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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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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’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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The WGRD Studio as of today. (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Hot Wings – Producer Steve – Johnnie Walker Paint WGRD’s Studio

In case you haven't seen or heard us talking about it, the GRD studio is getting a bit of an upgrade!  We're really excited about it, and it's fun to watch all the toys arrive, and to see the room get stripped down and rebuilt!

Last night, Hot Wings picked up some paint, and he, Steve, and I spackled (I love that word), taped off stuff, and got to work painting the studio.  Our studio walls were pretty...well...nasty.  After a lot of years and use, they weren't the kind of walls you'd want to touch.

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WGRD is Finally Getting Some New Digs!

The GRD studios are finally getting upgraded!  The board has been dying for quite a while now, which I'm sure you've heard the guys on Free Beer and Hot Wings talking about, whenever a microphone channel would go down.

But finally the time is here!  We've got new equipment coming in, new furniture, we're going to paint the walls and get new carpet, too!

Luckily, Hot Wings is pretty handy, so we'll be learning from him all about wall-painting, hanging cool wall-stuff (that's some kind of technical talk there), and carrying heavy objects.

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Wayland Rehearsals (photos Wayland)
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One Last Day in L.A. – Wayland Tour Log 2/13/14

We had an amazingly productive day in the rehearsal room yesterday. We arranged a full-band, acoustic version of "Follow" and spent some time jamming on the new arrangement of "Bloody Sunrise." We also worked on a new arrangement for "Get a Little," and for the last 2 hours we jammed on some brand new songs.

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Jackie’s Latest Photo Shoot With Studio RM LLC

Last June I competed and won the National Miss Captivating Pageant. It was a really fun modeling competition that has been featured on MTV multiple times. One of my prizes was a photo shoot with Studio RM. Ran and operated by Rick Martinez of Columbus, Ohio. Rick is an award winning fashion and pageant photographer.

I realized I never had shared any of the photos from our shoot. Here are a few shots from that day!

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Wayland Rehearsal (photo Phil Vilenski)
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Day 3 in L.A. – Wayland Tour Log 2/11/14

We loaded into a rehearsal studio at noon yesterday. We rehearsed the new version of "Bloody Sunrise" and worked on a new song that we're calling "Superhero," but that title could always change. It was so refreshing to actually listen to and hear the music we were making. The monitors in a live club situation are always just enough to get by, never really enough to actually inspire. As a player, your ears tend to take a few songs to adjust and then you start to find the each instrument as you go along. Sometimes I don't hear Dean's bass until the 3rd song in the set and it's like "Oh, hey Dean! Glad you're here!"

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