longtime frontwoman Angela Gossow left the band, with The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz taking over on vocals. Here, White-Gluz makes her video debut with the title track from the band's new 'War Eternal' album.

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Videos Tags:
Finch
Tragic Hero Records
[

Finch Reunion Continues with New Album and Warped Tour [Video]

It started with a few home state shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 'What It Is to Burn' album.

From there, more shows and a live album followed.

And now Finch's reunion is proving to be more than a one-off nostalgia-based thing as the band has revealed that a new album is coming this year.

Read More

Category: News, Rock, Videos
That Metal Show Peter Criss
That Metal Show
[

Former KISS Drummer Peter Criss Addresses Rock Hall Induction on ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

You'll want to check out VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' this weekend as former KISS drummer Peter Criss is the primary guest. The musician, of course, addressed the band's upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and had a few pointed comments in the process.

Read More

Category: Metal, News Tags:

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgrd.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!