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.
Three Days Grace Frontman Adam Gontier Departs From Group
In what is certainly unexpected news to hit the rock world today (January 9), Three Days Grace lead singer and co-founder Adam Gontier has resigned from the band.
Crowds Celebrate End of 2012 at T.G.I. Friday’s in Downtown Grand Rapids
97.9 GRD and our sister station, Channel 95.7, partnered with the T.G.I. Friday's in downtown Grand Rapids to host the biggest beer tent party on New Year's Eve this past Monday. Check out our photo gallery from the night if you weren't there - or need to remember what you forgot…
Ozzy Osbourne – ‘People Take Me Too Damn Serious’
When you hear the name Ozzy Osbourne, it can't be helped to conjure up images of a fierce heavy metal titan biting the heads off bats. However, the Prince of Darkness wants everyone to know that there are many sides of the Black Sabbath frontman that don't receive enough attention.
Metallica to Bring 2013 Orion Music + More Fest to Detroit
In what is sure to be a pleasant surprise for rock fans in Detroit, MI, Metallica have announced plans to bring their Orion Music + More Festival to the Motor City next year.
Kid Rock Announces 2013 Grand Rapids Headlining Date at Van Andel Arena
It was only a matter of time before Michigan-loving Kid Rock would announce a Grand Rapids date for his upcoming North American tour next year. The Detroit native will come to the Van Andel Arena in downtown this Spring.
Deuce Says He Feels Liberated With ‘Nine Lives’ Solo Release in Exclusive Interview
The music industry can be a tough and cutthroat business at times. You can feel like you're on top of the world with your crew and then have it all come crashing down moments later. Los Angeles, Calif. native Deuce enjoyed much success with Hollywood Undead before things got ugly. The artist/produce…
New Medicine, Deuce Bring the Party to the Intersection
The Intersection was full of amped up rock fans as New Medicine and Deuce took the stage last night (December 12). Check out our photo gallery from the concert below.
Win BIG During Santa’s Swollen Sack Giveaway
Another holiday season means another chance for Santa to unload his swollen sack on lucky GRD winners! We’re talking big time prizes here, from autographed guitars to Xbox 360s! Listen weekdays December 10-21 for your chance to win goodies from Santa's Sack...
Black Keys Settle Lawsuits Against Pizza Hut, Home Depot
Blues-rock duo the Black Keys have settled out of court with Pizza Hut and Home Depot after claiming the U.S. chains used pieces of their music in commercials without permission.
Dave Grohl: ‘Queens of the Stone Age the Baddest Rock’n’Roll Band in the World’
Even after announcing the Foo Fighters are going on hiatus, frontman Dave Grohl won't be short on projects anytime soon. The former Nirvana drummer will get behind the kit to record the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album, and claims the band is the toughest group in rock.
Labatt Blue Presents 2013 GRD Pond Hockey Classic
Labatt Blue presents the 2013 GRD Pond Hockey Classic, January 18-20 at Rose’s On Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids! Over 60 teams of 6-8 players will compete on the frozen surface of Reeds Lake all weekend.
Shinedown, Three Days Grace to Co-Headline 2013 Tour
Two of rock's top acts are joining forces for a string of tour dates this February. Shinedown and Three Days Grace have announced plans to hit the road together, and West Michigan is included on one of the dates!