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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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Category: Interviews, Metal, News
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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 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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Grand Rapids, You Are Awesome!

This morning was "awesome!" I went for a super duper run, then came into work to be told, that I am in fact, "awesome." Yeah! Have you seen those signs around Grand Rapids, or maybe a person on a street corner "Panhandling love," as I say with a sign that simply reads, "You Are Awesome." Well there is a group of people who started this trend and they are bringing us an entire "You Are Awesome" flashmob the same weekend we are kicking off art prize. Listen to the interview below, and remember, "You are awesome!"

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Jackie Interviews Adult Film Star Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake!  Adult film sensation now is a public speaker? Yup, Jessica now is touring the country doing seminars teaching us normal folk how to be super bad ass in bed. Jessica will be here at Cirilla's on Plainfield this Friday from 7-9pm. We even have a special magic word the two of us came up with that can hook you up with some free swag. Listen to the interview below!

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Jackie Interviews Adult Film Star- Sasha Grey

I know what you're thinking, "DAMN DON'T LET JACKIE INTERVIEW ANYONE!" Well I think I did a swell job this time! You all know Sasha Grey, either you have seen her in porn, or you've seen her in Entourage well now you can check out her novel, "The Juliette Society." Sasha called in today to talk to me about her new fiction book, and I even managed to squeeze in a question about Dungeon and Dragons... check out the interview below!

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Huntress Talks Touring, NBA Jam, Lemmy Kilmister, and More!

A month or two ago, an amazing show that features Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross, and Huntress came to the Intersection. I started listening to Huntress and I knew I had to meet this band. Little did I know I was also going to do Jager shots and sing the NBA Jam theme song with them.

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5 Stupid Things Horror Movie Characters Do (That Even Piss Off Horror Writers) — By Simon Barrett of ‘You’re Next’

We all have things that drive us mad in horror movies (Oh your brand new car magically won't start?) but what about someone who writes horror? What type of things do the creators of our favorite movies cringe at seeing on screen? 

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