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Rock On The Range Announces 2016 Dates – Ticket Sale Dates

Rock on the Range 2016 is only six months away, and now we can set the dates on our calendars, and let the bosses know when we're going to be out of town! Rock on the Range will happen in Columbus, OH, on May 20, 21, and 22, 2016! Save the dates, and get ready for lots of chances to win free tickets to the festival from WGRD!

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via Periscope/DaveMustaine
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Teases 2016 Concert in Michigan via Periscope [Video]

Dave Mustaine has been really getting into the whole Periscope thing, and has been broadcasting a lot of things live from his account. He ranted about his guitar tech on Periscope, and then forgave him, and now he's streamed a conversation with fans online where he confirmed (sort of) a Megadeth show in Detroit in 2016!

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TurbowolfVEVO via Youtube
TurbowolfVEVO via Youtube
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GRD Listeners Sound Off On New Turbowolf Song ‘Rabbits Foot’

WGRD debuted Turbowolf's news song “Rabbits Foot” on the Liquid Lunch today.

We asked GRD listeners their opinions on the song. What do you think of “Rabbits Foot”? Check it out and vote below!

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Foo Fighters Perform for 1000 Italian Fans in Viral Video [Video]

A few months ago, 1,000 Italian Foo Fighters fans played the group's hit 1999 single Learn to Fly in unison as part of an effort to bring the band to Cesena, Italy. On Tuesday, their efforts finally paid off.

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Avenged Sevenfold Announce Brooks Wackerman as Their New Drummer

On Monday, Avenged Sevenfold announced that their new drummer would be named on Wednesday. They've been working with the new skinsman for over a year, since letting Arin Ilejay go. They held off announcing Arin's departure until July, but they've had Brooks Wackerman in the band well before that.

Who's Brooks Wackerman, you ask?

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The Grindmother via Youtube
The Grindmother via Youtube
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67-Year-Old Screaming Grindcore Grandmother Has Her Own Song Out [Video]

This 67-year-old screaming granny is likely more metal than you.

Dubbed "The Grindmother", she became a sensation earlier this year after recording vocals for grindcore band Corrupt Leaders, Metal Hammer reports.

Now she's got her own song out. Check out the video of The Grindmother's "Any Cost".

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New Avenged Sevenfold Drummer’s Identity Will Be Announced Wednesday

Avenged Sevenfold have been working on a new album with an unnamed drummer for quite a long time now. After announcing the split with Arin Ilejay last July, it's come out that Arin has been gone, and the band has been working with their new guy for over a year!

So much for all the drummers on Youtube who've been uploading their audition videos.

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NirvanaVEVO via Youtube
NirvanaVEVO via Youtube
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Lock of Kurt Cobain’s Hair, MTV Unplugged Cardigan up for Auction [Video]

Several Nirvana-related items will hit Julien's Live auction block this Saturday, Nov. 7.

Among them is the green cardigan sweater Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's 1993 MTV Unplugged performance, Rolling Stone reports. Bidding starts at $20,000.

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Red Sun Rising Dressed Up As Pop Evil for Halloween [Photo]

Red Sun Rising is a really cool band from Ohio who's rocked Grand Rapids a couple times in the past few months!

In August they hit the Intersection with Pop Evil for the CD release party of PE's new album "Up" on "Pop Evil Day" here in Grand Rapids.

The bands were back together at the Freaker's Ball over the weekend in Kansas. To celebrate Halloween, the guys in Red Sun Rising dressed up as West Michigan's Pop Evil!

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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Foo Fighters Launch Countdown Clock for Unknown Event

The Foo Fighters have launched a website with a mysterious countdown clock, and nobody really knows what it's counting down to.

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A.V. Club via YouTube
A.V. Club via YouTube
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Watch GWAR Cover Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She Bop’ [Video]

Costumed metallers GWAR return to Grand Rapids to rock the Orbit Room next Wednesday Nov. 4.

To get you ready for the wildness that is a GWAR show, here's something pretty nutty: Gwar covering Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop". 

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GRD Listeners Sound Off On New Aranda Song ‘We Are The Enemy’ [Video, Poll]

Aranda are rocking the Orbit Room November 7 with Theory of a Deadman! To get you ready for the show, GRD debuted Aranda's new song "We Are the Enemy" on the Liquid Lunch!

We wanted to know what GRD listeners think of the new song. Check out their reactions and listen to the song and let us know your opinion!

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