Glory to the King and glory to his citizens as Brutus returns to Avatar Country! We’re stoked to announce Lou will be traveling with Swedish metal demigods Avatar for a portion of their “Dance Devil Dance” tour. He’ll host shows along way, including an amazing one-night-only event sure to be come legendary in the group’s storied history.

On May 11, 2023 there will be a special theatrical showing of the documentary “The Band Avatar Makes A Killer Album at the Majestic Theatre in Madison WI. It will be followed by an in-person Q&A session between the band, the film’s director Johan Carlén, and the audience. Brutus will act as emcee and moderator of the event, which will be followed by a signing with all of Avatar. Please note that this show is now SOLD OUT.

Brutus will also host Avatar with Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture at Epic Event Center in Green Bay WI on May 13, 2023. The show is now SOLD OUT.

Meanwhile, Darla the Wonder Dog is going Avatar-crazy, too! Her latest swag portrays her as Swedish metal dog Darlanes Barkerström from the band Darlatar. No, really. You can get a free guitar pick and stickers by sending a SASE to Darlatar – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. There are also extra-special Darlatar glow-in-the-dark guitar picks which you can only get directly from LB while he’s out with Avatar.


PRESS: Here’s a rundown of some of the recent news items which include Lou. Coverage of his interview with Caleb Shomo of Beartooth get coverage from Blabbermouth here and Metal Zone France here. His recent conversation with Staind gets Blabbermouth love here. He’s mentioned in articles about AVATAR from here, Hysteria Mag here, The New Fury here, Cultureampeso here, and MyGlobalMind here. The Van Halen News Desk covers his conversation with Wolfgang Van Halen of Mammoth WVH here while Ultimate Guitar quotes it here. Newsweek quotes LB in their article on the new Metallica album 72 Seasons here. The Rockpit quote him in an article on Avatar here. Seeking Alpha quotes Lou in an unusual manner here. The New York Post, The West News, Marca, and Fresherslive quote a tweet from LB in articles related to confusion around the passing of Jerry Lee Lewis. Blabbermouth picks up on Lou’s interview with Mark Tremonti here. More Blabbermouth articles as LB chats with his old friend Josh Rand about his latest band The L.I.F.E Project here and here. A conversation with Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth gets Blabbermouth pickup here. MEAWW quotes Lou on the passing of a gentleman he worked with, actor Joe Turkel here. Sonic Perspectives quotes Lou and David Draiman of Disturbed here. Metal Castle covers their conversation here and here. Blabbermouth presents Lou with the Distrubed drummer Mike Wengren here. Chaoszine quotes LB and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm speaking on the band’s tour bus fire here. Jonathan Davis of KoRn and Lou get Blabbermouth love here. The 30th anniversary of Pantera album Vulgar Display of Power is discussed with Corey Taylor here and David Draiman of here via Blabbermouth. Brent Smith of Shinedown discusses the Planet Zero album and other topics with Lou here. Articles with his comments on the passing of Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd are here and here. Check out Sully Erna of Godsmack with LB on Blabbermouth here. Lou’s guest emcee slot on the Rock Resurrection Tour gets love from MGM here.

If you see a news item featuring Lou, please send us the link or tag us on his social media.

INTERVIEWS: You can also some of LB’s recent interviews via the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel. Check him out with Bearthooth, Staind, Bush, From Ashes to New, Mammoth WVH, Linkin Park, From Ashes to New, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Godsmack, Otherwise, Daughtry, Thrice, Hardy, Dayseeker, Alter Bridge, Disturbed, Pop Evil, Theory of A Deadman, Black Veil Brides, The Struts, Eva Under Fire, Bad Omens, and Bush. Even more interviews and performances here.

BOOKS: In literary news, Rare Bird Books has made autographed paperback copies of LB’s book SONIC WARRIOR available through their site. Each is signed by both he and Darla the Wonder Dog and come with a Sonic Warrior guitar pick. Many contain extra inscriptions or drawings from LB. Go here to purchase. Of course, Lou will be signing copies in person at all of his upcoming live appearances.


Lou Brutus will make his (somewhat) triumphant return to Green Bay WI as host of The Rock Resurrection Tour on Saturday February 18th 2023 at the Epic Event Center. The tour features co-headliners Skillet and Theory of a Deadman, along special guests Saint Asonia.

Along with acting as emcee, Lou will be backstage conducting band interviews and then hitting the photo pit to shoot the concert. Prior to the music, he’ll be at the Merch area as doors open. You can get a picture, an autograph, and/or a limited-edition Green Bay Packers-themed guitar pick designed especially for the show. This pick will ONLY be available the night of the concert! We’ll have details closer to concert day. Plus, we’re working on having copies of his book “Sonic Warrior” on-sale, too. Of course, you can purchase a book ahead of time and bring it in the venue. Go here to get it on Amazon or just pick up a copy wherever you get books.

This event is now SOLD OUT. However, as many folks are bummed to miss Lou in town, he will be back to host AVATAR with Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture on their Dance Devil Dance Tour at the Epic Event Center Saturday May 13th. We can neither confirm nor deny rumors of a special Avatar-themed guitar pick from Darla the Wonder Dog for the gig.

You can find info and tickets here.


We’re psyched to announce that Lou Brutus will return as host of one of the greatest multi-day concerts in the history of Western Civilization… ROCK FEST! The 2023 edition in Cadott WI runs from Thursday July 13th thru Saturday July 15th with a special bonus bash the night of Wednesday July 12. Lou says, “I am both elated and humbled to be back at Rock Fest. I’ll be onstage hosting the bands, backstage interviewing the bands, and in the pit photographing the bands. See you there!”

This year’s lineup is INSANE. It features Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Ice Cube, In This Moment, The Ghost Inside, Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, Highly Suspect, Everclear, GWAR, Wage War, Mushroomed, Cherry Bombs, 10 Years, New Year’s Day, Plush, Dayseeker, Crobot, Gideon, SAUL, Plush, Jinjer, Orianthi, Suicide Silence, Vended, Fame On Fire, Eva Under Fire, Dorothy, Emperors & Angels, Versus Me, Silvertung, Citizen Kane, and many, many more.

For those already asking, Lou WILL be doing a fully public meet and greet. We don’t know which day or time yet, but will update closer to the show. We do know it will be at the main Merch store at the top of the hill and you can bring any items you like to have signed, including copies of his book “Sonic Warrior.” Purchase copies ahead of time on Amazon here or wherever books are sold. We are also working on having copies of the book available on-site. You’ll also be able get a picture with Lou and he will have free swag including a limited-edition guitar pick for the occasion.

For tickets and information go here.


The 2022 holiday card from Lou and Darla has been unveiled! Entitled Rudolpher it’s a mashup of the Revolver album cover from The Beatles and the Rankin/Bass classic Christmas specials. Card art was again done by the legendary Alan MacBain based on the original cover art by Klaus Voormann. Each card has been hand/paw/hoof signed by Lou, Santa, Darla, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

There are a limited amount of cards available. To get one, you must give one! Send a card to Lou & Darla – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. You do NOT need to include self-addressed stamped envelope, just send a holiday card with your return address clearly visible.

UPDATE: There has been an overwhelming response to the card this year. The initial run of cards is now gone BUT there has been a second printing ordered. If you’ve sent a card already, we should have you covered. However, you may not see your return card until just before or just after Christmas itself.