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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.

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Teaches You How To Play the New Deathbat A7X Game

By now, you've heard that Avenged Sevenfold have been working on a new mobile game based on the band and their music.

Now, you can not only get the game, but M. Shadows has filmed this cool tutorial to show you how the game works, and he even walks you through the first level to beat it at 100%!

SPOILERS are involved in this video, so if you want to learn the game, and figure out all the stuff on your own, you probably don't want to watch the video, but if you want to get through the first level at 100%, check it out.

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Amazing ‘Avengers 2′ Teaser Hits Internet and is Awesome [Video]

For someone like me, who didn't really read comics that much, I don't know why I get so excited for all these comic book movies, but I really do.

They've created this amazing series of movies, both Marvel and DC, really, and every time a new one comes out, I get really excited for them.

The first trailer for the latest Avengers movie, The Age of Ultron has hit the interwebs, and it is freaking awesome!  I've always been a James Spader fan, and when he joined the cast as Ultron, I knew it would be unbelievable!

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Category: Grand Rapids News

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Announces December Solo Concert Dates

Godsmack is riding high on their new album 1000HP, and are working on more touring for 2015, so keep your eyes here for more information as we get it.

Meanwhile, Sully has announced a series of solo shows for this coming December.  If you haven't seen him on his solo project live, it's really freaking cool.  He kicks things off with some cool acoustic versions of some Godsmack stuff, and then brings out the rest of the band for a bunch of music from his Avalon album, and some covers.

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Is Your Impersonation as Bad as Johnnie’s Accidental Optimus Prime?

Godsmack's "I Stand Alone" was on the radio during my show a little while ago, and I was sitting in the studio, singing along ... or should I say, trying to sing along, when I noticed that my Sully Erna voice isn't so much Sully Erna, as it is Optimus Prime.

How did I get that far off the mark?

I'm not sure. But for some reason, whenever I try to do vocals like Sully's, my voice goes into Optimus mode. It's freaking weird.

That got me thinking ... when you're singing along with something, or trying to impersonate someone's voice ... what do you actually sound like?

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Slipknot In Concert - Sydney
(Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Go Deep Into the ‘Knot with Slipknot’s Video Autobiography

Slipknot's new album, .5 The Gray Chapter is out, and it's the first album without Paul Gray and Joey Jordison.  The guys had been leaking out song after song on the web, so people could check it all out before the album released, and now that the CD is out, you can get deeper into 20 years of the 'Knot.

The guys explain what Slipknot is to them, talk about the thinking behind the masks, the rise of the band, and all the dirt and slime that is the mighty Slipknot!

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Christopher Lee
More of this...less sparkly crap. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Universal is Rebooting the Universal Monsters Movies Universe

Universal is taking some tips from Marvel, and they've got an entire universe of monster movies planned over the next several years.  They're taking all their classic monsters: Dracula, the Mummy, Werewolf, and Frankenstein, and rebooting them all in a new series of films!  Yes!

The (sort of) first one is the new movie Dracula Untold, that's out at Celebration Cinemas right now.

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JW Tool Tall
I'm too tall for the new studio.

This Video Shows What It’s Really Like to Be Tall

In case we haven't met in person, be warned.  I'm a tall guy.  Probably a little taller than is absolutely necessary.

A lot of people think it's just the coolest thing ever to be tall, but they don't take into consideration all the hassles that come with it.  This video covers some of them...but still misses a few.

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5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside
"Hey look! It's Maria Brink...and that's in her band, and his name know, that guy!" (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In This Moment Releases ‘Sick Like Me’ Music Video

"Am I beautiful as I tear you to pieces?"

Um, yes.  Yes, you are.

Maria Brink and the guys who's names you will never remember, have released a video for In This Moment's new song, "Sick Like Me".  It's from the new album Black Widow, that's coming out November 17th.

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AMC's "Breaking Bad" Panel - Comic-Con International 2012
(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Did You Hear That “Breaking Bad” is Coming Back for Another Season?

So many people couldn't stop talking about Breaking Bad while it was on.  "It's the best show, EVERRRRRRRRRR!"  "You don't know what you're missing!"  "OMG!  I can't believe they did THAT!"

Well, now all of that hyperbole can come back, since AMC has announced that the entire original cast has agreed to come back for another season!

Yes, Walt is alive!  Everyone's favorite meth-cooking evil school teacher is not dead, and is coming back to terrorize Albuquerque for another season.

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Young Guns Rocked WGRD with Some Exclusive Acoustic Songs

Before their show with You Me at Six and Stars in Stereo, Young Guns came by the WGRD studios to talk about the band, the touring, and to play a few songs exclusively for us!

They broke out the acoustic guitars and rocked a few of their songs, like their number one hit, "Bones", one of my favorites, "Meter and Verse", and their latest single, "I Want Out".

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You Me at Six Rocked WGRD with Some Exclusive Acoustic Songs

On Friday, the guys in You Me at Six came by the WGRD studios to play some songs acoustically for a few winners, and the GRD staff.  It was a great way to warm everyone up for the show on Friday night at the Stache with Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

Meeting the guys from England was pretty cool, and they hung out with listeners, ate some lunch, and then talked to Janna about the tour and the band.

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