Dirt - Friday, Jun 17

Chili Peppers video shoot -photo courtesy Olivia Wilde Twitter 

Happy Friday all!  The Pulse Of Radio reporting this morning Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 11th studio album, titled The Getaway today (Jun 17th). The follow-up to 2011′s I’m With You is its first with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, who took over after the group’s 25-year, six-album run with Rick Rubin.

Burton had a different method of working than Rubin, which Flea told Lou Brutus made him nervous at first:  I was concerned that we would lean so far in his direction that we would lose the intensity of who we were, but it was a real eye-opening, healthy, new chapter for us that helped us to grow, you know, and I feel so excited about the record. I just feel great. It feels like a new chapter. It’s exciting, I feel a real momentum and power and energy just flowing through us right now.”

Production on the disc was delayed last year when Flea broke his arm in a skateboarding accident, while last month singer Anthony Kiedis was stricken with an intestinal ailment that forced the quartet to cancel two shows.

Director Olivia Wilde gets comfy on set of new Red Hot Chili Peppers video “Dark Necessities”

The band has also released the music video for “Dark Necessities,” the first single from the new CD.  The clip was directed by actress Olivia Wilde, whose career so far has encompassed roles on the TV series VinylHouse and The O.C., while her film credits include The Lazarus EffectHerTron: LegacyRushThe Change-UpCowboys And Aliens and many more.

The Chili Peppers are currently in the midst of European festival season, but will play several Canadian festivals next month before headlining Chicago’s Lollapalooza on July 30th.

And not to be ignored, here is the RHCP “Carpool Karaoke” performance on the Late Late Show with James Corden.  Hilarious.

Well that’s healing nicely, Corey Taylor!

Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan spoke with Metal Hammer magazine about singer Corey Taylor‘s recent surgery for spine and neck injuries, which forced the band to push back the beginning of it summer North American tour with Marilyn Manson by two weeks. Crahan said, “I think Corey’s awesome. He got his neck cut in two . . . He went through some serious s**t. What happened and what he had to do is pretty f**king serious, and the fact that he actually wants to go back out amazes me. But we’re doing it and everything’s cool. I’ve been talking to him and he’s great, and things are good.”

The trek, which also includes Of Mice & Men in the opening slot, was supposed to kick off on Jun 9th in Salt Lake City but will now begin on Jun 28th in Nashville.  Crahan was impressed that the band got this far on its current tour cycle before someone had a serious injury, saying, “We’ve been on this tour about two years. That’s a lot, so it’s amazing that we got this far.

The summer trek is likely to be Slipknot’s last in support of its latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which was released in October 2014.   Following the tour, Slipknot and Black Sabbath will co-headline the combined Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a two-day festival scheduled for Sep 24th and 25th in San Bernardino, CA.  Corey will be on the hotLine next week, so stay tuned to hear him on the air with Lou Brutus very soon!


Poor Chris Howorth of In This Moment.  You know how he’s been suffering with acute arthritis in his neck and shoulders which was the reason the band was forced to cancel their European run.  According to Loudwire, he admitted to radio station KBAT he has been dealing with the pain for the better part of a decade and in 2008 began to take painkillers after every show. He told the Texas radio station, “I would take one to help me with the pain after the show and as everyone knows, one turns into two. I started taking them before the show because it would make me have a better show. That went on for probably about three years and I think I did a lot of overreaching and overdoing it and I was masking what was going on. I’ve been clean now for about two years.”

Howorth added, “Every time we’d go on tour I’d have to figure out a way to find enough pills to do the tour. It’s a horrible way to live. It’s a bummer that I did so much damage over the years and it caught up with me in this way and effected my band and our career a little bit. It’s just a lesson, you know?

In the interview, Howorth cited the dependence of people around the country on opioids and even the death of Prince as reasons for why he wanted to go public with the story of his own addiction.  Despite his arthritis diagnosis, Howorth said earlier this week that he is ”determined to continue writing and performing with my band.”

Howorth co-founded In This Moment with singer Maria Brink over a decade ago. The pair remain the band’s only original members.  The band’s North American tour is scheduled to kick off tonight (June 17th) in Sioux City, IA. Lou Brutus will catch up with the band at BOB ROCKS 101.5‘s big show at Shiley Acres on Jul 9th as it is a stop on the Hell Pop Tour with In This Moment, Hellyeah, Shaman’s Harvest and Sunflower Dead!  So look for a Brutus appearance there!   In This Moment will also be special guests later this summer on Korn and Rob Zombie‘s co-headlining trek The Return Of The Dreads.

Celebrating birthdays this weekend:  Saturday:  Paul McCartney is 74, Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses is 53.  Sunday, my boy Head, Brian Welch, of Korn is 46 and Ann Wilson of Heart is 66.  Check out my new video interview with Head on the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel and subscribe so you don’t miss a thang! (It will be posted later today!)

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