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Ministry Set to Bring the Metal to the Intersection This Sunday!

Ministry to making their way to the Intersection this coming Sunday!

Al Jourgensen and his crazy amount of piercings in his face are looking to rock the Intersection, and you need to check out the show!

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New Pop Evil Song to Premiere on WGRD This Monday!

It's been mentioned, talked about, etc.

The time has finally come for Pop Evil to premiere a brand new song this coming Monday exclusively on 97.9 WGRD!

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End of the Tour Filming
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Watch ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer for the Movie Shot in Grand Rapids [Video]

Last year, our city got invaded by movie makers, in a really good way. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg shot a lot of scenes for the new movie 'The End of the Tour' here in Grand Rapids, and they even took over our studios for a couple days, to film scenes.

You can see some great GR shots in the trailer, of 28th, downtown on the Interstate, there's even a brief shot of Jason in front of one of our microphones in there!

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Burger and Fries 2
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It’s National Burger Month – Where Do You Get Your Favorite Burger?

Every May it's National Burger Month, celebrating all things hamburger. Whether you like them with cheese, bacon, and mustard, or you like them with mayo, tomato, and jalapeños, there's a burger for you!

Even if you don't like meat, you can get black bean burgers, tofu burgers, veggie burgers...we are obsessed with burgers. Because they're AWESOME!

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Breaking Benjamin at the Orbit Room
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Breaking Benjamin Vids/Pics!

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit a sold out Orbit Room on Tuesday night in Grand Rapids! It's been a long time since they'd hit town, and Grand Rapids was ready and waiting for this show!

Young Guns, a great band from the UK, hit the stage first, to warm up the crowd, and kicked ass! They played a great set that included 'Bones', and 'I Want Out'.

Then, it was time for Breaking Benjamin to hit the stage for the first time in years in Grand Rapids!

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Young Guns at the Orbit Room
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Young Guns Rocked The Orbit Room Opening for Breaking Benjamin [Video]

Breaking Benjamin and Young Guns hit the Orbit Room on Tuesday night, to a sold out crowd in Grand Rapids! The line to get in was long, it was cold out, but sweaty and awesome inside!

Young Guns began the night meeting some GRD ticket winners in the front bar, and talking about the band, hanging out, and getting ready for the show. Then they hit the stage with a great set that included 'I Want Out', and their break-out hit, 'Bones'!

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Janna/ 97.9 WGRD
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Chevelle Rocked ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ at the Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle and The Used rocked Grand Rapids Friday night at the Orbit Room!

Check out this video of the Chevelle performing "Hats off to the Bull" to the packed, screaming crowd!

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Slipknot at the Van Andel
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Slipknot Crushed at the Van Andel in Grand Rapids on Saturday Night [Video]

Slipknot wrapped up the 'Prepare for Hell' tour with Hatebreed on Saturday night here in Grand Rapids, at the Van Andel Area. Thousands of people packed into the arena for this heavy show, to rage with some phenomenal metal bands!

After Hatebreed kicked everyone's ass to warm up the show, Janna and I got to get up on Slipknot's stage, and say thank you to everyone who came out to the show, and had a great time with us!

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Hatebreed at the Van Andel
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Hatebreed Hit Grand Rapids Hard With Slipknot on Saturday Night [Video]

Slipknot wrapped up the 'Prepare for Hell' tour with Hatebreed on Saturday night here in Grand Rapids, at the Van Andel Area. Thousands of people packed into the arena for this heavy show, to rage with some phenomenal metal bands!

Hatebreed was up first, to get the show started, and they came right out of the gate with some great heavy stuff to get the crowd moshing, and kick the pits off in hardcore fashion.

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Chevelle at the Orbit Room
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Chevelle Rocked Grand Rapids at The Orbit Room With WGRD! [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room! The evening started off at 5:30, with several GRD winners getting in early and meeting Chevelle for autographs and pictures!

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The Used at the Orbit Room
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The Used Hit Grand Rapids with Chevelle at The Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room!

First up was Marmozets, from England, and despite a little technical issue with the kick drum, they played a pretty rocking se

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Marmozets at The Orbit Room
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Marmozets Impressed Grand Rapids with Chevelle at The Orbit Room [Video]

Chevelle hit Grand Rapids on Friday night, May 15th, with The Used, and Marmozets, and packed The Orbit Room!

First up was Marmozets, from England, and despite a little technical issue with the kick drum, they played a pretty rocking set! Cool, catchy songs, the singer has a pretty good range of sounds she can make with her voice, and nice, high energy performance!

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