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Killswitch Engage’s Adam D and Jesse Leach Talk Fiery Bowel Movements, Chugging Water, and More!

Originally when I set up this interview, I was under the impression that I was talking to just vocalist Jesse Leach again. Last time we chatted, we talked on the future of the band, and had some serious stuff that we covered. Then I heard I was also interviewing Adam D along with Jesse...put these two together, and your bound to get one interesting interview.

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ZZ Ward Talks Debut Album, Hip-Hop, Old Soul and More in Exclusive Interview

The first time you listen to ZZ Ward sing, you'll probably be surprised to hear such a seasoned and soulful voice come out of the singer/songwriter who looks like she could be an H&M model. The small town Oregon girl who now lives in Los Angeles, CA has turned a lot of heads within the last couple of years with her unique combination of heartfelt blues and hip-hop attitude. We caught up with ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) before her show at the Pyramid Scheme last week (June 25).

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Sarah Negahdari, Brian Aubert
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Silversun Pickups Talk ‘Neck of the Woods’, Pitchfork + More in Exclusive Interview

Indie favorites Silversun Pickups rocked The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids earlier this month (June 12), just days after performing at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival in Detroit. Frontman Brian Aubert sat down with us to discuss his band's latest album, Neck of the Woods, snobby music critics, Korean soap operas and more.

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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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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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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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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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