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The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.

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Johnnie’s Throwback Thursday – Meeting the Scorpions

Even though I've never been a huge Scorpions fan, though I do enjoy their music, I've somehow seen them a bunch of times in concert, and managed to meet them a couple of times.

Here's the first time I met them...sometime in the early 90's.  They always put of a great show, and sound fantastic, and they have always been really nice people to meet.

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See What It’s Like to Be On Stage in Front of Thousands of People at The Black Keys Show

If you've never gotten the chance to get on a big stage in front of thousands of people, here's your chance ... sort of!

Most people never get to see this kind of thing, so I thought it would be cool to take my camera up on stage to show you what it looks and sounds like!

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Wayland Rocked Grand Rapids at Yankee Springs Golf Course on Saturday Night

Wayland came back home for a series of shows this past week, culminating in a fantastic charity event at Yankee Springs Golf Course, to raise money for the Wayland High School music program on Saturday night!

The guys hit the stage with the same energy they always do, and the crowd gave it right back, singing along and having a great time all night, as Wayland ripped through a full set of songs.

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What’s It Like Being On Stage in Front of Thousands of People?

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when bands or even us radio people get up on stage in front of thousands of you guys?

It's intense, scary, fun, and amazing, all at the same time!

You want to be good, you don't want to look or sound like an idiot, and you want to make sure you get everything you need done, done.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Is How to Ruin a Party With a Carrot [Video]

You wouldn't think that a simple carrot could ruin a party, but you'd be wrong. It's completely possible for a vegetable to do just that.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returning to Grand Rapids this December

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming back to Grand Rapids for two shows on December 7th at the Van Andel Arena!

After last year's final run of "The Lost Christmas Eve", they're coming back with a new show, and lots of never-before-performed music with, "The Christmas Attic"!

If you haven't seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra before, you should get your tickets and go check them out!

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Johnnie’s TBT – Meeting Metallica in 1997

Today is the anniversary of Metallica's black album release, so I figured I try this throwback Thursday thing for once.

This doesn't go back to '92, but '97, when Metallica was touring for the Load album, before Reload came out.  I got the chance to hit a couple shows, as I was part of a station event where we gave away a trip to Phoenix for the Metallica show on January 5th, and then we raced back for the show in Las Cruces on January 6th.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Tries to Raise $30,000 for Kenny Loggins Living Room Concert [Video]

This guy really likes Kenny Loggins. Like, really, REALLY likes Loggins.

He likes the '80s movie soundtrack master so much that he started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 to get him to play a 75-minute private concert in his living room.

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Jackyl Rocked Berlin Raceway on Friday Night [Video]

Jackyl hit the Grand Rapids area Friday night for one of the first shows at Berlin Raceway in a long time, and they didn't disappoint any of the crowd!

They hit the stage with "My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass", and blasted througha set that was almost fun-religious-revival-meets-rock-extravaganza amazing! Jesse James even plays around with his band towards the end, trying throw them off -- and, if he does, they have to drink!

Best drinking game ever.

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Get Ready for Jackyl with Funny Jackyl Videos

Jackyl is rocking Berlin Raceway tonight, and if you want to have a good time, with some fun, kick-ass American Rock, join GRD out there for the show!

Here are some fun Jackyl vids to get you ready for the show, enjoy!

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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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