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Wayland in Lubbock (photos Wayland)
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One Road Out of Lubbock – Wayland Tour Log 2/6/14

It was a -6 windchill in Lubbock last night, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. We met Mike Driver at 94.5 FMX yesterday. He was a cool dude in every sense of the phrase. A long time friend of Jesse Dupree, he welcomed us with open arms and we had a great time jamming "Reno," "On My Knees," and "Nobody's Perfect" acoustic on the air.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Chuck Armstrong. Loudwire
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Chuck Armstrong. Loudwire
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Megadeth Kicks Newsted Off Sidewave Shows in Australia

Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously.

However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted’s self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliner Megadeth.

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Black Stone Cherry
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Black Stone Cherry Readies ‘Magic Mountain’ Album

Get ready for the return of Black Stone Cherry.

The Kentucky rockers have put the final touches on their next album, 'Magic Mountain,' which is now locked in for a May 6 street date.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Late ’80s Red Hot Chili Peppers Performance Lip-Synched [Video]

At the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Bruno Mars on stage for the halftime show.

Many people noticed that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were not really playing their instruments, but were merely miming it because their instruments were not plugged in.

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Wayland Tour Collage (photos Phil Vilenski)
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One Road Out of West Michigan – Wayland Tour Log 2/5/14

Texas is freezing!!! The cold air makes it painful to step off the bus! WOW! Everyone always says that we should be used to cold weather, being from Michigan, but it's something I've never gotten used to. There's no coincidence in the fact that we route our tours down South in the winter! Ha ha!

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Seether Unveils Grand Rapids Stop on Tour with Black Stone Cherry and Skindred

After revealing the lineup for this year's Rise Above Fest last week, Seether have unveiled more tour dates.

The band's spring North American tour launches April 18 in Huntington, N.Y., with a performance sponsored by 97.9 WGRD on May 17 at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 7 at this location.

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Wayland - Daytona Beach (photo Phil Vilenski)
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One Road Out of Michigan – Wayland Tour Log 2/4/14

Yesterday, we left Daytona Beach, Fla., and drove all the way to Jackson, Miss.

We split up the drive between Tyler, Chip, and Mitch. I spent most of the day responding to emails and planning upcoming shows. Mitch and I are organizing the time we plan to spend in L.A. next week.

We'll only have two or three days in a studio, and need to figure out how to make the most out of the time. We have a few new songs we'd like to record, but there are a few touch-ups we need to do on the unreleased recordings of "All Rise" and "No More."

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Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
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Heaven’s Basement Rocked WGRD This Afternoon With Acoustic Guitars [Video]

This afternoon, the guys in Heaven's Basement stopped by the WGRD studios to have lunch and play some tunes for some winners and the staff.  They were supposed to be on tour with The Pretty Reckless, but Taylor got sick, so Heaven's Basement decided to just go on a drinking tour of radio stations and have some fun!

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Seether Returns May 17 to The Orbit Room! [Video]

Another day in 2014, another awesome concert announced for the Grand Rapids area!

The Orbit Room has announced it will have Seether play on its legendary stage on May 17! Freshly announced today!

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Mitch at the Piano
Mitch at the Piano (photo Phil Vilenski)
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One Road Out of West Michigan – Phil’s Wayland Tour Log 2/3/14

On Sunday, we ended up at a high-rise Super Bowl party that never turned on the game. Ha ha!

The view of the Atlantic Ocean from up there was just amazing and most of us never even noticed that the game wasn't on until it was almost over; oops!

I think Tyler Coburn is the only one that actually went in search of a spot to watch the game

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Daytona Beach Show (photo Wayland)
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One Road Out of West Michigan: Phil’s Wayland Tour Log 2/2/14

Last night was one of those loud, hot and sweaty shows where some people were kicked out before we played for being too drunk. Others were knocked out cold by security, and the stage had 15 floor monitors that didn't work! It was a rowdy night in Daytona Beach!  There was something in the air that brought the "crazy" out in everyone last night!!

We had a great crowd of dedicated Wayland Warriors in the front row that inspired the band to pull close together and play like it was our last show ever. Two warriors even celebrated their 40th Wayland show last night!

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Welcome to Daytona Beach (photo Phillip Vilenski
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One Road Out of West Michigan – Phil’s Wayland Tour Log 2/1/14

Guitarist Phil Vilenski from Wayland agreed to become a touring contributor to WGRD.com. So, keep an eye out for more tour stories from the band!

Last night, we played Orlando. Once again we sho

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