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Josh From the Chili Peppers Talks About the New Album “The Getaway” with GRD

Today, Janna and I got to talk with Josh Klinghoffer about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, The Getaway, how the songs came to be, the recording process, touring, and more!

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Carnival Of Madness Tour At The Joint At The Hard Rock
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GRD Listeners Sound Off On Skillet’s New Song ‘Feel Invincible’ [Video, Poll]

Skillet has released a new song! GRD debuted “Feel Invincible” on the Liquid Lunch today, wanting to know what GRD listeners think.

Check out their reactions, then listen to “Feel Invincible” and let us know your thoughts!

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Messing With Hot Wings Again is Fun – FBHW Segment 16 [Video]

The guys cover a lot of ground on today's Segment 16. A Wyoming man in desperate need of transportation after getting ripped off. Joe attempting to educate Justin on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Hot Wings being REALLY late to work today. Do the Great Lakes actually freeze over completely. Can Hot Wings actually see the facial expressions on the back of Free Beer's head?

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GRD Listeners Sound Off On New Holy White Hounds’ Song Switchblade [Video, Poll]

Holy White Hounds has released their debut album, Sparkle Sparkle, out last month.

From that, GRD debuted their first single  “Switchblade” on the Liquid Lunch today, wanting to know what GRD listeners think. Check out their reactions, then listen to “Switchblade” and let us know your thoughts!

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Halestorm is Coming to Kalamazoo State Theatre in October

This October, 97-9 GRD welcomes Halestorm back to West Michigan! They're hitting the Kalamazoo State Theatre on October 25th! Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 10th at 10am. You can get your tickets at Ticketmaster locations, or online at Ticketmaster.com!

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Vehicle City Fest to Rock Flint, Help Water Crisis Victims This Weekend

Vehicle City Fest will bring 54 bands to four Downtown Flint venues across three days to benefit children affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

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Check Out Dimebag Darrell’s Guitar Parts on Hellyeah’s New Phil Collins Cover

About 14 years ago, Vinnie and Darrell recorded Phil Collins' "I Don't Care Anymore" while working on the Damageplan album, but never used it. On the new album from Hellyeah, the band decided to cover the song and make it theirs, and use Dime's guitar parts to make it special and honor his memory.

This is the result.

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Zakk Wylde Gives Guitar to West Michigan Man with Peripheral Neuropathy [Video]

Zakk Wylde seems like a super cool and nice guy, and is having a good time with life. He's also doing good things for people, like Steve Vandermade. Zakk and his wife recently gifted a Michigan man called Steve with his very own Wylde Audio Warhammer guitar!

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Rob Zombie’s Advice to Kids: ‘Practice Drums, Watch Movies, Read Comic Books’, Then Rocks Living Dead Girl at Van Andel Arena [Video]

Rob Zombie, Disturbed, and Pop Evil packed Van Andel Arena with screaming fans (and monsters, aliens, and fire) on Tuesday night. Check out video of Rob Zombie rocking "Living Dead Girl" in Grand Rapids! 

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Your Exclusive 3 Doors Down Pre-Sale Code for Their Grand Rapids Show

3 Doors Down and Red Sun Rising will be taking the stage at DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, August 30. Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 12 p.m., but we got our hands on an exclusive pre-sale code.

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Rage Against the Machine Posts Mysterious Countdown Clock

In the midst of such a heated election season, there's no better climate for the return of one of rock's most politically charged bands, Rage Against the Machine. Earlier today, the band showed off a new countdown clock and the hashtag "#takethepowerback".

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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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