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Rock on the Range 2014 – Day 1 Photos

Rock on the Range 2014 is a huge event in Columbus, OH, and this year's show completely sold out!  GRD gave away a bunch of tickets to the event, and then we came down here to cover it for everyone else that couldn't make it.  We want to show you some of the things going on down here, and maybe next year, you'll join us!

Here are some of the things we saw on the first day of Rock on the Range 2014.

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What to Take to Rock on the Range – Or Other Festivals

This weekend is the big Rock on The Range music festival in Columbus, Ohio.  

It's be three days of rock, over 60 bands, food, weird stuff ... and maybe some rain. 

If you have tickets, this will be an amazing weekend of fun for you!

So, what s

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Get Black Keys Tickets for Grand Rapids Concert Now Before Anyone Else Can

On Sept. 7, The Black Keys will hit the Van Andel Arena with Cage the Elephant for a show here in Grand Rapids!

Tickets won't go on sale until Friday morning to the general public, but since you're one of the 'GRD peeps, we can hook you up with access to tickets before that!

Right now, follow this link for tickets, and enter this code word

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Metalhead Ned’s ‘Metal Minute:’ Five Finger Death Punch Tour, Trivium Loses Drummer and Summer Slaughter 2014 [Audio]

If you missed this week's "Metal Minute" on 97.9 WGRD, here is what you need to know!

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Could Black Sabbath’s July 4 London Gig Be Its Last?

Black Sabbath have been on a huge roll the last couple of years. Their comeback album '13' is a Grammy-winning smash hit and they've been playing sold-out shows all across the world. But could the legendary metal band's touring career be coming to a close?

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Rise Against, Slayer and Bring Me the Horizon Highlight Riot Fest Chicago

Following the recent announcement of the Toronto lineup, the organizers of Riot Fest have now unveiled the list of bands performing at the Chicago and Denver editions of the festivals, as well.

While there are a great deal of alt-rock acts, there are a number of heavy hitters on the bills.

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Guns N’ Roses Covers Led Zeppelin, The Who and New York Dolls in Rock on the Range Warm-Up [Video]

Guns N' Roses performed a special set Tuesday night in Pennsylvania to warm up for their upcoming headlining gig at the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Along with a myriad of classics, Guns N' Roses actually busted into a cover of the Who anthem 'The Seeker.'

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Metallica, Slash, Dave Navarro and Others Honor Ozzy Osbourne at MusiCares

On Monday night (May 12), metal fans and philanthropists alike packed Los Angeles' Club Nokia for the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Proceeds from the event went toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction, and the entire night was filled with success stories from musicians who have overcome their struggles through the work of such programs.

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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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Soundgarden to Play ‘Superunknown’ in Entirety in New York

The 20th anniversary edition of Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' will be released on June 3, and the band has just announced a special show on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City where they will play the album from front to back for only the second time ever.

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Black Stone Cherry Headlines HardDrive Live Summer Tour

The lineup has been set for the sixth annual HardDrive Live Tour. Black Stone Cherry will headline, with We As Human and Kyng also on the bill, and the trek kicks off July 11 in Johnson City, Tenn.

The initial dates are below, with more to be announced soon.

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Philip Anselmo Joins Black Label Society for Performance of Pantera’s ‘I’m Broken’

The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Tour is going strong throughout the U.S., but the people of Worchester, Mass. were given a special treat at the conclusion of Black Label Society's set. To cap off the night, Down frontman Philip Anselmo took the stage with BLS to jam a ferocious performance of Pantera's 'I'm Broken.'

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