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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.
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Go Behind the Scenes with Dragonforce and Check Out Their Touring Gear [Video]

Dragonforce is wrapping up their Maximum Overload US tour leg, and have done some fun and crazy stuff, including Herman Li playing his guitar during a show on a cruise while underwater in the pool! He didn't even use a 'stunt guitar', he used his #1! Freaking weirdo.

Check out that #1 guitar, and all the rest of the guitars the band has on tour, the keyboards, drums, and gear they're using.

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2014 Gibson Brands AP Music Awards - Show
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Asking Alexandria Announces New Singer and Release New Music [Video]

Several months back, Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria left the band to focus on his new project, We Are Harlot. Asking Alexandria have been scheduling shows, but not talking about their new singer, so that's been the biggest question in all the AA fans' minds. Who is the new voice?

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End of the Tour Filming
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Watch ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer for the Movie Shot in Grand Rapids [Video]

Last year, our city got invaded by movie makers, in a really good way. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg shot a lot of scenes for the new movie 'The End of the Tour' here in Grand Rapids, and they even took over our studios for a couple days, to film scenes.

You can see some great GR shots in the trailer, of 28th, downtown on the Interstate, there's even a brief shot of Jason in front of one of our microphones in there!

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Burger and Fries 2
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It’s National Burger Month – Where Do You Get Your Favorite Burger?

Every May it's National Burger Month, celebrating all things hamburger. Whether you like them with cheese, bacon, and mustard, or you like them with mayo, tomato, and jalapeños, there's a burger for you!

Even if you don't like meat, you can get black bean burgers, tofu burgers, veggie burgers...we are obsessed with burgers. Because they're AWESOME!

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Volbeat
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Volbeat Premiered First Half of a New Song This Weekend [Video]

Volbeat has been working on their next album, and we've been patiently waiting for it since the last tour ended. I think the guys know we're not handling the wait very well, as they premiered the first half of a new song this weekend, in San Antonio.

We don't have the title yet, but it's a pretty freaking cool first half of a song! Crank it up and check it out!

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Doesn't look like much, but now that he's got a taste for blood... (Eric Isselée/ThinkStock)
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Break a Bone? No Worries, Science Says Just Go Vampire!

Scientists have been researching anti-aging for a long time now, and they think they've stumbled upon something that not only can turn back the clock in aging mice, but also helps mend broken bones faster!

Only problem, the cure is young blood, so you'll have to go all Lestat on some teens or something.

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The Nobodys 2013
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Flashback Friday – Johnnie’s Past Memorial Day Weekends of Rock

It's Memorial Day Weekend, when we remember those who have served our country, and those that have given their lives for us. We usually have a lot of things planned for the family, fun things to celebrate our freedoms.

Back in El Paso, they're having the annual KLAQ Balloonfest, with some big bands playing, including Volbeat and Anthrax this weekend. This is only the second Memorial Day Weekend I haven't worked this event in decades!

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Slipknot at Van Andel
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Get Inside Slipknot’s Guitars and Gear and How They Get Their Sound [Video]

Slipknot's show here in Grand Rapids on Saturday was freaking amazing, and everything sounded huge! The guitars for Slipknot are a very important part of the their sound, and if you've ever wanted to know what Mick and Jim are using, this is the video for you!

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Breaking Benjamin at the Orbit Room
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Breaking Benjamin Ruled at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids Tuesday Night [Video]

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit a sold out Orbit Room on Tuesday night in Grand Rapids! It's been a long time since they'd hit town, and Grand Rapids was ready and waiting for this show!

Young Guns, a great band from the UK, hit the stage first, to warm up the crowd, and kicked ass! They played a great set that included 'Bones', and 'I Want Out'.

Then, it was time for Breaking Benjamin to hit the stage for the first time in years in Grand Rapids!

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Young Guns at the Orbit Room
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Young Guns Rocked The Orbit Room Opening for Breaking Benjamin [Video]

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit the Orbit Room on Tuesday night, to a sold out crowd in Grand Rapids! The line to get in was long, it was cold out, but sweaty and awesome inside!

Young Guns began the night meeting some GRD ticket winners in the front bar, and talking about the band, hanging out, and getting ready for the show. Then they hit the stage with a great set that included 'I Want Out', and their break-out hit, 'Bones'!

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Celebrities At My VH1 Music Awards
This is the face he makes when pooping out this turd of a performance. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
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Scott Weiland Doesn’t Really Rock on the Range [Video]

A few weeks ago, Scott Weiland received a TON of criticism for an absolutely terrible performance of 'Vaseline'. Admittedly, some of it came from me. It was bad, and a lot of people accused him of being back on heroin. (I didn't, I thought being on drugs might have helped him.)

Weiland could have CRUSHED at Rock on the Range to show that his 'monitor problems and tiredness' excuse had any merit. Unfortunately, he sounds pretty much the same. Check out the video, especially when he gets into 'Vaseline'.

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