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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.
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Staind ‘It’s Been Awhile’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Rock on the Range has rapidly become the biggest sort of European-style festival in the U.S., and there are more that are building quickly as well, which is great!  The chance to go to one place and be able to experience so many bands in a short amount of time, covering all different kinds of rock and metal is something the U.S. has been way behind Europe.

One of the bands on the main stage during Rock on the Range 2014 was Staind, who have been away again while Aaron Lewis does his solo country music.  They can still rock pretty hard when together, though!

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Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ on Banjo and Spoons [Video]

Not long ago, I posted the video for "War Ensemble" from this crazy guy named Rob Scallon, and now he has topped that insanity of that video with this new one!

He totally rocks "Raining Blood" on the banjo! He does all the solos, too! And wait for the spoon solo, later on!

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Painting Mark Tremonti’s New Guitar – Making “Joe” [Video]

This past weekend, WGRD got to go backstage and talk with the members of Alter Bridge, and while we were there, we got to meet Mark's newest guitar, "Joe".  The guitar is beautiful, and he'd just gotten it that day, the day of Alter Bridge's show at Rock on the Range 2014.

The artist who created the paintjob is named Joe Fenton, and he released a video that shows the process of painting Mark's new guitar!

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Solar Freakin’ Roadways are for Real Go Support This – Update

A few weeks ago, I posted about this engineering couple that came up with the coolest thing: Solar Roadways!  These hexagonal panels are built to be roads, parking lots, sidewalks...and they not only have solar panels built into them, but also LEDs to be able to display information, light your way as you drive or walk, and more!

Unfortunately, their Indigogo video was boring as hell, so some lunatic did a much more energetic video to help with the campaign.

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Ohio’s New Execution Method is More Humane Than Lethal Injection [Video]

Ohio has had issues with lethal injection, apparently, since it takes multiple drugs to induce multiple causes of death for their executions.  They've felt that it's too slow, and not very humane to their death-row inmates.

So now they have a completely new method of executing their prisoners, that they claim is more humane, and much quicker than old methods.

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Pop Evil’s Drummer Chachi Keeps Fit for Shows with Crossfit [Video]

How does Chachi keep in shape for the energy of Pop Evil's live shows?

He rips it up with Crossfit!  

Check out this video on the drummer goes through his routine for keeping in shape with Crossfit.  He's lifting weights, climbing ropes, lifting huge tires and burpees.

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Guns N Roses Will Disband After Las Vegas Residency – Axl is Retiring

News has just come out that Axl Rose has made sure the rest of Guns N Roses knows that their schedules are clear after their Las Vegas residency ends on June 7th!  The band just played to a sold out crowd at Rock on the Range 2014, and had recently played shows with original bassist Duff McKagan in South America.

Axl is thinking about hanging up the hat and microphone, and has just let the band know that they're free after the stint in Las Vegas!

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Rock on the Range 2014 Day 3 Photos

The final day of Rock on the Range 2014 was much warmer and less rainy than days one and two, which a lot of people really enjoyed!  The bands loved the weather, but really enjoyed the thousands of people that crowded their stages and partied really hard with them on Sunday, May 18th!  The crowd showed no signs of slowing down on the third full day of shows, and crowd-surfed and moshed all day!

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Nothing More Performs ‘Christ Copyright’ at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Nothing More came through town recently with Chevelle (check out the video), and if you missed them, they will be coming back to town in September with Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat.  They also rocked it hard this weekend at Rock on the Range 2014!  They kicked off their set on the Ernie Ball stage with one of my favorite songs, "Christ Copyright", from their new album, Nothing More.

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Heaven’s Basement’s ‘Welcome Home’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

You've heard the songs on WGRD, first "Fire, Fire" and, most recently, "Nothing Left to Lose" from this great British band called Heaven's Basement.  You've even checked out their live acoustic performance here at WGRD from a few weeks ago.  (You have checked them out, right?)

Now, check out what Heaven's Basement can do in front of several thousand crazy fans at Rock on the Range!

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Alter Bridge’s ‘Addicted to Pain’ and Behind the Scenes at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Alter Bridge hit the stage in one of their last performances before Myles hits the road this summer with Slash, and Mark begins more work on his next solo Tremonti CD.  

They roared onto the main stage at Rock on the Range with their huge song, "Addicted to Pain", and got the crowd riled up and ready for their set of great song after great song!

Myles sounded amazing, and Mark ripped out the solos to the songs, while Brian and Scott kept the groove going throughout the set.

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