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Halestorm Unleashes Rockin’ Music Video for Its New Song ‘Apocalyptic’ [Video]

Halestorm has their new album Into the Wild Life coming April 7, and we've been playing the band's new song a lot, and getting a lot of calls for it, too, so we know you're liking it!

Now the ultra-hot Lzzy and the boys have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic," and it's just as rockin' as the song itself!

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Help Free Beer Decide the Name of One of His Twins! [Poll]

Free Beer and his wife are expecting twins early this summer.

There are two names that they are going back and forth between. Free Beer wants one of them; his wife wants the other.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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Pop Evil Is Working on Fourth Album in Seattle with Producer Adam Kasper [Video]

The Pop Evil guys have been in Seattle these last weeks, beginning the recording process for their fourth album with producer Adam Kasper, who's worked with the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden!

The guys sent us an update from the demo recordings the other day, which you can check out here, that includes some great photos, and a video greeting for Grand Rapids from Chachi!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for January 23

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, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Linkin Park Cancels February 4 Grand Rapids Concert

Today sucks, now. Linkin Park has officially canceled its stop here in Grand Rapids on Feb. 4.

I repeat, the show at Van Andel Arena -- with Of Mice and Men and Rise Against -- has been canceled.

It was reported earlier today that Chester Bennington has suffered a leg injury, and had to cancel a couple shows while he saw doctors. However, it was just announced the rest of the tour through Feb. 14 has now been canceled as well!

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Slipknot Books Date at Van Andel Arena on May 16! [Video]

We teased it and now we can officially announce it!

Slipknot will take the stage at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on May 16.

The stop is part of Slipknot's Prepare for Hell Tour, with Hatebreed as special guest for the trek.

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YouTube Gold: System of a Down in Grand Rapids 1999 [Video]

If you dig deep enough, you will find gold in them thar hills! A few nights ago I typed in Grand Rapids into the YouTube search bar and found concert footage from all types of concerts in the past years. Then I stumbled upon one that shows how small they once were, and that was System of a Down.

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Pop Evil Sends Update from Studio in Seattle as Grand Rapids Band Works on New Music [Video]

Pop Evil have had an amazing few years, with their growing success, and the huge success of the Onyx album over the past couple of years. They wrapped up their touring behind the album a few weeks ago at The Intersection on December 20th, with a sold out show!

Now, the guys are already back at it, working on demos for their next album!

They've headed to Seattle for the work on this one, and they've sent us this special Grand Rapids update this week, covering what they've been doing.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for January 16

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, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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