weekEnd Mar 10-11

THE POWER OF MUSIC

HOUR ONE

HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
“Meadow”
“Interstate Love Song”
PLUGGED IN: Architects “Doomsday”
POP EVIL “Waking Lions”
ROYAL BLOOD “I Only Lie When I Love You”
RISE AGAINST “House On Fire”
GUEST: MYLES KENNEDY “Year Of The Tiger”
3 SONG SWEEP
IN THIS MOMENT “Roots”
OF MICE & MEN “Money”
JONATHAN DAVIS “What It Is”
ASK LZZY
MARILYN MANSON “Tattooed In Reverse”

HOUR TWO

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Gone Away”
DIRT
GODSMACK “Bulletproof”
GUEST: HALESTORM “The Familiar Taste Of Poison”
NOTHING MORE “Do You Really Want It?”
RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
GUEST: BUSH “This Is War”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Into The Fire”
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River”
GRETA VAN FLEET “Safari Song”
GUEST: THREE DAYS GRACE “The Mountain”
What’s In Lou’s MP3 Player?
THE FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes”

Week of Mar 12-16, 2018

HARDDRIVE XL PLAYLIST-WEEK OF MAR 19-23, 2018
XL
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Into The Fire”
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Red Cold River”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Gone Away”
GODSMACK “Bulletproof”
NOTHING MORE “Do You Really Want It?”
POP EVIL “Waking Lions”
THREE DAYS GRACE “The Mountain”

MED
IN THIS MOMENT “Roots”
I PREVAIL “Lifelines”
JONATHAN DAVIS “What It Is”
RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
RISE AGAINST “House On Fire”
SHINEDOWN “Devil” - ADD
THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Straight Jacket”

SM
A DAY TO REMEMBER “Same About You”
A PERFECT CIRCLE “TalkTalk”
AVATAR “The King Wants You”
BAD WOLVES “Zombie”
DED “Hate Me”
DOROTHY “Flawless”
FOZZY “Painless”
MARILYN MANSON “Tattooed In Reverse”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
MYLES KENNEDY “Year of the Tiger”
PARKWAY DRIVE “The Void”
OF MICE & MEN “Money”
THROUGH FIRE “Where You Lie”

Monday, Mar 19 2018

Good morning Radicals! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Here’s some music news to start your morning!

A Perfect Circle guitarist James Iha is going to sit out the band’s tour this spring because of his commitments to the Smashing Pumpkins reunion trek. According to Guitar World, A Perfect Circle has tapped longtime friend Greg Edwards from Failure to fill in on guitar. A statement from the band reiterated that Iha remains a member of A Perfect Circle.

A Perfect Circle will begin its spring run on April 14th at a radio festival in Tucson, Arizona. The band’s new album, Eat The Elephant, is set for release on April 20th and will be the first collection of studio recordings from the band since the 2004 covers LP eMOTive.

The long-awaited semi-reunion of the original Pumpkins was confirmed last month with the announcement of a 36-city North American tour that will begin in Glendale, Arizona on July 12th. Joining the three charter members — Iha, frontman William Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin – will be Jeff Schroeder on guitar and Jack Bates on bass. Founding bassist D’arcy Wretzky will not participate, and has accused Corgan of rescinding an offer to join the reunion.

The show will feature material exclusively off the first five Pumpkins albums, from their debut Gish to the last LP to feature the original lineup, Machina: The Machines Of God.

Dean Deleo, Jeff Gutt, Eric Kretz, Robert Deleo-Stone Temple Pilots 2017

With the new, self-titled Stone Temple Pilots album released this past Friday (March 16th), bassist Robert DeLeo was asked in an interview with AltWire if there were any songs left over from the band’s 2015 sessions with Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington on vocals that were repurposed for the new LP.

DeLeo replied, “There were, but they were kind of ideas and they didn’t really get too far. Working on a new record with Chester was kind of a notion and it didn’t really go too far before he said he could no longer do STP. We got together and played some ideas and that was about it. So these ideas were sitting there for a couple of years.”

Bennington committed suicide in July 2017. Original STP vocalist Scott Weiland was dismissed in early 2013 and died of a overdose in December 2015.
The new STP record, its seventh full-length effort, features the debut of new singer Jeff Gutt. Gutt, a one-time The X Factor contestant, made his live debut with the band last November in Los Angeles. The band recently did its first round of dates in support of the new album and next plays on April 14th in Tucson, Arizona.

Korn‘s Jonathan Davis has set May 25th as the release date for his new solo album, saying on Matt Pinfield‘s podcast, “I just finished (the album) last night actually. I’ve still been working on it. I’ve been working on songs being mixed, so the last song I finished last night. It’s being mixed today and it’ll be done.” Davis released a first single called “What It Is” in January.

Davis has yet to decide on a title for the disc, which he has been writing and recording on and off since 2007. Asked in a recent interview about the sound of the project, he explained, “It’s completely different. It’s a different thing. It’s something I’ve been working on for 10 years. It’s just a crazy, different world music hybrid of all kinds of things, and there are all kinds of different players who play on the record. And I’m really proud of it.”

The singer will kick off a solo North American tour on April 6th in Portland, Oregon, ending on May 18th in Boston. Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be part of the backing band.

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and guitarist Ryan Peake let the video roll for a spontaneous version of “Ahead By A Century” by the legendary Canadian act The Tragically Hip. The pair say in an accompanying post, “Being on tour can be a game of hurry and wait. Sometimes waiting around to take the stage is just plain torturous. And other times The Tragically Hip pops into your head and you get lost in a moment that makes it all better. This will always be a favorite!”

Peake breaks out the acoustic guitar in the clip and joins Kroeger, who appears to be signing photos or documents while singing the track.

Nickelback is on a break now but will return to the road in May, when the quartet begins a lengthy European tour that will last until the end of July. The band is touring behind its ninth studio LP, Feed The Machine, which came out last June. The set includes the singles “Must Be Nice,” “Song On Fire” and the title cut.

Pearl Jam‘s headlining spot at Lollapalooza Argentina on Sunday (March 18th) was scrapped as the entire day’s show was canceled due to severe weather. Organizers said in a statement, “Due to severe overnight weather containing heavy storms, lightning and winds that are expected to continue, it has been decided in compliance with governmental authorities instructions to cancel the third day of Lollapalooza Argentina.” Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron shared a photo, saying, “Sorry gang, severe weather conditions last night led to the cancellation of today’s lollapalooza concert. We love you Argentina!” (Billboard)

Judas Priest‘s 18th studio album, Firepower, entered the Billboard 200 album chart at Number Five, making it the band’s highest-charting album ever. 2014′s Redeemer Of Souls debuted and peaked at Number Six, the British act’s previous high point. Firepower moved 49,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 48,000 of those in traditional album sales. The Firepower chart position was bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in association with the band’s current North American tour. (Billboard)

Finally, we’d like to very happy birthday to Brann Dailor of Grammy award-winning Mastodon! Woo-hoo!

MONDAY, MAR 26

Get your recommended daily allowance of rock and roll from Lou Brutus on hardDrive XL! This week, Lou is joined on the air every night by featured artist Red Sun Rising! Lou’s special guest tonight is Stone Temple Pilots! It’s a new music battle in SMASH or CRASH with new music from Underoath vs Light the Torch! Hit up Lou on the hotLine at 877-MUSIC-11!

FRIDAY, MAR 23

You’ve made it to Friday! Time to celebrate with Lou Brutus on hardDrive XL! Lou brings featured artist Bullet For My Valentine back for one more round! Special guest Asking Alexandria will tell Lou all about the jokes hidden in their liner notes! Lzzy Hale returns to answer your questions in ASK LZZY! Call in at 877-MUSIC-11!

THURSDAY, MAR 22

It’s a musical maelstrom of rock and roll madness on hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus! Tonight, Lou will ask featured artist Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine about the new things they tried on the upcoming record! Special guest In This Moment is here to talk about the old days of looking in home depot for props! Plus, Lou’s taking your calls at 877-MUSIC-11!

WEDNESDAY, MAR 21

Get through the mid-week hurdle with the power of hardDrive XL, wielded by the mighty Lou Brutus! Featured artist Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine shares a story about the party in their recording studio! Special guest Ded will talk about meeting their musical heroes! If you’ve ever wondered what happens on the road in a tour bus, call 877-MUSIC-11 and Ask Lou!

TUESDAY, MAR 20

Have no fear, Lou Brutus is here to save you from lame music on hardDrive XL! Featured artist Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine will tell Lou about tweaking songs! Special guest Korn will stop by to talk about the upcoming 20th anniversary of “Follow the Leader!” If you’ve got a thorn in your side, call the XL ShoutBox at 877-MUSIC-11 and tell Lou about it! 

MONDAY, MAR 19

A new week of fresh rock music comes directly to your speakers through the power of Lou Brutus on hardDrive XL! This week, Lou is joined on the air every night by featured artist Bullet For My Valentine! Lou’s special guest tonight is Pop Evil! It’s a new music battle in SMASH or CRASH with new music from Righteous Vendetta vs Vyces! Hit up Lou on the hotLine at 877-MUSIC-11

Friday, Mar 16 2018

Happy Friday! The new Stone Temple Pilots album is out TODAY! Here’s some delicious music news for your eyes and ears:

Queens Of The Stone AgeThe KillersColdplay and Mumford & Sons are among the acts are paying tribute to Elton John on a new collection called Revamp And Restoration. The two-disc set will be broken up between rock and pop artists on the Revamp half and country artists on the Restoration side. Others contributing Elton covers to the April 6th release include Miley CyrusLady GagaQ-TipEd SheeranWillie NelsonDon Henley and more.

Queens Of The Stone Age performed its cover of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” onstage in February at the Forum in Los Angeles. Elton John was also a special guest on Queens Of The Stone Age’s 2013 album, . . . Like Clockwork, lending piano and backing vocals to the song “Fairweather Friends.”

Skillet drummer Jen Ledger will release her first solo EP, titled Ledger, on April 13th through Hear It Loud, a label imprint launched by Skillet frontman John Cooper and his wife, Skillet keyboardist Korey Cooper. Ledger told Billboard about the project, “I feel I’ve just been growing and changing over the last few years and I feel the time is now. It just feels like everything is lined up all at once. It’s super exciting because it is a little bit of a destiny moment.”

Ledger credited the Coopers with mentoring her and helping her develop her own sound, explaining, “Over the last couple of years, the Coopers have really been training me, helping me on my writing and really helping me find my own unique style.” She added, “I’m not just mini-Skillet. I’m edgy and rocky, but I’m also soft and got a little bit of pop in me too. They’ve been helping me find out not only who I am musically, but also who I am as a person and what do I want to say.”

Ledger is not leaving Skillet, saying, “We’re all on the same team and we’re all kind of mixed into everything . . . I get to do everything I want and have the best of both worlds.” Ledger, together with a full band, will serve as opening act on Skillet’s upcoming tour and then take her usual place behind the drums for Skillet’s headlining set. The trek kicks off on April 12th in Amarillo, Texas. Skillet’s latest LP, Unleashed, was released in 2016. The group’s 10th studio effort featured the hit singles “Back From The Dead” and “Feel Invincible.”

Trent Reznor said in a new BBC Radio interview on Thursday, March 15th that a new Nine Inch Nails EP will be released sometime before mid-June. No title or specific release date was provided for the EP, which is the third in a trilogy that started with 2016′s Not The Actual Events and continued with 2017′s Add Violence.

One track from the latter EP, called “She’s Gone Away,” was performed by Nine Inch Nails on the eighth episode of last year’s Twin Peaks: The Return, which aired on Showtime. Nine Inch Nail duo Reznor and Atticus Ross also composed the score last year for the PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War. Nine Inch Nails will next play London’s Meltdown Festival on June 22nd, with a string of European shows to follow.

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is masterminding a new entertainment complex called Kind Heaven in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Hollywood producer Cary Granat and Star Wars visual effects pioneer Ed Jones. A press release describes the project as “an active and dynamic world extending across multiple levels and more than 100,000 square feet, offering the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, danger, fashion, exoticism, exploration, legendary mysteries, and spiritual enlightenment.”

The press release adds that the complex, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will be “family-friendly by day and dangerously adult at night, offering a 360-degree assault on the senses.” According to Forbes, Kind Heaven will be a five-story space that will feature five music venues, 40 food stations, theatrical performances, bars, and more, all being built at a reported cost of $100 million.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that one venue “will feature virtual monkeys that wrestle each other. Patrons can bet on which monkey will win for prizes.”
Farrell told Forbes that the project was inspired by a dream, explaining, “I saw Kind Heaven as a city from overhead as if I was a bird or an angel. I came down upon the city, landed on the city, watched a girl pickpocket someone who was passed out on the street, run away and there I was in this place.”

Farrell added that in Kind Heaven, “everything that you see, except for my wife, is for sale.” He also said that the space’s “story” will be constantly changing and interactive, and will include holograms — including one of Farrell himself. The singer, who is still involved with the annual Lollapalooza destination festival in Chicago every summer, said in a statement that Kind Heaven is aimed at “mesmerizing the audience through sights, sounds and deliciously exotic smells. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before. It’s going to be incredible.”

Finally, Happy birthday to Wolfgang Van Halen! Have a great Friday everyone!