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Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon
Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon (single artwork)
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Lansing Band Upon Wings Releases Video for ‘You Are My Weapon’

Lansing, MI band Upon Wings has released an EP called 'Afterlife', that also features vocals from Dark New Day's Brett Hestla. If you haven't heard this local band, check them out. Led by Anne Erickson, the band channels a lot of influences from Nightwish, After Forever, Delain, The Gathering, and more.

The band just finished and released a video for the song 'You Are My Weapon' from the EP, check it out above.

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Special Motley Crue Pre-Sale Going on Now!

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper return to the Van Andel Arena one last time on October 13!

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 25 at 10am EST.

However, if you're looking to get tickets now, there is a pre-sale code available for you now!

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Pop Evil at Rock on the Range 2014
Pop Evil at Rock on the Range 2014 (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Pop Evil Release the First Official Episode of the Making of PEIV [Video]

Pop Evil moved their recording operation for the next album out to Seattle, to shake things up a bit, and create something new and exciting for us! We've had some special Grand Rapids messages from the guys in the studio, and as the time draws closer to the new album coming out, the band has got the first episode of the official making of the new album out!

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Rock Legends Tommy Lee & Alice Cooper Talk About Upcoming Tour, Rock Today, Legacy, and More [Video]

Pinch me and tell me that this interview happened!

Ever since I got into rock music, bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult led the way for me to liking rock music. Which eventually got me into radio!

Never in my dreams would I think that I would chat with Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Alice Cooper on one phone call!

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Motley Crue Returns to the Van Andel Arena on October 13! [Video]

It was quite a big deal when Motley Crue announced that they were ending their careers.

It was even a bigger deal when they kicked off their final tour here in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena!

Thanks to fan demand, Motley Crue will say goodbye to Grand Rapids one last time!

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Metalhead Ned/WGRD
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Metalhead Ned Visits Local Shops on Record Store Day!

I celebrate a lot of holidays during the year, and they are all exciting.

However there is one day that is celebrated by record collectors nationwide, and that is Record Store Day!

I took to the streets and checked out Grand Rapids' local shops!

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A Quick List of Events for Record Store Day Tomorrow in Grand Rapids!

Record Store day should be considered a national holiday!

It's a day where music enthusiast head out to their local record shops and support the local shops as opposed to the big corporate stores.

Interested? Here is a quick list of things going on at local shops!

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Motley Crue Planning Final Leg of Tour, Demand Them for Grand Rapids!

Motley Crue started off their final tour here in Grand Rapids. We threw a huge pre-party and had a blast of time.

If you attended the show, it was pretty awesome! Aside from a few technical errors, what would you expect from a show of that caliber?

Motley Crue wants you to decide their final leg of the tour!

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Music Friday Songs for April 10

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country and mid-Michigan '70s butt rock to anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 8 – The Gummi Bear Challenge [Video]

Have you ever tried to eat an entire package of Gummi Bears in 60 seconds? It sounds super easy, doesn't it? You can polish off those things pretty quickly, and then go hunting for more!

But when you get that timer in there, things get tough. I gathered Hot Wings, Producer Joe, Jojo Girard, Metalhead Ned, and Wendy Reed together to see if any of us could make it through in time.

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Rick Kern/Getty Images for Screen Gems
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Entertainer-Comedian Kevin Hart Readies What Now? Tour, with Grand Rapids Stop May 17

Entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is headed out on a North American arena tour hitting 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 17.

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WWE’s SummerSlam Live Tour Returns to Van Andel Arena on June 20!

Get ready wrestling fans!

WWE returns to the Van Andel Arena on June 20!

The roster of WWE superstars is something that you don't want to miss!

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