Dirt - Thursday, Feb 12

GREAT NEWS!   hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus is STREAMING right NOW on the new hardDriveRadio APP!   It’s free in the app store and Google Play.  Download  it right away and give a listen!…All hail the Ambassador!   Yes, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has been named the 2015 Record Store Day Ambassador!  Since 2007, Record Store Day has been celebrated by independent record shops that we probably all remember as kids growing up.  And if we are lucky,  we are still able to drop in and still buy a record and take it home.  When I was young, the big thrill in my hometown in upstate New York was to stop by Beeman’s Record Shop on the way home, see the list of the new singles on vinyl 45 (which is what I played back in ‘tha day’) and sample a few  in a soundproof booth to see if you liked the song and then buy it.  Usually, for me, it was a Beatles or Rolling Stones single, but anyhow, I loved those days.   So every third Saturday in April is Record Store Day.  So mark your calendars and go out and buy a record at your local community shop!  And here’s Dave with his memory on the Record Store Day website.  (Fun Fact:  Dave used to work at a Tower Records store in LA.)….I guess I haven’t been paying attention, but there is this HUGE Canadian festival, AmnesiaFest,  outside of Montreal happening in mid-June that is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary!   Linkin Park, Slayer, The Offspring,  System Of A Down, Deftones (performing Around The Fur),  Rob Zombie,  Snoop Dogg,  Bad Religion, Rancid, The Pixies, Coheed & Cambria, Hatebreed, Tenacious D, Atreyu, Story Of The Yearand like 50 more!  Hit this site for additional details.  I may need to drive up there!….Pulse Of Radio reporting  Stone Sour has released a music video for a song called “The Dark” in conjunction with the release of Fear Clinic, a new horror movie in which Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor makes his acting debut. The movie arrived on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on Tuesday (Feb 10th). The song, a cover of the title track from cult metal act Metal Church‘s 1986 second album, was recorded specially for the movie in March 2014.  (Hmmm, wonder why it never made it to theaters?  Strange since Robert aka” Freddy Krueger” Englund is one of the stars!)  In addition to Taylor & Englund, Fiona DourifAngelina Armani,Thomas Dekker and others.  Taylor told us a lot of the other actors in the film didn’t know about his music career at first: “A few of them came up and they were like, ‘You know, I really didn’t know anything about you until I realized you were gonna be in this movie and then I Googled you — Holy God!’ Like 10 people came up and said that to me, so I thought it was, you know, I got a kick out of that.”  The movie is based on a popular online series about a doctor who uses unorthodox and terrifying methods to cure his patients of their phobias.  Stone Sour has been working on a covers album called Meanwhile In Burbank that is scheduled to come out sometime later this year.   The band has not revealed which songs or artists it will cover for the set, and it is not clear if “The Dark” will be included. Watch the video for the tune here….Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti‘s band Tremonti has posted audio samples here and here of several new songs online as the band prepares to release its sophomore album. The samples have surfaced a week or so after Tremonti held a listening party for the new record in Orlando, FL. A title and release date have yet to be officially announced….Mothers Of Invention‘s immortal Frank Zappa once said “We’re Only In It For The Money.”  And so is Metallica!  LOL  According to a post on Pulse, Metallica played a corporate gig in San Francisco on Monday night (Feb 9th) at a party hosted by Salesforce.com, a company that provides cloud-based applications and solutions for businesses to enhance their sales and customer service capabilities. Metallica previously played at Salesforce.com’s annual convention called Dreamforce in 2011. The band got involved through guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s friendship with the company’s chief executive officer Marc Benioff, who is his neighbor. Metallica also played a corporate show for Activision back in 2010. Such gigs can fetch anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million for an act. Good news for us, you can watch them play these songs.  “Sad But True”  and “Enter Sandman.“. ( via Blabbermouth)….AC/DC announced their North American stadium tour.  Find the dates in Road Rage….Periphery in the hardDriveRadio studios today!

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