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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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Wayland (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Wayland Rocked a Sold Out Intersection Saturday Night [Photos]

Thanks to an amazing Grand Rapids turn out, Wayland got rock their hometown at the sold out Intersection on Saturday night!  You guys all jammed into the place to make some noise and support some local boys done good!

There were a lot of great local bands on the bill:

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WGRD Behind the Scenes with Wayland at The Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at The Intersection was absolutely amazing last night, thanks to you, Grand Rapids!  You guys came to rock and completely sold out the show!  The guys in Wayland are so happy, and so are we here at GRD!

We got hang with the guys to bring you some fun behind the scenes stuff from the show, so you can see deeper in to the world of Wayland, and how hard they work to prepare for you guys!

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Wayland Rocks ‘Welcome to My Head’ Live at WGRD! [Video]

The guys from Wayland stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studios to talk about their crazy tour life, some things we couldn't share on the air and get everyone pumped for their show at The Intersection on April 5 -- Saturday.

Get out to the show and make your appearance on their DVD, and just enjoy some great kick-ass rock!

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Slipknot In Concert - Sydney
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This is Why the News Media Totally Sucks at Their Job [Rant]

The Fort Hood shooting spree Wednesday was a terrible thing. It's always bad that these things happen. Our thoughts go out to all the families of those affected by this tragedy.

As if the incident wasn't bad enough, why does the news media add stupid crap in the following days. Like the latest news story from ABC News.

Their focus in the first half of the new story: That the shooter was a fan of Slipknot.

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Jake E. Lee Shows How to Really Play ‘Bark at the Moon’ [Video]

"Bark at the Moon" is one of those classic Ozzy Osbourne songs that pretty much every cover band plays.  
And, according to Jake E. Lee, is pretty much played wrong.

It'll sound good the way everyone plays it, but in this video, Jake shows you how he wrote it, and why.

Don't worry if your fingers don't do that. Most people's don't.

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What Would the Wrong Guitarist in Your Favorite Band Sound Like?

Ever wonder what some of your favorite bands would sound like if they'd made a different choice for their lead guitar player?

Maybe Marty Friedman had joined Metallica, or Kirk Hammett was the guy in Motley Crue...Steve Vai had given up the solo career to join Pantera?  Randy Rhodes was playing his leads for Arch Enemy?

WTF?

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How Do You Want to Win Rock on the Range Tickets – WGRD is Letting YOU Decide!

Here's the deal, we have tickets to Rock on the Range we're going to give you.  We know we'll give them away on the air and in our Freeloaders section.  That's the easy part.

We need your help in determining how many winners we will have.  I break it down in the video, then vote below how you want them.  We'll do it the way you want, so make sure to vote!

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While Everyone Else Saw “Noah” – Johnnie Walker Checked Out “Sabotage” and it’s Really Good

I know, I know, the big numbers stand behind "Noah" as the huge film of the weekend.  And that's great.  Maybe I'll go check out this week.  But this weekend, I wanted to see the new Arnold movie, "Sabotage".

So I did.

And it's everything you want from an Arnold movie, and more.  This is a return to the "old school" Arnold movie, with all the boobs, bullets and blood you always could expect from him.  Well, before the "Junior" and "Twins" days.

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