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Everybody Sounds Insane to Someone Who Doesn’t Drink Coffee

Hi, my name is Johnnie, and I don't like coffee.

(PAUSE FOR ALL THE GASPS TO SUBSIDE)

I never have.  I don't like the flavor, the smell, how it tastes when someone you're kissing drank it...the only bit that's okay is the first 10 second when the bag is opened and you get that initial smell of the beans.  After that, get it away.

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ReVamp Shares Behind the Scenes Footage from Their Grand Rapids Show and More [Video]

On April 4th, Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp kicked off their US tour here in Grand Rapids at the Intersection.  They all played amazing sets, even with the equipment problems ReVamp had during the day.

Apparently, their gear didn't arrive in time for the show, so they had to get some rental gear to play the show, and it pushed the show start time back a bit.

Check out the beginning of the behind the scenes video for some footage backstage at the Intersection.

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King of the Wing 2014 Preview – Buffalo Wild Wings

It’s almost time for the King of the Wing, and it’s going to make the wing lover in you so happy!  Today, I got to preview the wing flavors that Buffalo Wild Wings will be serving at the King of the Wing, and they're amazing!  Don't think chain wing flavors here.  These are flavors you might not think about trying, but you should.

These aren't just hot, medium and mild buffalo sauces.  They're serving up a Honey Bourbon Sauce, Carribean Jerk, Chipotle BBQ dry rub, and Honey BBQ.

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Celebrate! For Today is National Beer Day!

Today is National Beer Day...and while it's not an official holiday where we'd get the day off (it totally should be), it's a great day, celebrating an actual good law.

Never thought you'd hear about a good law, right?

It's the Cullen-Harrison Act, and allowed people to sell and drink beer again!  Sometimes politicians get it right.  Rarely enough that Holidays are celebrated when they do!

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Iced Earth – Sabaton – ReVamp Kicked Ass at The Intersection on April 4th [Video/Photos]

This has been a great weekend of music so far in Grand Rapids!  Last night was the fantastic Wayland show, and I had an amazing time!

Friday night was another show I've been looking forward to for a while now, another chance to see Iced Earth!  Also on the bill, one of my favorite bands, Sabaton!  And opening the show, a great band called ReVamp.

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Watch Wayland Rock “Fire Down Below” Live From the Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at the Intersection was fantastic!  The crowd was huge, the band was on fire, and everyone had such a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came out to rock with Wayland!

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Wayland (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Wayland Rocked a Sold Out Intersection Saturday Night [Photos]

Thanks to an amazing Grand Rapids turn out, Wayland got rock their hometown at the sold out Intersection on Saturday night!  You guys all jammed into the place to make some noise and support some local boys done good!

There were a lot of great local bands on the bill:

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WGRD Behind the Scenes with Wayland at The Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at The Intersection was absolutely amazing last night, thanks to you, Grand Rapids!  You guys came to rock and completely sold out the show!  The guys in Wayland are so happy, and so are we here at GRD!

We got hang with the guys to bring you some fun behind the scenes stuff from the show, so you can see deeper in to the world of Wayland, and how hard they work to prepare for you guys!

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Wayland Rocks ‘Welcome to My Head’ Live at WGRD! [Video]

The guys from Wayland stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studios to talk about their crazy tour life, some things we couldn't share on the air and get everyone pumped for their show at The Intersection on April 5 -- Saturday.

Get out to the show and make your appearance on their DVD, and just enjoy some great kick-ass rock!

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Ned and Johnnie Torture Themselves with Ghost Chilis – Jimmy’s Roadhouse Devil Sauce [Video]

The nice guys from Jimmy's Roadhouse in Newaygo stopped by today with some food, and they told us about their Devil Sauce Challenge.  They have you eat 10 wings in 10 minutes, and then you have to sit for another 5 minutes.

Ned and I did the wuss version, where we dipped our single wing in the sauce to see if we'd survive.  Jackie chickened out completely.

Luckily, I eat quite a bit of hot stuff.

Ned doesn't.

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Johnnie's Mail Bag
Johnnie's Mail Bag of goodies for you!
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Johnnie Digs into His Mail Bag – It’s Like Christmas Day with Stuff for You!

My desk gets buried in mail sometimes.

Okay, a lot.

New music, stuff to give away to you guys, random weirdness I didn't know was even out there, magazines I don't read or subscribe to…

Today was a good mail day, as I scored some cool stuff we can give away!  Find us when we're out and about and we'll hook you up!

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Chevelle Drummer Sam Talks to WGRD About La Gargola, Touring, and Road Food

Today, I got to talk with Sam from Chevelle about their new album, the upcoming tour, even road stink, road food, and Pete's idea of how he does things!

Chevelle's new album "La Gargola" comes out on April 1st, and they're currently rehearsing for the tour, so that seemed

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