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Oderus Urungus of GWAR Talks Upcoming Tour, Presidential Election, New Guitarist, and More!

GWAR has been around the metal scene for decades now. They are the definition of "Shock Rock." If you want to be coated in blood (fake blood), mosh hardcore, and get eaten by space aliens, you go to a GWAR show. Starting up their new tour, I got the chance to catch up with the scum dog, known as Oderus Urungus!

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Papa Roach
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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix: ‘This Is The Record That Our Fans Have Been Waiting For’

The road to the release of Papa Roach’s new disc ‘The Connection’ (out Oct. 2) has not always been a smooth one, but that’s part of what powers the strength that it delivers. Written during a tumultuous time during lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix’s life, the disc portrays a dark time for the band played out song by song. Kicking it off is the face-punching lead-off single ‘Still Swingin’ which is merely the prelude to the darkness that lies within.

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Nikki Sixx
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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Talks ‘Sex,’ Tweeting, Dave Mustaine + Future of Sixx: A.M.

Nikki Sixx is a man who wears many hats. Not only is he the bassist and songwriter for Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M., he's also a radio host, author and master of social media.

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Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath Talks Young Voter Apathy, Legacy + More in Exclusive Interview

Few bands have been able to consistently maintain critical and commercial success like Rise Against. The Chicago, Ill. punk rockers have reached a massive audience with their music and social and political activism. Frontman Tim McIlrath chatted with us about making the greatest Rise Against album, the problem of low young voter turnout, the amusing mix up of his band and Against Me! and more in an exclusive interview for GRD before last night's (September 17) show at The Orbit Room.

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Liam Gallagher: ‘I’d Like to Party with Prince Harry’

Tongues were wagging following Prince Harry’s recent scandal-plagued weekend in Las Vegas, which included various controlled substances and photographed debauchery. But Beady Eye frontman and former Oasis member Liam Gallagher doesn’t think Harry did anything wrong — in fact, he’d like to be invited next time.

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Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage Talks New Album, Fan Reactions, and More!

The Trespass America Festival featured Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, Battlecross, and a little known band named KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Recently lead vocalist Howard Jones departed from the group with complications of Diabetes. Left without a vocalist, Killswitch Engage welcomed back original singer Jesse Leach to the group. I was able to catch up with him while on tour!

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Dave Matthews Band Not Splitting Up, Boyd Tinlsey Insists

Last month, Dave Matthews harshed the mellows of fans around the world, telling Rolling Stone he “doesn’t know” what the future holds for his namesake jam band. He further spurred breakup rumors when, discussing DMB‘s forthcoming eighth studio album, ‘Away

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Black Keys Singer Dan Auerbach Talks Upcoming Documentary, Johnny Depp, Acting + More

Earlier this month we sat down with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach before their headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. After completing an exhaustive world tour with the Arctic Monkeys, which included a stop in Grand Rapids in March, the Akron, OH natives have no plans to take an extended break. Auerbach shared how surreal everything has been in regards to the Black Keys success, including a recent guest spot on the Comedy Central hit Workaholics.

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Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Shares Thoughts on Band Life, Relationships, Gender Equality + More

Evanescence are in town tonight (August 23) headlining the Carnival of Madness tour at Rock the Rapids. Frontwoman Amy Lee has been through a lot of changes with the band, but they released their self-titled third studio album last October, six years after 2006's The Open Door. Lee took the time to open up to us about the latest disc, as well as her career aspirations outside of music and more.

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Carly Steel — Crush of the Day

It’s a fact: Carly Steel works a red carpet better than Lindsay Lohan.

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Serj Tankian Talks System of a Down’s Return and Summer Tour With Deftones

System of a Down kicked off a brief North American summer tour with Deftones last night (Aug. 2) in Camden, N.J. We recently caught up with System singer Serj Tankian to discuss his new solo album ‘Harakiri,’ but we were also able to squeeze in a few questions about System of a Down. Check out our quick Q&A with Tankian concerning the latest on System of a Down below:

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Halestorm Muse Over New Album, Randy Blythe, ‘Glee’ + More

It's no secret how much we love Halestorm here at GRD. From the first time we saw them live when they performed at our Bud Light Bash in September of 2009, we were hooked. The band just released their second studio album, The Strange Case Of..., in April and spent the last night of their headlining tour at the Intersection in Grand Rapids. Halestorm sat down with us to chat about the new record, how far they've come as a rock group, the Randy Blythe situation and more.

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