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’s are better with LOU BRUTUS and hardDrive XL! HALESTORM joins Lou in the studio every night this week as the XL featured artist! Tonight’s special guest is YOUNG GUNS! There’s a brand new SMASH OR CRASH, between FIVE FINGER … Continue reading
Tonight, LOU BRUTUS talks with featured artist HALESTORM! New to you Tuesday brings you music from special guest DROWNING POOL! Something agitating the heck out of ya?…Vent about it in the SHOUTBOX, toll-free, at 877-MUSIC-11! Keep up with all of Lou’s hijinks at www.harddriveradio.com and www.facebook.com/harddriveradio!
Let LOU BRUTUS get you over the hump on hardDrive XL! Featured artist HALESTORM is back for more, along with special guests BLACK VEIL BRIDES! Lou’s POETRY CORNER will entertain and amuse, and his RANT OF THE DAY will leave you in stitches! … Continue reading
Lou talks with featured artist HALESTORM! Tonight’s special guest is BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE! Need to vent, have a question for ASK LOU or want to make a request? Call the hotLine, toll-free, at 877-MUSIC-11! Hit up LOU BRUTUS at www.harddriveradio.com or www.facebook.com/harddriveradio!