HardDrive And Rock Stars Begin Anti-Bullying Campaign
September 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM (PT)
OCTOBER is "National Bullying Prevention Month," and the UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS announced today that its nationally syndicated rock programs "hardDrive" and "hardDrive XL," both hosted by LOU BRUTUS, will be dedicating airtime during OCTOBER to exposing the national bullying issue.
Throughout the month, both the weekend edition of hardDrive and the nightly show hardDrive XL will be airing audio clips from a wide variety of rock artists addressing the problem of bullying and cyberbullying across the U.S.
Among the artists who shared their own stories and recorded PSAs were ROB TRUJILLO of METALLICA, JERRY CANTRELL of ALICE IN CHAINS, CHESTER BENNINGTON of LINKIN PARK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and JONATHAN DAVIS of KORN. Each of these artists hope that their message will offer comfort or advice to young adults who feel intimidated, abused or in any way affected by bullying.
HardDrive producer ROXY MYZAL said, "Teenage suicide as a result of bullying is sadly rampant these days. The internet has opened the door to a whole new form of bullying. It's our hope that bringing to light the past experiences of major rock stars will help our listeners who might feel like there is no way out."