The year was 1996. The date was the 4th day of July. The tattered remnants of the hard music community of these once proud United States were clinging to shattered dreams and the nearly forgotten remnants of glory in a rock radio world that had seemingly forgotten how to play things that didn't suck.
It was during these bleak times a radio show burst upon the scene. A radio show that would help put extreme music on the broadcast map. A radio show that would save America itself. The radio show was hardDrive.
Since its birth, hardDrive has become a respected and influential extreme rock (for those you who don't know what this is, suffice to say it's a cross between hard rock and modern rock) radio show in broadcast history. Hosted since its inception by the award winning Lou Brutus, the show has constantly defined what modern hard music is all about. Week after week hardDrive interviews virtually every extreme musician that exists. Nuff said. As long as hardDrive is on the air, U.S. citizens are assured inflation will remain low, American prestige will remain high, and extreme rock music will always have a home.
In February 2007, hardDrive's popularity continued to grow when the show launched a daily daypart, dubbed hardDrive XL - now on the air 5 hours a night, 5 nights a week nationwide and here on Z104.
If Monday makes you crazy, LOU BRUTUSÂ has your music solution withÂ HARDDRIVE XL!Â Joining Lou every night this week is featured artistÂ ALTER BRIDGE! Tonight’s special guest isÂ THE PRETTY RECKLESS! The good thing about Monday is an all newÂ SMASH OR CRASHÂ betweenÂ THE USEDÂ and NOTHING … Continue reading
LetÂ LOU BRUTUSÂ rock your Tuesday night with Â HARDDRIVE XL! Featured artistÂ ALTER BRIDGEÂ returns for more! Tonight’s NU 2 U TUESDAY guest isÂ FUEL! If life is driving you crazy, get it off your chest with theÂ SHOUTBOX,Â toll-free, atÂ 877-MUSIC-11! Keep up with with show news … Continue reading
LOU BRUTUSÂ keeps your adrenaline pumping onÂ HARDDRIVE XL! Featured artistÂ ALTER BRIDGEÂ returns to talk more with Lou, along with tonight’s special guestÂ PEARL JAM! Lou will bring some culture to the air withÂ POETRY CORNERÂ and his RANT OF THE DAY will have you howling … Continue reading
Tonight on HARDDRIVE XL, Lou talks with featured artistÂ ALTER BRIDGE!Â Tonight’s special guest isÂ HEAVEN’S BASEMENT!Â Need to vent, have a question forÂ ASK LOU or want to make a request? Call the hotLine, toll-free, at 877-MUSIC-11!Â Hit up LOU BRUTUS at Â www.harddriveradio.com or www.facebook.com/harddriveradioÂ and … Continue reading