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Otherwise Stops by GRD Studios to Play Some Tunes and Chat [Video]

Upcoming rockers Otherwise stopped by the GRD studios on the way to their show tonight at the Music Factory in Battle Creek with 10 Years.

Not only did we get to have a cool chat with the guys, but they played a sweet set of 3 songs including their new single and a cover you may just recognize.

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That Dam Level in NES’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Episode 5 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

We all know it, we all love it.

If you played the original Nintendo growing up, you have most likely played the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. It was barely anything like the cartoon we all know and loved, but it was the best we had until the second game came out.

If you have played this game, you know all to well about the Dam Level.

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System of a Down Books Date at DTE Energy Music Theatre in June!

We've all been wondering what System of a Down has been up to haven't we?

New album? Are they broken up? Who really knows!

Well, put some rumors to rest. System of a Down has booked one of two U.S. dates this year. One of them is in suburban Detroit!

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Register to win an Infinity Speaker Signed and Designed by Linkin Park!

Sadly last month, Linkin Park had to cancel their show due to lead singer Chester Benningtons broken leg (which looked pretty nasty).

However they wanted to make it up by giving you the chance to win something pretty cool!

A Bluetooth enabled Infinity Speaker which was designed and even signed by the entire band!

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Screaming for Silence and Local Groups Rock Together at the Orbit Room on March 20! [Video]

Looking for something to do next week Friday?

We have the answer for you! For just a measly $9.79, that can get you a ticket into a show featuring a lineup of amazing local bands and a national touring band!

Check out WGRD presents, Screaming for Silence with Deadwood Stone, Coldville, Fled Five, and Broken Like Me! Friday March 20 at the Orbit Room!

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Slipknot Slashes Upper Bowl Ticket Prices for Friday the 13th Only! [Video]

If you were thinking about going to Slipknot on May 16 at the Van Andel Arena, now may be the best time to get tickets.

This Friday, in celebration of Friday the 13th, Slipknot is cutting a deal for their tour stop here in Grand Rapids!

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What Should be the Next ‘This Level Sucks’ Video? [Video]

If you have been sticking with WGRD's YouTube page for the past few weeks, you would have seen a new video series starring Metalhead Ned playing video game levels that are just insanely difficult named 'This Level Sucks.'

I want to know though, what should be the next one?

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Big Jay Oakerson and Ben Roy Bringing Laughs to The Orbit Room On Thursday! [Video]

On Thursday, Gilda's Laughfest and Bud Light is prepared to bring smiles and laughs to The Orbit Room.

Featured on Comedy Central's This is Not Happening, Big Jay Oakerson is headlining a night of laughs along with comedian Ben Roy as a special guest. The performance is 8 p.m.

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Top 10 Decade Defining Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Songs of 2000s, According to Watch Mojo [Video]

There are some songs on this list that I agree with and some that I do not, but it was a nice trip down memory lane. However, many of these songs we still play quite frequently on 97.9 WGRD!

Do you agree with this list?

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Shao Kahn Kicks Metalhead Ned’s Ass in Episode 4 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

This game has haunted me for years!

I can beat the first Mortal Kombat game with little to no stress.

But any Mortal Kombat game after that is just insane. While these games are still fun and full of challenge, the final boss of Mortal Kombat 3 is impossible.

Can I beat the legendary Shao Kahn? Not likely.

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