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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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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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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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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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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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Judas Priest With Special Guests Black Label Society & Thin Lizzy In Concert
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Judas Priest Premieres Its New Album Right Here, Right Now! [Audio]

One of my favorite bands of all time is the mighty Judas Priest. I grew up listening to them, and I've seen them a LOT of times in concert. One of the best live bands around.

Forty years in, and the metal gods are releasing their new album, Redeemer of Souls, on Tuesday. Their first since my favorite guitar player, KK Downing, left the band.  The first with new guitarist Richie Faulkner, who is an absolute beast on guitar. Check out the solo from EMGTV for some evidence. The guy can play.

We've got all the lowdown on the new Priest album for you right here at WGRD.com, with this really cool special, with Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, and Richie Faulkner talking all about the new album, and playing a bunch of songs from it!

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Motley Crue opened The Final Four on Wednesday night , rocking out at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Mike Nedwick/98.7 WFGR)
Motley Crue opened The Final Four on Wednesday night , rocking out at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Mike Nedwick/98.7 WFGR)
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Motley Crue Debuts ‘All Bad Things’ in Grand Rapids Performance [Video]

By Matthew Wilkening | Ultimate Classic Rock

Mötley Crüe premiered a new song titled "All Bad Things" on Wednesday night during the opening show of its farewell run The Final Tour in Grand Rapids.

Obviously, the recording of the song played at Van Andel Arena isn’t a band-endorsed, audiophile-quality recording. However, even in such rough form there’s enough to make us very curious to hear the studio version of this track.

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Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee’s Solos History: 30 Years of Insane Stunts [Video]

Nobody in rock history has done more to expand the concept of what a drum solo can look and sound like than Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. Here's video proof.

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#RIPMotleyCrue: Grand Rapids Concert Pics, Tweets for Motley Crue’s Final Tour Kickoff!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 97.9 WGRD.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Country Star Justin Moore Rocks with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil in ‘Home Sweet Home’ Clip [Video]

Country star Justin Moore teams up with Vince Neil in the 'Home Sweet Home' video from the upcoming 'Nashville Outlaws' Motley Crue tribute album.

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Get Cued Up for Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

You know all about these guys, right? Mötley Crüe.

The Los Angeles heavy metal band was founded in 1981 by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, and were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil.

Tonight, The Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena, The Van!

Here's some Mötley music and highlights to get you cued -- or crued -- up. All bad things must come to an end.

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