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.
Pearl Jam Announce North American Fall Tour
Pearl Jam tour dates in the U.S. were few and far in between last year, but thankfully fans won't have to suffer the same fate in 2013. The grunge icons have revealed a full-fledged North American tour to kick off later this year.
ZZ Ward Talks Debut Album, Hip-Hop, Old Soul and More in Exclusive Interview
The first time you listen to ZZ Ward sing, you'll probably be surprised to hear such a seasoned and soulful voice come out of the singer/songwriter who looks like she could be an H&M model. The small town Oregon girl who now lives in Los Angeles, CA has turned a lot of heads within the last coup…
Watch Skillet Perform ‘Sick of It’ and ‘Rise’ at GRD Live Blitz
Skillet graced us with their talented selves a couple of weeks ago (June 20) to promote their brand new album, Rise. The band performed a couple of songs during a GRD Live Blitz for contest winners, which you can watch below.
Silversun Pickups Talk ‘Neck of the Woods’, Pitchfork + More in Exclusive Interview
Indie favorites Silversun Pickups rocked The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids earlier this month (June 12), just days after performing at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival in Detroit. Frontman Brian Aubert sat down with us to discuss his band's latest album, Neck of the Woods, s…
Halestorm Return to The Intersection in Grand Rapids This September
Fans who were disappointed that Grammy winners Halestorm weren't able to appear at the Grand Rapids stop of the HardDrive Live Tour back in May can rejoice. The Red Lion, Penn. rockers are ready to come back to The Intersection later this year!
Foals Discuss Taking Over America, New Album + More at Orion Fest
Oxford, England quintet Foals have been in the music scene for quite awhile now, but it wasn't until the past year that they've been making waves in America. The "Inhaler" hitmakers were one of the featured performers at Orion Music + More in Detroit and talked to us abou…
Deftones on Getting Older, Chi Cheng’s Legacy + More in Exclusive Interview
The Orion Music + More festival at Belle Isle in Detroit was an awesome experience this past weekend. However, the best highlight from the event was getting to interview Deftones. The alt metal veterans shared their thoughts on adapting over the years, the importance of rest, founding bassist Chi Ch…
Metallica End Orion Music + More on Two Hour High Note
Six months after it was initially announced, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival experiment at Belle Isle in Detroit is over. Despite a small number of setbacks, Orion seems to have found a new home in Michigan. The metal titans closed out Day 2 Sunday night (June 9), unlike their middle-of-the-…
Red Hot Chili Peppers Close Out Day One of Orion Music + More in Detroit
It seemed appropriate that the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out the first day of Orion Music + More at Belle Isle in Detroit. After all, half the members are Michigan natives. The rock and roll hall of famers went through a two hour set Saturday night (June 8) that was energetic from beginning to en…
Linkin Park Go Old School Passing Out Flyers to Their Show
In the age of the Internet, it seems passing out flyers is a lost art for a lot of bands. However, one of the biggest acts in the world has decided to go back to their roots. Members of Linkin Park went around town handing out flyers to one of their gigs. Check out the video below to see the humorou…
Alice In Chains Give Advice to Young Bands on Reddit AMA Session
If you're a struggling musician and could use a few good pointers, look no further than grunge icons Alice In Chains. The band answered many questions during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday (May 28).
Win Passes to ‘Now You See Me’ Advance Screening at AMC Star
An all-star cast featuring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco star in Now You See Me. Enter to win a pair of passes to an advance screening at AMC Star Grand Rapids!