Gas lines in NYC and the outlying region = scary moments in anger and thievery! What the hell, people? Things are bad enough without fist fights, gun pointing and yelling. As Axl once said, “All we need is just a little patience….”….Aerosmith on the Today show kept me from starting a little earlier today. Love seeing those boys. They sure bring back such great memories of college days in Beantown. They lived down the street from my first apartment on Commonwealth Ave in Brighton (before I knew them, damn!) Later on, one of my roommates in West Roxbury, Mary, used to date Joey Kramer, so we would go to their shows and hang out with them, and babysit Joey’s bull mastiff, Tiger. We’d dress him up in scarves and hats. Once, Mary actually put Tiger in my tall antique four-postered bed, under the covers, like a human. I woke up thinking I was having a sex dream with this panting down my neck! Damn dog! LOL…..Onto the news: Today I am on the hotLine with two of my favorite frontmen: Chevelle’s Pete Loeffler and Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck! Looking forward to talking to both of them! Be listening for the interviews on the upcoming shows! Next week, Lou Brutus will catch up with Theory of A Deadman and Adelitas Way, who are touring together presently…..
Pulse of Radio reports Soundgarden will play three “intimate” North American shows to celebrate the release of the band’s sixth studio album, King Animal. The shows will take place at Irving Plaza in New York City on Nov 13th (I’m going!), the Phoenix in Toronto on Nov 16th and the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov 27th. King Animal, Soundgarden’s first album since 1996, arrives on the 13th. Fans who pre-order the album before 11:59 p.m. PT on Nov 7th will be sent a password to access a ticket pre-sale for the shows, beginning on Nov 8th at noon. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov 9th. The band will also webcast a Live On Letterman concert from New York on Nov 12th at 8:00 p.m. ET. The webcast will be available on CBS.com and VEVO. The band will also perform later that evening on CBS-TV’s Late Show With David Letterman, and on the Nov 26th edition of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. They have also announced details of the various editions of King Animal that will be available, including a box set, a deluxe CD, an iTunes deluxe version and a 180-gram double vinyl version, most of which will include demos of several album tracks. King Animal is Soundgarden’s first all-new studio album since releasing Down On The Upside 16 years ago. The band reunited in 2010 and has also issued a live set and a retrospective collection in the past two years….Slipknot are the mainstage attraction along with Black Sabbath on the first ever Ozzfest Japan. The two-day festival is being held at the Makuhari Messe arena outside of Tokyo May 11 & 12. Slipknot’s last Japanese performance was in 2008. For more: www.ozzfestjapan.com …..Blabbermouth reports alternative rock pioneers Jane’s Addiction recently recorded a cover version of The Rolling Stones classic “Sympathy For The Devil” for the second album of music from FX‘s hit drama “Sons Of Anarchy”, entitled “Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 2″ and scheduled for release on Nov 19. Hoping to grab a copy in time for use on the Cover It Up special edition of hardDrive for Thanksgiving weekend!…..Have a great weekend. Hug your friends. Appreciate where you live because tomorrow, it might be gone. Pray for the folks in the Northeast who have lost so much and please donate to the Red Cross (www.redcross.org). If you own a chain saw, get out and help those folks get rid of trees on their properties. If you have a generator, donate it to someone in need. Bring canned food and water to shelters. Do what you can. Please help.