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Redlight King Rocked on the Range – Coming to Grand Rapids

Redlight King is a great Canadian band, led by Kazzer (Mark), and they're on tour with Seether and Black Stone Cherry right now...heading to Grand Rapids to hit the Orbit Room tonight!

Here's the first song from Redlight King's set at Rock on the Range to get you pumped for the show.

If you want tickets, GRD has your last chance tickets for tonight's Seether show at The Orbit Room!

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Seether Releases New Single and Album Details; Listen Now

The wait is over...Seether have been teasing an announcement for today, and here it is:

The new Seether album is titled "Isolate & Medicate" and will come out July 1.

And to prepare you for the new CD, they released their first single, "Words As Weapons," which you can listen to right now!  

This is Seether's first new album since 2011, "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray"; and is its first on release on its new label Concord Records.

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Three Days Grace Rocked Grand Rapids at The Orbit Room on April 24th

Thursday night, April 24th, Three Days Grace and Framing Hanley came to Grand Rapids to rock the Orbit Room in front of a packed house!  Framing Hanley rocked the crowd with a nice long set of songs, getting the crowd really pumped up for the return of Three Days Grace to Grand Rapids.

Three Days Grace came out with the intent to show everyone in Grand Rapids why they're such a great band.

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Framing Hanley Rocked Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room with Three Days Grace

Thursday night, Three Days Grace came to Grand Rapids to rock the Orbit Room with Framing Hanley!  WGRD was there to...well, to rock and have a few drinks, to be honest...and to capture the night for those who couldn't make it!

If you haven't seen or heard Frami

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Three Days Grace Sound Check Party
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Check Out Video and Photos from the Three Days Grace Sound Check Party

The guys in Three Days Grace and WGRD hosted a fun sound check party for everyone who won tickets to the show on the air with GRD before the show, and they band even brought pizza!  What could be more awesome than getting exclusive access to watch the band prepare for their show, and hang out with them and get autographs and pictures?  Free pizza, too!

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San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
San Antonio metal band Nothing More (Photo: Jody Domingue)
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Nothing More Releases Vid for Its Song ‘This is the Time (Ballast)’ [Video]

Nothing More, from Texas, just stopped through Grand Rapids with Chevelle on Monday.

This week, the San Antonio band also premiered its new video for the song you've heard on 97.9 'GRD, "This is the Time (Ballast)."

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Nothing More Performs Live at WGRD Studios – ‘I’ll Be Okay’ and ‘This is the Time’

Nothing More is a great band from Texas (my home state), and they came through town on Monday as one of the openers for the Chevelle show at The Orbit Room.  They also stopped by the station to meet some winners and play a couple songs for us in their special "acoustic" format.

These guys do their acoustic thing a bit different from most.

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Middle Class Rut rocks The Orbit Room on Monday night. (Photo: Johnnie Walker/97.9 WGRD)
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Middle Class Rut Rocked The Orbit Room with Chevelle [Video/Photos]

Middle Class Rut was the second band to play during the Chevelle concert on Monday night, with Nothing More opening the show.  

These two dudes jumped on stage and rocked with a lot of energy, with a huge sound for two guys being the only ones up there. They had some backing tracks going to fill things out, but they weren't playing too loud.

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Nothing More Rocked The Orbit Room with Chevelle [Videos/Photos]

Nothing More is a great band from Texas, and right now they're on tour with Chevelle and Middle Class Rut.  

The guys stopped by the 'GRD studios Monday before their show at The Orbit Room to play for a few WGRD Freeloaders Club winners and the staff, and then joined Jackie on the air to talk about the show.

Their "acoustic" setup is a bit different from most, as they run everything through a computer using Ableton Live to run effects and patch changes. They play the songs live, but the computer controls the sounds.  It's pretty bad ass, actually, and the audio I recorded is fantastic!

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Chevelle live show
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Chevelle Rocked The Orbit Room [Video/Photos]

Chevelle brought their tour for "La Gargola" to Grand Rapids yesterday, with Middle Class Rut and Nothing More making a lot of noise in The Orbit Room.  

It was a really cool day, with a visit from Nothing More here at the 'GRD studios, the awesome meet-and-greet soundcheck party with Chevelle that afternoon and then the show!

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Flashback to 1999 with Wayne Static Playing the Entire ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ Album Live [Video]

Back in 1999…jeez, was it that long ago?…Static-X burst out into the music world with their Wisconsin Death Trip album.  

It was so crazy at the time, with Wayne's hair all standing straight up, Tony Campos bashing his bass, and Koichi Fukuda ripping his guitar around while playing these super-tight riffs.

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Get Your Shred on With the Guitar Gods Festival Tour – Yngwie, Hoey, Roth, Bumblefoot

With all the packaged tours going around right now, there's one coming that's a bit different.  If you've ever gotten the chance to see one of Joe Satriani's G3 tours, this would be similar to that.  It's the Guitar Gods Festival Tour 2014!

Yngwie Malmsteen has put together a Guitar Gods tour with Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, and Bumblefoot!  No word on whether they'll all get on stage together and shred-out, but you never know.

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