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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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Society Kills Takes Home Crown for 2015 WGRD Heavyweights! [Photos]

After three weeks of preliminary rounds and seeing the best that West Michigan has to offer, the 2015 GRD Heavyweights have come to a close.

Another year of amazing metal has graced that stages of The Stache and the big room at The Intersection in Grand Rapids.

This year, the fans voted and the kings have been crowned. Greenville's own Society Kills is the 2015 GRD Heavyweights Champion!

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GR8Bit Live 3! Fully Funded Via Kickstarter, Date Set for July 11 at DeVos Performance Hall

This is incredibly awesome! A little while ago I posted a Kickstarter campaign for a local video game convention trying to get up off the ground. GR8Bit started as a concert with the proceeds going to Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital.

Now, thanks to the Kickstarter backers GR8Bit Live! has expanded from small concert to concert and video game convention!

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What Metalhead Ned Learned While Attending His First Open House

I live in a two-bedroom apartment in Grandville, with my wife and two cats.

She has a lot of stuff, and so do I. We have tons of video games, lots of books, a 7-foot Master Chief statue, etc.

In short, we are crammed into our tiny apartment and it's beginning to get stressful.

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2015 WGRD Heavyweights Finals Rock The Stache on Saturday!

After three weeks of preliminary rounds at The Stache, it has finally come down to the day where the winner will be crowned!

Which band will be crowned the 2015 WGRD Heavyweight Champion on Saturday night?

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(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Get Your Free Tickets to Laughfest Presents: Big Jay Oakerson at The Orbit Room!

 

Gilda's Laughfest has so much to offer to make sure you are laughing this season! While there are some big names coming around this area for the event that can cost you a penny or two.

We have a box full of tickets to a great Laughfest event at the Orbit Room!

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