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Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/Pantera) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Check out Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by REX BROWN of Kill Devil Hill! They will be chatting about Rex's new book "Official Truth, 101 Proof."

Tonight at 10pm on 97.9 WGRD!

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Local Metal Moment: Through The Ashes

Before a band get’s big, they have to start off as a local band. Listeners today are getting “too used” to hearing the top hits on the radio. As a band, you need to start somewhere, and radio station’s don’t look at local metal enough. WGRD is putting an end to that! For this week’s LOCAL METAL MOMENT, we are checking out Through The Ashes!

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Brendon Small (Dethklok) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Check out Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by Brendon Small of DETHKLOK!

Also getting to music from Hatebreed, Motorhead, Slayer, and More!

Starts at 10pm tonight on 97.9 WGRD!

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Humorcore Group PSYCHOSTICK Stopping by Club Envy on March 31st!

Who would have thought that you could combine Metal and Humor together and get something this awesome. Ever heard of Psychostick? No? Well, that's just sad! Psychostick is a very underrated band that you need to check out, and they are coming to Club Envy in Muskegon!

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Erlend Hjelvik (KVELERTAK) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Check out Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by Erland Hjelvik of Kvelertak, they will be announcing their new tour on the show!

Also music from Machine Head, Gojira, Meshuggah and more! Tonight at 10PM on 97

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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed From Australian Tour After Financial Dispute

Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band's business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine's Day, Lombardo was notified by the band's lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer's upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly cold, and Lombardo has detailed the sudden decision in an official statement.

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Hatebreed Coming to The Intersection on April 22nd!

The year of 2013 is starting to rev up with some pretty sweet shows and tours! Good thing that a majority of these shows will be making stops here in a Grand Rapids, like Testament, The Devil Wears Prada, Lacuna Coil, etc. Let's add Hatebreed to that roster shall we?

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Talks Current Tour, Touring with Metallica, Upcoming Live CD/DVD and More!

Time for another Metalhead Ned interview here at WGRD! When I heard that Thrash Metal legends Testament were coming to town (tomorrow in fact), I knew what I had to do...I had to somehow grab an interview with the beast known as Chuck Billy of Testament.

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Local Metal Moment: ChuggeR

Before a band get's big, they have to start off as a local band. Listeners today are getting "too used" to hearing the top hits on the radio. As a band, you need to start somewhere, and radio station's don't look at local metal enough. WGRD is putting an end to that! For this week's LOCAL METAL MOMENT, we are checking out ChuggeR!

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David Draiman’s Device: First Single ‘Vilify’ Leaks

In this day and age in the music industry, it's hard for bands to keep songs under wraps before their official release. Disturbed singer David Draiman's new band Device are no exception, with the first single 'Vilify' off their self-titled debut hitting YouTube today (Feb. 17). Listen below.

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Steve Von Till (Neurosis) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Join Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by Steve Von Till of NEUROSIS!

Also getting to music from OTEP, Metallica, and a NEW Mad Minute from Oderus Urungus of GWAR!

Tonight at 10pm on 97

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Metalhead Ned’s Favorite Metal Guitarist

When it comes to metal, nothing can define the music more than the master behind the AXE! Different types of vocals, drums, etc...but the guitar is what can either make or break a metal group. Throughout the years, guitarist have come and gone, but there is no doubt that these are some of the top metal guitarist that have ever existed

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