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Favorite TV Shows Community, The Office, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Chuck, Burn Notice, Bones, Saved By The Bell, New York Undercover, Scrubs, Smallville, Transformers, Ghostbusters and Chappelle's Show, just to name a few. Oh yeah, the Nick Toons from the '90s, like Doug and Ren & Stimpy, were dope. Favorite Movies Terminator 2: Judgment Day (saw that when I was 8 years old. Gotta love cousins who don't care about movie ratings), Office Space, Superbad, Old School, Wedding Crashers (I love Rachel McAdams), Jurassic Park, Above The Rim, Friday, The Hangover, Serendipity (shut up, I love Kate Beckinsale too), Underworld, and Napoleon Dynamite (which I saw TWICE in theaters before it got popular with bandwagon fans). Favorite Music Now this is the tough one. Well, here goes. I love The Cure, Aaliyah (R.I.P. Baby Girl), 2Pac, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Rise Against, Mat Kearney, The Starting Line, Feist, My Chemical Romance, New Order, Depeche Mode, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Lifehouse (shut up), Avenged Sevenfold, Eminem, Kid Rock, White Stripes, Interpol, The National, Editors, Joe, Joshua Radin, Anberlin, and so many more artists that it would take forever to list. As you can see, I like a lot of different music. Favorite Sports Teams Of course I have to list my hometown teams, like the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.  Lions who? Don't get it twisted. I am not a bandwagon fan. I've supported the Pistons through the teal jersey era and went to Tigers games when they were losing 100+ games a season. Favorite Video Games Street Fighter II, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy VIII, Metal Gear Solid, NHL '94, NBA Live '98, NBA Jams, Master Blaster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Goldeneye 64, Persona 3 and a couple of TurboGrafx-16 games. Yes, I own a TurboGrafx-16. Don't judge.
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A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon Talks New Album, Music Business, Pleasing Fans + More in Exclusive Interview

A sold out Grand Rapids crowd spent their Easter Sunday (March 31) with Florida metalcore/punk rockers A Day To Remember at The Orbit Room. Frontman Jeremy McKinnon sat down with us before the show to discuss the band's new album, pleasing both hardcore and pop-punk fans, their status with Victory Records and more.

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The Devil Wears Prada Talk Metal Scene, Fan Devotion + More in Exclusive Interview

Midwest metalcore group The Devil Wears Prada have come a long way since their formation in 2005. The Dayton, OH natives have released four full-length albums, toured the globe and gained a massive and dedicated fanbase in the process. Vocalist Mike Hranica chatted with us about the band's success, the risk of overproducing records and more before their sold out show at The Intersection last Thursday (March 28).

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The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers + More on Deck for Lollapalooza 2013

Speculation has been running rampant about the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago. The "leaked" event poster turned out to be pretty accurate as organizers have announced the official roster today. Goth rock pioneers The Cure, Trent Reznor's resurrected Nine Inch Nails, The Killers and more will headline the 3-day weekend this summer.

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Vote for Your Favorite Band to Advance to the Rocktagon Throwdown Finals

After the dust has settled, four bands have moved on to the Rocktagon Throwdown finals April 5 at The Orbit Room. Congrats to Devin & the Dead Frets, Uncommon Road, Pass of Aggression and 6 Prong Paw for advancing. Now we need your help to give one of the other competitors a second chance to punch their ticket to the Rocktagon Throwdown finals.

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All Laughs During First Ever Free Beer and Hot Wings Live Show at LaughFest 2013

It was a busy time for Grand Rapids this past weekend. Not only was St. Patrick's Day coming up, but comedy festival Gilda's LaughFest was entering the final stretch of their 10-day marathon. The first Live at Night With the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show was Friday night (March 15) at The Intersection and one of the many sold out showcases during LaughFest.

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Chris Hardwick Explains How One Nerd Rules Them All, Tech Industry’s Future, G4 + More

The virtual Wild West known as the World Wide Web has been somewhat of an enigma for companies to capitalize on. While almost 80 percent of the population in North America use the internet, it's been a challenge for most brands that don't have Google in their name to actually make a substantial profit and grow their presence. One individual who is breaking that trend and becoming a Renaissance Man in today's digital age is Chris Hardwick, founder of the Nerdist Podcast.

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Muse Bassist Chris Wolstenholme Shares Thoughts on ’2nd Law,’ Personal Demons, Band Credibility + More

U.K. rockers Muse have become one of the biggest bands in the world, selling out arenas on a regular basis. After releasing their sixth studio album The 2nd Law late last year, the trio have embarked on a worldwide tour in support of the record. Bassist Christopher Wolstenholme shared his thoughts on fans' early perception of The 2nd Law, singing lead for the first time and more in an exclusive interview with GRD.

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Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against + More Set for Orion Fest in Detroit

The music landscape in Detroit is about to get a lot louder this June. Metallica are bringing their Orion Music + More Festival to Belle Isle, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, electronic artist Bassnectar and more.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Foster the People + More to Headline 2013 Firefly Festival

The Firefly Music Festival is quickly turning into one of the premiere summer music destinations. Organizers have revealed the lineup for the second annual event, which includes heavy hitters like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foster the People and more.

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