Friday, Jan 30 - by roxy

Last night here in chilly and today, rainy, Las Vegas, hung out with so many of our hardDriveRadio stations and industry friends!  Lou Brutus and hardDriveRadio praised highly at one of the panels for being such an awesome dj and beloved by programmers and listeners! What a great feeling!  Got to see some of Las Vegas’ hometown boys perform at the Hard Rock including Otherwise and Adelitas Way.  The openers were brothers Matt and Chris Brooks of Like A Storm, who did an acoustic set and I got to watch the didgeridoo played up close and personal. Adelitas Way belted out their greatest hits and some brand new ones including the forthcoming single “I Get Around.” (The new album was produced by the band and Johnny K in Chicago!)   Before Otherwise hit the stage, I got to meet Adrian and Ryan‘s mom, Isabel (same name as my Mom!) And we ran into Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. The band is on break til April! (Lucky!) The dude is the nicest ever!  He was so kind to take pix with fans who approached him. Good people, that boy!  Meanwhile, I found out Bullet For My Valentine are getting ready to start to record their next record and are planning a headlining tour over here in the states in January.  More today as we hear the new single from The Offspring called “Coming For You” and Lou interviews Dexter and Noodles!   Good times.  I might have a chance to meet producer Kevin Churko today, too! Hope so!….We’ve posted the new video interview with Papa Roach.  Same day they stopped by to see me, they went to the YouTube space and recorded an acoustic performance. Their new album F.E.A.R. dropped on Tuesday.  Check out  the acoustic here and find the Papa Roach interview discussing their 15th anniversary on the hardDrive YouTube Channel or the new hardDriveRadio APP!…..Speaking of the APP, stating Sunday,  we’ll be streaming hardDrive XL!  So exciting! Each night at midnight, you can hear hardDrive XL from the previous evening’s 7-midnight broadcast!  WOO HOO!  So now you can take Lou Brutus and hardDriveRadio (both hardDrive and the XL) with you on your smartphone!  Don’t have it yet?  What, are ya nuts?  It’s free in the app store or Google Play…. Pulse of Radio reports Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has gone onto social media sites to thank fans for their support after he was arrested in a bar brawl on Tuesday night (Jan 27th) in Death Valley, California. Butler wrote, “Thx for your messages & support following the unfortunate altercation that occurred.” The 65-year-old rocker was allegedly involved in a “verbal and physical altercation” and arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. He spent the night in jail before being released on Wednesday (Jan 28th)….Incubus will premiere “Absolution Calling,” the first single from the band’s upcoming new EP, on Los Angeles radio station KROQ next Thursday morning (Feb 5th). The veteran California group plans to release two EPs in 2015, with the first coming in February or March. (….Stone Temple Pilots have posted some demos on their  Soundcloud. Guitarist Dean DeLeo is giving fans a look into the band’s songwriting process by posting a selection of studio demos on Soundcloud as part of the group’s “memo:demo” series. According to the guitarist, the series will include “anything from alternative solos, songs from the point in time of their conception and some new ditties.” The latest post shares alternate guitar solo outtakes from 2013′s High Rise EP, as well as a solo acoustic guitar piece called “The Hotel On The Hill.” STP is currently working on its next album. Check it out here…..And on the eve of the launch of this year’s ShipRocked cruise, there’s one unhappy seafarer:  Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit.  Check out his Instagram post! Yikes!