hardDrive XL playList: Week of Jan 27-31, 2014

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A PERFECT CIRCLE             BY AND DOWN
ALL THAT REMAINS             WHAT IF I WAS NOTHING
ALTER BRIDGE                     ADDICTED TO PAIN
DEFTONES                            ROMANTIC DREAMS
SHINEDOWN                        ADRENALINE
SICK PUPPIES                     GUNFIGHT
STONE SOUR                      TIRED

MED
IN THIS MOMENT                  WHORE
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE          ALWAYS
KORN                                     SPIKE IN MY VEINS
THE PRETTY RECKLESS     HEAVEN KNOWS
SEETHER                                WEAK
SKILLET                                 NOT GONNA DIE
WE AS HUMAN                      STRIKE BACK-RE-ADD

SM
ASKING ALEXANDRIA          BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
BEWARE OF DARKNESS      ALL WHO REMAIN
BRING ME THE HORIZON     SLEEPWALKING
EMPHATIC                              REMEMBER ME
ESCAPE  THE FATE              ONE FOR THE MONEY
EVE TO ADAM                       IMMORTAL
GEMINI SYNDROME              STARDUST
OF MICE & MEN                     WOULD YOU STILL BE THERE-ADD
SMILE EMPTY SOUL             FALSE ALARM
STARSET                               MY DEMONS
TRIVIUM                                 STRIFE

3 DOORS DOWN

Acoustic Tour
JAN
10:  Reno, NV @  Silver Legacy Resort Casino
11:  Henderson, NV @ Green Valley Ranch Resort
14:  West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
15:  Visalia, CA @ Visalia Fox Theater
17-18:  Lincoln City, OR. @ Chinook Winds Casino
20:  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
21:  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
23:  Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
24:  Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Resort and Casino
26:  Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
27:  Park City, UT @ Park City Live
30:  Catoosa, OK @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
31:  Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino Event Center
FEB
01:  Concho, OK @ Lucky Star Casino

Tuesday, Nov 12

Snow flurries/sleet/rain in NYC on Nov 12th! Of course! I have to move some CD racks I bought to the office today. Crap!….Pulse of Radio reports Five Finger Death Punch is mulling over a 2014 edition of the Trespass America tour, which the band first launched in summer 2012. The group is asking for fan input on which acts should appear on next summer’s trek. The band is already trying to gauge fan interest in certain acts by posting their names on Facebook, including VolbeatDemon HunterGhost BCGemini Syndrome and Scar Symmetry, as well as non-metal possibilities like the Prodigy and Tech N9ne. (I vote for Volbeat, Ghost BC and Gemini Syndrome.)  You are encourage to post your suggestions at the tour’s Facebook page. The 2012 edition of the festival trek included Killswitch EngagePop Evil,TriviumGod ForbidEmmure and Battlecross in addition to the headliners. Five Finger Death Punch’s new album, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2, will be available next Tuesday,  Nov 19th. The band is currently on a European tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Avatar.  (Maybe after touring with Avatar, they might invite them!) Meanwhile, drummer Jeremy Spencer is the cut-up of 5FDP.  Here he is “bustin’ a move” with his drum tech Bobby “Rockshow” Watson at a recent 5FDP tour stop.  And where they got that song from, I will never know!… In This Moment  announced they have signed with Atlantic Records.  Their first 4 albums,  Beautiful Tragedy, The Dream, A Star-Crossed Wasteland and Blood, were all released on Century Media. Atlantic begins their task with the band in promoting the new single, “Whore,” which Maria Brink has said stands for “Women Helping One another Rise Eternally.”  (Love you Maria, but that’s stretching it!)  Anyhow, here is a lyric video for the song.  And the band just announced a new string of headlining dates for January and you can find them in Road Rage….My friends over at Fret12 told me they are releasing a new “The Sound and The Story” DVD, this time spotlighting Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root. (They recently did one on Stone Sour’s other guitarist, Josh Rand, that our friend Lou Brutus makes a behind the scenes appearance in!)  ”The Sound And The Story” DVD series is quickly becoming known for featuring comprehensive guitar lessons taught by the artist — featuring fan-favorite songs. In this DVD, Jim teaches exactly how he plays some of his most memorable and challenging solos from both bands. He also teaches you how to play 11 complete songs: covering riffs, leads/overlays, effects-usage, and more! Paired with an artist-approved tab book, fans will get access to tutorials on guitar techniques and methods; backstage rig tours, live concert footage, and a private behind-the-scenes look at the life of Jim Root. Corey Taylor and Jim’s long-time guitar tech Martin Connors also share stories and personal experiences they’ve had with Jim Root in a series of never-before-seen interviews!  To pre-order the DVD, go to Fret12′s site at  this location. The DVD drops Dec. 2nd.  And stay tuned for a cool contest where we’ll give you a guitar and the DVD so you can learn yourself!  So be sure to be a hardDriveRadio Radical, yo,  so you can enter!….Pulse of Radio also reports  Alter Bridge will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Jan 6th with the release of Alter Bridge X, a massive, 27-disc boxed set that will be limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide (1,000 for the U.S.) The set will include 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 will be every webisode to date, hours of unreleased interviews and documentary footage, a coffee table book, a signed poster, and much more. Alter Bridge was started by the three instrumental members of Creed (including bassist Brian Marshall and drummer  Scott “Flip” Phillips) and guitarist Mark Tremonti told us how ex-Mayfield Four singer Myles Kennedy became the final piece of the puzzle: “When we first started the band, we were desperately looking for a singer, and my buddy had brought me a Mayfield Four CD and, you know, hearing the CD, I was blown away — this guy’s, you know, not doing anything right now and he’s this good? I made demos and sent ‘em his way, and he sang over them and he seemed to be into the songs and we loved what he did and he flew down January 2nd, 2004, and we’ve been a band ever since.” The complete set will contain 16 DVDs/Blu-rays, seven CDs and four vinyl discs. The hardcover coffee table book will contain more than 100 pages of exclusive photos spanning the group’s decade-long career.  Cool stuff… Loudwire reports Metallica frontman James Hetfield was recently honored with the “Livin’ The Dream Award” by Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. Hetfield was given the award at the organization’s annual Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concertin Menlo Park, California over the weekend, where he performed “Enter Sandman” with some of the kids during the event….Birthday shout outs today to Neil Young (68) and  Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson (49).  

hardDrive XL playList: week of Oct 07-11, 2013

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ALICE IN CHAINS  “Voices”
KORN ”Never Never”
PAPA ROACH ”Leader of the Broken Hearts”
REDLIGHT KING ”Born To Rise”
THREE DAYS GRACE ”Misery Loves My Company”
VOLBEAT  “Lola Montez”
ROB ZOMBIE ”We’re An American Band”

MED
ALTER BRIDGE ”Addicted to Pain”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA  ”The Death of Me”
DEVOUR THE DAY “Good Man”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Battleborn”
HEAVEN’S BASEMENT ”Fire Fire”
POP EVIL ”Deal With The Devil”
STONE SOUR ”Tired”
SM
BLACK VEIL BRIDES “We Don’t Belong”
BOBAFLEX  “BAD MAN”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake”-RE-ADD
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Dirty Little Secret”
IN THIS MOMENT  “Whore”
RED LINE CHEMISTRY  “Sucker Punch”
SEETHER  “Seether”
SEVENDUST  “Picture Perfect”
SHINEDOWN “Adrenaline”
SICK PUPPIES  “Gunfight”-ADD
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “Black Heart”-ADD
TRAPT “Love Hate Relationship”
TRIVIUM  “Strife”

hardDrive XL playList: week of Jun 17-21, 2013

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BLACK SABBATH “God Is Dead?”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES “In The End”
DEFTONES “Swerve City”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Lift Me Up”
POP EVIL “Trenches”
SKILLET “Sick of It”
STONE SOUR “Do Me A Favor”

MED
ALL THAT REMAINS “Asking Too Much”
BEWARE OF DARKNESS
“Howl”
HALESTORM  “Here’s To Us”
IN THIS MOMENT “Adrenalize”
SICK PUPPIES  “There’s No Going Back”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with CHESTER BENNINGTON “Out of Time”
ROB ZOMBIE “Dead City Radio & The New Gods of Supertown”

SM
30 SECONDS TO MARS  “Up In The Air”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake”
ESCAPE THE FATE “You’re Insane”
FIGHT OR FLIGHT “First of the Last”
FILTER “What Do You Say”
MIDDLE CLASS RUT  “Aunt Betty”
MINDSET EVOLUTION “Burn It Down”
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE “America”
NINE INCH NAILS “Came Back Haunted”-ADD
PAPA ROACH “Leader of the Broken Hearts”
P.O.D. “Beautiful”
THREE DAYS GRACE “Misery Loves My Company”
YOUNG GUNS “Towers (On My Way)”

SMASH OR CRASH:  NINE INCH NAILS  “Came Back Haunted” vs  VOLBEAT “Lola Montez”

hardDrive XL playList: week of May 27-31

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ALICE IN CHAINS “Stone”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES “In The End”
POP EVIL “Trenches”
SEVENDUST “Decay”
SLASH “Anatasia”
STONE SOUR “Do Me A Favor”
VOLBEAT  “The Hangman’s Body Count”

MED
BEWARE OF DARKNESS “Howl”
BLACK SABBATH “God Is Dead?”
DEFTONES “Swerve City”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Lift Me Up”
IN THIS MOMENT “Adrenalize”
SKILLET “Sick of It”
ROB ZOMBIE “Dead City Radio & The New Gods of Supertown”

SM
ALL THAT REMAINS “Asking Too Much”
AMITY AFFLICTION “Open Letter”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake”
DEVICE “Close My Eyes Forever”
ESCAPE THE FATE “You’re Insane”
FIGHT OR FLIGHT “First of the Last”
FILTER “What Do You Say”
MINDSET EVOLUTION “Burn It Down”-ADD
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE “America”
P.O.D. “Beautiful”
RED “Perfect Life”
RED LINE CHEMISTRY “Paralyzed”
30 SECONDS TO MARS “Up In The Air”

SMASH OR CRASH: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Breaking Point”  vs  THREE DAYS GRACE “Misery Loves My Company”

DANKO JONES

with VOLBEAT

3/06 – Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom (Buy tickets)

3/07 – Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (Buy tickets)

3/09 – San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum (Buy tickets)

3/10 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (Free Show)

3/11 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion (Buy tickets)

3/12 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (Buy tickets)

3/14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay (Buy tickets)

3/15 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues (Buy tickets)

3/16 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (Buy tickets)

3/17 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory (Buy tickets)

3/19 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center (Buy tickets)

3/20 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theater Sold Out

3/22 - Seattle, WA - Showbox At The Market (Buy tickets)

3/23 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (Buy tickets)

3/24 - Calgary, AB - MacEwen Hall Ballroom (Buy tickets)

3/25 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre (Buy tickets)

3/27 – Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre (Buy tickets)

3/28 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre Sold Out

3/29 - Medicine Hat, AB - Cypress Center Sold Out

3/30 - Regina, SA - Brandt Centre (Buy tickets)

4/01 - Saskatoon, SA - Credit Union Center (Buy tickets)

4/02 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

4/03 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights (Buy tickets)

4/05 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom (Buy tickets)

4/06 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere’s (Buy tickets)

4/07 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy

4/09 - New York, NY  - Best Buy Theatre (Buy tickets)

4/10 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live (Buy tickets)

4/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre (Buy tickets)

Monday, October 1st

Start your week rockin’ with LOU BRUTUS and HARDDRIVE XL! Hanging with Lou, featured artist of the week, HALESTORM! Tonight’s special guest is IN THIS MOMENT! There’s new music you can vote on in SMASH OR CRASH! Plus, your Monday night entertainment with FRACTURED FILMS, POETRY CORNER, RANT OF THE DAY and IT CAME FROM THE WEB! www.harddriveradio.com www.facebook.com/harddriveradio