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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.
Judas Priest With Special Guests Black Label Society & Thin Lizzy In Concert
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Judas Priest Premieres Its New Album Right Here, Right Now! [Audio]

One of my favorite bands of all time is the mighty Judas Priest. I grew up listening to them, and I've seen them a LOT of times in concert. One of the best live bands around.

Forty years in, and the metal gods are releasing their new album, Redeemer of Souls, on Tuesday. Their first since my favorite guitar player, KK Downing, left the band.  The first with new guitarist Richie Faulkner, who is an absolute beast on guitar. Check out the solo from EMGTV for some evidence. The guy can play.

We've got all the lowdown on the new Priest album for you right here at WGRD.com, with this really cool special, with Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, and Richie Faulkner talking all about the new album, and playing a bunch of songs from it!

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Fireworks 2014
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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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2014 Fireworks
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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Angela pushes all the buttons
Angela pushes all the buttons
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WGRD is Finally Getting Some New Digs!

The GRD studios are finally getting upgraded!  The board has been dying for quite a while now, which I'm sure you've heard the guys on Free Beer and Hot Wings talking about, whenever a microphone channel would go down.

But finally the time is here!  We've got new equipment coming in, new furniture, we're going to paint the walls and get new carpet, too!

Luckily, Hot Wings is pretty handy, so we'll be learning from him all about wall-painting, hanging cool wall-stuff (that's some kind of technical talk there), and carrying heavy objects.

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Tourism Down As Cairo Struggles After Months Of Violence
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How Did the Egyptians Move Those Massive Stones to Build Pyramids?

It turns out that the ancient Egyptians were a lot smarter than the people currently studying them!

For years, Egyptologists have been looking at pictograms and interpreting them however they want, usually giving some kind of religious meaning.  Everything seemed to be some crazy religious purification ritual or something.

In reality...not so much.

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Motley Crue
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Motley Crue Kicked Off Their Final Tour in Grand Rapids With Problems [Video/Photo]

Wednesday night in Grand Rapids was a bit rough for Motley Crue, as they kicked off their Final Tour at the Van Andel Arena.  The show was plagued with technical problems throughout, and oddness.

After the third song, Tommy apparently blasted a hole in the kick drum...I'm sure it had nothing to do with FBHW Producer Joe's stunt that morning.  Positive.

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Motley Crue Pre Party
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GRD’s Motley Crue Pre-Party Kicked Ass Before the Concert! [Photo/Video]

GRD wanted to have some fun for the Motley Crue Final Tour opening day, so we threw a little party outside the Van Andel Arena, in the BOB parking lot before the show.  We brought in some great bands, hooked everyone up with some alcohol, brought out some cool stuff to look at, and gave away great floor seats to the show!

Thanks to the great bands that played in the parking lot for everyone, Potatoe Babies, Fled Five, and Deadwood Stone, everyone was all rocked up and ready for the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper show.

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Alice Cooper at Van Andel July 2, 2014
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Alice Cooper Rocks Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena [Video/Photos]

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper hit the Van Andel Arena last night to kick off Motley's Final Tour in Grand Rapids!

Alice Cooper and his amazing band opened the show with a fantastic set of Cooper hits, one after the other, without any really stopping!

Alice and the gang ripped through the set at a fast pace, never slowing down and never letting up. The sound was great, the band was on fire and Alice brought out several of his famous props and effects for the show!

It's not a Cooper show if he doesn't cut off his head, get in the electric chair, sing in a straight jacket, and let his guitar players rip it up!

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World's Longest Waterslide Opens Outside Auckland
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When Do Extreme Adventures Become Too Much?

Recently, there have been some totally INSANE roller coasters and mater slides built, that are so over the top, that people have literally been flying off them!  There have been deaths surrounding the Action Park, and their water slide that was opened and closed in record time.  (Not fast enough to prevent lie 7 deaths, but pretty darn quickly.)

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5/19/97 Universal City, Ca Stan Lee and the Marvel heros at the "Marvel Mania" restaurant at Univers
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Some Geeks Have Way Too Much Time on Their Hands

I will admit to being a geek about some things.  Not as crazy as Metalhead Ned is about gaming and KISS, but I do have my obsessions.  (No, YouPorn is not one of them, shut it.)

But some people take their obsession with getting deeper into movies and TV a little bit too far.
Example 1:
The Hollywood Reporter contacted a disaster-cost prediction company to assess the damage done to Manhattan during The Avengers movie.

No even kidding.

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