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Johnnie Walker Talks with Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way About New Music and Touring

Today I got to talk with Rick DeJesus, the singer for Adelitas Way about their new song, "Dog on a Leash", the new album (and what it might be called) and more!  Rick's a fun guy, and he's looking forward to coming back to Grand Rapids for a show!

Spoiler alert!  They're coming, but it hasn't been announced when or with who!

Rick gives some clues as to what the new album will be called, and if you figure it out, post it below!

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Johnnie and Wayland
Johnnie and Wayland
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Wayland’s Interview on WGRD Before Their Big DVD Shoot at the Intersection [Video]

On Friday, April 4th, the Wayland guys came by the GRD studios to hang out, talk about their world, and get everyone stoked for the show at The Intersection on April 5th.

We covered a lot of ground here.  Everything from Wayland Warriors taki

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Bush, Chevelle And Filter Perform At The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Johnnie Walker Interviews Sam from Chevelle About ‘La Gargola’ and New Tour [Video]

I got the privilege of talking with Sam, the drummer for Chevelle a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about the new album "La Gargola" that was released on April 1st, and their upcoming tour.

Early in the interview we learned what Pete means when he said he "got Sam and electric drum kit".

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Watch Wayland Rock “Fire Down Below” Live From the Intersection [Video]

Wayland's show at the Intersection was fantastic!  The crowd was huge, the band was on fire, and everyone had such a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came out to rock with Wayland!

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Wayland
Wayland (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Wayland Rocked a Sold Out Intersection Saturday Night [Photos]

Thanks to an amazing Grand Rapids turn out, Wayland got rock their hometown at the sold out Intersection on Saturday night!  You guys all jammed into the place to make some noise and support some local boys done good!

There were a lot of great local bands on the bill:

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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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