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Foals Discuss Taking Over America, New Album + More at Orion Fest

Oxford, England quintet Foals have been in the music scene for quite awhile now, but it wasn't until the past year that they've been making waves in America. The "Inhaler" hitmakers were one of the featured performers at Orion Music + More in Detroit and talked to us about breaking into the U.S. market, their new album Holy Fire and more.

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Chino Moreno
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Deftones on Getting Older, Chi Cheng’s Legacy + More in Exclusive Interview

The Orion Music + More festival at Belle Isle in Detroit was an awesome experience this past weekend. However, the best highlight from the event was getting to interview Deftones. The alt metal veterans shared their thoughts on adapting over the years, the importance of rest, founding bassist Chi Cheng's impact on the band and more.

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Jeremy McKinnon, Dave Kim
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A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon Talks New Album, Music Business, Pleasing Fans + More in Exclusive Interview

A sold out Grand Rapids crowd spent their Easter Sunday (March 31) with Florida metalcore/punk rockers A Day To Remember at The Orbit Room. Frontman Jeremy McKinnon sat down with us before the show to discuss the band's new album, pleasing both hardcore and pop-punk fans, their status with Victory Records and more.

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Shaffee Interview with David Draiman of Disturbed & Device

Device is set to release their debut album on April 9th. The group features David Draiman of Disturbed and guitarist Geno Lenardo of Filter.

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Mike Hranica, Dave Kim
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The Devil Wears Prada Talk Metal Scene, Fan Devotion + More in Exclusive Interview

Midwest metalcore group The Devil Wears Prada have come a long way since their formation in 2005. The Dayton, OH natives have released four full-length albums, toured the globe and gained a massive and dedicated fanbase in the process. Vocalist Mike Hranica chatted with us about the band's success, the risk of overproducing records and more before their sold out show at The Intersection last Thursday (March 28).

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GRD Exclusive: In-Studio Performance By Trapt Frontman Chris Taylor Brown

Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt stopped by the WGRD studio this afternoon to perform a couple of acoustic songs on my show.

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Lars Ulrich - Facebook
Lars Ulrich - Facebook
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Shaffee Interview With Lars Ulrich – Part 3

I recently spoke with drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica about a number of topics. Because of the length of the entire interview, I’ve decided to break it up in separate parts.

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Lars Ulrich - Facebook
Lars Ulrich - Facebook
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Shaffee Interview With Lars Ulrich – Part 2

I recently spoke with drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica about a number of topics. Because of the length of the entire interview, I’ve decided to break it up in separate parts.

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Lars Ulrich - Facebook
Lars Ulrich - Facebook
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Shaffee Interview With Lars Ulrich Of Metallica – Part 1

I recently spoke with drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica about a number of topics. Because of the length of the entire interview, I've decided to break it up in separate parts.

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Chris Hardwick
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Chris Hardwick Explains How One Nerd Rules Them All, Tech Industry’s Future, G4 + More

The virtual Wild West known as the World Wide Web has been somewhat of an enigma for companies to capitalize on. While almost 80 percent of the population in North America use the internet, it's been a challenge for most brands that don't have Google in their name to actually make a substantial profit and grow their presence. One individual who is breaking that trend and becoming a Renaissance Man in today's digital age is Chris Hardwick, founder of the Nerdist Podcast.

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Christopher Wolstenholme
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Muse Bassist Chris Wolstenholme Shares Thoughts on ’2nd Law,’ Personal Demons, Band Credibility + More

U.K. rockers Muse have become one of the biggest bands in the world, selling out arenas on a regular basis. After releasing their sixth studio album The 2nd Law late last year, the trio have embarked on a worldwide tour in support of the record. Bassist Christopher Wolstenholme shared his thoughts on fans' early perception of The 2nd Law, singing lead for the first time and more in an exclusive interview with GRD.

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Brian 'Head' Welch
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Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Reuniting With Korn: ‘Hearts Change and Reconciliation Is Now’

One of modern rock music's biggest talking points of 2013 is the status of Brian 'Head' Welch within his former band Korn. After surprising the 2012 Carolina Rebellion Festival by joining the band onstage for a performance of 'Blind,' Welch is now set to play several shows with Korn in 2013, including high profile gigs at Rock on the Range in Ohio and the Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring fests in Germany.

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