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Jackyl Rocked Berlin Raceway on Friday Night [Video]

Jackyl hit the Grand Rapids area Friday night for one of the first shows at Berlin Raceway in a long time, and they didn't disappoint any of the crowd!

They hit the stage with "My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass", and blasted througha set that was almost fun-religious-revival-meets-rock-extravaganza amazing! Jesse James even plays around with his band towards the end, trying throw them off -- and, if he does, they have to drink!

Best drinking game ever.

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Get Ready for Jackyl with Funny Jackyl Videos

Jackyl is rocking Berlin Raceway tonight, and if you want to have a good time, with some fun, kick-ass American Rock, join GRD out there for the show!

Here are some fun Jackyl vids to get you ready for the show, enjoy!

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2005 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby
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Alter Bridge Releases Cool Animated Video for ‘Cry of Achilles’ [Video]

Alter Bridge, in case you've been in a cave for the last decade, is the band that Mark Tremonti formed after Creed dissolved, to put out music that's a bit heavier than Creed, but still melodic.

He snatched up one of the best singers around right now, Myles Kennedy, and they've not looked back!

The new album, Fortress, came out last year, and it's freaking amazing!  If you don't have it, pick this album up and play it in your car REALLY LOUD. Or in your home. Either way, it's great.

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack’s ”1000HP’ Behind the Scenes Part 3′ [Video]

The new Godsmack album, "1000HP" is almost out! The band's first in four years, the guys are coming back strong with this one.

Every week leading up to the album release, the band is also releasing these cool videos from the writing and recording of the new album.  

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Summer Craft Beer Fest 2014
If you missed it, you should have been here! (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Thanks for Coming to Party with WGRD at the Summer Craft Beer Fest 2014 [Photos]

Today's Summer Craft Beer Fest was a huge success, thanks to all of you that came out and had a great time with us!  Thank you!

Lots of amazing beers, great food, live music…the Summer Craft Beer Fest had it all!  And, we were in a really nice place, John Ball Park, so it was a really nice place to hang and have some beers with friends!

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Trivium’s New Video for ‘Through Blood and Dirt and Bone’ Rocks [Video]

Trivium's newest album "Vengeance Falls" came out last October. If you haven't heard it, it's pretty freaking awesome.

The band just released the video for the song, "Through Blood and Dirt and Bone" is filled with tons of live footage from the road, with some off-stage and behind-the-scenes footage mixed in.

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Babymetal Rocks Sonisphere — Even Bringing a Wall of Death!

So, the Japanese are crazy.  Not in the kill-everyone-while-in-your-underwear kind of way, but in a "wtf is going on over there" kind of way.

The big export right now is a band called Babymetal, which is their fusion of extreme metal brutality and cuteness.  Why?  Because that's what pops into their minds.  I'm telling you, there's something in the water or something over there.

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Wayland Premiered Their New Song “Get a Little” on WGRD – Listen Now

I had the privilege of getting to premiere the new Wayland song, "Get a Little" today during my show, and got to do it with Phil and Mitch from Wayland!

It's always a good time talking with those guys, they're fun, and really passionate about what they do, and honest about how they feel.  They talked a little about the origins of the song, how it was born from the crappy jobs they've all worked while getting the band going.

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97.9 WGRD’s July 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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Three Days Grace Thanks You for Taking ‘Painkiller’ to No. 1 [Video]

The guys in Three Days Grace have had great success with their latest song, "Painkiller", and they wanted to take a moment in the studio to thank everyone who helped make this song their 12th number one song!  That's a very cool thing for them to do.

Thanks to everyone who bought the song, loves the band, and goes to the shows!

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2014 CMT Music Awards Rehearsals - Day 2
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Lzzy Hale and Eric Church Rock the CMT Awards [Video]

The other night, Lzzy Hale from Halestorm hit the stage with Eric Church at the CMTs for a loud version of "That's Damn Rock N Roll".  It's also come out that she's doing some shows with Eric Church on his tour this summer.

Country music has swerved more and more toward the rock side of things over the last few decades, and some country stars put on bigger rock shows than some rock bands!  This ain't your daddy's country music anymore.  Hell, your parents probably can't even tell the difference anymore!

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Gojira ‘Explosia’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Let me start this by saying, "I freaking LOVE Gojira"!  I've been so excited to see this band, I would have paid for tickets to Rock on the Range JUST to see them!  

It would have been a weird thing to do, admittedly, buying tickets to a huge show for only one band, and I still would have checked out as many as I did ... but you get what I'm saying.

This French band has been building their followers over the last few years, and among them, tons of well-known musicians.  This band takes the rhythmic and percussive things that a lot of bands are doing in different directions.  They use odd time signatures, weird sounds, cool tapping riffs, and odd song structures to blow people away.

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