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Tuesday, Feb 09

Good morning from the warm and sunny west coast!  Man, it does NOT suck being out here near the ocean.  But it DOES suck to be driving around.  They drive WAY too fast out here and there’s SO MUCH TRAFFIC!   Where are all these people going?  Too much!


OK, so yesterday after moving our location around a few times, we finally hung out with Dean and Robert Deleo of Stone Temple Pilots.  Very happy they are going forward with their band and trying to find a new lead singer.  If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next frontman for this band, hit stonetemplepilots.com and get in on the action!   SERIOUS people only please!


Today I will catch up with Sick Puppies.  So excited to say hello to the new lead singer Bryan Scott, who we knew from Emphatic.  The revealed themselves via Loudwire.  Here’s the post: Sick Puppies are about to take the next step in their career after parting ways with singer-guitarist Shim Moore in Oct 2014. In Dec 2015, Sick Puppies offered a video teaser of a studio performance with their new vocalist, but carefully hid his identity. Now we can exclusively reveal Houston-based singer-guitarist Bryan Scott has joined Emma Anzai and Mark Goodwin in the band.

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond my control, my interview with Rob Zombie ain’t happening.  Bummed out!  Oh well.

Big news this morning!  DISTURBED and BREAKING BENJAMIN today announced a Live Nation-produced co-headlining summer amphitheater tour.  They hit the road starting this July and will stop in more than 20 cities throughout North America, including Boston, Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit and more. ALTER BRIDGE and SAINT ASONIA will join the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Feb 26 at LiveNation.com
Their North American tour will hit the following cities:

Albuquerque, NM
Denver, CO
Saratoga Springs, NY
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Scranton, PA
Bristow, VA
Gilford, NH
Seattle, WA
Cincinnati, OH
Hartford, CT
St. Louis, MO
Cleveland, OH
Holmdel, NJ
Syracuse, NY
Concord, CA
Houston, TX
Toronto, ON
Dallas, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Virginia Beach, VA
Darien Center, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
Wantagh, NY

Disturbed will kick off a North American tour — its first in more than four years —tomorrow, Feb 10 in Fargo, ND.  David Draiman told me their are using some cool new state of the art production.  Looking forward to seeing them on this run!

Meanwhile, Ben Burnley told me his home in Ocean City, MD received some flood damage during the recent Snowstorm Jonas.  Lost a lot of old pictures he can not replace, but mostly the rest was clothes and some furniture.  Bummer!

The Pulse of Radio says Deftones frontman Chino Moreno spoke candidly in a interview on BBC Radio this past weekend about the misconceptions people have about being a successful rock artist. Moreno explained, “One of the biggest myths about being a rock star would probably, obviously be the word ‘rock star’ itself — you know, that everything is given to you. You make a few records, or you win a Grammy, or you have a platinum record and then . . . that everything’s sort of easy. I remember when we first got signed in 1995, in my mind, I thought, ‘Wow, we made it.’ And then I realized that we left our town of Sacramento and went to the Midwest of America and we’re playing for two, three people a night sometimes. So it’s always constant work.”

Moreno continued, “Even today, it’s, like, if we don’t tour for a good third of the year, we’re not gonna be able to pay our bills. It’s not like, I guess, how people perceive it — like, you’re gonna get in a rock band and you’re gonna be driving around in a Lamborghini. It’s not gonna happen. Unless you’re Justin Bieber or Adele or somebody, honestly, I mean, you have to actually work to earn a living.” Moreno added, “I’m not complaining about that all; I dig it. I like working, I like playing shows, I like making records.”

The singer also discussed having two sons who are both musicians, saying, “I’ve never discouraged them from doing music; I think it’s great. And I like the fact that the music they do is something very much that they’ve chose to do. They do their own thing and I think that’s great. But, you know, I’m the parent now that’s, like, telling them to, like, to have something to fall back on, obviously.

One of Moreno’s sons is in a thrash-punk act, while the other is into electronic music and DJing.    Deftones will release its eagerly awaited eighth studio album, titled Gore, on April 8th. The first single is called “Prayers/Triangles.”

Rock briefs:

Apocalyptica just announced a new U.S. tour,  along with  new tour dates  from Lamb of God, Corrosion of Conformity and Clutch can be found in Road Rage!

Don’t forget to enter our BETTER CALL SAUL flyaway contest!  (See the home page) Registered hardDriveRadio Radicals who are 21 or older can enter!  It’s celebrating the second season of the award winning AMC TV series, Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk, which returns Monday, Feb 15 at 10 PM/9 PM CT.  You and a guest will fly to New Mexico to attend a wrap party for the second season (sometime in mid April.)  So get in on the fun and surprises from the makers of Breaking Bad!

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