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Zakk Wylde
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Full Metal Jackie: Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde Talks New Album and Guitarist [Video]

Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde was the guest with Full Metal Jackie on 97.9 WGRD on Sunday night.

Wylde spoke about the band’s upcoming album, "Catacombs of the Black Vatican;" his creative process; and the group's recently-added guitarist, Dario Lorina.

If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde.

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Korn’s Munky Chats with ‘Metalhead Ned’ on Album and Reunion with ‘Head’! [Video]

Rob Zombie and Korn took over the Delta Plex on Nov. 11 with a sold-out show.

Recently, Korn welcomed back original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, released a new album, went on tour and more.

It was quite the year for Korn. I got the chance to hang out with guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer.

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Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf Talks New Album ‘Last Patrol,’ U.S. Touring + More

Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He talked about the new ‘Last Patrol’ disc, returning to tour the U.S. after years away and more. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf:

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Escape the Fate
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Escape the Fate’s Craig Mabbitt Talks ‘Bury the Hatchet’ Tour + Reconnecting With Ronnie Radke

Escape the Fate are currently winding down the year, but 2014 will start off with a bang as they embark on the 'Bury the Hatchet' tour with Falling in Reverse, who feature their former frontman Ronnie Radke.

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Asking Alexandria Live In GRD Studio

Last night Asking Alexandria played at the Orbit Room but before they headed over there they hung out with me in the studio! We kind of covered everything, from the bands first time in Grand Rapids, where lead singer Danny had a random hook up outside the Intersection, to talk of their new song "Death Of Me," and even some acoustics thrown in the mix! Check it out, and if you want to skip my useless chatter fast foward the interview to about 1:45, that's when the band chimes in!

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Jason Newsted - New York City
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Jason Newsted Talks Bass Player Live! Concert

Jason Newsted was recently added to the inaugural Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show that will take place Nov. 9 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. At the show, Newsted will have a chance to hobnob and rock out with such music greats as Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Corey Taylor, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Rex Brown, Billy Sheehan and David Ellefson.

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Lil Sassy Cassee – The World’s Smallest Stripper [INTERVIEW]

 

Lil Sassy Cassee, the world's smallest stripper or world's smallest entertainer as she prefers, was recently in West Michigan for a string of performances at Deja Vu and stopped by WGRD for an appearance on my show.

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Jackie Interviews Divergent Author Veronica Roth

I love to read! If you have read my "About Me" section then you probably know this about me. Well my recent kick is the New York Times best selling series, Divergent; by Veronica Roth. To give you a run down, it's a dystopian society where the community is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue.

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The 10th Annual Grand Rapids Marathon Hits GR This Weekend

Eric Zane and I are so excited because this weekend we are racing in the Grand Rapids Half Marathon! Named one of the best marathons around it should be a fantastic experience. Earlier today I was able to speak with race director, Don Kern. Don told me a bit about the race history and gave me some details that may make you want to lace up and get out this weekend for the race!

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Philip Anselmo Chats With Metalhead Ned About Upcoming Book, Housecore Horror Fest, Pantera, and More!

Back in August, Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals made a tour stop here at The Intersection. It was most likely one of the most intense metal shows I have ever seen. Let's just say, Phil knows how to command a crowd. So of course, how could I not take this opportunity to interview this Metal Legend!

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Frank Turner on ‘Tape Deck Heart,’ Success in U.S., Beer + More

U.K. singer-songwriter Frank Turner is no stranger to the music scene. The Hampshire, England native has been performing for over a decade, reaching a new level of success with his latest album, Tape Deck Heart. Lead single "Recovery" in particular has gained a lot of traction in the U.S. Turner sat down with us before his show tonight (October 5) at The Intersection.

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Halestorm
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Halestorm Discuss Grammy High, Tour Life, Avenged Sevenfold + More in Exclusive GRD Interview

Anyone who listens to WGRD knows that we are big fans of Halestorm. The Red Lion, Penn. rockers have experienced tremendous success since the release of their debut album back in 2009. We caught up with Halestorm last week before their show at The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids to talk about how far they've come.

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