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.
Monday night rocks harder withÂ LOU BRUTUSÂ on HARDDRIVE XL! LouÂ is joined every night this week by featured artistÂ HALESTORM! Tonight’s special guest is KORN!Â Lou’s got an all new SMASH OR CRASH tonight, with NOTHING MOREÂ vs. PAPA ROACH! Plus your requests at 877-MUSIC-11! … Continue reading
Tonight LOU BRUTUS is joined on the air by featured artist HALESTORMÂ and special guestÂ I PREVAIL! If you’ve got a mountain of anger to get off your chest, call theÂ XL SHOUTBOX,Â toll-free, atÂ 877-MUSIC-11Â and tell Lou! Keep up with with show news and … Continue reading
LOU BRUTUS rocks your Wednesday onÂ HARDDRIVE XL! Featured artist HALESTORM returns, along with special guest FAITH NO MORE! Wonder what goes on backstage at a concert? Call Lou at 877-MUSIC-11 andÂ ASK LOU! Check outÂ www.harddriveradio.comÂ to stay on top of everything hardDrive!
The biggest rock stars are onÂ HARDDRIVE XL! Joining LOU BRUTUS tonight are featured artist of the weekÂ HALESTORMÂ and special guestÂ OF MICE & MEN! Got a music question that only Lou can answer? CallÂ 877-MUSIC-11Â and ASK LOU! Hit upÂ www.harddriveradio.comÂ for everything about hardDriveRadio!