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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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Love Your Vinyl Albums? Laser Record Player Plays the Music and Doesn’t Touch!

With the return of the vinyl album (even if I argue that it didn't really go away), lots of people are buying cheap turntables to listen to the new albums they bought on Record Store Day. But those cheap things are bad for the albums, digging into the grooves.

Even good turntables will eventually destroy the albums you listen to, since it's a sharp diamond needle dragging across the vinyl.

But now, if you have the money...okay, a LOT of money, you can listen to your LPs on a laser turntable from ELP (not the 70s prog band).

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Telsa CEO Elon Musk Unveils New Vehicle
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Electric Car Leader Tesla Motors Has Bought a Grand Rapids Auto Parts Supplier

Tesla Motors is a company I've been watching for a few years now, since they launched their all-electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. They've since released their S model sedan, have a crossover planned for release, and have also announced a battery for your house to help get you off the grid!

Now, Tesla has purchased Grand Rapids based Riviera Tool, which makes stamping parts. They'll still be doing their regular business, but will now be supplying Tesla with parts, and will be renamed Tesla Tool and Die, eventually.

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Get Ready for Rock on the Range With Baby Metal’s New Video for ‘Road of Resistance’

GRD has a bunch of tickets to give away to Rock on the Range for next weekend, so keep listening for your chance to grab some every day! The show is the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May, in Columbus, and is headlined by Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Judas Priest!

More than 60 bands will be hitting three stages that weekend, including a band you may not know, called BabyMetal.

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Pop Evil at the Intersection
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Pop Evil’s Second Behind the Scenes Video Reveals New Album Name [Video]

In the first few seconds of this new behind the scenes video from Pop Evil, the guys let slip the new album's name! It's a surprising new album title, and completely different from the last few, like Onyx. This one will throw you for a bit of a loop, but it's actually pretty cool. Stick with the video, as they'll explain the name and more! Here it is, the new Pop Evil album title:

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Halestorm in Grand Rapids
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Geek Out With Halestorm’s Guitar Gear Before They Visit Grand Rapids [Video]

Yes! Another amazing gear tour, this time with the super-hot Lzzy Hale, and the not-as-hot-cuz-he's-a-dude Joe Hottinger, from Halestorm! Premier Guitar spent some time in the band's rehearsal space, and went through all the guitars, pedals, amps, and toys the band is taking on the road!

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Do You Want To Play With My Balls?
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Children’s Book Shows Children How to Play Nice With Their Balls? [Video]

So there I was, innocently minding my own business this morning, when a friend of mine decided to share this video with me. Now I'm laughing about children's books. Dirty children's books.

'Do You Want to Play With My Balls?' is a real children's book, and something that's going to get a lot of people in trouble. But only if they are actually stupid enough to buy this for their kids!

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Five Finger Death Punch Name New Album ‘Got Your Six’ and Release Audio Teaser

Five Finger Death Punch have set the title of their new album as 'Got Your Six', and it's due out later this year! They recorded it with Kevin Churko produced the album with them again, from his Las Vegas studio where they recorded this one.

It'll come out after they start their tour with Papa Roach, In This Moment, and From Ashes to New, which you can still vote to get Grand Rapids a show on! (I know, don't end my sentence like that. This ain't journalism, buddy, this is rock music.)

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Iconic Movie Costume Unveiled Ahead Of Christie's Auction
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New Video From the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Set [Video]

Vanity Fair, which is a magazine I didn't even know anyone still read, has a new feature on Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens! Not only did they send a famous photographer to shoot the photos for the feature, they've produced about two minutes of video to show a little behind the scenes stuff from the set!

You get to see what looks like a bad guy, a lot of the good guys, Han Solo, Chewbacca, some ships, and more!

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Chernobyl Fox Makes a Sandwich Better Than I Do! [Video]

Chernobyl has been abandoned for decades now, but the animals are starting to reclaim the area! Lots of different animals have been spotted in the area, but the poor things have had to begin adapting to the radiation. Sometimes that's not good, but sometimes you get cool things out of it!

Like the Hulk.

Or a fox that can make a sandwich, and has no fear of people.

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UK: Download Festival 2004 - Day Two
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Get Ready for Slipknot in Grand Rapids with Some Cool Live Footage [Video]

Slipknot is headed this way, and will be destroying the Van Andel arena on May 16th, with Hatebreed in tow. Tickets are on sale, get all the details here at WGRD.com, and keep listening for chances to win free tickets to the show!

It's going to be an amazing show, and I can't wait to see this production hit the Van Andel! Check out the video to see the stage, if you haven't already!

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National Honesty Day
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WGRD Staffers Admit to Secret Things Because It’s National Honesty Day [Video]

Did you know that it's National Honesty Day? I didn't, either, and I've been lying to people left and right all day! Just kidding. Just left.

Since it's a 'national holiday', I decided to ambush a few people around here and see what things they wanted to come clean about. There were a few surprising ones, some not that secret, and one I probably shouldn't post on the internet.

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Celebrities At My VH1 Music Awards
This is the face he makes when pooping out this turd of a performance. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
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Scott Weiland Absolutely Massacres ‘Vasoline’ Live with The Wildabouts [Video]

This is something I probably shouldn't say, and something I'd normally never consider saying. But maybe Scott Weiland needs to be on drugs again. He claims to be sober, and not showing up late, or screwing things up live.

Well, two out of three ain't bad, right?

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