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The Pretty Reckless’ ‘Follow Me Down’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

The Pretty Reckless are sitting pretty with one of the biggest songs of the year right now, "Heaven Knows", and they came to Rock on the Range to show why they're so big right now!  

They hit the Ernie Ball stage with the song "Follow Me Down", and Taylor Momsen showed the sold out crowd exactly how good the band really is.

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Adelita’s Way “The Collapse” live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Adelitas Way has a new album called Stuck coming out very soon, and you can hear the first song from it, "Dog on a Leash" right here on WGRD.  And this weekend, Adelita's Way rocked the main stage at Rock on the Range!

They came right out of the gate with a great song from their last album, Home School Valedictorian, called "The Collapse"!  Check it out, and then check out more from this weekend's Rock on the Range with WGRD!

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Five Finger Death Punch Performs ‘Lift Me Up’ at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Sunday night, day 3 of Rock on the Range was a great time for Five Finger Death Punch to hit the stage for their blistering set in Columbus, OH.  They hit the stage right before Kid Rock, and the crowd went absolutely nuts for the band, singing along, crowd surfing, and moshing during the entire set!

They cranked through a lot of songs during their set, including "Burn MF", "Bad Company", "Hard to See" and this one, the first single from The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol 1, "Lift Me Up"!

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Kyng Rocks Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Of the 60 or so bands at the 2014 Rock on the Range, Kyng is a great, heavy band with a great throwback set of sound on their albums.  The songs don't sound old and slow, and come across crushingly live.

Check them out, opening their set at Rock on the Range 2014.

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The Black Keys Announce Grand Rapids Tour Stop on September 7 [Video]

The Black Keys have a new CD titled "Turn Blue," and to support that album the band is hitting the road throughout the United States with Cage the Elephant and others.

The best part, is The Black Keys are coming to the Van Andel Arena on Sept. 7!

Tickets go on sale next Friday morning, May 16, to everyone. However, if you're a WGRD Freeloader, you have access to get your tickets early beginning Thursday morning, May 15!

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Three Days Grace Rocked Grand Rapids at The Orbit Room on April 24th

Thursday night, April 24th, Three Days Grace and Framing Hanley came to Grand Rapids to rock the Orbit Room in front of a packed house!  Framing Hanley rocked the crowd with a nice long set of songs, getting the crowd really pumped up for the return of Three Days Grace to Grand Rapids.

Three Days Grace came out with the intent to show everyone in Grand Rapids why they're such a great band.

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Framing Hanley Rocked Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room with Three Days Grace

Thursday night, Three Days Grace came to Grand Rapids to rock the Orbit Room with Framing Hanley!  WGRD was there to...well, to rock and have a few drinks, to be honest...and to capture the night for those who couldn't make it!

If you haven't seen or heard Frami

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Check Out Video and Photos from the Three Days Grace Sound Check Party

The guys in Three Days Grace and WGRD hosted a fun sound check party for everyone who won tickets to the show on the air with GRD before the show, and they band even brought pizza!  What could be more awesome than getting exclusive access to watch the band prepare for their show, and hang out with them and get autographs and pictures?  Free pizza, too!

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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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Middle Class Rut rocks The Orbit Room on Monday night. (Photo: Johnnie Walker/97.9 WGRD)
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Middle Class Rut Rocked The Orbit Room with Chevelle [Video/Photos]

Middle Class Rut was the second band to play during the Chevelle concert on Monday night, with Nothing More opening the show.  

These two dudes jumped on stage and rocked with a lot of energy, with a huge sound for two guys being the only ones up there. They had some backing tracks going to fill things out, but they weren't playing too loud.

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Nothing More Rocked The Orbit Room with Chevelle [Videos/Photos]

Nothing More is a great band from Texas, and right now they're on tour with Chevelle and Middle Class Rut.  

The guys stopped by the 'GRD studios Monday before their show at The Orbit Room to play for a few WGRD Freeloaders Club winners and the staff, and then joined Jackie on the air to talk about the show.

Their "acoustic" setup is a bit different from most, as they run everything through a computer using Ableton Live to run effects and patch changes. They play the songs live, but the computer controls the sounds.  It's pretty bad ass, actually, and the audio I recorded is fantastic!

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Bush, Chevelle And Filter Perform At The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Johnnie Walker Interviews Sam from Chevelle About ‘La Gargola’ and New Tour [Video]

I got the privilege of talking with Sam, the drummer for Chevelle a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about the new album "La Gargola" that was released on April 1st, and their upcoming tour.

Early in the interview we learned what Pete means when he said he "got Sam and electric drum kit".

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