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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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97.9 WGRD’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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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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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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Foo Fighters’ New Album Is Finished

It shouldn't be too everlong now.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

It's been a great two weeks for "Weird Al" Yankovic.

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Jack White Joined Beck Onstage for ‘Loser’ and Other Beck Songs

Jack White just can't stop playing other people's songs these days.

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We As Human Rocks WGRD Before Their Stache Show in Grand Rapids

They great guys in We As Human stopped by the studio today to hang with us, and to play a couple acoustic songs, to get everyone pumped for their show at The Stache tonight!

If you haven't seen these guys before, you should really come downtown and check out the show!  There's a lot of energy, great songs, and tonight they're going to do some extra special things for the crowd, including some acoustic stuff...who knows what else!

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Alter Bridge Releases Cool Animated Video for ‘Cry of Achilles’ [Video]

Alter Bridge, in case you've been in a cave for the last decade, is the band that Mark Tremonti formed after Creed dissolved, to put out music that's a bit heavier than Creed, but still melodic.

He snatched up one of the best singers around right now, Myles Kennedy, and they've not looked back!

The new album, Fortress, came out last year, and it's freaking amazing!  If you don't have it, pick this album up and play it in your car REALLY LOUD. Or in your home. Either way, it's great.

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Billy Corgan: New Smashing Pumpkins Album ‘Monuments to an Elegy’ Is Done

Frontman Billy Corgan has announced the completion of the Smashing Pumpkins' new album via the band's official website.

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