Thursday, Nov 08

Feature artist Bring Me The Horizon returns to hardDrive XL to tell Lou Brutus about recording! Tonight, special guest John Cooper of Skillet will tell Lou about his new metal band “Fight the Fury!” Got a parking ticket just as you were about to feed the meter? Call the XL Shoutbox at 877-MUSIC-11!

Wednesday, Nov 07

It’s not just the rock music you love, it’s hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus! Featured artist Bring Me The Horizon gets into the “Mantra” video with Lou! Tonight’s special guest is Greta Van Fleet! Still mad about Pitchfork trashing the new GVF album? Call the XL Shoutbox at 877-MUSIC-11!

Tuesday, Nov 06

Your late-night soundtrack is on hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus! Featured artist Bring Me The Horizon is here to tell Lou about writing the new album “Amo” Lou  get’s into album art designs with Atreyu bassist Porter McKnight! If you want to believe, call 877-MUSIC-11 and Ask Lou about UFO’s!

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

Spooky salutations, Radicals! Who has an awesome costume planned for tonight?

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Incubus will headline the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Incubus will play on March 2nd, along with Sheryl Crow, Cake, Grouplove, Blues Traveler, Dorothy and others. Pearl Jam will close the show on the 3rd, preceded by Jimmy Eat World, Band Of Horses, Liz Phair, Mat Kearney and more.

There will also be special appearances by baseball legends Roger Clemens, Jake Peavy, Sean Casey, Huston Street and Eric Byrnes, along with curated food vendors, family activities and more. The festival is tied to the start of Arizona’s Cactus League Spring Training, for which fans travel from all over the country.

Tickets are on sale at inningsfestival.com. A two-day general admission pass costs $130, while one day is $99. A VIP pass, which gets you access to a viewing platform and lounge, costs $380 for two days and $250 for one. There are also pricier “platinum” VIP packages available along with layaway payment plans at all three levels.

This is the first 2019 show announcement for Eddie Vedder or Pearl Jam. The band is reportedly recording its new album, expected to be released next year.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR that retirement is not anywhere on the 37-year-old band’s radar. Ulrich explained, “A lot of people are retiring, and we feel very energized and rejuvenated. I mean, we wanna go (a) long (time). We hope we can get another 20, 25 years out of (Metallica). I don’t know what it’s gonna look like, I don’t know what it’s gonna sound like, but that’s in our heads. So we’re not sitting there thinking retirement or this or that; we’re sort of more the opposite.”

Ulrich, who will turn 55 in December, added that he’s delighted to see younger generations of fans discovering Metallica’s music, saying, “There’s more younger kids at our shows than I can ever remember. Half the audience is under 20 . . . I don’t know if it’s a rite of passage, but it feels like it continues rather than regressing; it feels like it’s actually spreading.”

Ulrich’s comments echo those made by frontman James Hetfield, who said in 2015 that retirement was not on the agenda for Metallica. Hetfield said, “Look, musicians never retire. They just become less popular. People think you’ve retired, but no, I’m still writing. It’s a part of me. It’s what I do on this planet. That’s why I’ve been put here, I believe. And if I stop that, part of me dies. There’s no retirement. So we do what we do until physically we can’t do it.”

Hetfield told us a while back what keeps him going after more than three decades: ”Well, for me writing music is like breathing, and being able to create things in a band that has a huge family out there and a following around the world, and be able to get my confusion and questions and insanity into this music and put out to the rest of the world so people can relate…there’s no better thing.”

Metallica is currently in the midst of a North American tour that brings the band to San Francisco on Saturday (November 3rd).

Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have signed on to score The Woman In The Window, an upcoming thriller starring Amy AdamsGary Oldman and Julianne Moore. The film is due out in October 2019. The pair have also revealed that they scored the forthcoming sci-fi film Bird Box, which stars Sandra Bullock and premieres on Netflix in December.

Reznor and Ross currently have a score in theaters, for the Jonah Hill-directed movie Mid90s, and are also working on music for the upcoming HBO series Watchmen, based on the classic comic book of the same name.

Speaking to Variety about Watchmen, Reznor explained, “We reached out to (showrunner) Damon Lindelof and the HBO camp when I first heard about it, because I’ve been a fan of Damon since Lost. I was completely blown away by The Leftovers. Also, as a big fan of Watchmen, I appreciated the fearlessness that taking on that property and that IP would require.”

Nine Inch Nails is currently touring across North America in support of its latest EP, Bad Witch. The band is on a short break at the moment, but begins a three-night stand in New Orleans on November 23rd.

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke revealed in a new interview that he was asked to take part in the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour but had to turn it down. Clarke, who replaced founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin during the group’s 1991 Use Your Illusion tour, told Trunk Nation, “When it first started, they did reach out to me to come and play. My daughter, Frankie, has a band. They asked me the same day my daughter’s band was playing Lollapalooza (in July 2016), which was like the biggest break for her band. It was the same day they were playing Lollapalooza and I had to be there, and I couldn’t really give that up to go (jam with Guns).”

Clarke added that he was still open to getting onstage with the group at some point, saying, “I have nothing against it. It’s just that didn’t work out for me.” He also affirmed that he is on good terms with the members of Guns, remarking, “I mean, I’m still cool with Axl; I’m still cool with everybody. I have no ill feelings or anything.”

Clarke stayed with Guns N’ Roses for three years, exiting in 1994 and continuing to work as a producer and solo artist, while also playing in Slash’s SnakepitRock Star SupernovaHeart and other acts. Although he was inducted, he did perform at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 alongside guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and former GN’R drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum. Singer Axl Rose did not attend.

Three-fifths of the group’s classic lineup — Axl, Slash and McKagan — reunited in 2016 after two decades apart for the “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which is still ongoing and has become one of the highest grossing concert attractions of all time.

Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee and King Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys! Have a spooky day!

weekEnd Oct 27-28, 2018

HARDDRIVE’S HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY

HOUR ONE

HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: BAD WOLVES
“Zombie”
“Hear Me Now” ft. DIAMANTE
GUEST: BEARTOOTH “Disease”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “When The Seasons Change”
GHOST “Dance Macabre”
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Torn In Two”
GUEST: ATREYU “The Time Is Now”
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
RIVAL SONS “Do Your Worst”
GUEST: BADFLOWER “Ghost”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room”

HOUR TWO

PAPA ROACH “Who Do You Trust”
GUEST: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE “Voices”
GUEST: NONPOINT “Chaos & Earthquakes”
DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”
IN THIS MOMENT ft. ROB HALFORD “Black Wedding”
GUEST: FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken”
THREE DAYS GRACE “Infra-Red”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
THE GLORIOUS SONS “S.O.S.”
GUEST: AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
What’s In Lou’s Mp3 Player?
SYLAR “All Or Nothing”

weekEnd Oct 20-21, 2018

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE NACHO

HOUR ONE

HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: CHEVELLE
“Sleep Walking Elite”
“The Red”
PLUGGED IN: PAPA ROACH “Who Do You Trust”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Torn In Two”
BEARTOOTH “Disease”
GUEST: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Letting You Go”
THREE SONG SEG
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”
THRICE “The Grey”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
ASK LZZY
GHOST “Dance Macabre”

HOUR TWO

GRETA VAN FLEET “When The Curtain Falls”
DIRT
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE “People Of The Sun”
GUEST: BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
BAD WOLVES ft. DIAMANTE “Hear Me Now”
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
UNDEROATH “ihateit”
GUEST: ATREYU “The Time Is Now”
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken”
THE GLORIOUS SONS “S.O.S.”
SEVENDUST “Unforgiven”
GUEST: DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
What’s In Lou’s MP3 Player?
HALESTORM “Do Not Disturb”

Week of Oct 22-26, 2018

HARDDRIVE XL PLAYLIST-WEEK OF OCT 22-26, 2018

XL
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room”
BADFLOWER “Ghost”
BAD WOLVES “Hear Me Now” ft. DIAMANTE
DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
GRETA VAN FLEET “When the Curtain Falls”
SHINEDOWN “Get Up”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”

MED
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
BEARTOOTH “Disease”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
THE GLORIOUS SONS “S.O.S.”
THRICE “The Grey”

SM
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Letting You Go”
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken”
FOZZY “Burn Me Out”
GHOST “Dance Macabre”
HALESTORM “Do Not Disturb” - ADD
JONATHAN DAVIS “Basic Needs”
PAPA ROACH “Who Do You Trust” - ADD
PARKWAY DRIVE “Prey”
RED SUN RISING “Veins”
RIVAL SONS “Do Your Worst”
SEVENDUST “Unforgiven”
THE FEVER 333 “Made An America”
UNDEROATH “ihateit”
WILSON “Like A Baller”

Week of Oct 15-19, 2018

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

XL
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room”
BADFLOWER “Ghost”
BAD WOLVES “Hear Me Now” ft. DIAMANTE
DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
GRETA VAN FLEET “When the Curtain Falls”
SHINEDOWN “Get Up”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”

MED
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
BEARTOOTH “Disease”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
THE GLORIOUS SONS “S.O.S.”
THRICE “The Grey”

SM
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Letting You Go”
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken” - ADD
FOZZY “Burn Me Out”
GHOST “Dance Macabre” – ADD
JONATHAN DAVIS “Basic Needs”
PARKWAY DRIVE “Prey”
RED SUN RISING “Veins”
RIVAL SONS “Do Your Worst”
SEVENDUST “Unforgiven” - ADD
SHIM “Hallelujah”
THE FEVER 333 “Made An America”
UNDEROATH “ihateit”
WILSON “Like A Baller”

Monday, Oct 29 2018

Good morning Radicals! Are you prepared for Halloween in 2 days? I know I am! In the meantime, here’s what’s going on in the world of rock and roll:

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has opened up about false Chris Cornell murder conspiracy theories that have been “floating around” on the Internet. Thayil told The Detroit Free Press that the theories were  “the cockamamie ideas.” One theory was that Cornell was murdered because he was about to expose a pedophile ring. Thayil said, “The fact of the matter is there was nothing that would suggest this outcome.”

Back in March, Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky also discussed the conspiracy theories on Twitter. Someone tweeted to her,  “Yes! ATIVAN did NOT cause his death. It IMPAIRED his thinking, personality, suicidal ideation. He was NOT coherent to make the right choices. As a REGISTERED NURSE X26 YRS, I know this about ATIVAN. I’m so sick of trolls questioning Vicky. LEAVE HER ALONE.” Vicky responded, “Thank you so right and I will no longer be answering trolls and conspiracy theorists. Too much energy and oddly the one that was typing away all about my husband wasn’t following either him, Soundgarden, Temple or Audioslave….. odd for a ‘fan.’”

Meanwhile, Thayil also spoke on why Soundgarden wasn’t at the hotel where Cornell died. Thayil and his band MC50 returned to Detroit on Friday (December 26th) for the first time since his last performance with Cornell on May 17, 2017. Cornell was found dead an hour later in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel. Thayil said that he and the other Soundgarden members were already en route to Columbus for their next gig when they found out that Cornel had died in his hotel room. Thayil added that there hadn’t been any signs that something was wrong, saying that “nothing that would have allowed us to anticipate what would happen.”

He explained, “There were a few minor difficulties (early) in the show that I felt adjusted themselves within a few songs. And then the rest of the show went pretty well.”

Thayil said that  his return to Detroit comes with “complicated and dark” emotions. He explained, “There certainly seems like there’s an offering of closure. I doubt that it will happen. But it seems available. There’s also an element of irony to be asked by Wayne [Kramer] to play on a tour with my favorite band, which is from Detroit, that would culminate in a Detroit show. The poetic irony and the opportunity for closure were not lost on me.”

Chris Cornell committed suicide in May 2017. He was 52.