June 1! Summer is a mere 3 weeks away! Yeehah! And what is it about 4 day work weeks that feel like 6 days?….Get ready for a big announcement from the Slipknot camp on Monday! Lou will have it for ya Monday night on hardDrive XL! It’s pretty cool! Meanwhile, Lou Brutus will be speaking with Clown and Joey Jordison on Monday for airing on future hardDriveRadio shows, so tell your maggot friends! We’re also waiting on confirmation of chats with Corey Taylor and Jim Root, too. We’re working on a special editions of the shows spotlighting the band and their accomplishments over the years in honor of their “Antennas to Hell” album release coming Jul 17th. On Monday, we’ll also be speaking with Jared Weeks of Saving Abel. Their new album and single “Bringing Down the Giant” is pretty dang good if you ask me. Skidd Mills produced once again, but this time, there’s a new power sound and I like it!….Monday we may also be getting an interview with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins. I dare say we have not spoken with him in many many years. Will be good to see what he’s up to….Pulse of Radio reports it’s only been nine months since the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their latest album, I’m With You, but the band plans to make 18 new tracks available sometime later this year. According to Consequence Of Sound, bassist Flea recently tweeted that the band has “been writing stuff while touring,” adding that they will “put out 18 new songs over the next 6 months on 7 inch and digi.” Drummer Chad Smith chimed in next, tweeting, “Over the next 6 months at least 10 more IWU b sides I promise!” Finally, singer Anthony Kiedis told the crowd at a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, “We got a storm of seven-inches coming out over the next six months. Keep one eye open.”….The Offspring are debuting their video for “Days Gone By” today on Vevo and their own website. There’s also a YouTube video of a recent performance they did down in the LBC (Long Beach, CA) where they did their 20 yr old album Ignition in it’s entirety. Check it our here. Bob Rock (Metallica) produced their new Days Gone By album, which is set for a Jun 26th release….”Backlash,” the new 10 Years track, is out now and you can hear it on the Monster Energy website….Blabbermouth reports.Slash says a new documentary about him coming out this summer on Blu-ray and DVD, titled The Cat In The Hat: The Story So Far, is “not authorized” and he has “nothing to do with it.” The two-disc, 131-minute set will be released on Aug 21st and claims to feature one disc solely comprised of audio interviews with the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist. Weird! …Birthdays this weekend: Today: Woodie! Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones turns 65! Spent a few evenings toting back a few with that fellow! Alanis Morissette (former paramour of Taylor Hawkins) turns 38. On Saturday, Woodie’s friend & Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts turns 71! B-Real of Cypress Hill is 42. Sunday, THE KING, Kerry King of Slayer turns 48! Have a great weekend!