What?? Another cyber-sale day! I can’t spend any more money! ARGH!
Well, surprise, surprise! Not only did I get invited to see Foo Fighters and Royal Blood at CitiField on Thursday, turns out a girl’s dream has come true! I will be interviewing Mr Grohl backstage at the field! OH HAPPY DAY! SO, for you, our loyal readers and listeners, what would you like me to ask Dave, supreme leader of all things Foo Fighters? You can send ‘em to me via the interact link on the home page RIGHT NOW or you can use the Interact Live section of the new hardDriveRadio APP. Come on, do it! You know you have something you’d like to know from Dave. Give it to me! Appears since I am there, I will also get a chance to finally meet Royal Blood and talk to the boys in person.Send in questions for them as well! Needless to say, the 18 year old in me is FREAKING OUT!
And just to remind you what a freakin’ cool dude Dave is, a fan got his birthday wish granted by the band recently at their gig in Toronto. 18-year-old Anthony Bifolchi attended the show with a sign that read, “It’s my birthday, can I play drums?” Frontman Dave Grohl spotted the sign and invited him up onstage, joking, “If you suck on the drums, I will personally tar and feather your ass backstage.” Although Bifolchi wanted to play “Best Of You,” the band had “Big Me” next on the set list and Bifolchi managed to hold his own. He hugged each member of the band before returning to his seat. Watch it here.
Meanwhile, we’re getting Lou Brutus all ready to head off to Chippewa Valley’s RockFest in Cadott, WI this weekend! He’ll be talking to many of the bands, including all of the headliners, Shinedown, Judas Priest, Godsmack and Avenged Sevenfold! So we will get the low-down from all! Especially interested in hearing what the A7X boys are up to, aren’t you? Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Pop Evil, Starset, Finger Eleven, Killswitch Engage are just a handful of others Lou will sit down with, so expect a ton of new interviews for hardDrive and hardDrive XL in the coming weeks! Psyched!
So looks like our next hardDriveRadio APP Chat will be with Adam Gontier and Mike Mushok of Saint Asonia! Mark your calendars! They will occur Tue Jul 28 and Thu Jul 30 just a few days ahead of the release of their debut self-titled album on Fri Jul 31. Ask Em Anything is your job. You will receive a text message on your phone to alert you of the time once we get it all sorted out! Should be great! And again, special thank you to Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides for his participation in the app chat on Saturday. You all came out in full force. Thanks for being the hardDriveRadio Radicals that you are!
OK, so it seems this dude at MetalSucks has taken aim at our friends Breaking Benjamin over the acoustic cover they did of Tool‘s “Prison Sex” in our studios that appears on the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel. All I can say to you, Vince Neilstein, (what a stupid ass name) is BITE ME! Breaking Benjamin are an outstanding band. Go hate somewhere else!
Onto other news of the day…..
We will have some killer news to share with you come Monday! Keep it right here regarding the hardDrive Live Tour! Oooohhhhh, I can’t wait to reveal!
Disturbed is going to play a special show in their hometown of Chicago on Fri, Aug 21st, the day their new Immortalized album drops. It will be at the House Of Blues and we are rubbing our hands together trying to figure out what we do about it! Stay tuned for sure! If you are in the area, you can pre-order the group’s upcoming sixth album, Immortalized, to gain exclusive access to a pre-sale beginning on Wed, Jul 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. CT. General ticket sales begin on Fri, Jul 24th, at 10:00 a.m. CT.Meanwhile, the band is releasing webisodes on the making of the album, Here is the first one.
I love Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach. Here’s an interview he did at Rock on the Range with Revolver. He always has something to say, you know what I’m saying? Love him. Watch it here..
A string of new dates for the fall is on the agenda for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. See Road Rage! He also recently launched a FanBacked fundraising page for his upcoming horror movie The Hell Within, which will be produced by the guitarist under his SlashFiction banner. Rewards offered to investors include private screenings, premiere tickets, film scoring sessions with Slash, set visits, personal production update calls from Slash and, for $2,500, a “Corpse Cameo,” in which a fan’s face will be on a corpse in the film.
.Pulse Of Radio reporting today Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is reportedly working on a rock opera based on the cult novel and film Fight Club with the book’s author, Chuck Palahniuk, and the director of the 1999 film version, David Fincher. According to The Playlist, also involved in the project is director Julie Taymor, who directed the Broadway version of The Lion King and was the first director for the notorious Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Palahniuk tweeted the news last week while at San Diego’s Comic-Con event. Reznor has scored Fincher’s last three films – The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl – and was at one time considered to score the film version of Fight Club. Should be interesting.
Nothing More has been announced as the headliner of the 2015 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, with support from Marmozets, Turbowolf and Separation. The trek launches on September 14th in Dallas and wraps a month later in Little Rock, Arkansas. VIP ticketing begins Wednesday (July 15) at noon ET with general ticketing starting Friday (July 17th) at 10:00 a.m. local time. Nothing More is touring behind its self-titled debut album, which features the singles “This Is the Time (Ballast),” “Mr. MTV” and “Jenny.
And finally, I misquoted some info on Sevendust. The new single is coming out on Jul 27th, so get ready for it to be in Smash or Crash on hardDrive XL. Can’t wait for you to hear it! It’s SMOKING hot and so happy to have my brothers back in action. And they will be up against some formidable opponents too. You will have to wait N see!