Anger For Life: Interview with Henry Rollins E-mail
by Jim and Jen Shaneberger

HRpress1 Henry Rollins put his rock bands, Black Flag and the Rollins Band, to bed. In fact, he’s moved on from music entirely.

“I felt like year five at the university and everyone was looking at me like ‘Dude, shouldn’t you be getting a life?’,” Rollins explained, “At one point, I no longer thought musically. I no longer wanted to write a song. I could do it mechanically, but my heart wouldn’t be in it because I just don’t process information in a lyrical fashion anymore.”

So, after 25 years, he left the module and went out into deep space to see what would happen to him, “without the tether of music.”

To his delight, the offers rolled in for radio, voice over, acting, television, documentary and writing opportunities. We interviewed him on a Monday, and he admitted wondering how he would get to Friday without his head exploding.

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Photos: Kid Rock at Van Andel Arena E-mail
Photos from the Kid Rock concert at Van Andel Arena taken April 3, 2013 by Paul Jendrasiak.

Kid Rock

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Jimmie Stagger's Sunday night HopCat blues jams drawing hot Grand Rapids players, devoted fans E-mail
by John Sinkevics

JimmieStaggersmall@HopCatbyJohnSinkevics (2) (640x480) With stellar players and singers sitting in every Sunday night, it’s quickly become the “who’s who” destination of West Michigan’s elite and up-and-coming blues musicians.

The HopCat Sunday Night Blues Jam with Jimmie Stagger started in late February at the downtown tavern with modest hopes and great potential -- and indications are, it’s already grown into one of the city’s most popular attractions for blues fans and performers.

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GRNow Weekly Preview March 25-31, 2013 E-mail

It's Easter week with egg hunts and brunches, plus Van Andel Arena hosts part of the NCAA Hockey Championship and Local First presents its annual Sustainable Business Conference.

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Photos: Keb' Mo' at The Intersection E-mail
Photos from the Keb' Mo' concert at The Intersection taken March 23, 2013 by Paul Jendrasiak.

Keb Mo

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GRNow Weekly Preview March 18-24, 2013 E-mail

Escape the chilly start to spring this week indoors at The Matrix Live, inside the new Cabela's in Grandville or at the Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place.

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GRNow Weekly Preview March 11-17, 2013 E-mail

It's St. Patrick's Day week with Irish on Ionia and parties galore, plus LaughFest continues with Wayne Brady, Lewis Black and Brian Regan and Monster Trucks invade Van Andel Arena.

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GRNow Weekly Preview March 4-10, 2013 E-mail

The return of LaughFest tops a busy week of events that also includes the Griffins, Bob Seger, the West Michigan Women's Expo and the Little Black Dress Party.

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