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"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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Kid Rock Playing Six Hometown Shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre in ‘$20 Best Night Ever’ Tour

After going over so well last year, Kid Rock is bringing back $20 concert tickets on the "$20 Best Night Ever" Tour this summer.

So far, he's announced 36 shows, with six stops at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, near his hometown of Detroit.

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Mark From Nothing More Shows You His Guitars and Touring Gear [Video]

Nothing More has had a big year or so, with the release of their self-titled album, and they've come all the way from San Antonio to visit us a few times in the last year! They even played paintball with some GRD winners last summer!

Check out this cool video with guitarist Mark Vollelunga on the road, where he shows his cool new carbon-fiber guitar, his effects, amps, and talks about all the gear he loves to use on the road, and in the studio!

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AC/DC Announces North American Tour, Including Detroit and Chicago Shows

AC/DC have finally announced the North American leg of its Rock or Bust World Tour 2015.

Previously, the band had announced shows in Europe and their headlining gig at Coachella Festival.

AC/DC will play 13 shows across North America, including shows in Detroit and Chicago!

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MTVu Fandom Awards - Comic-Con International 2014
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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Tweeted Scary Pictures After His Leg Surgery

First ray of sunshine since the surgery. Thank you to everyone for all your support and well wishes. - @ChesterBe pic.twitter.com/pxAre0B3x1

— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) January 23, 2015

Last week, Linkin Park was forced to cancel the rest of the dates through February on their Hunting Party tour, including the show here in Grand Rapids, February 4th at the Van Andel.

Everyone has been wondering about the leg injury, and how bad it had to be to cancel the tour, and now Chester has posted some pictures of his leg and the incisions from the surgeons.

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Five Finger Death Punch Is in the Studio Working on New Album for 2015 [Video]

Five Finger Death Punch is already back in the studio, working on the new album, that should be out before the end of the year!

"The Wrong Side of Heaven and Righteous Side of Hell" came out in 2013, but the band has been focused on continuing to write new music and now slow things down.

They're working on the new album now, will either finish it before their April/May tour in the U.S. or they'll go back after and finish it up, to have it out before the end of the year.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Made $1 Million a Day to Wrap Up 2014

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra show is a fantastic experience for the holidays, and features amazing musicians, a stunning spectacle...and a cash COW!

The traveling experience grossed a whopping $52 MILLION in 52 days, from November 13th through January 4th! The two touring shows (one east coast, one west) brought in $1 MILLION A DAY, played for almost a million fans, and donated more than a million dollars to local charities!

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Papa Roach Releases New Song, Album Teaser for ‘Face Everything And Rise’ and Tour

Papa Roach has released a new song to us today, called "Face Everything And Rise", and they've also posted the tour announcement for kicking off 2015 with Seether!

Check out the new song on WGRD, and look for the new album to come out on January 27, 2015!  You can also watch the video for "Face Everything And Rise" right here!

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Godsmack’s Sully Erna Announces December Solo Concert Dates

Godsmack is riding high on their new album 1000HP, and are working on more touring for 2015, so keep your eyes here for more information as we get it.

Meanwhile, Sully has announced a series of solo shows for this coming December.  If you haven't seen him on his solo project live, it's really freaking cool.  He kicks things off with some cool acoustic versions of some Godsmack stuff, and then brings out the rest of the band for a bunch of music from his Avalon album, and some covers.

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