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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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Taking Back Sunday Take Over The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday played an awesome set at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids Thursday night. It was a good mix of some new songs but more older tunes for the crowd to enjoy. If you didn't go to the show last night, see what you missed after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Come Full Circle in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday have gone through a lot of changes over the years. Members have come and gone, albums have become more ambitious and the remaining roster have matured as time went on. That maturity has not been more evident than in the return of guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper, part of the beloved Tell All Your Friends lineup. Nolan and lead vocalist Adam Lazzara sat down with me before their show at the Orbit Room Thursday night to talk about the evolution of Taking Back Sunday and how going back brought them forward.

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30 Seconds To Mars Unplugged Digital EP to Include U2 Cover

30 Seconds To Mars will release four songs from their recent MTV Unplugged performance through a digital EP on August 23. The set will include songs from their 2009 album This Is War, as well as a cover of a classic U2 song.

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Disturbed to Go on Indefinite Hiatus

Bad news for Disturbed fans: The Chicago nu-metal rockers have revealed that they will go on an indefinite hiatus once they wrap up their current tour. No specific reasons were given other than the break is because of "internal issues".

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Slash Said No to Corey Taylor Joining Velvet Revolver

After months of rumors about Sliptknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor becoming the new singer for Velvet Revolver and the denials afterwards, new light has been shed on what exactly went on between the rock stars. A whole Velvet Revolver album was recorded with Taylor on vocals, but one member decided that wasn't the direction the band should take.

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Win Tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room or a Trip to NYC

97.9 GRD and Coke are giving away tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on July 28. Plus, you could unlock access to the exclusive Coke Secret Soundcheck, an intimate pre-concert three-song set performed by Taking Back Sunday!

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Listen to WGRD Online – Check Out Our New Streaming Player and Playlist Pages

We've got a great new way for you to listen to WGRD online and check out what songs we're playing on the radio right now.

Hit the Listen Live button on the right side of this page to open our new streaming player - where you can listen to us online, read more about the songs and artists you're hearing, and look back at what we've played. You can also buy songs on Amazon or iTunes.

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Paramore Will Remain a Trio for Now

A lot of people questioned the future of Tennessee pop punkers Paramore after former guitarist Josh Farro and his brother, and ex-drummer, Zac departed from the band last December. Lead lady Hayley Williams maintains that the group will not permanently fill in the void left by the Farro brothers.....yet.

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Metallica Drummer Says ‘St. Anger’ Album Was About Hurting Listeners

Most Metallica fans can agree on one thing: the metal titans' 2003 album St. Anger was probably their worst disc ever released. The band was going through some hard times as documented on the 2004 film Some Kind of Monster. Drummer Lars Ulrich admits that recording St. Anger became a necessary evil to complete.

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