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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.

What Happens if You Add Propane to Coca-Cola? Holy Crap, Batman! [Video]

There are some people with curiosity that's a bit out of control. These are the kind of people you see listed as competing for this year's Darwin Awards. They are also the kind of people who make fantastic things reality. It's a very narrow line between stupid and genius.

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GRD Behind the Scenes – Johnnie Preps the Studio for Use in the Afternoon [Video]

Pretty much every day, my shift starts with the same set of prep steps to make the GRD studio habitable for a few hours. From the time the Free Beer and Hot Wings show is over, to the time I come in, things can go south pretty quickly. Not that Janna is to blame for any of it.

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Homemade Southern Fried Chicken

Is The Bavarian Inn Really Michigan’s Most Iconic Restaurant? posted a list of each state's most iconic restaurant. They go through every state, so you can plot out a trip to each of them, and see what that state is supposed to be about. Not having been in Michigan even two years yet, I haven't yet been to the pick for Michigan: Bavarian Inn.

Is it good enough to be Michigan's 'iconic' restaurant?

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61st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
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The Full Throttle Saloon Burnt Down Last Night [Video]

Tuesday morning, the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis caught fire. The fire looks like it has completely destroyed the bar, and it was on the ground by 3 a.m. this morning. There have been no injuries reported, luckily!

So far, we don't know how or where the fire started, but I've heard reports that when the fire hit the distillery, 500 gallons of grain alcohol exploded, and there was pretty much nothing that could be done to save the building.

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Bruce Dickinson Plays a Bit of a New Song on Piano [Video]

Iron Maiden released their new album The Book of Souls on Friday, and it's a massive album! There's so much to take in on the 92 minutes of music, I haven't made it completely through everything on it. There's a lot of music there, and one song, 'Empire of the Clouds', runs over 18 minutes long!

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Rock in Rio 2013
(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Ghost Rocks a New Song ‘From the Pinnacle to the Pit’ Live on French TV [Video]

Album de la semaine du 07/09 - Ghost - From the pinacle to the pit
Above is a recent performance from Ghost on French TV of one of the new songs, 'From the Pinnacle to the Pit', track two on the new album, Meliora. Skip past the dude talking about whatever in French, and the song starts about 1:02 in. There's also an interview with a Nameless Ghoul after the song.

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Johnnie’s Vault – Megadeth ‘Peace Sells…’ Live in Las Vegas 2013 [Video]

Megadeth has finished the recording of their new album, their 15th, and we're just waiting for the album to be mixed, mastered, and ready for release. After hearing a little bit on their PledgeMusic page, I'm really excited for the new album! It features their new guitarist, Kiko Loureiro, and also Chris Adler from Lamb of God on drums!

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Iron Maiden’s New Album Came Out Today – I’m Celebrating with Tons of Live Maiden [Video]

I'm a huge Iron Maiden fan...have been since I was a wee lad, and heard the twin guitars, the wailing vocals, and the bass that was playing interesting things! I've been following the band around while they tour, seeing them as many times as I can, and will continue to do that until I die.

The new Iron Maiden album, The Book of Souls, came out today, and I've only gotten to hear about 20 minutes of it, and so far, it's freaking EPIC!

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Avatar Returns to Grand Rapids on September 13 at The Intersection [Video]

Avatar comes back to Grand Rapids on September 13th, with Gemini Syndrome, and First Decree, to rock the Intersection. Last year, I saw Avatar for the first time, at Rock on the Range. And yes, every time I'd heard the band name before seeing their videos, I always pictured them as super tall blue people playing guitars. (I'm easily influenced by the media.) 

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Bear Portrait
I am the cutest animal ever. Say it. SAY IT! (alanjacky/Thinkstock)

The Science People Are Using Twitter to Find the Cutest Animal on Earth

So, the science people have started using Twitter to help find the world's most adorable critters. This was a good call on their part, as so many people have started Tweeting photos of the cutest little beasties you've ever seen!

So take a break from the political BS on your Facebook feed, and scroll through a million cute animal pictures on Twitter.

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Meet Jen Majura – The New Evanescence Guitarist – And She’s Hot [Video]

A few weeks ago, Evanescence announced that their guitarist Terry Balsamo was out, and they'd gotten a new guitarist named Jen Majura. Who's this? She's a German guitarist who's been on some great albums from Blind Guardian, Rage, Equilibrium, and more!

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