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What to Take to Rock on the Range – Or Other Festivals

This weekend is the big Rock on The Range music festival in Columbus, Ohio.  

It's be three days of rock, over 60 bands, food, weird stuff ... and maybe some rain. 

If you have tickets, this will be an amazing weekend of fun for you!

So, what s

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Get Black Keys Tickets for Grand Rapids Concert Now Before Anyone Else Can

On Sept. 7, The Black Keys will hit the Van Andel Arena with Cage the Elephant for a show here in Grand Rapids!

Tickets won't go on sale until Friday morning to the general public, but since you're one of the 'GRD peeps, we can hook you up with access to tickets before that!

Right now, follow this link for tickets, and enter this code word

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Metalhead Ned’s ‘Metal Minute:’ Five Finger Death Punch Tour, Trivium Loses Drummer and Summer Slaughter 2014 [Audio]

If you missed this week's "Metal Minute" on 97.9 WGRD, here is what you need to know!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Jay Z Attacked by Beyonce’s Sister, Solange Knowles, In Hotel Elevator [Video]

Surveillance video has surfaced of Solange Knowles, a singer who's famous for being Beyoncé Knowles' sister, attacking Jay Z in a hotel elevator last week.

The altercation went down at a Met Gala after-party last week in New York.

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Agalloch Streams ‘The Serpent & the Sphere’ Album

If you're a fan of atmospheric blackened folk metal with doom nuances and post-rock / post-metal soundscapes, you're in luck! Agalloch's highly anticipated fifth studio album, 'The Serpent & the Sphere' is now available for streaming in full!

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Jackie Interviews Patrick Carney of The Black Keys [Audio]

The Black Keys are making their way back here to Van Andel Arena!

We haven't seen them in Grand Rapids since 2012.

I interviewed The Black Keys' drummer, Patrick Carney, the other day.

Listen here to learn more about the upcoming tour, the new album, the band's upcoming Saturday appearance on "SNL" and more!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Band Comes Up With Genius Way to ‘Scam’ Spotify [Video]

You've, perhaps, never heard of the band Vulfpeck.

And before reading about this, we here at "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" hadn't either. But we're fans now!

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The Black Keys Announce Grand Rapids Tour Stop on September 7 [Video]

The Black Keys have a new CD titled "Turn Blue," and to support that album the band is hitting the road throughout the United States with Cage the Elephant and others.

The best part, is The Black Keys are coming to the Van Andel Arena on Sept. 7!

Tickets go on sale next Friday morning, May 16, to everyone. However, if you're a WGRD Freeloader, you have access to get your tickets early beginning Thursday morning, May 15!

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Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More Will Dominate at The Deltaplex Sept. 21! [Video]

Now, this is a big one! Freshly announced today! Check out this monster of a show!

Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More will ALL be at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on Sunday, Sept. 21!

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Beck Books Date at DeVos Hall on July 19! [Video]

It has been a while since we have seen this guy Beck around, hasn't it?

Freshly announced today and out to promote his latest album, "Morning Phase," Beck is set to hit DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids on July 19!

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Seether Releases New Single and Album Details; Listen Now

The wait is over...Seether have been teasing an announcement for today, and here it is:

The new Seether album is titled "Isolate & Medicate" and will come out July 1.

And to prepare you for the new CD, they released their first single, "Words As Weapons," which you can listen to right now!  

This is Seether's first new album since 2011, "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray"; and is its first on release on its new label Concord Records.

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Rock on the Range’s Performance Times Set

It's still a couple weeks away, but music lovers heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual Rock on the Range festival can begin planning who they want to see and when.

One of the biggest issues for any concert-goer is potential time conflicts, but Rock on the Range's organizers are giving those attending advance notice to make for the best concert experience possible.

Grand Rapids' Pop Evil is slated to hit the Monster Main Stage at 3:50 p.m. May 17, a Saturday.

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