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2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
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Black Veil Brides Release Studio Videos Recording Their Latest Album

Black Veil Brides hit the studio earlier this year to record their self-titled fourth album with the legendary Bob Rock at the controls.  I mean, why wouldn't you want the guy who helped create Metallica's Black Album making your record?  That thing sounded freaking amazing!

Over the last couple of months, the Black Veil Brides have been releasing studio recording videos, showing the whole process for the new album, and talking about some of the cool things they got to do on this one.

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Halestorm rocking 5/3 Ballpark, August 28, 2014 (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Watch Halestorm’s Recording Diary Part 2

Lzzy and the guys in Halestorm are in the studio, working on their third album...well, it's a church that they're using for a studio...and they've just released the second part of the behind the scenes of the recording process.

This video covers the second week of recording, and some of the things they're trying in the church/studio, including recording in the basement, singing tons of f-bombs while facing a giant cross, playing tiny guitars, and more!

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Wayland at WGRD
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Wayland Visits WGRD to Talk About Their Upcoming Charity Show on September 6th!

The fun guys in Wayland stopped in today to let everyone know what's going on with the band, their plans, and to invite you all out to their charity show tomorrow night at Yankee Springs Golf Course!

They're raising money for a great charity, the Wayland High School choir program, where Phil went to school, so go out and support not only a great band, but help out a local high school music program.  Music is always a great thing to support!

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How Johnnie Made the Go Kart Racing Music for the WGRD Video

If you haven't checked out the video of Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm rockin the Go Kart Races with some GRD winners, at AJs Family Fun Center, check that out over here.

I wanted some music to put under the video, since GoPro driving video can be a little boring.  I wanted to use Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm music in it, but I didn't want YouTube to block the video for "Third Party Content".

What to do?

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Johnnie in the new studio
Finally, I'm in the new studio!
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Check Out WGRD’s New Studio – It’s Done!

You've heard us all talking about the new studio we finally got to get into this week, and how we're all getting used to it.  It's really cool, and really open, which is unusual for a lot of stations.

Most of the time, you're buried behind a million computer screens, hoping the other people in the room are still there, and you're not talking to yourself.

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56th GRAMMY Awards - Show
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Metallica’s Early Producer Talks About Making Ride the Lightning

Arguably, some of Metallica's best albums ever were produced by Flemming Rasmussen in Denmark.  Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.

Now, for the 30th anniversary of Ride the Lightning, Flemming talks about the recording of the album, and called it "almost effortless".

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VH1 Rock Honors - Arrivals
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Godsmack’s Fifth, Final ’1000HP’ Behind Scenes Video is Here!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is out now, and their final behind the scene video is now up for your enjoyment!  Get ready for the return of Godsmack, with the making of the music video for "1000HP", and then go get the new album and crank it up!

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack’s 4th 1000HP Behind the Scenes Video is Up!

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, is coming very soon, and they've been releasing a cool series of videos showing some behind the scenes footage from the writing and recording of the new album.

If you haven't seen any of them yet, we've got them all here at WGRD.com for you!

Here's the 4th video in the series, covering their producer, that guy from Ugly Kid Joe, Dave Fortman.

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack’s ”1000HP’ Behind the Scenes Part 3′ [Video]

The new Godsmack album, "1000HP" is almost out! The band's first in four years, the guys are coming back strong with this one.

Every week leading up to the album release, the band is also releasing these cool videos from the writing and recording of the new album.  

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WGRD’s New Studio Construction Diary – Part 3

The new GRD studio is nearing completion!  We're all stoked to see the new GRD taking shape, with new carpet, millions of TVs, brand new mixing board, lighting, cameras...it's exhausting even thinking about!

Our engineering department, Mike and Ryan, have done an amazing job with the studio, and things are coming together nicely.

Last time, we left off with the lighting going in, the carpet, and some furniture.

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Godsmack Performs At The Pearl At Palms Casino Resort
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Godsmack ’1000HP’ Studio Episode 2 [Video]

Godsmack's new album, 1000HP, comes out in a few weeks, on Aug. 5.

Every week, the band is releasing behind the scenes footage from the making of the album!

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WGRD Studio Build Part 2
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WGRD’s New Studio Construction Diary – Part 2

The work continues on the new digs for WGRD!  We left off last time with Hot Wings, Producer Steve, and Johnnie Walker getting together for a painting party.  The walls were nasty, so things got painted up really nicely.

Then, this week was all about carpet, TVs, lights, and some radio gear!

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