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Foo Fighters to Reveal ‘Big News’ on Monday

You know you've achieved a certain level of fame when the mere hint that you'll announce news in a few days is news in and of itself.

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Metallica’s Early Producer Talks About Making Ride the Lightning

Arguably, some of Metallica's best albums ever were produced by Flemming Rasmussen in Denmark.  Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.

Now, for the 30th anniversary of Ride the Lightning, Flemming talks about the recording of the album, and called it "almost effortless".

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WGRD Exclusive – The First Acoustic Performances Ever of New Rock [Video]

Nothing More is on the road with Sleepwave right now, and they blasted into Grand Rapids yesterday for a show at The Stache that was fantastic.  Check out some video proof here.

Before the show, the guys in Sleepwave, Spencer and Steve, came to the WGRD studios to talk about the new band, their upcoming album, the tour...and to play some songs acoustically for the first time ever!

We have the exclusive acoustic versions of these songs, from the new Sleepwave album, Broken Compass, which doesn't even come out until September 12th.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 8

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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Theo Wargo, Getty Images
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Listen to Eight Seconds From the New Foo Fighters Album

After dropping clues to an online scavenger hunt of sorts that led to a photo that may or may not be the cover of their new album, the Foo Fighters are teasing fans with a taste of their upcoming record.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to Perform With Seattle Symphony

Fans of the Seattle Symphony will be getting a little grunge with their Gershwin.

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Godsmack’s Fifth, Final ’1000HP’ Behind Scenes Video is Here!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is out now, and their final behind the scene video is now up for your enjoyment!  Get ready for the return of Godsmack, with the making of the music video for "1000HP", and then go get the new album and crank it up!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Cows Really Like Trombone Cover of ‘Royals’ [Video]

Who doesn't love Lorde?

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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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Arcade Fire Covers Jane’s Addiction, Guns N’ Roses [Video]

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

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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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