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Top 10 Decade Defining Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Songs of 2000s, According to Watch Mojo [Video]

There are some songs on this list that I agree with and some that I do not, but it was a nice trip down memory lane. However, many of these songs we still play quite frequently on 97.9 WGRD!

Do you agree with this list?

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Society Kills Takes Home Crown for 2015 WGRD Heavyweights! [Photos]

After three weeks of preliminary rounds and seeing the best that West Michigan has to offer, the 2015 GRD Heavyweights have come to a close.

Another year of amazing metal has graced that stages of The Stache and the big room at The Intersection in Grand Rapids.

This year, the fans voted and the kings have been crowned. Greenville's own Society Kills is the 2015 GRD Heavyweights Champion!

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Mastodon Joins ‘Catch the Throne’ Mixtape, Plan Vinyl Reissues, Record Store Day Release

Mastodon may have released 'Once More 'Round the Sun' last year, but fans should brace themselves for a bevy of offerings in the coming months.

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Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Gets Mashed Up With Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That’ [Audio]

Before you can say "no can do," you should check out this Metallica mashup with Hall & Oates.

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The Harp Twins Cover Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven’

The Harp Twins are at it again. Camille and Kennerly Kitt have posted a new video featuring their cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven.”

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Vinnie Paul: KISS Made Me Cry Tears of Joy

Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul says his favorite rock ‘n’ roll memory involves KISS making him cry.

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Dave Lombardo, John 5 and Motorhead to Guest on VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’

Former Slayer and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo and guitar great John 5 are the guests on this weekend's 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic.

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2015 WGRD Heavyweights Finals Rock The Stache on Saturday!

After three weeks of preliminary rounds at The Stache, it has finally come down to the day where the winner will be crowned!

Which band will be crowned the 2015 WGRD Heavyweight Champion on Saturday night?

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15-Year-Old Tina S Conquers Dragonforce’s ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ on Guitar [Video]

Tina S has been making YouTube waves a lot recently, with some amazing play-throughs of great songs, and now she's upping the ante for her playing. She's throwing down the gauntlet for all those who had 'Through the Fire and Flames' beaten on Rock Band Guitar Hero. (Updated to correct my lack of game knowledge. Thanks guys!)

She's cranked up her expensive Vigier guitar again and does an amazing play-through of this speedy note-fest!

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Rob Zombie Casts ‘Welcome Back Kotter,’ ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’ Stars in Upcoming Film ’31′

Rob Zombie has cast actors best known for their roles in 'Welcome Back, Kotter' and 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' in his new film '31.'

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Local Rockers Aria Flame to Perform in FemME: Female Metal Event in Netherlands [Video]

You may have seen this band locally around Grand Rapids, or even more likely at Grand Rapids' Festival of the Arts last year.

Local neo-classical female fronted band Aria Flame will be making a trek across the world to the Netherlands to perform in the annual FemME Female Metal Event this October!

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Metallica to Reissue 1982 Demo Tape ‘No Life ’til Leather’ on Cassette

Metallica will celebrate Record Store Day (April 18) this year by reissuing their 1982 demo tape 'No Life ‘til Leather' in its original cassette form.

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