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Win Trip to See Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails and Death Grips in Austin, Texas

Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails and Death Grips are touring the U.S. this summer, 97.9 WGRD wants to send you to their show in Austin, Texas.

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Sunday Morning: 25 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Black Keys [Video]

With their latest album, 'Turn Blue,' out today, we figure it's about time to take an inside look at the Black Keys and share some facts you probably didn't know about the bluesy Akron duo.

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Kyng Rocks Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Of the 60 or so bands at the 2014 Rock on the Range, Kyng is a great, heavy band with a great throwback set of sound on their albums.  The songs don't sound old and slow, and come across crushingly live.

Check them out, opening their set at Rock on the Range 2014.

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Kill Devil Hill and Phil Anselmo Rocked “Mouth for War” at Rock on the Range 2014

Kill Devil Hill, featuring Rex Brown of Pantera fame, kicked off Rock on the Range 2014 as the first band on the Jagermeister stage.  They played a crushing set, and for their last song, brought out a surprise friend to help sing Pantera's "Mouth for War"!

Luckily, I caught it all on video for you.  Enjoy.

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Redlight King Rocked on the Range – Coming to Grand Rapids

Redlight King is a great Canadian band, led by Kazzer (Mark), and they're on tour with Seether and Black Stone Cherry right now...heading to Grand Rapids to hit the Orbit Room tonight!

Here's the first song from Redlight King's set at Rock on the Range to get you pumped for the show.

If you want tickets, GRD has your last chance tickets for tonight's Seether show at The Orbit Room!

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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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