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Tour the Heritage Guitars Factory – In the Original Gibson Guitars Plant in Kalamazoo [Photos]

During my vacation last week, I made a short trip I've been wanting to make since I moved here to Grand Rapids. I drove down to Kalamazoo and took a tour at the original Gibson guitars factory. When they moved their operations down to Nashville in 1984/1985, some of the employees didn't want to make the change to moving down south, and decided to open up their own company, making guitars in the factory they'd been working in for years.

Heritage Guitars was born in 1985, and they're celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, with some special guitars!

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Jessica Alexander, Diffuser
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King Diamond Books U.S. Tour and Performing ‘Abigail’ Album Entirely [Video]

It's not everyday that King Diamond comes over to the states to bring metal to the masses.

For all of you King Diamond fans, the glorious King will be gracing us with his presence in the United States this Fall through early Winter.

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Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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Saint Asonia Announce First Tour, Including Michigan Date [Video]

Ex-Three Day's Grace frontman Adam Gontier's new band, Saint Asonia, is hitting the road this August!

Gontier and crew, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, Stereomud and Dark New Day bassist Corey Lowery and Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, have announced 13 shows for August 2015.

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Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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DJ Ashba Says Guns N’ Roses is on Hiatus

Despite hopeful talk of Guns N' Roses returning to the road soon, guitarist DJ Ashba confirms the band is on hiatus, according to VH1

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John Walker/ 9.79 WGRD, Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Tour– Cast Your Vote to Get Them to Play Grand Rapids!

Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach have announced a co- headlining tour this coming fall!

But, instead of the bands setting the destinations, fans get to decide!

Want FFDP and Papa Roach to come to GR? Cast your vote!

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Ethan Miller/ Getty Images
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Shinedown Announces New Album + 2015 Summer Tour with 2 Michigan Dates

Shinedown has announced 14 dates for a 2015 U.S. summer tour and confirmed a new album will be released this year.

The band kicks off the tour in July and plays through mid-August, with stops in Detroit and Jackson, Mich. 

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Rick Kern/Getty Images for Screen Gems
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Entertainer-Comedian Kevin Hart Readies What Now? Tour, with Grand Rapids Stop May 17

Entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is headed out on a North American arena tour hitting 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 17.

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Download Festival 2008 - Day 2
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Testament Kicks Off Their ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ Tour That is Heading Toward Grand Rapids [Video]

Testament has hit the road with Exodus, and Shattered Sun, for another 'Dark Roots of Thrash' tour, that comes to Grand Rapids on April 13th at The Intersection.

They kicked off the tour on Wednesday, at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and they're playing 'The Legacy' and 'The New Order' albums in their entirety! Which kicks ASS! 'Eerie Inhabitants', 'The Preacher' and 'Disciples of the Watch' are amazing, as is 'Alone in the Dark', 'Over the Wall', and all the early stuff!

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Linkin Park In Concert - Nashville, TN
"If you're not a graceful basketball player, raise your hand!" (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)
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Linkin Park Releases Footage of Chester Breaking His Leg on Tour [Video]

While on tour with Linkin Park, Chester was playing basketball with the band and other bands, and went up for a layup (off camera) and you hear an amazingly loud snap as he comes down. It sounds like someone snaps a tree branch.

The video cuts to him on the floor, and then getting carted off by paramedics.

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More Corrosion of Conformity Rehearsal Footage Has Surfaced [Video]

A couple of days ago, I posted some video footage from the tour rehearsals Corrosion of Conformity released as they gear up for there European reunion tour. I'm really excited about this, since COC is a great band, and I love the Deliverance album all the way through!

It's only been a few days, and here's some more footage from the rehearsal space, as Pepper and the guys prep for the tour.

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Brad Walst From Three Days Grace Calls WGRD to Talk About the New Album ‘Human’ [Video]

Three Days Grace is ready to release their new album, Human, on March 31st, and they've been riding high with the success of both 'Painkiller', and 'I Am Machine' over the last year.

To get Grand Rapids ready for the new album, Brad called in to talk to me about the new album, how the songs got written, and how touring affected the songs:

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Metallica Kicks Off World Tour
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Corrosion of Conformity Rehearsing for a Tour With Their Deliverance Lineup [Video]

The Deliverance-era lineup of Corrosion of Conformity is back together, and prepping for a tour! Hopefully we'll get a new album, too!

The 3-piece early version of the band has been touring and recording again for the last few years, but the question that's probably been haunting them the whole time has been: "When are you going to do COC with Pepper again?"

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