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Linkin Park Closes Up an Epic Rock on the Range! [Video]

It's been a very long and tiring 3 days, but I have never been so happy to be so tired! It was all worth it!

Slipknot, Judas Priest, Sabaton, BabyMetal, Godsmack...SO MANY BANDS!

It all came to a close with Linkin Park!

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2015 Rock on the Range Daily Lineups Announced

Rock on the Range is just over a month away! Over 50 bands are set to rock Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, May 15-17.

The organizers are helping you get a jump on planning your ROTR 2015 experience by releasing the daily lineups for this year’s event.

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Check Out Our Linkin Park Infinity Speaker Winner!

Last month, we gave you the chance to enter to win a Infinity Speaker designed and signed by Linkin Park!

This speaker sounded awesome and we wanted to keep it ourselves, but we felt it would be better in one of your hands.

Amazingly, a listener from another state won the speaker!

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Chester Bennington: ‘Writing for Stone Temple Pilots, I Get to Be a Lot More Poetic’

Chester Bennington reveals that Stone Temple Pilots provides him a different creative experience than what he has in Linkin Park.

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Linkin Park In Concert - Nashville, TN
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Linkin Park Releases Footage of Chester Breaking His Leg on Tour [Video]

While on tour with Linkin Park, Chester was playing basketball with the band and other bands, and went up for a layup (off camera) and you hear an amazingly loud snap as he comes down. It sounds like someone snaps a tree branch.

The video cuts to him on the floor, and then getting carted off by paramedics.

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Register to win an Infinity Speaker Signed and Designed by Linkin Park!

Sadly last month, Linkin Park had to cancel their show due to lead singer Chester Benningtons broken leg (which looked pretty nasty).

However they wanted to make it up by giving you the chance to win something pretty cool!

A Bluetooth enabled Infinity Speaker which was designed and even signed by the entire band!

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Top 10 Decade Defining Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Songs of 2000s, According to Watch Mojo [Video]

There are some songs on this list that I agree with and some that I do not, but it was a nice trip down memory lane. However, many of these songs we still play quite frequently on 97.9 WGRD!

Do you agree with this list?

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Tweeted Scary Pictures After His Leg Surgery

First ray of sunshine since the surgery. Thank you to everyone for all your support and well wishes. - @ChesterBe pic.twitter.com/pxAre0B3x1

— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) January 23, 2015

Last week, Linkin Park was forced to cancel the rest of the dates through February on their Hunting Party tour, including the show here in Grand Rapids, February 4th at the Van Andel.

Everyone has been wondering about the leg injury, and how bad it had to be to cancel the tour, and now Chester has posted some pictures of his leg and the incisions from the surgeons.

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Linkin Park Cancels February 4 Grand Rapids Concert

Today sucks, now. Linkin Park has officially canceled its stop here in Grand Rapids on Feb. 4.

I repeat, the show at Van Andel Arena -- with Of Mice and Men and Rise Against -- has been canceled.

It was reported earlier today that Chester Bennington has suffered a leg injury, and had to cancel a couple shows while he saw doctors. However, it was just announced the rest of the tour through Feb. 14 has now been canceled as well!

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Layne Staley Keeps Touring and Singing with a Broken Leg [Video]

Linkin Park's tour cancellation is not good news for Grand Rapids, since they've cancelled the rest of the tour through February 14th, and we won't get to see them here at the Van Andel. Their shows begin again in May.

But Chester injuring his leg, and forcing the cancellation of the shows reminded me of some shows I saw back in 1992, when Alice in Chains was opening for Ozzy on the No More Tours tour, and Layne was in a wheelchair!

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Register to Win Weekend Passes to Rock on the Range 2015!

Rock on the Range is quickly approaching! The 3 day rock fest, the biggest in the nation takes place May 15, 16, and 17th at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH!

Tickets are going fast, so you don't want to miss out! In the mean time, why not win them?

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Win a Trip to See Linkin Park Headline 2015 Loudwire Music Festival!

We're giving away a flyaway trip for two to the Loudwire Music Festival along with a meet & greet with Linkin Park!

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