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#RIPMotleyCrue: Grand Rapids Concert Pics, Tweets for Motley Crue’s Final Tour Kickoff!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 97.9 WGRD.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Motley Crue’s Music Kick-Starts U.S. Navy-Inspired Clip, Just in Time for 4th of July! [Video]

Tonight, Mötley Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

A YouTube user has mixed some U.S. Navy heritage with some Mötley Crüe.

The results just "Kickstart My Heart," and in the nick of time for the Fourth of July.

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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‘Super Duper:’ Alice Cooper Rockin’ with Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

Alice Cooper has a radio show and a documentary about him was just released.

But Cooper, who was born in Detroit, continues to rock after more than four decades performing!

From his first solo album, 1975′s "Welcome to My Nightmare" through releases such as 1994′s "The Last Temptation" and 2000′s "Brutal Planet," themed releases have been Cooper's specialty. Drawing from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, his stage shows have featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors over the years.

Tonight at Van Andel Arena, Cooper is on stage before Mötley Crüe.

Tonight, Mötley Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour, with Cooper along for the ride.

Here's some Cooper music and highlights.

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Get Cued Up for Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

You know all about these guys, right? Mötley Crüe.

The Los Angeles heavy metal band was founded in 1981 by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, and were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil.

Tonight, The Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena, The Van!

Here's some Mötley music and highlights to get you cued -- or crued -- up. All bad things must come to an end.

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The Rhythm Aces Groovin’ at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Audio]

A rockabilly-, swing- and surf music-playing Grand Rapids group is kicking off the entertainment for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration on Saturday.

The Rhythm Aces, comprised of former members of The ChupaCobras, performs its eclectic musical styles for the Amway Family Fireworks at 6 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Talk About Texting, Smart Phone Use

When I read this report, I couldn't believe it. Well, maybe I do because I know how much I text, talk, tweet and Facebook each week. It's lots.

Experian Marketing Services just released a study of Millennials -- that's folks like me, 18- to 34-year-old adults -- that showed 77 percent of us own a smart phone and that the "average" smart phone owner spends 14.5 hours using it.

That sounds a little low even, doesn't it?

Basically, Experian says us Millennials account for 41 percent of all the time on smart phones in the U.S., even though we're only 29 percent of the population.

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Jackie’s Random Cat Pictures

I am a crazy cat lady! I have 2 wonderful kittys at home and this one is Pickles. Pickles is obsessed with boxes and I came in from being outside grilling to find her like this chilling in a burger box!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Tommy Lee Drum Challenge [Audio]

Motley Crue is starting its farewell The Final Tour tonight.

The tour's first show takes place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, right across the street from the flagship station of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," 97.9 WGRD.

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Jackie’s New Do

All right, I promised in my New Year's resolutions that I wouldn't go back to blonde.

I also have committed to growing my damn hair so I can't cut it. The only clear choice was to go purple.

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Three’s A Crowd Rocks at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

One of Grand Rapids' top cover bands is playing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Three’s a Crowd performs at the Amway Family Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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