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.
Metallica, Deftones, Halestorm, Slipknot + More Win at Golden Gods Awards
The biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards last night (May 2). Artists who took trophies home included metal titans Metallica, Deftones, and Device among others.
Against Me! and Bassist Andrew Seward Part Ways
Florida punk rockers Against Me! are down a member as bassist Andrew Seward has decided to quit the band.
Five Finger Death Punch to Release Double Album in 2013
Metal heads Five Finger Death Punch announced plans today (May 1) to release their fourth studio album in two installments this year.
Listen to New Escape The Fate Song ‘Until We Die’
Fans itching for new Escape The Fate music have been waiting patiently for their new album Ungrateful to be released May 14. The metalcore rockers have made the wait a little more bearable by premiering another track from Ungrateful entitled "Until We Die," which you can …
Rival Sons Swinging By The Intersection in Grand Rapids
97.9 GRD is proud to bring one of our favorite new bands, Long Beach, Calif. rockers Rival Sons, to Grand Rapids next month!
Vinyl Sales Up During Record Store Day 2013
Independent record stores enjoyed another successful Record Store Day this year. The annual event, which was celebrated worldwide April 20, showed that music fans will still come out of the house to buy offerings from their favorite artists.
Watch Concert Goers Praise Fake Bands at Coachella on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
Last Sunday closed out the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Big name acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Modest Mouse and Social Distortion shared the bill with bands that aren't as well known. Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel decided to have som…
Silversun Pickups Set to Headline The Intersection in Grand Rapids
The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids has been booking great concerts in 2013. That trend continues with their latest show as Los Angeles alt-rockers Silversun Pickups will perform at the venue in June.
Free Beer & Hot Wings Show Host First Annual Adult Field Day at Kent Equipment
Remember when you were a kid in elementary school and looked forward to field day? 20 teams were able to relive their childhood memories at Kent Equipment in Sparta on Saturday (April 20) during GRD's Adult Field Day with the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show.
Anberlin to Appear at West Michigan Whitecaps Game This Sunday
Anberlin have played a countless number of shows throughout their decade-long career. This time the Florida alt-rockers are trying something different as they're set to appear at this Sunday's (April 21) West Michigan Whitecaps game.
Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails Ready to Rock 2013 Voodoo Fest
Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails will make a trip to the Big Easy as they headline the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans later this fall. Joining the two rock heavyweights are Paramore, Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio and more.
Vote for the 2013 Free Beer & Hot Wings Show Whitecaps Bobblehead
The West Michigan Whitecaps have kicked off their 20th season this year and to celebrate, GRD and the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show are once again letting you choose which show member should be immortalized as a bobblehead!