Saturday 10p-12a Hard Drive with Lou Brutus
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 new hard music is all about.
HardDrive has given listeners across the continental United States and Alaska their first taste of bands including Disturbed, Godsmack, Rammstein, Slipknot and tool, among hundreds of others. 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.
Lou Brutus, self-proclaimed Sonic Warrior, has been one of the most acclaimed radio hosts of the last three decades.
He was named The Best Nationally Syndicated DJ in America by his peers at the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards in Las Vegas five-times, the only winner in the award’s history. He is a ten-time nominee as Major Market Personality of the Year in the Billboard Airplay Monitor Awards and has received numerous other accolades.
Through his decades of national syndication and successful work in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Providence, he is an instantly recognized voice to radio listeners across the U.S.
Brutus has garnered tremendous amounts of positive press for both his intensely creative on-air work and ground-breaking original programming…all without ever running afoul of the F.C.C. Publications such as Rolling Stone, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly have sung the praises of his work. His takes on pop culture and music have been quoted by the New York Times, Yahoo News, E! Online, and other outlets.
Lou is considered to be one of the finest interviewers in the media. His deep knowledge of music has made him a favorite of artists as diverse as Metallica, Disturbed, Reba McEntire, Smashing Pumpkins, Avenged Sevenfold, Rush, Tool, Wynonna, Slipknot, A Perfect Circle, KISS, S.T.P., Stone Sour, Fleetwood Mac, and The Ramones.
In 2020 Rare Bird Books of Los Angeles publishes Lou’s first book SONIC WARROR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate – Tales of Sex, Drugs, and Vomiting At Inopportune Moments. It’s a collection of insane-but-true stories from his many years in the music world. It features a Foreword by Corey Taylor and original illustrations by Alan MacBain. He has also voiced the audiobook version released by Recorded Books.
Brutus works around the clock, seven days a week, apparently needing very little sleep, living on black coffee and loud music. He lives with Darla the Wonder Dog who orders him around all day.