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Against Me! Treats Lucky GRD Winners to Private Soundcheck [Gallery]

Against Me! rocked the Intersection last night!

We had some lucky winners win on air and we got them in the doors before the show started! The band treated these winners to a 3 song set and some pics!

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These are what got me into doing radio...if I'm totally honest. (Photo Johnnie Walker)
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Five Life-Changing Rock Albums You Should Own

I can chart a sort of path through my life with music. I can remember (sort of) how things led me to other things, songs led me to albums, albums led me to bands, bands led me to other bands...you get the idea.

I listen to a lot of different things, but rock and metal definitely top the list of things I listen to. Receiving a cool gift in the mail today got my mind thinking about the music that led me around from kidhood to adulthood. Well, as adult as I get.

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Studio Ghibli Music is Pretty Freakin’ Amazing [Video]

I have known about Studio Ghibli Animation for quite some time, but I haven't really gotten into the movies ever since I met my wife, cause she kicks ass like that.

Movies like Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, etc. They are all great movies and the animation is amazing.

Another thing that's amazing about these movies is the music.

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Love Your Vinyl Albums? Laser Record Player Plays the Music and Doesn’t Touch!

With the return of the vinyl album (even if I argue that it didn't really go away), lots of people are buying cheap turntables to listen to the new albums they bought on Record Store Day. But those cheap things are bad for the albums, digging into the grooves.

Even good turntables will eventually destroy the albums you listen to, since it's a sharp diamond needle dragging across the vinyl.

But now, if you have the money...okay, a LOT of money, you can listen to your LPs on a laser turntable from ELP (not the 70s prog band).

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Opening Night Of Guns N' Roses' Second Residency At The Joint
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Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal Asks You To Stand Up For Music [Video]

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Bumblefoot's World Intellectual Property Day messageGuns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, wants you to get up, stand up for music rights this World Intellectual Property (IP) Day (April 26). #WorldIPDay

Posted by U.S. Embassy Singapore on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Check out this well-spoken message from GNR guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal on illegal downloading and supporting music. I think this is an important message that people really need to hear. Being a music freak, I want people to be able to create more music, and for them to be able to keep creating. Downloading their music is theft, and you shouldn't do it.

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New Guitar Hero and Rock Band Games On the Way [Video]

Guitar Hero and Rock Band were all the rage during the 2000's. I know quite a few people who purchased game consoles for the sole purpose of playing Guitar Hero, it got a lot of people into gaming.

I actually wrote a whole thing about the rise and fall of Guitar Hero.

Looking to reinvigorate the dead 'music genre' of video games, new Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games are on their way.

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Music Friday Songs for April 10

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 and mid-Michigan '70s butt rock to anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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This Gears of War Commercial Still Captures Me

When Gears of War came out of the Xbox 360 back in 2006, it was the killer IP for the Xbox 360. It was the reason that I even looked at an Xbox 360.

The graphics and game play alone sold me on the game, I knew that I had to have it.

Before I even played it though, I saw this commercial.

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Metalhead Ned/WGRD
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Get Your Psychostick: The Tube Today! [Video]

Humor-core group Psychostick is at it again.

Most bands sell t-shirts, CD's, thongs, bumper stickers, etc. While you can buy this fine Psychostick merchandise, you can now buy a limited edition merchandise item starting today.

Psychostick: The Tube.

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97.9 WGRD’s April 2015 Playlist [Video]

The Pretty Reckless' 'Follow Me Down'

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Panama City Beach, Florida, Hotel Blasts ‘The Lion King’ Theme to Awaken Spring Breakers [Video]

For someone who has been partying all night during spring break, 11 a.m. seems so early.

However, one hotel in Panama City Beach, Fla., thought that was the perfect time for party animals to wake up. The way the hotel decided to awaken everyone was to blast the "The Circle of Life," the theme song from the Disney movie The Lion King.

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This Drum Beat Has Been Used In More Than 1,500 Songs [Audio/Video]

There's a good chance you've never heard of the song "Amen, Brother" from the band The Winstons, a b-side released in 1969.

But there's a very good chance that you've heard what is referred to as the "Amen, Brother" break, a six-second drum solo that appeared in the middle of the song.

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