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Tuesday, Sep 02

Ugh,  why does it feel like a Monday?…..Well, finally, some news on my pals Papa Roach! Pulse of Radio and Blabbermouth reported Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton said in a new interview conducted last week at England’s Reading & Leeds Festivals  with Sophie  Eggleton he will be publishing a book of his own photography in the near future. Horton explained, ”It’s in the works. I enjoy photography on an amateur level and being fortunate enough to travel everywhere, I wanna take advantage of it.” Horton added, “I don’t necessarily have any sort of focus on any one particular thing; I just shoot whatever strikes me — landscapes, portraits — and somebody within our camp said, ‘You need to do something with this stuff.’ So we’re gonna try and put out a book.”  Horton also spoke about the recording process for the band’s eighth studio album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise), which is due out in early 2015. He revealed the band worked with two producers, Kevin Churko and his son Kane, saying, “We did the first five songs with Kevin, the dad, and then the last seven with the son, because (Kevin) had a prior engagement with In This Moment . . . It was a different sort of workflow, but we got into it and it was cool. And I think we came out with some really good stuff.” (Ed. note:  who knew Churko had a son who worked side by side with him!  That’s pretty cool!)   F.E.A.R. was recorded in Las Vegas at Chopshop Studios, with Horton saying, “It was incredibly dry. Each one of us had humidifiers in our bedrooms. We felt our skin cracking.” (Dude, I know the feeling!) The new disc will follow up 2012′s The Connection. The title track will serve as the first single, while an exact release date and tour plans are all to be revealed later….Meanwhile, last I heard, In This Moment are still working away on their album and their new label, Atlantic, has yet to decide what the first single will be.  Waiting with much anticipation for that too!….Feeling tha love: Pulse of Radio also reports on this. Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith sat down to chat for an hour together in a new video posted at Music Radar, in which Gossard admits the Chili Peppers changed Pearl Jam’s lives by taking them on an early tour. Gossard recalled, “We went from selling no records on that tour to selling a bunch of records by the end of it.” Gossard said watching the Chili Peppers play every night made the members of Pearl Jam work harder on their performance, “Being able to be on the side of the stage and watch like you and Flea get into it . . . I mean, that like really affected me dramatically. And you guys were so good to us too.” The Chili Peppers took Pearl Jam out on a two-month fall tour in 1991 along with the Smashing Pumpkins. Pearl Jam got the slot when former Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons – who was friends with Eddie Vedder – gave Flea a Pearl Jam tape to listen to. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament told us not long ago the band’s goals when they started out were modest: “You know, I think we all thought, like, if we sold 50, 60,000 records, that would allow us to make a new record and, you know, I think mostly we wanted to get out and play. You know, I think we wanted to be a touring band and we wanted to be better musicians and we wanted to be more powerful and tighter. And we knew in that process we’d be better songwriters, and so I think for us, you know, at the time the focus was just to be a better band.”  Gossard and Smith also reminisced in the video about other times they hung out together as well as little side projects that they played together in from time to time. Pearl Jam will head out on a North American tour next month, while the Chili Peppers are currently at work on their 11th studio album….OK,  Foo Fighters have posted yet another snippet to get us all tweeking, or is that twerking?   Check it out here. The band posted on Twitter it had received test pressings of the vinyl version of the record, then posted the brief sample of roaring guitars. Sonic Highways is due out on Nov 10th, with the HBO documentary mini-series chronicling its creation premiering on Oct 17th. (Did we say Nov 10th is Lou Brutus’ birthday?)…..I knew when I heard Live was getting back together, it sounded too good to be true.  But indeed, Live has announced its return and the debut of the veteran band’s new singer, Chris Shinn. He is best known as the lead singer of Unified Theory, a band composed of Shinn; former Blind Melon members Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn; and former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen. The PA-based group’s new disc, The Turn, is its first since 2006 and will be released this fall. A single has yet to be revealed from the band’s eighth studio effort, which comes 20 years after Live’s breakthrough sophomore effort, Throwing CopperThe Turn will be released via Pledge Music, with 10 percent of all proceeds raised donated to Musicians on Call, which brings “music to the bedside of hospital patients that otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience it.”  Nice….Hey right before vacation I heard a couple of new Marilyn Manson tunes. Jeepers, was I surprised!  Should be coming out sometime later this fall…..Celebrating life days: Aimee Osbourne is 31, Keanu Reeves is 50.  Taproot’s Phil Lipscomb is 38 and Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares is 48.

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Monday, Sep 01

Happy Labor Day!  Still on my last day of vacation, but I couldn’t resist!
Pulse of Radio reports video clips of Five Finger Death Punch drummer and co-founder Jeremy Spencer talking about the band’s guitarists, Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, has been posted online to promote the upcoming publication of Spencer’s autobiography, Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem. Spencer told us how the book came about: “I decided to clean myself up and I went into rehab a few years ago, and the day I got out I basically just started writing my whole life as a therapeutic kind of exercise. I was writing about a thousand to two thousand words a day. I would do it on tour, in the tour bus, wherever we were, and it started to shape up into something kind of interesting. I’m really excited because I think that it’s relatable and I think it might be able to help some people and people can relate to the story.”  Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem arrives in stores tomorrow (September 2nd) and Jeremy will be in the hardDrive studios on Wednesday morning! The book is described as Spencer’s “personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle . . . a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction and recovery, revealing the path that served as a catalyst to make him the man he is today.”  Spencer has committed a percentage of his personal income from the book to support NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, which represents more than 75,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.  Spencer’s book has already received advance accolades from rock legends and recovering alcoholics Alice Cooper and Rob Halford.  Look for Five Finger Death Punch on tour starting Sep 16th….Pulse also reports Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is working on a TV series based on his life, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cuomo has teamed with Steve Franks, creator of the series Psych, on a new sitcom called DeTour. The show is described as following a ”30-something rock star who . . . walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success.” If that rings a bell, that’s because Cuomo did more or less the same thing: at the height of Weezer’s popularity in the mid-’90s, he put the band on hold for a few years to pursue a degree at Harvard University.  Fox has expressed interest in making and airing a pilot for the show, although it has not committed to producing a full series just yet.  Cuomo told us a while back that he’d be comfortable with putting his life onscreen: “I don’t think anyone’s ever really had an intimate look inside my daily life, so that might be interesting. I don’t have anything to hide, and as long as it’s interesting — I don’t want something to come out that’s just boring for everyone.”…Alter Bridge has finally made available its new limited edition 27-disc box set, titled X, in celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary. Originally scheduled for release earlier this year, the 3,000-copy set includes all four Alter Bridge studio albums, along with DVD, Blu-ray, and vinyl audio copies of Live From Amsterdam and Live At Wembley, including a 3D version of the latter. Also in the box is every webisode to date, hours of unreleased interviews and documentary footage, a coffee table book, a signed poster, and much more. Singer Myles Kennedy says it’s hard to believe that Alter Bridge has been around for a decade: “It’s pretty crazy. We’ve been so busy for the last 10 years that it makes time fly. But you know, it’s a beautiful thing when you think about the fact that we’re still in the game after 10 years. You know, that means we get to continue to follow our bliss and make music, so we’re lucky.” Fans who pre-ordered their copies of the box set will get their copies by the end of this month. Kennedy said in a statement, “X is both a fond look back and a great leap forward after ten years making music together. This collection rewards a precious few of our most ardent fans with almost every thing we’ve ever done — well, everything we want to share! It’s been a tremendous ten years and we look forward to ten more.” Alter Bridge will kick off a fall tour in Louisville, KY on Oct  4th, wrapping up on October 26th in Los Angeles…Three-quarters of Audioslave reunited earlier this week at a belated 50th birthday party for singer Chris Cornell – who actually hit that landmark back in July. A photo from the party was posted at Cornell’s Instagram account showing him, guitarist Tom Morello and bassist Tim Commerford hanging together at the event, with only drummer Brad Wilk missing. Audioslave broke up in 2007 after three albums and five years. (CBS Local)…Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine appeared on Thursday night’s (August 28th) edition of the British paranormal mystery reality television series Most Haunted. The episode followed the band and the show’s host, Yvette Fielding, as they visit Llandeilo’s Newton House in Wales, where they experienced children’s laughter, the unexplained movement of objects and the activity of poltergeists. The group is scheduled to return to the show for a second appearance. (Blabbermouth)…Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge was out hunting aliens earlier this week, DeLonge posted a video, claiming he and his wife saw a UFO in San Diego and followed it for 30 minutes. DeLonge is a longtime fan and student of UFO activity. (Alternative Press)…On Friday, Black Veil Brides will be by the studios.  Send some questions you’d like us to ask them!   See the interact page on the home page to send ‘em in today!

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hardDrive Double Dose:  SLASH
“World On Fire” & “Anastasia”
CHEVELLE “Hunter Eats Hunter”
NOTHING MORE “This Is The Time”
Guest:  LIKE A STORM “Love The Way
You Hate Me”
REDLIGHT KING “Devil’s Dance”
ESCAPE THE FATE “Picture Perfect”
RISE AGAINST “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore”

Hour 2

KORN “Hater”
ROYAL BLOOD “Figure It Out”
Guest:  STARSET “My Demons”
YOU ME AT SIX “Room To Beathe”
OF MICE & MEN “Would You Still Be There”
Guest:  FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wrong Side of Heaven”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Can You Feel My Heart”
Guest:  SLIPKNOT  ”The Devil In I”
What’s In Lou’s MP3 Player?  ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Moving On”

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Week of Sep 01-05, 2014

CHEVELLE                                 HUNTER EATS HUNTER
KORN                                          HATER
RISE AGAINST                            I DON’T WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE
SLASH                                          WORLD ON FIRE
STARSET                                     MY DEMONS
YOU ME AT SIX                           ROOM TO  BREATHE


CROBOT                                      NOWHERE TO HIDE
DEVOUR THE DAY                      RESPECT
NICKELBACK                             EDGE OF A REVOLUTION
OF MICE & MEN                         WOULD YOU STILL BE THERE
ROYAL BLOOD                           FIGURE IT OUT
WEEZER                                      BACK TO THE SHACK 

FRAMING HANLEY                    CRIMINAL
HELLYEAH                                 MOTH-ADD
ISLANDER                                  COCONUT DRACULA
LIKE A STORM                           LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE ME
NONPOINT                                  BREAKING SKIN-ADD
OTHERWISE                               DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON
REDLIGHT KING                         DEVIL’S DANCE-ADD
SKILLET                                      RISE
SLEEPWAVE                              THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
SLIPKNOT                                  THE DEVIL IN I


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Joining Lou every night this week is featured artist BUSH! Tonight’s special guest is ADELITAS WAY! We’ve got an all new SMASH OR CRASH! Plus, Lou will entertain you with POETRY CORNER, RANT OF THE DAY, and WEIRD WORLD NEWS! All that and more on hardDrive XL! Keep up with all that’s happening on the show at!

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Joining host LOU BRUTUS tonight are featured artist FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and special guest YOU ME AT SIX! Plus LZZY HALE answers your questions in ASK LZZY! Get your requests in to Lou at 877-MUSIC-11! Add to your ‘Favorites,’ and stay up to date with the latest in rock!

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