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WGRD Karaoke Madness from Jackie’s Going Away Party! [Video]

Friday was Jackie's last day with us, and we're still a little sad, but we all got to go out and drink together on Friday night, so that's awesome!

Of course, Jackie and Ned freaking LOOOOVE their karaoke, too, so we had to go somewhere with it.  Little did we all know that our weekend guy, Justin, loves rocking the karaoke, let alone our buddy JoJo Girard from our sister station, WFGR!  It was a fun night of singing for all!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Vin Diesel Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ [Video]

It's always funny to see people go a little outside of their comfort zone.

Vin Diesel is an actor who is not known for his singing abilities. But in a recent interview with a United Kingdom radio station, he did just that: sing.

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Stuart C. Wilson, Getty Images
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Arcade Fire Covers Jane’s Addiction, Guns N’ Roses [Video]

Cover songs -- they're what's cool right now.

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David Brendan Hall, Diffuser.fm
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Lollapalooza 2014 – Day Two Recap and Exclusive Photos

Though Eminem’s powerful Friday night performance was still on the lips of countless fans who returned for Day Two of Lollapalooza, some of the fest’s most intriguing and prolific rock artists asserted their genre's relevance right from the get-go on Saturday.

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David Brendan Hall, Diffuser.fm
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Lollapalooza 2014: Day One Recap

Just by scanning the Day One lineup of Lollapalooza’s 10th annual edition at Chicago’s Grant Park – its 18 year as an institution – it was clear that festival organizers set out to forge a weekend that won’t soon be forgotten among the countless multi-day music events with increasingly homogenized rosters.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images
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Can’t Make It to Lollapalooza in Chicago? Watch It Online

Lollapalooza is happening in Chicago this weekend.

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Slipknot Premieres New Song, ‘The Negative One’ [Audio]

FINALLY! After all the teasing on their Facebook, Twitter, etc. Slipknot has unleashed a brand new song!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 1

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Beastie Boy Mike D Talks About Grunge and the ’90s

In a new video interview with Vanity Fair, Beastie Boys member Mike D talks about the '90s and, in particular, the influence of grunge on the era's music scene.

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San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
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97.9 WGRD’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack’s 4th 1000HP Behind the Scenes Video is Up!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is coming very soon, and they've been releasing a cool series of videos showing some behind the scenes footage from the writing and recording of the new album.

If you haven't seen any of them yet, we've got them all here at WGRD.com for you!

Here's the 4th video in the series, covering their producer, that guy from Ugly Kid Joe, Dave Fortman.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 - Day 2
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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Really Likes to Pound His Wood!

Mastodon's Brent Hinds has an interesting hobby for a metal guy.  He really likes to whittle when he's not working.

He really likes to whittle wooden penises.  Peni?  Penisi?  What's the plural for that?

Anyway, he's not afraid to Instagram his "giant pawnus", his first carving in over a year.  Enjoy Brent's mighty wood!

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