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97.9 WGRD’s January 2015 Playlist [Video]

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: Celine Dion Unknowingly Recorded My Song

Dee Snider says that Celine Dion recorded a Christmas tune in the late '90s without knowing that the Twisted Sister frontman penned the song.

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Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2014

The end of the year is a time to reflect on everything that happened in the past year: the best, the worst, the weirdest, the most controversial.

Essentially, it's list time.

And it's also time to have righteous arguments about lists you think totally suck or lists you think are spot on.

That being said, here are Rolling Stone's choices for the top 50 albums of 2014.

The magazine's No. 1 pick? U2's "Songs of Innocence".

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How Much Music Would You Need to Sell to Make Minimum Wage as a Musician?

People immediately assume that musicians who release an album get rich quickly. Even if they're not a huge band or artist, people mistakenly believe that they are suddenly swimming in cash!

This is far from the case.

It's crazy how hard it is for an artist to make money from music sales. Especially with music streaming services, it can be ridiculously hard to make any money.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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A Christmas Classic That Should be on Your iPod [Video]

Christmas is over! However I completely forgot to share with you one of my favorite Christmas classics! How could you forget the classic Christmas carol of 'Oh, Holy Night?'

Change the lyrics though with one word and you have a timeless classic.

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Win a Trip to See Linkin Park Headline 2015 Loudwire Music Festival!

We're giving away a flyaway trip for two to the Loudwire Music Festival along with a meet & greet with Linkin Park!

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Legendary Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70 [Video]

Iconic British soul singer/songwriter Joe Cocker died today after a battle with lung cancer and an undisclosed illness. He was 70.

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Motionless in White Brings Beyond the Barricade Tour to The Intersection on Feb. 22

Motionless in White will kick off 2015 with a run of intimate shows featuring special guests For Today and Ice Nine Kills.

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See Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage at Wacken in Germany in August 2015! [Video]

TODAY is the last day to enter this awesome 97.9 WGRD contest for a trip for four in August 2015 to Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage rock!

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Top 5 Metal Albums of 2014 from VH1′s ‘That Metal Show’

That Metal Show, the self-proclaimed "Metal God's favorite show", airs Saturday nights at 11 on VH1 Classic.

The hosts  Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have each put together a list of their top 5 favorite metal albums of 2014.

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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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