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Nickelback Rocked a Packed Crowd at the Van Andel in Grand Rapids [Video]

Nickelback's "No Fixed Address" tour hit the Van Andel arena in Grand Rapids last night with a slightly scaled back production than I've seen before, but still played a great show, and kept the crowd total into it!

The Pretty Reckless opened the show with a solid set, that included "Heaven Knows", "Follow Me Down", and "F***** Up World", and more!

Nickelback hit the stage nice and loud with their latest single, "Million Miles an Hour", and then proceeded to play a million hits an hour, it seemed.

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Marilyn Manson Books May 13 Date at The Orbit Room! [Video]

All right! We have finally reached the final concert announcement that we know of at this time! We have been announcing some major shows lately and this one is up there.

Marilyn Manson is coming to The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on May 13!

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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Rock Van Andel Arena; Pop Evil’s Joining ‘No Fixed Address’ Tour in March!!

It was a raucous Tuesday night at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena.

Nickelback, the Canadian band everyone loves to hate if they don't love the group, along with opening act The Pretty Reckless, led by Taylor Momsen, rocked Grand Rapids.

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Mini Meth Lab Explodes at Walker Motel

A blaze struck America's Best Value Inn and Suites early Tuesday in Walker, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 12:15 a.m., they found remnants of a blaze that had been put out with a fire extinguisher, WZZM-13 reported.

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Metalhead Ned Tackles Earthworm Jim 2 in Episode 2 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

I really like the game Earthworm Jim 2!

However, a few nights ago, I remembered that the last level was pretty difficult.

The funny thing about this level is that I can beat it, but it takes me a decent amount of tries.

Can I repeat history?

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Accidentally Talks to Gilbert Gottfried (Again) About The Oscars [Audio]

After "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" aired Monday, we were just sitting around the studio when we saw the hotline was ringing.

Not expecting anyone, we decided to pick the phone up anyway. Lo and behold, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried was on the other end!

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New Social Kitchen & Bar Coming to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market announced Monday it is getting a new addition.

Social Kitchen & Bar, a Birmingham-based restaurant, will be coming to the market this fall.

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Five Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Experts will tell you that being active and getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week will improve your health. Active people tend to be fitter and generally enjoy better health. But if you're concerned about your risk of heart disease due to past issues or a family history, there are ways that exercise can help reduce that risk.

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Actor-Comedian Billy Gardell Talks DJs, Chevy Bel Air, LaughFest and Steelers [Audio]

Actor-comedian Billy Gardell visited with us on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today.

Gardell is perhaps best known for his work on CBS' "Mike & Molly" and he appears next week at the Gilda's LaughFest comedy festival in Grand Rapids.

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2015 Oscars: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Wins Best Director for ‘Birdman’

This year’s Best Director race ultimately came down to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s crafty work on Birdman, and Richard Linklater’s masterful work over the course of 12 years on Boyhood. Tonight, the Academy honored Iñárritu, presenting him with the award for Best Director for Birdman at the 2015 Oscars.

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2015 Oscars: Idina Menzel and John Travolta Meet at Last

Last year, John Travolta took the Oscar stage to introduce Idina Menzel so she could perform “Let It Go” from Frozen. What should have been a very simple, teleprompter-aided introduction quickly became a Big Deal when Travolta stumbled over his words. Instead of “Idina Menzel,” Travolta said “Adele Dazeem.” An internet meme was born and everyone added another great John Travolta joke to their repertoire. The 2015 Oscars decided to revisit that memorable flub and the results were weird, awkward, and yeah, pretty funny.

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2015 Oscars: Martin Scorsese Teams With Student Filmmakers for an Apple Commercial

The Oscars may not carry the same amount of commercial clout as the Super Bowl, but it still offers advertisers an opportunity to appeal to a very specific audience. In this case, it’s Apple and legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese teaming up to sell the cinematic potential of the iPad. And yes, this commercial wants to tug on your heartstrings.

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