Tuesday, Jun 12

Lou Brutus is playing the best rock on your radio on hardDrive XL! Tonight, featured artist The Fever 333 will tell Lou about writing “Walking In My Shoes!” Special guest Halestorm is here to tell Lou about their new record “Vicious!” Someone screw up and you got to clean up the mess? Call the XL ShoutBox at 877-MUSIC-11

TRIVIUM

JUL
13: Cadott, WI — Cadott Rockfest*
14: Oshkosh, WI — Rock USA*
15: Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
17: El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
18: Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
19: Houston, TX — House of Blues
20: San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
21: Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
23: Johnson City, TN — Capone’s
24: Charleston, WV — The Bakery
25: Flint, MI — Machine Shop
27: Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
28: Bangor, ME — Impact Music Fest*
29: Montreal, QC — Heavy MTL*
*FESTIVAL SHOW

WITH AVATAR + LIGHT THE TORCH:

OCT
03: Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
04: Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
05: Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
06: Norfolk, VA — The Norva
08: Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts
09: Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
11: Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live
12: Huntington, NY — The Paramount
13: Philadelphia, PA — Electric Factory
14: Worcester, MA — The Palladium
16: Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
17: Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre
19: Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
20: Sauget, IL — Pop’s Nightclub
21: Chicago, IL — House of Blues
22: St. Paul, MN — Myth Live
23: Fargo, ND — Sanctuary
25: Edmonton, AB — The Ranch Roadhouse
26: Calgary, AB — The Palace Theater
28: Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
29: Seattle, WA — Showbox SODO
30: Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
31: Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
NOV
02: Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
03: Berkeley, CA — UC Theatre

http://www.trivium.org

THRICE

with THE BRONX and TEENAGE WRIST

SEP
21: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
22: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
24: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
25: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
27: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
28: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
29: Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
30: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
OCT
02: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
03: Richmond, VA @ The National
04: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
06: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
07: Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
09: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
12: Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
13: St. Louis, MA @ The Pageant
14: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
NOV
02: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
03: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
06: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
09: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
13: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
14: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
16: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
17: Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

http://thrice.net

SMASHING PUMPKINS

JUL
12: Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
14: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
16: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
17: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
18: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
20: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
21: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
22: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
24: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
25: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
27: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
28: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
29: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
31: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
AUG
01: New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
04: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
05: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
07: Montreal, Québec @ Centre Bell
08: Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
09: London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens
11: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
13: Chicago, IL @ United Center
14: Chicago, IL @ United Center
16: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
17: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
20: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
21: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
24: Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
25: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
27: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
28: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
SEP
01: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
02: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
04: Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
05: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
08: Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
09: Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place

https://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

LOUDER THAN LIFE

Friday, September 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Red Sun Rising, Tremonti, Bad Wolves, Turnstile, Jelly Roll, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Islander, True Villains

Saturday, September 29: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bush, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Body Count, Pop Evil, Sevendust, GWAR, Dance Gavin Dance, From Ashes To New, Sick Puppies, Cane Hill, Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Awake At Last, Stone Broken, The Jacks

Sunday, September 30: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose, The Breton Sound


Monday, Jun 04 2018

Good morning Radicals! Here’s what’s up in music news this morning:

Ghost stopped its concert in Milwaukee at the halfway point last Thursday night (May 31st) when a fan in the audience reportedly collapsed and died. The band had completed its first set, which usually consists of around 13 numbers, but did not come back to the stage at the Riverside Theater to perform the show’s 14-song second half.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, security was alerted when a man in the pit fell to the ground just as intermission began. CPR was administered, but approximately a half hour later, it was announced that the show was canceled. Staff at the Riverside described the incident as a “terrible tragedy.”

Ghost later issued a statement saying, “Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans. We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.”

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office later identified the deceased as 52-year-old Jeffrey Fortune. He died of probable cardiac arrest and had a history of heart problems.

Fans posting about the incident online were largely supportive of the group’s actions, with one fan writing, “It was a tragic incident and totally understand that you couldn’t and made the right call of shouldn’t going on . . . It was a sight unfortunately I can’t unsee, watching an individual die in front of you while the emergency responders did all they could.” Another attendee called the tragedy “a horrible thing to witness.”

The incident occurred on the eve of the release of Ghost’s highly-anticipated new album, Prequelle, which arrived on Friday (June 1st).

Godsmack singer Sully Erna says that the band is eager to play more material from its new When Legends Rise LP in concert. But he’s also worried about making the set list work on Godsmack’s upcoming co-headlining tour with Shinedown: ”You know, we’re trying to figure it out. It’s getting more complicated for us to do co-headlining bills, to be honest with you, because we just have so much material. I think we have 22 or 23 Top 10 singles, and we can’t even play half of them — especially with a new record. You want to play a certain amount of the new record and then you want to try to stuff in as many, you know, songs that did well for us in the past. So we’re struggling with our song selection sometimes.”

Godsmack’s co-headlining run with Shinedown begins on July 22nd in Detroit and will last through the early fall. The band will hit Europe after that and plans to spend a full year on the road in 2019. When Legends Rise arrived on April 27th and entered at Number Eight on the Billboard 200 album chart on Sunday night (May 6th), with sales of 40,000 copies in its first week of release. This marked Godsmack’s seventh Top 10 debut on the Billboard survey. The first single, “Bulletproof,” became the latest in a long line of Godsmack tracks to top the rock radio charts.

System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has shared a new song called “Dictator” from his recently revived side project, Scars On Broadway. The tune is the title track from the first new Scars On Broadway album in eight years, which will arrive on July 20th. “Dictator” follows on the heels of the album’s first song and video, “Lives,” which is closing in on two million views on YouTube.

Malakian told Rolling Stone that Dictator was recorded in 2012 but that he held the album back in hopes of recording a new LP with System Of A Down. With the members of System continually unable to agree on whether to make a new album, Malakian decided to take matters in his own hands, saying, “Not knowing what’s happening with System has kept me from putting my own stuff out. Too much time has passed, and I’m really excited to finally get some music out finally.”

Malakian wrote, produced, sang all vocals and played every instrument on Dictator, which was recorded over the course of a 10-day recording session. The album’s cover art was created by his father, Vartan Malakian. Daron noted, “This album has more of a System flavor to it than the first Scars on Broadway did.”

Malakian told us a while back that he has an unorthodox approach to writing songs: ”I juggle, like, 25 things at the same time and I play all of them, like, right after each other and I just keep writing. I’m almost writing four songs at a time sometimes. It’s just, you know, I can’t really explain my work ethic too much, but judging from what people tell me, my approach is quite different.”

The band itself, now rebranded Daron Malakian & Scars On Broadway, has undergone a complete overhaul, with none of the members from the group’s 2008 debut — including System drummer John Dolmayan – appearing on the new songs. Malakian has no plans to tour behind Dictator, but will hit the road with System Of A Down later this year. The latter band has not released new music in 13 years.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was asked in his recent extensive interview with the British edition of GQ to say what he thought was the “greatest misconception” people have about Nirvana, the band in which Grohl played drums for four years and achieved his first major commercial success.

Grohl responded that people seem to believe that being in the band was a negative experience for him and a “bummer,” explaining, “It wasn’t always a bummer. There were times when it was so outrageously hilarious and fun. Kurt (Cobain) had an amazing sense of humor, and (bassist) Krist Novoselic, if you’ve ever spent time with him, is one of the funniest people you’ve ever met.”

But Grohl added that being in the band had been like “living in a loud, distorted version of Monty Python – when it gets dark it gets f**king dark.” Grohl told us a while back that Nirvana liked to rock as hard as any other band: ”There was a lot of that crazy, heavy element in Nirvana. You know, the one thing that Nirvana was against was just the bulls**t.

Nirvana ended in April 1994 with Cobain’s suicide. Although Grohl received offers to join other bands, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, he opted instead to launch his own act, Foo Fighters, in 1995. Nine albums and 23 years later, Foo Fighters will resume their current North American tour in support of the band’s 2017 LP, Concrete And Gold, on July 6th in Columbia, Maryland.

Guns N’ Roses have added a cover of Velvet Revolver‘s “Slither” to their live set, debuting the song on Sunday (June 3rd) during the opening show of their 2018 European tour in Berlin. “Slither” appeared on Contraband, the 2004 debut LP from Velvet Revolver. That band featured Guns members SlashDuff McKagan and Matt Sorum alongside Dave Kushner and the late Scott Weiland. “Slither” had appeared on Guns N’ Roses set list in 2016, but was never performed.

Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti has shared a new song from A Dying Machine, the upcoming LP from his Tremonti solo act. The track is called “As The Silence Becomes Me.” The disc is Tremonti’s first concept album and is due out on June 8th. Tremonti begins a European tour on June 17th in Florence, Italy.

Finally we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Black Stone Cherry Singer/Guitarist Chris Robertson and former Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas!

weekEnd Jun 02-03

TOO MANY HOLIDAYS

HOUR ONE

HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: RISE AGAINST
“The Violence”
“House On Fire”
PLUGGED IN: ALICE IN CHAINS “The One You Know”
ROYAL BLOOD “Hole In Your Heart”
SHINEDOWN “Devil”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Roll Me Under”
GUEST: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Over It”
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Crazy”
3 SONG SWEEP
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Sham Pain”
FOO FIGHTERS “The Line”
ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart”
ASK LZZY
GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow Of Your Love”

HOUR TWO

GHOST “Rats”
DIRT
VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal”
GUEST: GODSMACK “Bulletproof”
FOZZY “Painless”
BAD WOLVES “Zombie”
JONATHAN DAVIS “What It Is”
GUEST: RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
THE FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
GUEST: GRETA VAN FLEET “Safari Song”
What’s In Lou’s Mp3 Player?
LIKE A STORM “The Devil Inside”

Week of May 28-Jun 01, 2018

HARDDRIVE XL PLAYLIST-WEEK OF MAY 28-JUN 01, 2018

XL
FOZZY “Painless”
GHOST “Rats”
GODSMACK “Bulletproof”
JONATHAN DAVIS “What It Is”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
ROYAL BLOOD “Hole In Your Heart”

MED
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Crazy”
GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow of Your Love”
PARKWAY DRIVE “The Void”
SEVENDUST “Dirty”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Roll Me Under”
THE FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes”
THEORY OF A DEADMAN “Straight Jacket”

SM
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room” – ADD
BLACK STONE CHERRY “Bad Habit”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Over It”
DOROTHY “Flawless”
ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Sham Pain”
FOO FIGHTERS “The Line” – ADD
IN THIS MOMENT “Black Wedding” – ADD
MESSER “Make This Life”
SHAMANS HARVEST “The Devil In Our Wake”
STONE SOUR “Saint Marie”
TREMONTI “Take You With Me
UNDEROATH “Rapture”

Monday, Jun 11

A fresh week of rock and roll music is on hardDrive XL, courtesy of Lou Brutus! This week, Lou is joined every night by featured artist The Fever 333! Tonight’s special guest is Tremonti! A fresh showdown in SMASH or CRASH with new music from Adelitas Way vs Toothgrinder! Give Lou a call on the hotLine at 877-MUSIC-11