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Rock + Metal Bands That Have Played Over 2,000 Shows

It's easy to see why a band cracking the ceiling of playing 2,000 concerts in their career is just freaking massive. In order to get there, on average, the band has got to play a 100 shows per year for 20 years. That's one show roughly every three-and-a-half days, for 20 years straight. Sure, most of the bands that have hit this milestone have stretched it out over a couple more decades, but still, the math is wild.
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See Cakes Made for Each Act on the ‘Stadium Tour’

A Minneapolis bakery showed the love to the acts on the "Stadium Tour" when it rolled through town Sunday night (Aug. 14) by making cakes for all the bands on the tour. Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett all got their own personalized treats in the form of Cassette Cakes.
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Nirvana Messing With Interviewers

Nirvana were masters at having fun while being interviewed. Here's a compilation of Nirvana messing with interviewers. “With a twist of lemon!” Asking a band how they’d define their music is a great way to send an interview off the rails. After one journalist asked Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic that exact question, the guys just broke out into a random song before Kurt grabbed a lemon wedge and squeezed it all over the table.
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Michelle Branch Files for Divorce From Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney

Singer Michelle Branch has now filed for divorce from The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney after three years of marriage. News of the split was revealed last week when Branch had initially tweeted about and then deleted her post about Carney's alleged infidelity. She then issued a statement that read, "To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward. With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness."
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MSU 15th; U-M 8th In Initial AP CFP Poll

In the first Associated Press (AP) college football media poll, released on Monday, Michigan State is rated 15th while arch-rival and defending Big Ten champion Michigan is rated 8th. Alabama (head coach Nick Saban, pictured) is ranked number 1, while Ohio State is rated 2nd. Defending national champion Georgia is...
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Grand Rapids’ Newest Brewery, a German-Style Beer Hall, Opens This Week

A new Bavarian-style beer hall and a tribute to a Grand Rapids' brewing pioneer is FINALLY set to open this week. Cedar Springs Brewing Opens Küsterer Brauhaus on Grand Rapids' West Side. Way back in 2019 we told you that Cedar Springs Brewing Company would be opening a new...

Carson Daly – ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’ at Woodstock ’99

The 22nd anniversary of Woodstock '99 recently passed, but the chaotic, riot-filled fest is back on the public radar thanks to the recent Netflix documentary, Trainwreck: Woodstock '99. Former MTV VJ Carson Daly is among those who've reflected on the events of Woodstock '99 via social media, summing up his experience at the festival by stating, "All I can say is I thought I was going to die."
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Today I Learned: There’s A War Dog Memorial In Michigan

Dogs not only participate in war, but they, like their human compatriots, sometimes pay the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Is Located At A Pet Cemetery In Oakland County. The Michigan War Dog Memorial is located along 11 Mile Road northwest of Detroit in South Lyon. It was established to honor the Military Working Dog, the dogs who have been trained to work along side soldiers in war zones, sniffing out bombs, mines, or even the enemy.
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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Offers Essential Advice for New Bands

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows has some essential advice for new bands. He tweeted "never let your art become a commodity," and proceeded to offer more guidance for up and coming artists via the Twitter thread. The Avenged Sevenfold singer started off the. by saying, "Attention all up and coming artists:...
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A Look Back at the Grand Opening of Eastbrook Mall

If you lived in Grand Rapids back in the 60s and 70s, you remember Eastbrook Mall, located on the northeast corner of the intersection of the East Beltline and 28th Street. It later was transformed into an open air strip mall in 2012 and 2013. Just recently there was news that the Shops at Centerpoint (it's new name after the transformation) was sold for $63.5 million. It was purchased by the Illinois based Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC.

Motionless in White’s Chris Motionless Says Pain Is Where Art Flourishes

Motionless in White mastermind Chris Motionless was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. He discussed the band's newest album, Scoring the End of the World, and how therapeutic the writing sessions were for him. The themes are a bit apocalyptic and the musician expressed that expressions of pain help art to flourish.
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Marvel Once Considered Rob Zombie to Direct a ‘Punisher’ Movie Sequel

While Rob Zombie has put his stamp on the Halloween movie franchise and is currently gearing up for a Munsters film, the rocker-turned-director was almost attached to another film franchise, The Punisher. As fans know, the Marvel Comics character has been portrayed by multiple actors over the last two decades, but actor Thomas Jane, star of the 2004 action film about the vigilante, says that he was initially involved with a sequel that at one point had Rob Zombie under consideration to direct.
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Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert Coming to Grand Rapids

Five Finger Death Punch are returning to Grand Rapids this fall!. Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert at Van Andel Arena. Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert have announced a fall co-headlining tour - and it's kicking off right here in Grand Rapids!. The co-headlining tour featuring Five...