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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.
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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VH1 Rock Honors - Arrivals
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Godsmack’s Fifth, Final ’1000HP’ Behind Scenes Video is Here!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is out now, and their final behind the scene video is now up for your enjoyment!  Get ready for the return of Godsmack, with the making of the music video for "1000HP", and then go get the new album and crank it up!

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Rapper Shoots His Bandmate Over Dumb-Ass Argument

One look at douchebags like this, and you'll never have any interest in rap, or rappers...and you'll know why people who like rock are ALWAYS better.

Here's the story:

A rap group was filming their video in a store in the Bronx (of course), when a couple of the idiots got into an argument over who was "the star" of the group.

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Ozzfest 2005
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Goalie Chris Mason Has a Kick-Ass New Mask with Iron Maiden on it!

Goalie Chris Mason is headed to the German Elite League, and he's got a new goalie mask to take with him, featuring Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie!

Check out the cool Vine video below, where you can see Eye Candy Air's Steve Nash Maiden-izing the goalie mask with some cool Eddie stuff!

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unconscious woman on the stairs
I think this is better visual, since she's not a dude...and not dead. Keep this in your mind while reading. (Thinkstock)

Man Cuts Off His Own Head with a Chainsaw – ON PURPOSE!

S***'s gotten pretty real.  All the kids killing and attacking other kids over the whole Slenderman myth was kind of freaky and WTF.  But this story is way freaking over the top!

A guy in England was so "irrationally opposed" to leaving his home after it was repossessed, that he took a chainsaw to a head.


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WGRD Karaoke Madness from Jackie’s Going Away Party! [Video]

Friday was Jackie's last day with us, and we're still a little sad, but we all got to go out and drink together on Friday night, so that's awesome!

Of course, Jackie and Ned freaking LOOOOVE their karaoke, too, so we had to go somewhere with it.  Little did we all know that our weekend guy, Justin, loves rocking the karaoke, let alone our buddy JoJo Girard from our sister station, WFGR!  It was a fun night of singing for all!

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