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Purchase Five Finger Death Punch Presale Tickets

97.9 GRD presents Five Finger Death Punch, with special guests All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory, November 5 to the DeltaPlex Arena!  Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am but GRD has your presale hook up.

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Grand Rapids Date at the DeltaPlex

Five Finger Death Punch are bringing their Share the Welt tour to Grand Rapids this fall! The Los Angeles metal heads will stop by the DeltaPlex Arena November 5, with special guests All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory.

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Stone Temple Pilots and Wayland Perform at Rock The Rapids

Stone Temple Pilots and Wayland had great sets during Day 2 of Rock The Rapids earlier this week. Check out photos from the event after the jump.

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Foo Fighters Close Lollapalooza in Epic Rain-Soaked Performance

The 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza almost ended prematurely with two massive thunderstorms threatening to shut the party down. Things started to get bad at around 5:30 as festival attendees desperately looked for cover and escape the torrential downpour. Luckily for me, I was stationed at a tent in the press area and instantly made friends with a ton of new people. The rain started to let up and Foo Fighters took to the Music Unlimited stage right on time.

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Cage the Elephant Continue to Grow and Mature

Cage the Elephant have witnessed their fan base grow quite substantially over the years, thanks in part to playing at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella and more. As the popularity of the band continues to increase, so does their maturity, which is evident in their latest album Thank You, Happy Birthday. Guitarists Brad Shultz and Lincoln Parish were kind enough to talk to me at Lolla, despite literally getting into town just a few hours ago.

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Eminem Celebrates Recovery With Special Guests, Fans at Lollapalooza

Since it's transformation from a touring festival to a weekend concert event, Lollapalooza has hosted some of the biggest names in music. This year alone brought Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket and more. However, no artist in Lollapalooza history has drawn a bigger turnout than Detroit hip-hop star Eminem.

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Deftones Unleash Their Aggression at Lollapalooza

Deftones made sure to up the angst and distortion at Lollapalooza on Saturday. The California metal rockers held the PlayStation stage hostage for an intense hour long set.

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Coldplay Go All Out for Lollapalooza Debut

 

In the 20 years that Lollapalooza has been around, Coldplay are one of the biggest bands to have never graced the festival's stage until Friday night. The British alt/pop rockers made sure to deliver, going through their whole archive for the thousands of fans in attendance. The band was rewarded with a crowd sing-along that would make most arena rock acts jealous.

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Lollapalooza 2011 Update [Video]

 

Lollapalooza celebrates it's 20th birthday this weekend at Grant Park in Chicago and they invited an impressive list of guests to help celebrate the special occasion. Muse, Coldplay, Foster the People, Bright Eyes, A Perfect Circle and more kicked off the festivities Friday night. Detroit rapper Eminem, Deftones, Cee Lo, My Morning Jacket and a ton more are continuing the party today. Watch my initial impressions from Day 1 of Lolla and how it was shorter than expected.

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Motley Crue Kickstart Grand Rapids’ Heart at Van Andel Arena

Glam metal was the theme in Grand Rapids Wednesday night (August 3) as Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls took over the stage of Van Andel Arena for a GRD show. Fans busted out their vintage band t-shirts and some even dressed up as their favorite Sunset Strip icons. Take a look at photos from last night's show.

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Josh Homme and Anthony Bourdain Join Forces for ‘No Reservations’ [Video]

Anthony Bourdain has figured out a way to make traveling around and eating in different corners of the world look even more awesome than it is. His upcoming episode focuses on the cuisine of the desert areas. Of course, when you think of food that originates in a sandy wasteland, the first thing that comes to mind is definitely Queens of the Stone Age frontman-- Josh Homme. As this clip shows, Bourdain is not a fan of the musical stylings of Homme.

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Booty For Bahamas Finals at The Venue [VIDEO]

 

Last Friday night was GRD's Booty For Bahamas finals at The Venue in Standale, and man did we have a blast. Dahmer hosted the festivities and let the girls make their case to the crowd for a chance to be one of the 10 finalists. Watch just some of the fun we had after the jump.

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