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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Wednesday, Jan, 17 2018

Good morning Radicals! Hope you’re warm and dry on this rainy Wednesday.

Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor has filed for a restraining order against his neighbor, according to TMZ. Reznor claims that the man has been behaving increasingly irrationally and threateningly towards him and his family for the past six months, yelling at a friend leaving Reznor’s house that Satan is going to get him and ranting on the sidewalk about how “the Lord” will get “rich people.”

Reznor also claims that on Christmas Eve, he was outside playing with his kids when he spotted a “disheveled” neighbor walking up and down the sidewalk ranting, “Rich people can do anything they want, but the Lord will get them in the end.” A judge has agreed to keep the neighbor at least 10 yards from the Nine Inch Nails leader, his family, and employees working at his house. A court hearing regarding the issue will take place next month.

Nine Inch Nails has been playing sporadic shows and has released two EPs in the last 13 months.

Three original Smashing Pumpkins members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday. Founder and frontman William Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram, “@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. So many memories when you put the three of us together. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums #WPC.”

Corgan also wrote, “Life is wonderful. Keep moving. I could complain (because there are always irritants to the rainbow in my mind) but ’tis more graceful to stay inspired. To see all as being in it’s perfect place.. #beherenow.”

Iha joined Corgan, Chamberlin and the rest of the current Pumpkins lineup for three performances in the spring of 2016. Since then, Corgan has also mended ties with long-estranged bassist D’Arcy Wretzky and spoken openly about the possibility of a reunion tour.

Corgan discussed the chances of the original quartet playing live together again last year, saying, “(A reunion tour) has been knocked about . . . But I’ll say this and I mean it: If we never play a note together again, that’s okay. I’m way, way more interested in the fact that we have peace with each other.”

Corgan and Chamberlin have been in the studio recently working on a song called “Route 666,” but it’s unclear if that is intended as a Pumpkins track or something else. Corgan released a solo album last year called Ogilala and claims to have more new music on the way in 2018, while the rumors of a full-blown Pumpkins reunion continue to percolate.

Thirty Seconds To Mars has announced that it will host its fourth annual Camp Mars music festival from August 11th through August 13th in Malibu, California. Activities at the summer camp-themed event will include hiking, yoga, art installations, meditation, games and music, with fans getting the chance to interact with the members of the band as well.

Frontman Jared Leto told us a while back that he considers his group’s fans the most devoted in rock: “It’s incredible to have a group of people that are so dedicated and passionate to what we have to offer. Obviously we’re not the biggest band out there, but we have the most incredible fans — it’s like a big dysfunctional family, I’ve said a bunch of times before. There’s always just the most inspired efforts by the people that are here to be a part of something very special.”

Camp Mars ticket packages will be available to purchase starting on January 22nd via the festival’s website, which also features a complete list of activities.

In 2016, the band released a film directed by Leto that documented the first Camp Mars festival in 2015.

Finally, we’d like to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Detroit’s own KID ROCK! Make it a great one!

posted by: Lou Brutus


Week of Jan 15-19, 2018

Tuesday, Jan, 16 2018

HARDDRIVE XL PLAYLIST-WEEK OF JAN 15-19, 2018

XL
10 YEARS “Novacaine”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Trouble”
FOO FIGHTERS “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
MARILYN MANSON “KILL4ME”
POP EVIL “Waking Lions”
ROYAL BLOOD “I Only Lie When I Love You”
SEETHER “Betray And Degrade”

MED
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Wish You Were Here
A PERFECT CIRCLE “The Doomed”
GRETA VAN FLEET “Safari Song”
METALLICA “Spit Out The Bone”
PAPA ROACH “Born For Greatness”
STONE SOUR “Rose Red Violent Blue”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Meadow”

SM
A DAY TO REMEMBER “We Got This”
ALL THAT REMAINS “The Thunder Rolls”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Into The Fire”
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River” - ADD
BUSH “This Is War”
FALLING IN REVERSE “Superhero”
I PREVAIL “Lifelines”
IN THIS MOMENT “Roots”
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE ftg JONATHAN DAVIS “Necessary Evil”
RED “Still Alive”
RISE AGAINST “House On Fire”
STONE HORSES “Reckless Ways”
TRIVIUM “The Heart From Your Hate”

posted by: Lou Brutus


weekEnd JAN 13-14

Tuesday, Jan, 16 2018

LIFE’S 3 CERTAINTIES

HOUR ONE
HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: A PERFECT CIRCLE
“The Doomed”
“Judith”
PLUGGED IN: FOZZY “Painless”
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS “Walk On Water”
NOTHING MORE “Go To War”
PAPA ROACH “Born For Greatness”
GUEST: STONE SOUR “Rose Red Violent Blue”
3 SONG SWEEP
RISE AGAINST “House On Fire”
ROYAL BLOOD “I Only Lie When I Love You”
MARILYN MANSON “Kill4me”
ASK LZZY
POP EVIL “Waking Lions”

HOUR TWO

STARSET “Satellite”
DIRT
GRETA VAN FLEET “Highway Tune”
GUEST: THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Rx”
FOO FIGHTERS “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
HELLYEAH “Love Falls”
METALLICA “Spit Out The Bone”
GUEST: AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Wish You Were Here”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Meadow”
ALL THAT REMAINS “The Thunder Rolls”
GUEST: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Trouble”
What’s in Lou’s MP3 Player?
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River”

posted by: Lou Brutus


Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Tuesday, Jan, 16 2018

Good morning Radicals! Hope everyone had a lovely Martin Luther King Day!

Some terrible news broke yesterday afternoon: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly on Monday in a London hotel at the age of 46, according to the Associated Press. O’Riordan was in London for a short recording session and at press time the cause of her death was not immediately announced. O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement, “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” According to Variety, Metropolitan Police in London confirmed that “a woman in her mid-40s was pronounced dead at the scene,” adding, “At this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained.”

O’Riordan, who was born in Limerick, Ireland, joined the Cranberries in 1990 after original vocalist Niall Quinn quit. The group signed with Island Records in 1992 and released its debut disc, Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? the following year. The LP reached Number One on the U.K. and Irish album charts, while climbing to Number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. The set spawned two hit singles in “Linger” and “Dreams.” The band released its sophomore album, No Need To Argue, in 1994 and topped the Alternative chart with the track “Zombie,” which became their biggest hit.

The Cranberries released a total of seven studio albums, the last being 2017′s Something Else, and scored an additional five Top 20 singles on Modern Rock radio, including “Ode to My Family,” “Ridiculous Thoughts,” “Salvation,” “Free to Decide” and “Promises.” The quartet has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, including over 10 million in the U.S. O’Riordan released two solo albums, 2007’s Are You Listening? and 2009’s No Baggage. She also recently started a new band called D.A.R.K. that released its debut effort in 2016. Rock artists around the world responded to the shocking news that Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan had died suddenly. New Stone Temple Pilots singer Jeff Gutt wrote, “Rest In Peace Dolores O’Riordan. I’ve heard people all over the world singing her songs with crowds enthusiastically singing back. Truly a special musician and songwriter.”

Singer-songwriter Hozier, a native of Ireland like O’Riordan, wrote on Twitter, “My first time hearing Dolores O’Riordan’s voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I’d never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.”

Meanwhile, Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan shared on Instagram, “Too many, too soon. RIP Dolores xxxx.” Other artists and celebrities who posted tributes or comments included James CordenDiploDiane WarrenDave Davies of the KinksLiz PhairDuran DuranJosh Groban and more.

Foo Fighters and Royal Blood are among the artists nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys. The Foos are up for Best International Group, along with the KillersArcade FireLCD Soundsystem and Haim. Meanwhile, Royal Blood will compete for Best British Group with The xxWolf AliceGorillaz and London Grammar.

Foo Fighters have won International Group three previous times, in 2008, 2012 and 2015. Frontman Dave Grohl told us that the band, which has also picked up 11 Grammys in its career, never views such awards as a competition: “I think some people probably do see it as like a competitive thing. Like someone like Kanye West, I think he genuinely gets pissed off if he doesn’t win a trophy. We’re a simple band. Like, when the Grammys say, ‘Hey, we think you should be nominated for Album of the Year,’ you’re like, ‘Really? Cool!’ You know, that’s, it’s pretty great. And then if you win it, it’s a great thing, but if you lose it, it’s like, it doesn’t really matter, you know.”

The Foos will also perform for the first time at the Brits, leading frontman Dave Grohl to post on Twitter, “How the f**k have we never played at #BRITs before!?!?! We’ve had a ton of firsts over in the UK…you guys have always been so good to us. Why not add 2018 BRIT awards to the list??!?!? Let’s make some noise. See you there, Dave.”

The 2018 Brit Awards will take place on February 21st at the O2 Arena in London.

Lou Brutus with Chester Bennington and Dave "Phoenix: Farrell of Linkin Park

Linkin Park bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell has launched a new podcast called Member Guest. Farrell is co-hosting the program alongside professional golfer Brendan Steele and Farrell‘s long-time friend Mark Fiore. The podcast’s website states, “We are experts at a few things, and amateurs at many. Cheers to the endless pursuit of Golf, Music and less important things.”

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows is their first guest on the show’s debut episode, which is streaming now. Upcoming guests include Green Day drummer Tre Cool and pro golfers John Mallinger and Charley Hoffman.

Linkin Park has not officially announced whether the band intends to carry on without singer Chester Bennington, who took his own life on July 20th of last year. Aside from Farrell, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda has stayed active online and recently released a photo of himself in the studio, although he did not reveal what he was recording.

Birthays over the long weekend include, Foo Fighter’s (and many others!) Dave Grohl, guitar legend Zakk Wylde and Tool guitarist Adam Jones! HBD to all!

posted by: Lou Brutus


MONDAY, JAN 22

Monday, Jan, 15 2018

A new week of rock music awaits you on hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus! Joining Lou on the air every night as featured artist is Pop Evil! Tonight’s special guest is In This Moment! Plus, Lou will make you laugh with Poetry CornerRant of the Day and Weird World News!

posted by: Lou Brutus