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See Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage at Wacken in Germany in August 2015! [Video]

TODAY is the last day to enter this awesome 97.9 WGRD contest for a trip for four in August 2015 to Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage rock!

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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Guy Makes Music With Women’s Butts – You Know You Want to Watch This Video!

How do I get THIS JOB!

I'm not even kidding! I want to be able to just come up with some crazy idea about making music, get some pretty girl butts lined up in front of me, and play away!

I would put out a new album every freaking day! My percussion skills would be off the charts!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Elton John Falls Out of His Chair at Celebrity Tennis Match [Video]

Sir Elton John was a team captain for the Mylan MTT Smash Hits celebrity matches at the Statoil Masters tennis tournament over the weekend in London.

While attempting to sit down in a chair courtside, he had a bit of an accident.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols [Video]

Just in time for the holiday season: The Avengers are here to bring you good tidings!

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Funny Things Vocalists Say in the Studio

We've been taking potshots at band members over the last few days, and it's all in good fun.  People in the studio are really funny.  Check out the bassist video, the guitarist video, and the drummer videos, and have some laughs.

But we can't forget the singers!

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Funny Things Guitarists Say in the Studio

Yesterday, I posted about the funny things drummers say in the studio, and I think we all had a good laugh.  If you haven't had that laugh yet, go have it, it's good.

Drummers aren't the only funny people in the studio, though.  You'll always get some good stuff from everyone in the band, including the guitar players.

Yes, even them.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Turns Carrot Into Functioning Clarinet [Video]

The Ted Talks videos have become more and more popular over the past few years.

However, this has to be the most interesting one yet.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly slightly beyond the realm of reality being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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Funny Things Drummers Say in the Studio

If you've been in a band, you've probably heard your drummer say some of these things.  It wouldn't even have to be in the studio, it could be in rehearsal, at a show, or just when they're hanging out screwing around on the kit.

People in bands are funny.  The only thing I think he forgot for this was:

"Hold on, let me just warm up real quick."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for December 5

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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