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Jack White Covers Metallica [Video]

Tons of Glastonbury fans and artists may have had a problem with Metallica's headlining gig at the annual music fest this past weekend, but one of the performers flipped the controversy.

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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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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Faith No More Plays Two New Songs in Concert

It's been 17 years since Faith No More released an album.

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Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters TV Show Is ‘Complicated Process’

Dave Grohl said that the making of the Foo Fighters' upcoming TV show and album was a “complicated process” as they toured across America, recording and finding inspiration along the way.

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Celebrating at Celebration on the Grand

Celebration on the Grand's shift to summer came with a almost fall-like weather on Friday afternoon.

However, it wasn't autumn.

It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.

The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.

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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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Motley Crue’s Music Kick-Starts U.S. Navy-Inspired Clip, Just in Time for 4th of July! [Video]

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

A YouTube user has mixed some U.S. Navy heritage with some Mötley Crüe.

The results just "Kickstart My Heart," and in the nick of time for the Fourth of July.

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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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