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Rolling Stone Hot Party At Jet Nightclub At The Mirage
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Weezer Drummer Catches Frisbee Without Missing a Beat [Video]

Weezer may not be my favorite band in the whole world, but this video makes me really like the drummer A LOT!

During their set in Florida the other day, some fans were throwing around a frisbee, since paying attention to the band didn't seem like a good idea, I guess.  One of them probably spazzed out and tried to throw it too hard, and it went straight at the drummer.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Pennywise Announces New Album ‘Yesterdays,’ Unveils Single and Touring Plans

Pennywise have revealed plans for their new album, 'Yesterdays,' and also unveiled a new song and their summer tour dates.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Brad Paisley Steals Fan’s GoPro, Performs Guitar Solo With It [Video]

The GoPro camera has really revolutionized the way people record things, from concerts to extreme sports.

Even if the video shot isn't officially used by GoPro for marketing, it's still great advertising for them. They're instantly recognizable.

While performing at a recent concert, country music star Brad Paisley saw a fan in the front row with a GoPro, taking in all of the action. During a guitar solo, Paisley grabbed the camera with his left hand and just kept playing, while the GoPro recorded all of the action.

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2014 CMT Music Awards Rehearsals - Day 2
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Lzzy Hale and Eric Church Rock the CMT Awards [Video]

The other night, Lzzy Hale from Halestorm hit the stage with Eric Church at the CMTs for a loud version of "That's Damn Rock N Roll".  It's also come out that she's doing some shows with Eric Church on his tour this summer.

Country music has swerved more and more toward the rock side of things over the last few decades, and some country stars put on bigger rock shows than some rock bands!  This ain't your daddy's country music anymore.  Hell, your parents probably can't even tell the difference anymore!

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Clutch Returns to The Orbit Room on Sept. 13!

The last time these guys came here, the show SOLD OUT! Who do you think I am talking about?

Clutch!

The Maryland rock band is returning this September to The Orbit Room!

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Gojira ‘Explosia’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Let me start this by saying, "I freaking LOVE Gojira"!  I've been so excited to see this band, I would have paid for tickets to Rock on the Range JUST to see them!  

It would have been a weird thing to do, admittedly, buying tickets to a huge show for only one band, and I still would have checked out as many as I did ... but you get what I'm saying.

This French band has been building their followers over the last few years, and among them, tons of well-known musicians.  This band takes the rhythmic and percussive things that a lot of bands are doing in different directions.  They use odd time signatures, weird sounds, cool tapping riffs, and odd song structures to blow people away.

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Mastodon “Black Tongue” Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

So many bands at Rock on the Range 2014, so little time!  This was the first year they expanded the event to three days, and there were 60 or so bands over the weekend!  I ran around checking out all the bands I had to see, and I still only managed to see maybe 40 of the 60.  I promise I'll try hard next year.

One band I wanted to see, and did, was Mastodon!  I've been listening to Mastodon since I first got the Remission album when it came out, and watched the bonus DVD on there.  Wicked stuff!

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Killswitch Engage “Always” Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

There were so many bands to see at Rock on the Range 2014, it's taken me a few weeks to get through all of the videos I recorded at the shows...and all bands are so good, it's still fun to watch them!  Check out Killswitch Engage from the first day of ROTR, kicking ass with the return of original singer Jesse Leach!

The song is "Always", from their newest album, Disarm the Descent, the first with Jesse back in the band, and the song is really good, of course, and rocks live!

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Five Finger Death Punch Guitar Rig Tours [Video]

Five Finger Death Punch is coming to town on September 21st with Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More!  The show is at the Deltaplex, and it's going to be an amazing night, with some really great, and loud bands!

Get ready for the show with these rig tours of both Zoltan's and Jason's gear.  They show you the guitatrs they're using, the amps, effects and cabs.  I love me some gear porn!

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5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside
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A Day in the Life of Halestorm [Video]

Halestorm has exploded in the last couple years, and become one of the biggest and coolest female-fronted bands out there right now.  Great songs, hot singer...what more could you ask for?

How about a little backstage action with the band?

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Philip Anselmo on ‘I’m Broken’ Performance With Black Label Society: ‘I Sucked’

In response to criticism on the quality of Anselmo's vocal performance, the man himself took to the comments section of YouTube to explain himself.

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Heaven’s Basement Singer Does Clapping Crowd Handstands at Rock on the Range [Video]

Heaven's Basement is a great English band, and you've heard the songs "Fire, Fire" and "Nothing Left to Lose" here on GRD.  You might have even seen them at Rock on the Range this year!

If you did, then you got to see a really cool crowd surfing thing the singer Aaron does, where he jumps into the crowd, does a handstand, and then leads the clapping during the song!

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