Happy Friday, people! Always puts a smile on my face…..Linkin Park are offering fans a chance to win an nice autographed Fender strat if you turn in the best impersonation of one of the members of the band via a new social media app called Viddy (only for iPhone, Ipod, Ipad users, sorry.) Hit www.viddy.com/contest/linkinpark for the deets. Meanwhile, the band is working on their 5th studio album, once again with producer Rick Rubin. I find it strange they need a producer since they already have the talent to do it on their own. And last interview I did with them, there was a sense they're gonna go back to the basics and stay away from digital programming. Guess we will have to wait 'n see what develops….Creed is working on new music for their next album they hope to have out sometime later this year. Their tour kicks off April 13th. See all the dates in Road Rage….Warner Music has signed a new band called Gemini Syndrome. Hit YouTube for a video they've done called "Basement." One of the posts say something like "If tool and Mudvayne had a baby…" Interesting….Had good times in the studio yesterday with Janus members David Scotney, Mike Tyranski and Al Quitman. Listen for the interview segments in upcoming episodes of hardDrive and hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus.…Celebrating birthdays today: Lou Reed turns 70 and Jon Bon Jovi is the Big 5-0. On Sunday, Jason Newsted turns 49…Have a great weekend! See ya Monday!