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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.
Chevelle In Concert At The Hard Rock In Las Vegas
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Chevelle Drummer Sam Talks to WGRD About La Gargola, Touring, and Road Food

Today, I got to talk with Sam from Chevelle about their new album, the upcoming tour, even road stink, road food, and Pete's idea of how he does things!

Chevelle's new album "La Gargola" comes out on April 1st, and they're currently rehearsing for the tour, so that seemed

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Heading North! – Wayland Tour Log 3/19/14

The final batch of Florida shows on this run are over. The last show, at Aces on St Patty's Day, was one that we'll all remember for a long time. It was a benefit to raise money for an anti-child abuse organization.

We had so many friends come out! Some we've known since our first trip to Florida and others that we just met. It was so cool to see people from all over the state make the trip to say goodbye till next time!

I know there's a few Florida warriors even coming to The Intersection on April 5!

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Rock on the Range Announces Daily Lineups for 2014!

We're all pretty excited about Rock on the Range this year, and we hope you are, too, since we have a BUNCH of tickets to give you so that you can go!  We have tickets for each of the 3 days of the festival.

If you've been unsure as to which day you'd pick, because you didn't know who was playing when, this is the post for you!

Here's the list by day of who's headlining, who's playing with them, what you need to know!

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Crank Up the New Metallica Demo – The Lords of Summer Garage Demo Version and Live!

Metallica has been talking about working on a new album for a while, and they've actually gotten started!  Jackie played for you the demo of the first song, "The Lords of Summer"!

No telling if this song will make the album, or in what form!  Different lyrics, rearranged...we will have to wait and see.

But for now, check out Metallica's official "Garage Demo" of the song, and a 10 camera edit of the first live performance of the song!

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Get Ready for Chevelle’s Visit to Grand Rapids with Some Live Videos

I'm really looking forward to checking out Chevelle again in a few weeks, when they hit The Orbit Room on April 21st!  I've seen them a couple of times, and they're a great band.

The last time I saw them was on the Carnival of Madness tour a couple years ago, with Halestorm and Cavo.  Chevelle rocked the show, and I'm looking forward to hearing some of the new songs from their upcoming album, "La Gargola", which comes out on April 1st.  No joke.

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Check Out Living Colour’s Rig Rundowns – The Most Complicated Setups EVER

The coolest thing about YouTube is the access we now have to guitar stuff.  Rig rundowns, guitar lessons, gear reviews where we can actually hear the stuff...and you can see how your favorite guitar players get the sounds they get!

And, of course, the lovely Rebecca Dirks.  Although she seems to have disappeared from all the recent Rig Rundowns.  I'm sad.

Check out this RR she did with the guys in Living Colour.  Not only are they great players, they perform at such a high level while navigating the most complicated setups I've ever seen!

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Not to Ruin Your Drinking Excuse – But St. Patrick’s Day is Completely Made Up

Every year for St. Patrick's Day, people dress up in the most bizarre green work clothes they can find, and then leave work early to go drinking green beer ferociously all night.  Not that I'm against leaving work early, dressing oddly, or drinking ferociously.

By all means, let's go!

But just so you know, there are some things about this holiday that have been kept quiet for a long time.

It's no Irish.  At all.  Not even a little bit.

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Get Your Metal on at The Intersection on April 4 with Iced Earth, Sabaton and Revamp

There are a lot of great shows coming to the GR area, and one I'm really looking forward to is the Iced Earth show on April 4th!  They're going to wreck The Intersection with another one of my favorite bands, Sabaton!  And the Uber-gorgeous Floor Jansen is on the bill with her band Revamp, too, so this will be an amazing, not-to-miss show!

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Things Guys Do That Women Claim to Like – But They Really Don’t

It happens to a lot of us.  We're confronted by a gorgeous woman, and our brain shuts down completely.  It happened to me just today.  While I was on the air.

Dammit.

As soon as we meet them, we start trying all the things we hear girls talk about wanting, don't we?  Compliments, eye contact, all that stuff.  We can hear in our heads all our female friends waxing on about how that's what women really want.

B******t.  And science can prove it.

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Thanks for Coming to Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Live at Night Show – Enjoy the Pics

We all and a great time Friday night at the Free Beer & Hot Wings Live at Night show. And from all the laughter, it sounded like you guys had a great time with us at The Orbit Room for Gilda's LaughFest!

Except for the voice scrambling bit … ha ha!

Listen Monday for the details on Steve's date, and maybe even some highlights from the night, including some of the things you've never heard our friends from WZZM say on a microphone!

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Looking for Something to do this Weekend? There’s a Lot Going On

If you're sitting around thinking that this is going to be a boring weekend, think again.  There's a lot of stuff happening in the area this weekend!  If you're attached, these can be fun things for you to do as a couple.  If you're not, these could be some great places to meet people!

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Who Needs the First Kiss Video When You Have 20 Strangers Giving Their First Handy [Video]

Recently, this video has been getting a lot of publicity.  It's called "First Kiss", and it's just that.  Twenty strangers matched into couples and filmed as they kiss for the first time.  I guess it's supposed to give us deeper insight into the human psyche or something.  Or at the very least, be amazingly romantic.

So it to your girl, she'll probably like it.

This one is for the guys.  Probes even deeper into the mysteries of the human mind.

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