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WGRD Behind the Scenes with Wayland at The Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at The Intersection was absolutely amazing last night, thanks to you, Grand Rapids!  You guys came to rock and completely sold out the show!  The guys in Wayland are so happy, and so are we here at GRD!

We got hang with the guys to bring you some fun behind the scenes stuff from the show, so you can see deeper in to the world of Wayland, and how hard they work to prepare for you guys!

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Wayland Rocks ‘Welcome to My Head’ Live at WGRD! [Video]

The guys from Wayland stopped by the 97.9 WGRD studios to talk about their crazy tour life, some things we couldn't share on the air and get everyone pumped for their show at The Intersection on April 5 -- Saturday.

Get out to the show and make your appearance on their DVD, and just enjoy some great kick-ass rock!

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What Would the Wrong Guitarist in Your Favorite Band Sound Like?

Ever wonder what some of your favorite bands would sound like if they'd made a different choice for their lead guitar player?

Maybe Marty Friedman had joined Metallica, or Kirk Hammett was the guy in Motley Crue...Steve Vai had given up the solo career to join Pantera?  Randy Rhodes was playing his leads for Arch Enemy?

WTF?

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KISS And Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour At The House Of Blues In Hollywood March 17, 2014
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The KISS Hall of Fame “Scandal” is Ridiculous – Fix It or Close Down the HOF

By now, I'm sure you've heard all the sides to the story of KISS' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Every year, there is some sort of "controversy" surrounding the Hall of Shame idiocy.

To summarize:

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Johnnie's Mail Bag
Johnnie's Mail Bag of goodies for you!
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Johnnie Digs into His Mail Bag – It’s Like Christmas Day with Stuff for You!

My desk gets buried in mail sometimes.

Okay, a lot.

New music, stuff to give away to you guys, random weirdness I didn't know was even out there, magazines I don't read or subscribe to…

Today was a good mail day, as I scored some cool stuff we can give away!  Find us when we're out and about and we'll hook you up!

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Rock on the Range Announces Daily Lineups for 2014!

We're all pretty excited about Rock on the Range this year, and we hope you are, too, since we have a BUNCH of tickets to give you so that you can go!  We have tickets for each of the 3 days of the festival.

If you've been unsure as to which day you'd pick, because you didn't know who was playing when, this is the post for you!

Here's the list by day of who's headlining, who's playing with them, what you need to know!

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56th GRAMMY Awards - Show
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Crank Up the New Metallica Demo – The Lords of Summer Garage Demo Version and Live!

Metallica has been talking about working on a new album for a while, and they've actually gotten started!  Jackie played for you the demo of the first song, "The Lords of Summer"!

No telling if this song will make the album, or in what form!  Different lyrics, rearranged...we will have to wait and see.

But for now, check out Metallica's official "Garage Demo" of the song, and a 10 camera edit of the first live performance of the song!

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Jackie and We As Human (Photo: Johnnie Walker/97.9 WGRD)
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We As Human Rock WGRD Acoustic Before Their Show with Skillet [Video]

Skillet and We As Human rocked the Van Andel Arena last night, but before they rocked the stadium, they came across the street to WGRD to kick some ass on the air with Jackie!

Check out the complete interview with John from Skillet, as well as the complete interview with all the guys in We As Human.

Right here you can watch both the videos we shot for the acoustic songs that We As Human played on the air.  Enjoy!

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Johnnie's imaginary 14 string guitar (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Six String Guitars are for Wimps – This Guy Kicks Your Ass With Fourteen [Video]

Guitars have been heading farther and farther into the extended range for quite a long time now, since Steve Vai popularized the whole 7-string guitar with his Ibanez guitars.  Korn used them in a different way, and tons of bands since have jumped onto the 7, 8, and 9 extended range guitars.  Check out Animals as Leaders...crazy stuff.

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Crazy British Show Gives Rocker/Goth Women ‘Make-Unders’ [Video]

Sometimes when you search through the crazy world known at Youtube, you have a tendency to find weird stuff. I was checking out our sister station in Flint, MI website and found a post the intrigued me. Rocker chicks that are given transforming 'make-unders.'

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Lovehammers live in our...well...um...empty room. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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The Lovehammers from Chicago Rough It at WGRD to Rock Out [Video]

A cool band stopped by the WGRD studios this week to say hi and play us a couple of their songs, totally stripped down and acoustic.  So stripped down, there wasn't even any furniture in the room!

Seriously.  Because of the movie filming in the station, we had to sneak off into an abandoned room to hang out and jam!

Check out this band, the Lovehammers, from Chicago.

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Korn In Concert
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Crank Up the New Korn Video for “Spike in My Veins” [Video]

I'm sure you've heard the new Korn song "Spike in My Veins" on GRD recently, and we've been waiting for the video to come out...well, we have to wait no more!

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