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Download Festival 2008 - Day 2
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Testament Kicks Off Their ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ Tour That is Heading Toward Grand Rapids [Video]

Testament has hit the road with Exodus, and Shattered Sun, for another 'Dark Roots of Thrash' tour, that comes to Grand Rapids on April 13th at The Intersection.

They kicked off the tour on Wednesday, at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and they're playing 'The Legacy' and 'The New Order' albums in their entirety! Which kicks ASS! 'Eerie Inhabitants', 'The Preacher' and 'Disciples of the Watch' are amazing, as is 'Alone in the Dark', 'Over the Wall', and all the early stuff!

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Local Rock Show Rocks The Stache Tonight!

Looking for something to do?

Come on down to The Stache and check out a sweet local rock show! Featuring Edge from Falling, Dirt Chili, Bled Life, Kill All Control, and Deadwood Stone!

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WGRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 7 — Oven Mitten Balloon Popping [Video]

The other day, Metalhead Ned brought a balloon into my office, having found a giant bag of them in a closet he was looking through.

That sparked the idea for today's challenge. So, I grabbed a bunch of oven mittens, gathered together the usual suspects, and turned on the camera for this week's Dumb Internet Challenge!

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97.9 WGRD’s April 2015 Playlist [Video]

The Pretty Reckless' 'Follow Me Down'

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WGRD Beers of the Month

Grand Rapids is Beer City USA!

Embrace that hoppy honor by knocking back some locally-crafted brews, choosing from among the WGRD Beers of the Month -- all specially made right here in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Cheers!

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Producer Joe Attempts Two-Banana Challenge [Video]

The other day on The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show, we were introduced to the two-banana challenge.

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 6 — The Banana Challenge [Video]

This week, The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show posted and talked about a dumb challenge video where a woman had to stick two bananas in her mouth in 30 seconds. She did it with ease.

But how would DJs do at this same dumb challenge? That was among the questions for this week's Dumb Internet Challenge!

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King of the Wing 2015
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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Local Rock Show Coming to The Stache on April 3 [Video]

Looking for some good local rock to jam too?

The Stache has a fever, and you've got the cure...that was seriously the cheesiest thing I have ever written in my life.

Deadwood Stone, Kill All Control, Bled Life, Dirt Chili, and Edge From Falling will be at The Stache on April 3 for a super cheap show!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Eric Zane and Producer Joe’s 15-Second Fights Revisited [Videos]

On The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show today, we were discussing our upcoming live show in Springfield, Ill., with 92.7 QLZ.

Since there were technical issues with the show last year, we're all a bit nervous. Eric Zane then declared that if there are any issues, he will fight the responsible party.

This reminded us of the times when we used to settle disputes here on the show with some good, old-fashioned fisticuffs.

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Register to Win a Pair of Tickets to Breaking Benjamin at the Orbit Room!

I knew that this show was going to sell out! I warned everyone that it was going too!

Breaking Benjaming & Young Guns will be making their way to the Orbit Room on May 19. Tickets are completely sold out!

However, there is one way to get tickets to the show, and that is of course through...

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Upon Wings - You Are My Weapon
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Michigan’s Own Upon Wings Unveils New Song ‘You Are My Weapon’ [Video]

Upon Wings is a great Lansing-based band, and has a new EP and single out for us all to enjoy. Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained vocalist, and frontwoman for the band, and if you like bands like Nightwish, The Gathering, Epica, and other gothic bands, you'll really enjoy Upon Wings!

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