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See How an Event Gets Built and Run in 5 Minutes of Time-Lapse [Video]

Here at GRD and our sister stations, we put on a lot of events. From big to small, from shows to just fun things to do, there's a lot of stuff that goes on.

Here's a fun video for you, so you can see one whole day's work and fun in building an event for you.  

On Friday, we had a party in our parking lot called "Sun of a Beach", and we brought the beach to downtown Grand Rapids, brought in some bands and invited all of you to come party with us.

Watch the whole day's setup, show, and tear down -- all in five minutes.

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Exodus ‘Toxic Waltz’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Another band I was really excited to see at Rock on the Range this year was Exodus!  I've seen them a few times, and they always kick serious ass live!  The dual shredding guitars of Gary Holt and Lee Altus (of the fantastic Heathen, too) really make Exodus a force to be reckoned with.

I first saw them before Lee joined the band, and since he's come on board, the band has gotten even better!  And luckily, I got to see Lee Altus briefly after their set and geek out with a picture!

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Rock on the Range 2014 Day 3 Photos

The final day of Rock on the Range 2014 was much warmer and less rainy than days one and two, which a lot of people really enjoyed!  The bands loved the weather, but really enjoyed the thousands of people that crowded their stages and partied really hard with them on Sunday, May 18th!  The crowd showed no signs of slowing down on the third full day of shows, and crowd-surfed and moshed all day!

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Rock on the Range Photo Gallery for Day 2 – Saturday, May 17th

Day 2 of Rock on the Range was another huge day, and the largest attended day for Rock on the Range in it's entire history.  Tons of bands hit the stage, and I got photos of as many of them as I could catch.

The coolest part of the day was when Ned and I got the chance to get on the stage for Avenged Sevenfold's set!  We (and a bunch of other people) got to climb up onto some scaffolding on the side of the stage and watch the show!  The concussion bombs and fire were a nice welcome to the cold, but were super loud!

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Photo Johnnie Walker
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Rock on the Range 2014 – Day 1 Photos

Rock on the Range 2014 is a huge event in Columbus, OH, and this year's show completely sold out!  GRD gave away a bunch of tickets to the event, and then we came down here to cover it for everyone else that couldn't make it.  We want to show you some of the things going on down here, and maybe next year, you'll join us!

Here are some of the things we saw on the first day of Rock on the Range 2014.

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What to Take to Rock on the Range – Or Other Festivals

This weekend is the big Rock on The Range music festival in Columbus, Ohio.  

It's be three days of rock, over 60 bands, food, weird stuff ... and maybe some rain. 

If you have tickets, this will be an amazing weekend of fun for you!

So, what s

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GRD’s Got the New Three Days Grace Lyric Video for Painkiller – And Exclusive Acoustic PreShow Access!

All this week and next, keep listening for your chances to win tickets to Three Days Grace, and when you win, you'll also get access to GRD's Exclusive PreShow Acoustic performance with Three Days Grace!

They've just released a new track for us, and here's the new lyric video to go along with it.

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Watch Wayland Rock “Fire Down Below” Live From the Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at the Intersection was fantastic!  The crowd was huge, the band was on fire, and everyone had such a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came out to rock with Wayland!

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Wayland
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Wayland Rocked a Sold Out Intersection Saturday Night [Photos]

Thanks to an amazing Grand Rapids turn out, Wayland got rock their hometown at the sold out Intersection on Saturday night!  You guys all jammed into the place to make some noise and support some local boys done good!

There were a lot of great local bands on the bill:

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WGRD Behind the Scenes with Wayland at The Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at The Intersection was absolutely amazing last night, thanks to you, Grand Rapids!  You guys came to rock and completely sold out the show!  The guys in Wayland are so happy, and so are we here at GRD!

We got hang with the guys to bring you some fun behind the scenes stuff from the show, so you can see deeper in to the world of Wayland, and how hard they work to prepare for you guys!

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Get Ready for Chevelle April 21 Concert with Live Chevelle Video

A couple years ago, I caught Chevelle on the Carnival of Madness tour with Halestorm, and they kicked serious ass!  

I'd seen them before, but this time they really brought it to the crowd and played with a lot of energy.

The giant bull on stage was an impressive touch, too.

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Kiss and Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour, with Aug. 23 Concert at DTE Energy Theatre [Video]

Well, this is pretty awesome. Two juggernauts in the rock world just announced a co-headlining a 40-date tour for this summer! Even better, the tour has an August Michigan date!

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