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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.
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Johnnie’s Throwback Thursday – Meeting the Scorpions

Even though I've never been a huge Scorpions fan, though I do enjoy their music, I've somehow seen them a bunch of times in concert, and managed to meet them a couple of times.

Here's the first time I met them...sometime in the early 90's.  They always put of a great show, and sound fantastic, and they have always been really nice people to meet.

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Very cute long haired kitten
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High School Student Wants to Use a Photo With His Cat For His Yearbook Photo

Draven Rodriguez (his name alone is crazy rebellious) wants to fight the system.  He can't bring himself to be kept under the heel of an oppressive system that wants to crush the life and soul out of him.

He thinks the high school yearbook photos suck.

Just as we all do.

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MTVu Fandom Awards - Comic-Con International 2014
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Find Out How Linkin Park Gets Their Live Sound So Huge on Tour

Linkin Park has a huge sound on tour, and there's a lot of stuff going on, and sometimes I wonder how bands get everything sounding the way they do live.  That's why I love these cool behind the scenes videos you can find on YouTube

These videos go behind the scenes for Linkin Park's new tour, with the front of house sound guy, and the monitor engineer...the two guys responsible for everything that comes out of speakers at the show.

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Yes, that is apparently my name in Starschmucks-land (Johnnie Walker)
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Ever Wonder Why the Starbucks People Can’t Seem to Spell Your Name?

Every time.  Every Starschmucks.  You place your order, pay way too much for whatever you're going to drink, and wait for the "barista" to boil some water with beans and put it in a cup.

And then you see the name they wrote on your cup, and it looks like it was written by a 3-year-old with only a tenuous grasp of the english language.

This parody video attempts to turn that experience into something intended.  What if the "barista" is really doing it on purpose to mess with you?

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Day 2 - Glastonbury Festival
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Kirk Hammett Contributes Guest Solo to New Exodus Album – Check it Out

Metallica might be quiet right now, as they work on their new album, but Kirk has something coming out soon, and it's not any kind of follow up to the horrible mess that was Lulu.

He's gone and played a pretty cool solo on the new Exodus album, Blood In Blood Out, that's coming out on October 14th.

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The Black Keys
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Watch The Black Keys Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

The Black Keys hit the stage with a bigger show than I really expected, and they put on a fantastic performance!  They played a lot of songs, covering a lot of ground, and hitting a lot of older songs, that seemed to make all the die hard Black Keys fans happy.

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Cage the Elephant
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Watch Cage the Elephant Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

Cage the Elephant took the stage first, and powered through a lot of high energy rock, including their newest hit, "Come a Little Closer', and the rocker, "Teeth", where the singer, Matt, not only did a stage dive into the crowd, but kept singing the song while surfing!

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See What It’s Like to Be On Stage in Front of Thousands of People at The Black Keys Show

If you've never gotten the chance to get on a big stage in front of thousands of people, here's your chance ... sort of!

Most people never get to see this kind of thing, so I thought it would be cool to take my camera up on stage to show you what it looks and sounds like!

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Wayland Rocked Grand Rapids at Yankee Springs Golf Course on Saturday Night

Wayland came back home for a series of shows this past week, culminating in a fantastic charity event at Yankee Springs Golf Course, to raise money for the Wayland High School music program on Saturday night!

The guys hit the stage with the same energy they always do, and the crowd gave it right back, singing along and having a great time all night, as Wayland ripped through a full set of songs.

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Don’t Miss The Used at The Orbit Room on Friday Night!

There are a bunch of concerts coming to Grand Rapids this month, and if you need any info on them, check out our events page...Volbeat/Five Finger Death Punch, tomorrow's The Black Keys show, and more!

Including Friday night's show at The Orbit Room, featuring Taking Back Sunday, and The Used!  You've probably heard "Cry" on GRD from The Used, and you should get to the show early to check them out!

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Halloween puppy
Who'd be afraid of this? Put him in a spider costume, and he'd be terrifying! Thinkstock
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Dog Dressed as Giant Spider is Both Really Scary and Cute at the Same Time!

I don't know who this twisted genius is, but this could be the best scare prank I've ever seen!

A lunatic dog owner decided to dress his cute dog in an amazing spider costume, and put him in situations to SCARE THE LIVING CRAP out of unsuspecting people in the dark!

Freaking GENIUS!

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Wayland at WGRD
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Wayland Visits WGRD to Talk About Their Upcoming Charity Show on September 6th!

The fun guys in Wayland stopped in today to let everyone know what's going on with the band, their plans, and to invite you all out to their charity show tomorrow night at Yankee Springs Golf Course!

They're raising money for a great charity, the Wayland High School choir program, where Phil went to school, so go out and support not only a great band, but help out a local high school music program.  Music is always a great thing to support!

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