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You Me at Six Rocked Grand Rapids on Friday Night with WGRD!

You Me at Six is a great band from Great Britain that's become bigger and bigger overseas, and now they're crossing the ocean to bring their melodic rock to America!  They've got a huge hit song on the radio right now, "Room to Breathe", and they're on tour right now with Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Watch Parts 1 and 2 of Godsmack’s Tour Diary Videos

Godsmack has hit the road with Seether, Pop Evil and more on the Uproar Tour, and the band continues to put out really cool web videos for us!

Check out the first couple tour videos from the road, as the band headlines the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.  Including a bit of drinking, some pyro rehearsal outtakes, motorcycle giveaways, go karting, and more!

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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for October 3

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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MTVu Fandom Awards - Comic-Con International 2014
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97.9 WGRD’s October 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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Michael Poulsen of Volbeat Talks to WGRD About Music, Guest Musicians, and Touring the U.S.

This Sunday, right before the Five Finger Death Punch/Volbeat/Hellyeah/Nothing More show, I got the opportunity to meet and talk with Michael of Volbeat.  He's a really nice guy, and took time to sit down with me during another band's sound check to talk music.

Hailing from Denmark, Volbeat has really taken the rock and metal world by storm, with a string of hit songs, including, "Fallen", "Still Counting", "A Warrior's Call", "Lola Montez", "Dead But Rising", and "The Hangman's Body Count".

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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 26

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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Art Prize - JW 1
A big squiggly thing outside our building. Probably represents man's inner struggle to hold his pee when standing next to strange art. I'm not encouraging anyone to urinate on anything.
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Did You Know That Art Prize Also Has Music Entries?

This is my first Art Prize, and I must say, there are a lot of...um...interesting things dumped all over downtown.  I will stick with interesting as the word for now, until I get a moment to wander around looking at it all closer.

But this got me thinking...are there music entries?  And how does that work?  Does some poor guitarist have to sit on a corner for 14 hours a day throughout Art Prize, playing their song over and over non-stop?

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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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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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Rolf Brenner/ThinkStock
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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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The Black Keys
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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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Cage the Elephant
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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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