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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.
King of the Wing 2015
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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Knee Pain

New Megadeth Drummer’s Knee Revealed in New Megadeth Recording Video!

The wait is finally over! Those of you who have been speculating on what the new Megadeth drummer's knee will look like, can now sit back and bask in the glory that is said knee, in action, rocking the double-kick-drum madness!

While this knee is a bit more hairy than I like my unclad knees (I prefer lady knees), what the knee is helping do sounds pretty freaking bad-ass, actually.

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A.J. Pero

Adrenaline Mob, Jay Jay French Pay Tribute to AJ Pero with ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll’ [Video]

The other day, we lost a great drummer in A.J. Pero, who was on tour with Adrenaline Mob.

He had a heart attack and died.

He was the original drummer for Twisted Sister, and joined Adrenaline Mob when Mike Portnoy left the band.

Check out this great video from an Adrenaline Mob show this week, where the band paid tribute to the great drummer, their friend.

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Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon
Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon (single artwork)

Michigan’s Own Upon Wings Unveils New Song ‘You Are My Weapon’ [Video]

Upon Wings is a great Lansing-based band, and has a new EP and single out for us all to enjoy. Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained vocalist, and frontwoman for the band, and if you like bands like Nightwish, The Gathering, Epica, and other gothic bands, you'll really enjoy Upon Wings!

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Wing Doozy
(Johnnie Walker/Metalhead Ned/WGRD)

Johnnie and Ned Escape Work Again to Eat Amazing Chicken Wings at Wing Doozy [Video]

King of the Wing is Wednesday, March 25, at the Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, kicking off at 5 p.m.!

We're so excited to be eating wings with you, we got a head start!

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Gillian Anderson in "The X-Files - The Movie."
(Photo by FOX/Liaison)

The X Files is Coming Back With Up to 12 New Episodes

Last week, i posted about the return of a show so many people loved, The X Files, and it's return to Fox after being off the air for so long. And now we have more details on the show's return, and what we'll be getting!

The rumor is that the show will coming back as a 'short stack', and that doesn't refer to the heights of the actors, but how many episode that will be green lit. That's an order under 10 episodes.

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Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Perform At The Gibson Amphitheatre
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Check Out Anthrax’ New Song from the Game of Thrones Mixtape 2

Game of Thrones had a big challenge when they wanted to release soundtracks of current music, didn't they? But with so many musicians being fans of the show, they're already into the second one! Can you imagine Tyrion listening to this on the MP3 player on his saddle? LOL

The first mixtape was full of songs I probably wouldn't listen to, but the new one, 'Catch the Throne The Mixtape 2', looks like a great one! It's got Mushroomhead, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Anthrax on it, so you know at least four of the songs will be good!

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Megadeth In Concert - St Paul, MN
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Focus of VH1′s ‘Rock Icon’ Show [Video]

VH1 does some cool documentary stuff that's actually music-focused, not like that MTV reality show crap.

They've got a show called Rock Icons, and they dig deep into different musicians to give more insight into their lives.

The recent episode focused on the mighty Dave Mustaine, founder of Megadeth!

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Three Days Grace in Grand Rapids
(Johnnie Walker/WGRD)

Three Days Grace Releases ‘Human Race’ Lyric Video to Prepare Us for Their New Album [Video]

The new Three Days Grace album, Human, comes out next Tuesday, and to prepare us for the new release, the band has released a new song to get us ready. The song is called 'Human Race', and it's a bit different than the last two songs they've sent us from the new album.

'Human Race' is a lot more moody, and has more synth sounds in it than either 'I Am Machine' or 'Painkiller'.

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Twisted Sister In Concert At The Hard Rock
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Twister Sister and Adrenaline Mob Drummer A.J. Pero Died Today on Tour

Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero passed away this morning, in his bunk on the Adrenaline Mob tour bus.

Twisted Sister has always been one of those bands that you love, but sometimes forget about. Not because they're easy to forget, but because they haven't released anything new in a while. But a great band, with amazing songs.

When I first started listening to them, A.J. Pero was the monster behind the drum kit, and was the guy everyone saw playing that memorable drum intro for 'We're Not Gonna Take It' from Stay Hungry, one of the best songs and videos from the 80s.

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Raspberry Tequila Jalapeño Jelly
(Johnnie Walker/WGRD)

Crooked Goose in Standale Has Amazing Wings Ready to Serve for King of the Wing 2015 [Video]

King of the Wing 2015 is less than a week away, on March 25th at The Woods in downtown Grand Rapids, and WGRD is gearing up to eat a bunch of wings with you! How do we gear up?

We eat a bunch of the wings people are bringing to serve up! How else?

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Man and woman conflict

Ladies – Would You Fall for a Guy Who Used This Move on You? [Video]

There are things they do in Japan that just don't work here in the States, but sometimes they'll bring something over that works anywhere. Could this be one of those things? Can women be picked up like this anywhere?

It's called Kabe-Don, and it's basically the sound your hand makes when it hits a wall

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