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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Aretha Franklin’s Awkward TV Interview Tour [Video]

Poor Aretha Franklin.

She's old and surly. And all she wants to do is promote her new album "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics."

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Jammin’ with Pearl Jam at The Joe in Motown, Toasting Detroit [Videos]

Pearl Jam performed a 32-song jam session with two encores Thursday night in Detroit.

Yours truly was there at The Joe, a.k.a. Joe Louis Arena, to jam along.

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Battlecross Returns to The Stache on November 26! [Video]

This year is sure going to go out with a bang!

So many shows are coming to the Grand Rapids area, it's insanity; especially in November!

Another show just got announced and this is one of the more extreme bands I have seen!

Michigan natives Battlecross are returning to The Stache!

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Andrew W.K. Talks About Partying as Hard as Humanly Possible

There aren't too many people in this world that know how to party harder than Andrew W.K., the self-proclaimed king of partying.

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Young Guns’ Gustav Wood Discusses ‘I Want Out,’ Upcoming Album, Touring [Video]

Young Guns' Gustav Wood recently took a few minutes to speak with 'Loudwire Nights' Full Metal Jackie about 'I Want Out' and their new album hopes.

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John Eisenschenk
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 12

ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids' sixth annual public art extravaganza, wraps up today.

So, head to downtown Grand Rapids to check out the winners and revisit your favorites before ArtPrize closes at 6 p.m.

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 11

And the envelopes please.

On Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre with a watch party at Rosa Park Circle, ArtPrize 2014 handed out its awards.

The big winner was Indianapolis artist Anila Quayyum Agha's Grand Rapids Art Museum installation titled "Intersections."

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Young Guns Stops By WGRD Studios, Talks New Album, Dancing to Pop Music Before Shows and More with Janna [Video]

Before their show at the Stache Friday night, British rockers, Young Guns visited WGRD to play some songs and talk music, touring, and what's next for the band!

After lots of success in their native UK, their song "Bones" helped push them to the top of the charts here in the US. And they even promised me they'd play it tonight just for me! (And you know, everyone else at the show... but it still made me feel special!)

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You Me at Six Visits WGRD, Talks Harry Potter, ‘Room to Breathe’, Whether Piss is a Swear Word and More with Janna [Video]

Before rocking The Stache  Friday night, the guys from You Me at Six stopped by the WGRD studios. They were awesome enough to do a special acoustic performance for GRD listeners and sat down to talk with me about touring, their new album Cavalier Youth, their hit song Room to Breathe, and more!

Hailing from Weybridge, Surrey (which,  the guys informed me, is also where Harry Potter is from) these British rockers are pulling in crowds all over the states, now on their second US headlining tour.

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Steven Depolo
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 10

Rick DeVos' brainchild is six years old this fall.

And for something originally imagined as a possible film festival, its 32-year-old founder admits ArtPrize has grown enough he's now able to take it in and enjoy it.

"In the earliest days, it was to do something that people would have to talk about," DeVos said Thursday at The ArtPrize Hub. "I always thought Grand Rapids could use a great cultural event."

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You Me At Six Talks Hit Single ‘Room To Breathe’ [Video]

You Me At Six have been heating up rock radio with their hit single 'Room to Breathe.' Check out our exclusive interview with the band.

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Green Day / Nine Inch Nails / Joan Jett
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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 12 Others Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Amongst the nominees are Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, but they're not on the short list quite yet.

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