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These Rock Metal Acts Should Come to Grand Rapids ASAP

We get some really big name acts in Grand Rapids, and they all put on amazing shows!

We have The Eagles, Boob Lady (a.k.a. Katy Perry), Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Arch Enemy, etc., all coming to Grand Rapids!

However, there are a few bands that I wish would make an appearance here

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Otherwise
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Otherwise Reveals Fall 2014 Tour Dates With Like a Storm, Islander

Otherwise have announced a fall 2014 headlining tour with Like a Storm and Islander providing support.

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack’s ”1000HP’ Behind the Scenes Part 3′ [Video]

The new Godsmack album, "1000HP" is almost out! The band's first in four years, the guys are coming back strong with this one.

Every week leading up to the album release, the band is also releasing these cool videos from the writing and recording of the new album.  

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Premieres ‘First World Problems’ [Video]

'Weird Al' Yankovic is letting all of his first world frustrations out in 'First World Problems,' the latest in his eight videos in eight days campaign -- and PopCrush has the exclusive premiere of the video.

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Young Guns Unveil Oct. 10 Grand Rapids Stop on 2014 North American Tour [Video]

Young Guns are in the process of finalizing their new album, but will spend the fall touring North America.

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Metallica with Mariano Rivera
Metallica's 1991 hit "Sandman" was the theme music for New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera. (Getty Images)
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: New ‘SportsCenter’ Promo Features Metallica (Video)

Now that the New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera has retired, the band Metallica doesn't have much to do.

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Wayland Video Shoot 3
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: We’re In Wayland’s New Music Video for ‘Get a Little’ [Video]

Our friends in the band Wayland just released a music video for their new single, "Get A Little," which debuted last week.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Tyler Howe, The Campanellis, Upstage Crew Bring Their Tunes to Summer Craft Beer Festival!

Not only great brews and great food, but great tunes as well are on tap for the Summer Craft Beer Festival on July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids.

Don't miss the live entertainment that will be performing at the fourth Summer Craft Beer Festival! 

Have a listen to all the great bands slated to play!

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Go Behind the Scenes with Godsmack Making ’1000HP’ [Video]

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, comes out on Aug. 5, and for the next few weeks the band is going to be releasing some video footage from the rehearsing and recording of the new album!

Sully kicks this first episode off, with a rewind to the beginnings of construction for their new HQ and recording space.  They built a new place with a kitchen, living room, recording/jam room and storage for all their stuff.

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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Aretha Franklin to Perform In Muskegon For First Time In Almost 20 Years

The "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin, will perform in Muskegon for the first time almost 20 years this summer.

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Wayland Premiered Their New Song “Get a Little” on WGRD – Listen Now

I had the privilege of getting to premiere the new Wayland song, "Get a Little" today during my show, and got to do it with Phil and Mitch from Wayland!

It's always a good time talking with those guys, they're fun, and really passionate about what they do, and honest about how they feel.  They talked a little about the origins of the song, how it was born from the crappy jobs they've all worked while getting the band going.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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New Dead Weather and White Stripes Releases on the Way

Jack White has been super-busy lately, with a new album, tour and a bunch of cover songs to learn.

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