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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 19

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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Slash Talks Coffee Spills, Gene Simmons, Michael Jackson, Clown Music [Audio/Video]

We were once again joined on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today by rock legend Slash.

The legendary guitarist, formerly of Guns N' Roses, is currently playing with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The band just released its latest album and single, "World on Fire."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 12

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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Watch The Black Keys Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

The Black Keys hit the stage with a bigger show than I really expected, and they put on a fantastic performance!  They played a lot of songs, covering a lot of ground, and hitting a lot of older songs, that seemed to make all the die hard Black Keys fans happy.

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Watch Cage the Elephant Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

Cage the Elephant took the stage first, and powered through a lot of high energy rock, including their newest hit, "Come a Little Closer', and the rocker, "Teeth", where the singer, Matt, not only did a stage dive into the crowd, but kept singing the song while surfing!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: ABCs ’20/20′ Introduces Us to Rap Music In 1981 [Video]

These days, ABC's "20/20" is reserved for hard-hitting stories and investigative journalism.

But 30 years ago, that apparently was not the case.

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Johnnie’s Throwback Thursday – 2000 Iron Maiden and Rob Halford

My throwback Thursday goes back to 2000, when I finally got to meet some of my metal heroes.  Iron Maiden was hitting the road with Queensryche and Rob Halford's solo band, and I took a week of so I could follow them around and hit 5 shows.

I caught the San Antonio, El Paso, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Irvine shows that tour, and remember being super excited, since two of my favorite singers ever were touring together; Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson!

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97.9 WGRD’s September 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for August 15

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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Johnnie Walker Talks with New Rock Band Sleepwave on WGRD

Sleepwave is currently on tour with Nothing More here in the US, and hit The Stache on Thursday night, August 7th, in Grand Rapids.  It was a fantastic show, and if you missed it, you missed a great concert!

Before the show, Spencer and Steven, the masterminds behind Sleepwave stopped by the WGRD studios to talk about the beginnings of the band, the recording of the new album, Broken Compass, which comes out September 12th, and more!

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WGRD Exclusive – The First Acoustic Performances Ever of New Rock [Video]

Nothing More is on the road with Sleepwave right now, and they blasted into Grand Rapids yesterday for a show at The Stache that was fantastic.  Check out some video proof here.

Before the show, the guys in Sleepwave, Spencer and Steve, came to the WGRD studios to talk about the new band, their upcoming album, the tour...and to play some songs acoustically for the first time ever!

We have the exclusive acoustic versions of these songs, from the new Sleepwave album, Broken Compass, which doesn't even come out until September 12th.

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Nothing More Rocked Grand Rapids at The Stache [Photo/Video]

Last night, San Antonio's Nothing More hit The Stache with their high-energy show, and blew away everyone at The Stache!

There were a lot of Nothing More live virgins at the beginning of the night, but after the show, the band had everyone elevated to super-fan status.  The guys keep the show going quickly, with a lot of energy, and they have some really cool stage setups, too!

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