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Thursday, Mar 05

Sorry I am running behind!  We’re having a blizzard here in NYC  and getting from bathroom to desk has been hard on crutches!  LOL…..Today, Neil Sanderson from Three Days Grace is on the hotLine.  We’ll find out about the new album, Human, and their upcoming tour and more….Congrats to my friend Bob Ritchie, aka Kid Rock! Pulse of Radio reports  his 10th studio album, First Kiss, was shown enough love by 146,000 fans in its first week on sale to debut at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday (March 4th). The disc is the eighth in a row by Rock to reach the Top 10, going back to 1998′s breakout smash Devil Without A Cause. The new disc follows up 2012′s Rebel Soul and is the second in a row that Rock has produced himself at his own home studio in Michigan.  Rock told us he has little time for the business of the music industry these days:  “In my older age, I’ve grown very impatient with a lot of things in this business. I don’t bitch about it, I just try to knock it out and get the work done where I have to. But you know, really at this point I just want to play music and put out records and play live and, you know, kind of cross my fingers that the people enjoy it.”  And they have. Bob, they have!….Also from Pulse:  Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel is streaming the debut album from his solo project Lieutenant online ahead of the album’s March 9th release. The disc itself is called If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, and Mendel told us doing a record all on his own was a nerve-wracking experience:  ”I didn’t go into it with any confidence at all. You know, no part of putting together my own record had I done before. I’m learning to play guitar and sing, write songs, record, all of it at one time. So I had no idea how it would turn out. I was really kind of very self-conscious about the process and just thought, like, ‘Okay, well, I’m gonna make this, and if I like it, then I’ll try to figure out some way to put it out.’” Mendel has been a member of Foo Fighters since 1995 and told NME he has never had time to explore a solo project before, saying, “There’s never a right time! Schedules are always packed. There are always other commitments. So it was important I just bit the bullet and did this. Or maybe I never would.”    The album features guest appearances from Foo Fighters guitarist Chris ShiflettHelmet‘s Page HamiltonModest Mouse‘s Joe Plummer and Jeremy Enigk from Mendel’s pre-Foos band, Sunny Day Real Estate, among others.  Mendel plans to take Lieutenant out on a spring tour before he regroups with Foo Fighters for their massive summer trek.  Stream the full Lieutenant album here. …OMG!  This is so cute!  Jack Osbourne posted an Instagram of Ozzy and Jack’s daughter Pearl coloring!   And this, cute? Marilyn Manson and his dad Hugh Warner are going to be in the next issue of Paper magazine.  The photographer posted this shot on his Instagram…. Our friends Young Guns have posted their new single for “Rising Up.”  It is the second track to come off their forthcoming album, Ones & Zeroes, due Jun 9th….Nickelback has posted the music video for their new single, “She Keeps Me Up.” Check it out. The song is one of the album’s more experimental tracks, which frontman Chad Kroeger told us was part of the plan this time: “We just want to try something we’ve never done before. I mean, up ’til now, we’ve always just tried to be heavier with the rock songs and more melodic with the melodic songs and now it’s, ‘Okay, not everything has to be left and right. Why can’t we go forward and back a little bit?’ So we tried to get a little funky, and so far, you know, everything that we’ve heard coming back from ‘She Keeps Me Up’ has been very positive.” Let the haters start hating!….Happy 45th today to former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

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Lou Brutus, the son of sideshow circus freaks, was brought into this world in Newark, New Jersey during a fierce thunderstorm while women wailed and jackals howled. Raised on a steady diet of cotton candy and things that dropped out of peoples pockets as they strode the circus midway, Lou received his first taste of hard rock at New York's Madison Square Garden where he bore witness to the original Black Sabbath. Following the show, Brutus gladly sold his soul to Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne in exchange for a career in radio and something to eat that wasn't covered in hay and elephant crap.

Lou Brutus' legendary (dare we call it infamous?) career has seen him soil the airwaves of New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, and Providence, Rhode Island, where Mayor Buddy Cianci once ordered the local police to "shoot the son of a b*tch on sight!"

Lou, who witnessed over 1000 concerts during his life, has travelled the world to bring his listeners first-hand reports from music's greatest moments with broadcasts from North America, Europe, Asia, and the frozen Arctic tundra of Canada where he moshed with Inuit eskimos during a live performance by Metallica. Mr Brutus, the winner of dozens of broadcast awards which he uses to decorate the nest of his pet wolverines, has been the host of hardDrive since it signed on the air in early 1996.

He has no shame and no sense of decency.

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