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Day 2 - Glastonbury Festival
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Metallica’s Last By Request Show This Year is Tonight!

Metallica is about to finish up their 2014 touring, with the final show of their "By Request" tour, in Montreal tonight!

This has been a really cool tour so far, with incredible voting results in a lot of the cities the band has hit, and some songs that have never been played before, or played completely!

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Get Your Shred on With the Guitar Gods Festival Tour – Yngwie, Hoey, Roth, Bumblefoot

With all the packaged tours going around right now, there's one coming that's a bit different.  If you've ever gotten the chance to see one of Joe Satriani's G3 tours, this would be similar to that.  It's the Guitar Gods Festival Tour 2014!

Yngwie Malmsteen has put together a Guitar Gods tour with Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, and Bumblefoot!  No word on whether they'll all get on stage together and shred-out, but you never know.

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48 Hours Festival - Day 1
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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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Iced Earth – Sabaton – ReVamp Kicked Ass at The Intersection on April 4th [Video/Photos]

This has been a great weekend of music so far in Grand Rapids!  Last night was the fantastic Wayland show, and I had an amazing time!

Friday night was another show I've been looking forward to for a while now, another chance to see Iced Earth!  Also on the bill, one of my favorite bands, Sabaton!  And opening the show, a great band called ReVamp.

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Rockin’ the Golf Course! – Wayland Tour Log 3/24/14

Saturday night in Anderson, S.C., was a fun show for us. We had a lot of famous and familiar faces in the crowd from the Greenville area.

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Chevelle In Concert At The Hard Rock In Las Vegas
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Chevelle Drummer Sam Talks to WGRD About La Gargola, Touring, and Road Food

Today, I got to talk with Sam from Chevelle about their new album, the upcoming tour, even road stink, road food, and Pete's idea of how he does things!

Chevelle's new album "La Gargola" comes out on April 1st, and they're currently rehearsing for the tour, so that seemed

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Heading North! – Wayland Tour Log 3/19/14

The final batch of Florida shows on this run are over. The last show, at Aces on St Patty's Day, was one that we'll all remember for a long time. It was a benefit to raise money for an anti-child abuse organization.

We had so many friends come out! Some we've known since our first trip to Florida and others that we just met. It was so cool to see people from all over the state make the trip to say goodbye till next time!

I know there's a few Florida warriors even coming to The Intersection on April 5!

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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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Get Ready for Chevelle’s Visit to Grand Rapids with Some Live Videos

I'm really looking forward to checking out Chevelle again in a few weeks, when they hit The Orbit Room on April 21st!  I've seen them a couple of times, and they're a great band.

The last time I saw them was on the Carnival of Madness tour a couple years ago, with Halestorm and Cavo.  Chevelle rocked the show, and I'm looking forward to hearing some of the new songs from their upcoming album, "La Gargola", which comes out on April 1st.  No joke.

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"Soul To Soul": From The Heart Of NY To The Heart Of New Orleans
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Check Out Living Colour’s Rig Rundowns – The Most Complicated Setups EVER

The coolest thing about YouTube is the access we now have to guitar stuff.  Rig rundowns, guitar lessons, gear reviews where we can actually hear the stuff...and you can see how your favorite guitar players get the sounds they get!

And, of course, the lovely Rebecca Dirks.  Although she seems to have disappeared from all the recent Rig Rundowns.  I'm sad.

Check out this RR she did with the guys in Living Colour.  Not only are they great players, they perform at such a high level while navigating the most complicated setups I've ever seen!

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Daytona Bike Week! – Wayland Tour Log 3/12/14

Last night it felt so great to be on a big stage. We've been playing club dates all winter and I forgot the excitement that comes with being able to run and jump all over the stage.

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Phil’s been M.I.A. – Wayland Tour Blog 3/11/14

I'm really sorry I haven't written a tour log in a few days. I appreciate everyone contacting me asking about them.

It's been crazy in Camp Wayland. There were a few times I sat down to write a log and couldn't figure out where to begin. Ha ha!

Birmingham, Ala., was a fun night and we really bonded with the local opening bands. We were so relieved to play a nice room and a beautiful sound system with a sound guy who knew what he was doing! I swear the building could've caught fire and burnt down around us and we wouldn't have noticed.

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