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Swedish Metal Band Sabaton Plays a Concert While Participating in Spinning Class! [Video]

Sabaton, in case you don't know them, is a great Swedish metal band that writes songs about famous wars and battles.  They're a really high-energy live band, and seem like a bunch of fun, crazy drinking Swedes.  You gotta love that.  They were one of the bands on the Iron Maiden show last September at the Battle San Bernardino, with Testament, Megadeth, and more.

The band loves to do strange and unconventional things on tour, like in this video.  They're rocking a spinning class at a gym with a live performance.

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Get Rock on the Range 2014 Lineup Here! [Video]

One of the country's biggest rock festivals is back this May 16, 17 and 18 in Columbus, Ohio, Rock on the Range!

Yes, they've expanded it to three days. So, it's not only bigger, but better than ever with more than 60 bands performing over the weekend!

We've got the list of bands for you, so you can prepare for the festival. Make sure you get your tickets, which go on sale next Friday -- Jan. 24.

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P.O.D. Rocks the Acoustic Guitars on ‘Lost in Forever and Beautiful’ [Video]

A couple months ago at my last radio gig in El Paso, Texas, I got to hang out with the guys in P.O.D. and have some BBQ while they rocked some cool acoustic versions of some of their songs.  

They were really cool dudes, and had fun playing their songs this way in front a few people at KLAQ 95.5 FM before they hit the stage in front of thousands of people to turn the volume way up!

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Check Out Sick Puppies’ ‘There’s No Going Back’ and Go Behind the Scenes [Video]

Shim, Emma and Mark have been bringing their rock out of Australia for four albums now, and the Sick Puppies just keep getting better and better.

Emma keeps her place on my most loved rock chicks list, with Floor Jansen of Nightwish and Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy.

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Heaven’s Basement Rocks ‘Fire, Fire’ Acoustic [Video]

Heaven's Basement is a great British rock band, and its song, "Fire Fire" is rockin' 'GRD right now. 

Acoustic versions of songs are always cool to check out, and these are no different. There's a totally stripped down version, and another version with full drums, too.

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This Guitarist Is at the Wrong Show [Video]

Sometimes, musicians get really into their music.

This rocker is playing a gig with his sweet band mates. They seem to be a bit more chill than he is, but he is working his hairography as much as possible

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MoshPit Nation Presents: Hard Rock N’ Metal Fest at Morelands Next Weekend!

Moshpit Nation (A local grassroots movement promoting everything METAL in Michigan) has been working tirelessly to bring you the best music in Michigan, and that time has come. Next weekend, you can check out the the greatest Mash Up of Michigan Rock ever!

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This is How Bands Tour in Russia [Video]

In Russia, bands have a much harder time making it big. Unless your one of Putin's favorite groups.. it's a struggle. So you have to come up with outside of the box ways to promote your band. Don't just tour arenas, bars and other venues. No, no, no. Take your tour to the highways and play for the traffic... literally on the highway!

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Earthtones Photography Visits WGRD’s Jackie in the Studio!

This pass weekend I got the opportunity to meet Sharon owner of Earthtones Photography.  Sharon is a fellow rocker and normally photographs bands and musicians, So when she wanted to work with me I was all for it!

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Jackies Late Rebuttle To JT’s Lady Gaga Bashing

I am late for everything and this is also much like me, late BUT its never to late to argue with JT about something.  JT and myself went to go see Lady Gaga back in March at the van andel arena and unlike me JT wasnt exactly pleased with the show, I can actually quote him as saying, "I feel like I am in a queer dungeon"   Well I have the opposite view!  I LOVED IT!  No this does not make me any less of a hardcore rock chick, I will always be a die hard rocker BUT Lady Gaga was a fun show and I myself took the opportunity to dress like the Gaga and drink about 15 beers

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WGRD’s Jackie Gets Outdoorsy In PhotoShoot With Jean Smith Photography

I got to go get my 70's hippie feel on with Jean Smith Photography out in South Lyons Michigan, Jean is a kick ass woman who not only is a wife and  mother of 4 boys but also found time to put together these great images, she rocks!

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The Next American “Metal” Idol {VIDEO}

Not only does this tike already have a deeper range then Justin Beiber but he chooses to shun any kind  of pop music and go hard-core .  Listen to this kid put every cookie monster death metal grinder to shame

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