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Johnnie Walker

I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
Crispy Noodle Bowl
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Where Can I Find This Vietnamese Dish in Grand Rapids?

There's a Vietnamese dish I found in El Paso before I left home that I really liked.  It was just called Crispy Fried Noodle (#378) at Pho Tre Bien, and it was amazing!  If you're ever in El Paso, check out that place, it's good.

I love the Pho, don't get me wrong.  And the Vietnamese sandwiches are awesome, too.  But this crispy noodle bowl was the shiznit!

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Robin Williams Performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena
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RIP Robin Williams – The Mad Misfit King

Robin Williams' death last night came as a great shock to a lot of people, and really saddened me when I heard.  This will be one of the few serious posts you'll see from me, and I normally don't get incredibly emotional over celebrity deaths, since they only superficially touch our lives, but Robin Williams' passing really hit me.

I've been watching this guy work for so long, playing so many different roles, making me laugh, playing amazing dramatic roles...and one thing he mastered with a lot of these roles is the misfit.

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Stone Temple Pilots In Concert At The Williamsburg Waterfront
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Scott Weiland Would Love to Play Shows with STP to Make Some Money

Scott Weiland hasn't been exactly silent since his split with Stone Temple Pilots, and he doesn't seem to be in regular communication with them, either.

In a recent interview, he was asked about a reunion with STP (of course), and he said he'd heard they were having a "cattle call" for a new singer, and maybe he should join the cattle call.

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Megadeth In Concert - St Paul, MN
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Watch a Megadeth Full Live Show from Bloodstock

This is why the internet is awesome.  A band can play a show on a completely different continent on Sunday, and by Monday afternoon, we can watch that show here!

Megadeth is doing some festivals and big shows, while they work on the next Megadeth album, which will hopefully be fast and thrashy again.

Last night, they hit the Bloodstock Open Air festival in England, and tore it up in front of a huge crowd.  Today, we can turn out monitors so the boss can't see them, and watch the entire show, pro-shot on our computers!

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Day 2 - Glastonbury Festival
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Metallica’s Last By Request Show This Year is Tonight!

Metallica is about to finish up their 2014 touring, with the final show of their "By Request" tour, in Montreal tonight!

This has been a really cool tour so far, with incredible voting results in a lot of the cities the band has hit, and some songs that have never been played before, or played completely!

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Johnnie Walker Talks with New Rock Band Sleepwave on WGRD

Sleepwave is currently on tour with Nothing More here in the US, and hit The Stache on Thursday night, August 7th, in Grand Rapids.  It was a fantastic show, and if you missed it, you missed a great concert!

Before the show, Spencer and Steven, the masterminds behind Sleepwave stopped by the WGRD studios to talk about the beginnings of the band, the recording of the new album, Broken Compass, which comes out September 12th, and more!

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56th GRAMMY Awards - Show
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Metallica’s Early Producer Talks About Making Ride the Lightning

Arguably, some of Metallica's best albums ever were produced by Flemming Rasmussen in Denmark.  Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.

Now, for the 30th anniversary of Ride the Lightning, Flemming talks about the recording of the album, and called it "almost effortless".

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WGRD Exclusive – The First Acoustic Performances Ever of New Rock [Video]

Nothing More is on the road with Sleepwave right now, and they blasted into Grand Rapids yesterday for a show at The Stache that was fantastic.  Check out some video proof here.

Before the show, the guys in Sleepwave, Spencer and Steve, came to the WGRD studios to talk about the new band, their upcoming album, the tour...and to play some songs acoustically for the first time ever!

We have the exclusive acoustic versions of these songs, from the new Sleepwave album, Broken Compass, which doesn't even come out until September 12th.

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5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside
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Lzzy Hale Is Rocking Everyone Right Now on TV

Lzzy Hale from Halestorm has an amazing voice, that we all have known for a while now.  The rest of the world is starting to come around now, and see her like we all do!

She hit TV with Eric Church on his song "That's Damn Rock N Roll" at the CMTs...and she, honestly, kicked his ass.

Now, she's hitting the TV circuit with Lindsey Sterling, an amazing violinist, on Lindsey's latest single, "Shatter Me".

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Nothing More Plays Paintball with WGRD Winners in Grand Rapids!

The guys in Nothing More are awesome guys, and when we asked if they would be interested in doing something fun when they came to town last night, and they were excited to do it!

We were already giving away tickets to the show, so we just drew names from those winners and invited them out to place paintball with WGRD and the band Nothing More at TC Paintball!

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Nothing More Rocked Grand Rapids at The Stache [Photo/Video]

Last night, San Antonio's Nothing More hit The Stache with their high-energy show, and blew away everyone at The Stache!

There were a lot of Nothing More live virgins at the beginning of the night, but after the show, the band had everyone elevated to super-fan status.  The guys keep the show going quickly, with a lot of energy, and they have some really cool stage setups, too!

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