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.

ABOUT LOU:

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, 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.
 
He has no shame and no sense of decency.
 
 
 
 

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  • MONDAY, APRIL 21

    Joining Lou every night this week is featured artist METALLICA! Tonight’s special guest is ADELITAS WAY! We have an all new SMASH OR CRASH at 9 between ALTER BRIDGE and HELLYEAH! Be sure to cast your votes at www.harddriveradio.com! Stay on top of everything hardDrive when … Continue reading

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 22

    Featured artist METALLICA is back for more! Tonight’s special guest, direct from New Zealand, it’s LIKE A STORM! Don’t forget the XL SHOUTBOX, toll-free, at 877-MUSIC-11! Keep up with with show news and contests at  www.harddriveradio.com and check out our awesome pictures on www.facebook.com/harddriveradio!

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

    Featured artist METALLICA returns to talk more with Lou, along with tonight’s special guest FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH! Lou also has POETRY CORNER and his RANT OF THE DAY to keep it lively! Hit up www.harddriveradio.com and  www.facebook.com/harddriveradio to stay on top of everything hardDrive!

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 24

    Featured artist METALLICA is back! Tonight’s special guest is BEWARE OF DARKNESS! We’ve got listener questions in ASK LOU! Hit up LOU BRUTUS at  www.harddriveradio.com or www.facebook.com/harddriveradio and don’t miss a beat on the show!