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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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Nothing More Performs Live at WGRD Studios – ‘I’ll Be Okay’ and ‘This is the Time’

Nothing More is a great band from Texas (my home state), and they came through town on Monday as one of the openers for the Chevelle show at The Orbit Room.  They also stopped by the station to meet some winners and play a couple songs for us in their special "acoustic" format.

These guys do their acoustic thing a bit different from most.

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Wayland Rocks ‘Welcome to My Head’ Live at WGRD! [Video]

The guys from Wayland stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studios to talk about their crazy tour life, some things we couldn't share on the air and get everyone pumped for their show at The Intersection on April 5 -- Saturday.

Get out to the show and make your appearance on their DVD, and just enjoy some great kick-ass rock!

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Jackie and We As Human
Jackie and We As Human (Photo: Johnnie Walker/97.9 WGRD)
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We As Human Rock WGRD Acoustic Before Their Show with Skillet [Video]

Skillet and We As Human rocked the Van Andel Arena last night, but before they rocked the stadium, they came across the street to WGRD to kick some ass on the air with Jackie!

Check out the complete interview with John from Skillet, as well as the complete interview with all the guys in We As Human.

Right here you can watch both the videos we shot for the acoustic songs that We As Human played on the air.  Enjoy!

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Lovehammers
Lovehammers live in our...well...um...empty room. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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The Lovehammers from Chicago Rough It at WGRD to Rock Out [Video]

A cool band stopped by the WGRD studios this week to say hi and play us a couple of their songs, totally stripped down and acoustic.  So stripped down, there wasn't even any furniture in the room!

Seriously.  Because of the movie filming in the station, we had to sneak off into an abandoned room to hang out and jam!

Check out this band, the Lovehammers, from Chicago.

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Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
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Heaven’s Basement Rocked WGRD This Afternoon With Acoustic Guitars [Video]

This afternoon, the guys in Heaven's Basement stopped by the WGRD studios to have lunch and play some tunes for some winners and the staff.  They were supposed to be on tour with The Pretty Reckless, but Taylor got sick, so Heaven's Basement decided to just go on a drinking tour of radio stations and have some fun!

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Shinedown Posts Cover of Pearl Jam’s ‘Black’ [Video]

Recently, Shinedown posted to its Facebook page this video.

It's an acoustic cover of Brent Smith singing Pearl Jam's "Black."

As always Shinedown does amazing! (I have a mega-crush on Brent Smith ...)

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P.O.D. Rocks the Acoustic Guitars on ‘Lost in Forever and Beautiful’ [Video]

A couple months ago at my last radio gig in El Paso, Texas, I got to hang out with the guys in P.O.D. and have some BBQ while they rocked some cool acoustic versions of some of their songs.  

They were really cool dudes, and had fun playing their songs this way in front a few people at KLAQ 95.5 FM before they hit the stage in front of thousands of people to turn the volume way up!

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Heaven’s Basement Rocks ‘Fire, Fire’ Acoustic [Video]

Heaven's Basement is a great British rock band, and its song, "Fire Fire" is rockin' 'GRD right now. 

Acoustic versions of songs are always cool to check out, and these are no different. There's a totally stripped down version, and another version with full drums, too.

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