Dirt - Tuesday, Mar 20

 Happy Spring!  This weather is so weird when it's hotter in Chicago and Fargo than it is in Las Vegas or LA!   Crazy!   This has got to mean we will suffer a horrific summer with a drought.  Thanks, Global Warming!….Danny Carey of tool was interviewed by a rep from Vic Firth (see www.VicFirth.com) at the band's stop in Boston earlier this year.  Danny revealed he has hopes the band will begin recording June and July, which could mean a new album before the end of the year. He also talked about his many basketball jerseys, his side project Volto! he hopes to record an album with, and his drum kit and programming gear.  Check it out….Big news today is rumor of a huge summer tour with Linkin Park and Incubus!  I am thinking this could be the RockStar Uproar Tour, but I can't say for sure!  It could also be part of the 48 Hours Festival this year in Vegas. (Which I hear is moving to a new month, which means it should be even hotter than last year! Unless there's a pool or ocean or lake nearby, I am not a hot weather person.)  Anyhow, I am looking forward to this possible tour….Speaking of Linkin Park,  Mike Shinoda has written music for the new film "The Raid: Redemption."  It opens nationwide Fri, Apr 13th….Marilyn Manson will perform "The Beautiful People"  with Rammstein at the 2012 Echo Awards in Germany on Thursday night.  The Echo Awards are the German version of the Grammys.  The show will be streamed live at this site:  http://www.daserste.de.  You can type Echo 2012 live stream in the search window.  Warning: the site is in German.  Google Translate works well if you need further help!   The show starts at 8:15pm in Germany,  3:15pm Eastern, 12:15pm  Pacific.  You can figure out your time, eh?….Well, at least a couple of the bands being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  on April 14th have settled on inductors.  Chris Rock will handle the duties for Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Strange choice, but at least he will be funny!)  And The Beastie Boys chose Public Enemy frontman Chuck D.  (Perfect choice!)  But have Guns N' Roses announced anything, NOOOOO. Have they announced ANYTHING??? Why  is Axl so lame?  Come on, dude!  Say you'll have the first performance with the original members in decades and invite  Keith Richards to induct the band!  (Lars Ulrich's idea on Keith!) Call him! Take something serious for a change!  The whole world isn't about YOU!…..Speaking of Lars, the Metallica drummer  has shown up in a new trailer for the upcoming HBO film Hemingway And Gellhorn. After appearing as himself in the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster and the 2010 comedy Get Him To The Greek, Ulrich plays an actual character in this film, which is a fictionalized account of the relationship between author Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The couple are played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, while Ulrich portrays Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens. The original HBO Films production is scheduled to premiere on May 28th.  Find the trailer online….Scott Stapp of Creed recently paid a visit to the areas in Japan devastated by the 2011 earthquake & tsunami.  He tweeted he hoped his visit can help these escape their depression/trauma and shock and help to bring hope and joy again.  Scott also performed for the U.S. troops stationed in Japan.  He plans to continue his humanitarian efforts for the people of Japan….Shinedown will perform on Monday night on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimel Live."  And thanks for all your stories about being bullied.  Lou Brutus is accumulating them and will share them on the air soon on hardDrive XL.  Keep them coming and we'll shout out bullies too, so don't be shy!  Stay tuned!…Happy 36th to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Happy 64th to former Boston Bruin Bobby Orr and Happy 67th to the 3-Peat Originator, Pat Riley!     

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