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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.
Gabe Aranda
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Aranda Powered Through Some Adversity to Rock Grand Rapids with Pop Evil [Videos/Photos]

Friday, August 21st, Pop Evil hit Grand Rapids for their CD release party, and they had a couple great bands in tow, Red Sun Rising, and the amazing Aranda! I'm a big Aranda fan, they are really nice guys, and rock the hell out every show, either with the full band or acoustic. These guys bring it.

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Leigh from Pop Evil
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Pop Evil Rocked Grand Rapids at Their CD Release Show on Pop Evil Day [Video/Photos]

Friday, August 21st was a special day for Grand Rapids and Pop Evil. Not only was it the day a great concert was scheduled, but it was also the day the new Pop Evil album 'Up' was released, and the day Mayor Hartwell appeared on TV with the band to declare it 'Pop Evil Day' in Grand Rapids!

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Do Horror Movie Decisions Make You Mad? Then You’ll Love This One [Video]

There's always that moment in a horror movie that really pisses you off. They go into the obviously scary basement and read the book that says 'DO NOT READ' on it, they split up while lost somewhere, they stay in the slasher cabin in the middle of nowhere...you know the drill. And you get screaming angry every single time.

What would happen if the characters in the horror movies made good choices?

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Aranda is Coming to Visit Grand Rapids with Pop Evil Get Ready [Video]

Aranda is a great band from Oklahoma, formed by two brothers, Gabe and Dameon Aranda. They are a really great band, and kick so much ass live with both the full rock band, and when it's just the two brothers playing an acoustic set. They have a new album, 'Not the Same' out now, and you've heard 'Don't Wake Me' here on GRD.

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Johnnie and Wendy Attempt the Insane Inflatables 5K – Terribly [Video]

Okay, so Wendy and I started out our first day of the Insane Inflatables 5k at Millennium Park totally innocently. We wanted to get some cool photos and videos from the race. Good shots of people having fun, maybe some video of actual conquering the inflatables...little did we know, things would get out of hand for us.

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Rock in Rio 2013
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Get to Know Ghost with a Cool Live Acoustic Performance [Video]

Ghost is a cool band that you've been hearing on GRD, and they're about to release their third album, 'Meliora', on Friday! They're a Swedish band that hides their identities, only know as 'Papa Emeritus' and the 'Unnamed Ghouls'.

They're on their third 'Papa Emeritus', even though it's the same singer, they change his look and alter-ego. It's a fun band, and they have a great throwback sound and style that's really unique.

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Go Behind the Scenes Making Iron Maiden’s ‘Speed of Light’ Music Video

Iron Maiden released the first music video from their upcoming new album last week. 'Speed of Light' is the straight-ahead rocker, ad a small taste of what's coming from the band on 'The Book of Souls'. It's a cool video featuring their mascot Eddie, in different video game styles, covering 40 years of Maiden and gaming.

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Megabots is Looking for Help to Go To Japan for the Giant Robot Battle [Video]

In July, I told you about the giant robot battle that's going to happen next year in Japan, and pit the two enormous battle bots against each other. Japan said they want the battle to include melee combat, so the American team needs to update their big bot to something that can fight...wait, you have a battle bot that can't...nevermind.

Anyway, Megabots has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to upgrade to their version two of their robot, so they can win in battle in Japan.

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Ear Plugs
My current ear protectors are at the top...I love them, and they don't muffle the sound, just make it quieter. The ones below are the typical plugs you'll get at the store. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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What’s Your Opinion on Wearing Ear Protection at Concerts?

I have to listen sort of critically to things for my job, so I've really begun to think about my ears in the last few years. I bought a decent pair of ear protectors to try and help keep from going deaf from all the concerts I go to. I love live music, but when it's really loud, it can damage your ears. Even worse, if the sound guy does a bad job, then it can REALLY destroy your hearing.

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Heritage Guitars
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Tour the Heritage Guitars Factory – In the Original Gibson Guitars Plant in Kalamazoo [Photos]

During my vacation last week, I made a short trip I've been wanting to make since I moved here to Grand Rapids. I drove down to Kalamazoo and took a tour at the original Gibson guitars factory. When they moved their operations down to Nashville in 1984/1985, some of the employees didn't want to make the change to moving down south, and decided to open up their own company, making guitars in the factory they'd been working in for years.

Heritage Guitars was born in 1985, and they're celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, with some special guitars!

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Johnny Depp Rocks with Gene Simmons – Nuno Bettencourt – Gilby Clarke and More [Video]

Johnny Depp continues to show everyone he's a cool dude, and now he's on stage rocking with KISS, Extreme, and GNR guys to help raise money to get children corrective surgeries! They performed in Hollywood on Sunday night to raise money for Mending Kids, that helps provide corrective surgeries for kids with heart defects, cranial deformities, severe scoliosis, and more.

That kicks a LOT of ass!

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