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Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage
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Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage to Co-Headline The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage are teaming up for an all-star tour this fall. The metal favorites will co-headline The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on November 20.

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Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, and MORE METAL to dominate The Intersection July 9th!

I have been hyping this show pretty hardcore since it was announced a few months ago, so I am just sending you a friendly reminder that THE METAL will be coming to The Intersection on July 9th!

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Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale
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Halestorm Return to The Intersection in Grand Rapids This September

Fans who were disappointed that Grammy winners Halestorm weren't able to appear at the Grand Rapids stop of the HardDrive Live Tour back in May can rejoice. The Red Lion, Penn. rockers are ready to come back to The Intersection later this year!

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Mushroomhead
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FREE Mushroomhead show in Jackson, MI June 21st!

Free? What is this great word know as free? Well, if you don't mind taking a hike down to Jackson, MI tonight, you can check out a free show! Meaning you don't need a ticket, or any kind of money to enjoy this show. Metal heads unite, Mushroomhead is comin' to Jackson!

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Oderus Urungus of Gwar
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GWAR Spew Out 2013 North American Tour Dates With Hatebreed + Iron Reagan

Yet another must-see metal tour has just been announced. Intergalactic metalmongers GWAR have just announced a handful of North American tour dates with Hatebreed and crossover thrash act Iron Reagan, which boasts members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

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ZZ Top To Headline Rock The Rapids 2013

 

Rock The Rapids announced Monday morning that rock icons ZZ Top and blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform on Thursday, August 22 on the Auto Value Main Stage at the three-day music festival.

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Kirk’s Crypt And Vans Vert Stage — Orion Music And More

Orion Music + More Festival is more than just the music (although a lot of it is all about the music.)  In addition to all of the bands playing, each of the members of Metallica brought a long a little bit of themselves along.  For example, Kirk is a HUGE horror movie fan and has one of the largest collections of memorabilia in the country.  He set up a mini-mausoleum at the festival to show off some of his stuff.  Check it out after the jump.

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30 Years Ago: Metal Has Coming Out Party at California’s US Festival

Metal's roots may have come from the late '60s and '70s, but it can be argued that the genre's real coming out party happened May 29, 1983 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The music weekend offered a wide array of musical options, with each day catered to a specific sound, but it was the Heavy Metal Day on May 29, 1983, that showed just how popular that metal had become.

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Dave Grohl-Mick Jagger
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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Joins Rolling Stones at Anaheim Show

Most assumed that the Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' tour moniker was a reference to their 50 years in music, but it might eventually double as a status for the amount of special guests during their current run. The latest to join in the Rolling Stones fun was Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who hopped onstage to play guitar and sing during the band's Anaheim, Calif. stop Saturday night (May 18). Fan-shot footage can be seen above.

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Lizzy Hale and Jackie
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Help Jackie Interview All The Bands At Rock On The Range

As a lot of you have figured out I can be a bit awkward at times.  Interviewing is where my awkwardness reigns supreme! Now I have gotten the amazing opportunity to travel with my fellow musketeers... Steve the Web Guy and Shaffee to Columbus, Ohio to see Rock On The Range, and interview basically every rock star we play...  Hopefully you are quickly seeing the problem, are you saying to yourself; "Oh no WGRD, how the hell are we going to get an epic interview if Jackie is doing it?!?"  Well, I will tell you how!

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Rival Sons
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Rival Sons Swinging By The Intersection in Grand Rapids

97.9 GRD is proud to bring one of our favorite new bands, Long Beach, Calif. rockers Rival Sons, to Grand Rapids next month!

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Black Sabbath Announce Full North American 2013 Tour

Ask and you shall receive. After teasing fans last week with the announcement of four North American 2013 tour dates, Black Sabbath have now revealed the itinerary for the entire tour. The summer trek now boasts 20 dates that span across the United States and Canada.

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