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Young Guns Rocked Grand Rapids with WGRD on Friday Night at The Stache

The guys in Young Guns are no strangers to the United States, having toured here a few times, and played a lot of great shows with bands like Halestorm!  Right now, they're on tour with You Me at Six and Stars in Stereo, and they hit Grand Rapids Friday night!

The band came by the WGRD studios before the show to talk about music, soccer...sorry, football, and the show, with Janna.  They also played some songs acoustically, that you can check out here at WGRD.com.

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You Me at Six
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You Me at Six Rocked Grand Rapids on Friday Night with WGRD!

You Me at Six is a great band from Great Britain that's become bigger and bigger overseas, and now they're crossing the ocean to bring their melodic rock to America!  They've got a huge hit song on the radio right now, "Room to Breathe", and they're on tour right now with Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

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Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage
Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage
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Chicks In Yoga Pants

Do the pants make the girls, or do the girls make the pants? No one knows and in the end who really cares?  Yoga can be a win-win for everybody now.  Gotta give a nod to our friends at E Baums World for this sweet gallery. 

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Jenni Haight
Jenni Haight
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Kenowa Hills High School Boys’ Soccer’s Peter Brown Named Athlete of the Week

Kenowa Hills High School boys' soccer player Peter Brown is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Second-year Knights Coach Frank Andrade almost sounds like he doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Brown.

"He excels," Andrade said of Kenowa Hills' leading scorer. "He's a great player and he's become a great leader."

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Bethany Hamilton — Babe of the Day

Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer, an actress and a competitive cutie.

Her story was made famous in the 2011 film "Soul Surfer." While surfing in 2003, Hamilton was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm. But she refused to give up on becoming a surfing star and persevered, clinging to her dream and her faith.

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Shelly Winkle
Shelly Winkle
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Grand Rapids Christian High School Boys’ Soccer’s Jacob Witte Named Athlete of the Week

Grand Rapids Christian High School boys' soccer player Jacob Witte is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior forward's leadership as captain and contributor is one of the primary reasons why Grand Rapids Christian is 14-1-1 and is ranked No. 3 in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches' Association.

"I could tell on my first day that he'd stand out," first-year Eagles Coach Joshua Miller said of Witte. "I could tell he was a natural leader, ... and that hasn't changed.

"He's great on the field, but he's also great off the field."

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Producer Joe/Free Beer & Hot Wings
Producer Joe/Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Credit Card Receipt

Earlier this morning, we were talking about a New York woman who gave a homeless man her credit card so he could go buy a drink and a pack of cigarettes.

Based on this, we got on the topic of signing credit card receipts.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Eric Zane’s Scooter Riding Costume

Eric Zane told us recently that he took the plunge and bought an RV.

Unfortunately, after buying said RV, he realized how insanely expensive the road to freedom is.

So, instead of selling his scooter like he had previously planned, he has decided to dust off the two-wheeled beast, drive it to work every day and save some money.

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Pixland/ThinkStock
Pixland/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Has 9-Pound Oozing Hairball Removed from Her Stomach

Add this to the list of things that you probably wish you hadn't clicked on ...

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Ottawa Hills High School Volleyball’s Ladaysia Alexander Named Athlete of the Week

Ottawa Hills High School volleyball player Ladaysia Alexander is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

Consider Alexander's selection for the honor one as much for her perseverance in addition to her being a stellar student-athlete.

"Ladaysia Alexander has had to overcome more obstacles in 17 years than most individuals would in their entire life," Ottawa Hills Coach Sara Sherry said.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Dog Falls In River, Manatee Stays by His Side Whole Time

Add this one to the "unlikely animal friends" category.

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Five Finger Death Punch Returned to Grand Rapids with an Amazing Show

After Nothing More and Hellyeah cranked things up loud to kick off the night, Volbeat and Five Finger Death Punch hit the stage to destroy Grand Rapids!

After Volbeat rocked the sold-out crowd at the Deltaplex, Five Finger Death Punch was up next...and they didn't disappoint Grand Rapids!

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