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Watch Cage the Elephant Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

Cage the Elephant took the stage first, and powered through a lot of high energy rock, including their newest hit, "Come a Little Closer', and the rocker, "Teeth", where the singer, Matt, not only did a stage dive into the crowd, but kept singing the song while surfing!

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See What It’s Like to Be On Stage in Front of Thousands of People at The Black Keys Show

If you've never gotten the chance to get on a big stage in front of thousands of people, here's your chance ... sort of!

Most people never get to see this kind of thing, so I thought it would be cool to take my camera up on stage to show you what it looks and sounds like!

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The Black Keys Kicking Off U.S. Tour with Van Andel Concert; Ready to Record Again [Video]

The Black Keys are set to kickoff the U.S. leg of their world tour in support of 'Turn Blue' this weekend, but the duo just revealed they won't be forgetting fans down under.

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97.9 WGRD’s September 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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GRD Listeners Go Kart Racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm [Video]

On Thursday before the Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm show at Fifth-Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, GRD got to take some winners go kart racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm!

Thanks to AJs Family Fun Center in Comstock Park, we all went and raced in the go karts, swung some bats in the batting cages, and got to hang out and have some food and drinks with the bands before their show.

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What’s It Like Being On Stage in Front of Thousands of People?

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when bands or even us radio people get up on stage in front of thousands of you guys?

It's intense, scary, fun, and amazing, all at the same time!

You want to be good, you don't want to look or sound like an idiot, and you want to make sure you get everything you need done, done.

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Halestorm Rocked Grand Rapids at 5/3 Ballpark with GRD!

On Thursday night, Halestorm took 5/3 Ballpark by storm, rocking the crowd like only they do, getting everyone ready for the Theory of a Deadman show!

Fled Five kicked off the evening, and then Lzzy and the boys came screaming right out of the gate, and rocked Grand Rapids with a full set of great songs, including "It's Not You", "Love Bites (And So Do I)", "Freak Like Me", and more!

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Mushroomhead Unveils Brutal ‘Out of My Mind’ Clip; Kicks Off Tour with Insane Clown Posse in Grand Rapids [Video]

Mushroomhead have delivered a politically-charged and violent new video for their song 'Out of My Mind.'

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ‘The Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

After being challenged by many friends and co-workers, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" crew was finally able to get everyone together for our official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday.

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GWAR Sets Date for Destruction at The Intersection on Nov. 23! [Video]

Losing the great scumdog of Oderus Urungus will not slow down the killing machine that is GWAR.

Recently, they played their usual GWAR-B-Q and sent Oderus via a Viking Funeral.

However, it's back to business for the earth dominators as they will make their way to The Intersection in Grand Rapids on Nov. 23!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 15

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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2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival: Godsmack, Seether, Pop Evil Headline Tour Starting Friday in Clarkston

The lineup for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour has been announced and it features Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry and more.

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