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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.
Booger Picking Geek
Not all geeks look like this...just sayin'. (Royce DeGrie)

Look Like an Awesome Geek With the Navdy Heads Up Display in Your Car [Video]

I know you want to drive and text, but those pesky cops, and the horror videos on the internet with the "this was the last text they sent before the accident killed them" message are bumming you out. What's person to do? How can you live without multitasking in the car?

Get the Navdy! "It's like driving in the future."

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Category: Technology, Videos Tags: , ,
Change Tire

Swedish Bands Do Some Fun Things for Their Fans [Video]

Last year, I posted a fun video of one of my favorite bands, Sabaton, rocking a spinning class. They weren't just playing for the people in the class, but also riding the bikes while they played, for exercise! Only in Sweden would people be cool with that.

Now, another great band, Hammerfall, has been playing for customers at a tire (or tyre) store!

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Category: Humor, Videos Tags: , , ,
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Have a Laugh or Two With These Bring Me The Horizon ‘Drown’ Parodies [Video]

Today, I saw this link posted on my Facebook wall, and I had to watch this silly cover version of Bring Me The Horizon's 'Drown'. It's done by 4th N Goal, and is a bit faster, but the Hawaiian shirts probably do that to you. I like the Freddy Krueger glove that comes out of nowhere.

The other fun 'Drown' parody comes as a

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 6 — The Banana Challenge [Video]

This week, The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show posted and talked about a dumb challenge video where a woman had to stick two bananas in her mouth in 30 seconds. She did it with ease.

But how would DJs do at this same dumb challenge? That was among the questions for this week's Dumb Internet Challenge!

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King of the Wing 2015
Johnnie Walker/97.9 WGRD

King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Knee Pain

New Megadeth Drummer’s Knee Revealed in New Megadeth Recording Video!

The wait is finally over! Those of you who have been speculating on what the new Megadeth drummer's knee will look like, can now sit back and bask in the glory that is said knee, in action, rocking the double-kick-drum madness!

While this knee is a bit more hairy than I like my unclad knees (I prefer lady knees), what the knee is helping do sounds pretty freaking bad-ass, actually.

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A.J. Pero

Adrenaline Mob, Jay Jay French Pay Tribute to AJ Pero with ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll’ [Video]

The other day, we lost a great drummer in A.J. Pero, who was on tour with Adrenaline Mob.

He had a heart attack and died.

He was the original drummer for Twisted Sister, and joined Adrenaline Mob when Mike Portnoy left the band.

Check out this great video from an Adrenaline Mob show this week, where the band paid tribute to the great drummer, their friend.

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Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon
Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon (single artwork)

Michigan’s Own Upon Wings Unveils New Song ‘You Are My Weapon’ [Video]

Upon Wings is a great Lansing-based band, and has a new EP and single out for us all to enjoy. Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained vocalist, and frontwoman for the band, and if you like bands like Nightwish, The Gathering, Epica, and other gothic bands, you'll really enjoy Upon Wings!

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Wing Doozy
(Johnnie Walker/Metalhead Ned/WGRD)

Johnnie and Ned Escape Work Again to Eat Amazing Chicken Wings at Wing Doozy [Video]

King of the Wing is Wednesday, March 25, at the Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, kicking off at 5 p.m.!

We're so excited to be eating wings with you, we got a head start!

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Gillian Anderson in "The X-Files - The Movie."
(Photo by FOX/Liaison)

The X Files is Coming Back With Up to 12 New Episodes

Last week, i posted about the return of a show so many people loved, The X Files, and it's return to Fox after being off the air for so long. And now we have more details on the show's return, and what we'll be getting!

The rumor is that the show will coming back as a 'short stack', and that doesn't refer to the heights of the actors, but how many episode that will be green lit. That's an order under 10 episodes.

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Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Perform At The Gibson Amphitheatre
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Check Out Anthrax’ New Song from the Game of Thrones Mixtape 2

Game of Thrones had a big challenge when they wanted to release soundtracks of current music, didn't they? But with so many musicians being fans of the show, they're already into the second one! Can you imagine Tyrion listening to this on the MP3 player on his saddle? LOL

The first mixtape was full of songs I probably wouldn't listen to, but the new one, 'Catch the Throne The Mixtape 2', looks like a great one! It's got Mushroomhead, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Anthrax on it, so you know at least four of the songs will be good!

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Megadeth In Concert - St Paul, MN
(Photo by Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Focus of VH1′s ‘Rock Icon’ Show [Video]

VH1 does some cool documentary stuff that's actually music-focused, not like that MTV reality show crap.

They've got a show called Rock Icons, and they dig deep into different musicians to give more insight into their lives.

The recent episode focused on the mighty Dave Mustaine, founder of Megadeth!

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