NEWS ROUNDUP

Here’s a rundown of some of the recent news items which include Lou. Newsweek quotes LB in their article on the new Metallica album 72 Seasons 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 his friend, actor Joe Turkel here. Sonic Perspectives quotes Lou and David Draiman of Disturbed here. Metal Castle covers their conversation here and here. Blabbermouth covers Lou with the Distrubed’s 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.

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

You can also see some of LB’s recent interviews via the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel. Check him out with 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.

In other news, Rare Bird Books will soon be making paperback copies of LB’s book SONIC WARRIOR available through their site. Each will be signed by both he and Darla the Wonder Dog. Each will also come with a special guitar pick. We’ll post the link when they go on sale. Of course, Lou will be signing copies in person at all of his upcoming live appearances.

ROCK RESURRECTION TOUR

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.

ROCK FEST 2023

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.

RUDOLPHER: THE 2022 HOLIDAY CARD

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.

@LOUBRUTUS ON TIKTOK

Wanna see some of the coolest and rarest music memorabilia in the history of Western Civilization? Check out @LouBrutus on TIKTOK! He’s primarily using his account to post pieces from his fabled collection of concert and music industry souvenirs. Hit the links to see a mask from Paul Gray of Slipknot, a guitar signed by all four original members of Motley Crue, an autographed makeup kit from Mudvayne, a hand-decorated tambourine from Stevie Nicks, an original 1976 “Destroyerposter autographed by all of KISS, a backstage sign from the Molson Polar Ice Beach Party tagged by both Metallica and Veruca Salt, as well as a Jim Root stage guitar from the first Slipknot tour that’s been signed by all nine members. There are tons of other vids and Lou is adding several new ones each week. Follow his account here.

Brutus will be taking time over the holiday season to further organize this collection of ticket stubs, backstage passes, laminates, set lists, posters, guitar picks, and the other music memorabilia. He estimates there are more than ten thousand individual pieces all told. The plan is to present a proposal in January 2023 to publishers for a coffee table book of the pieces entitled One Man – Three Thousand Concerts: The Greatest Collection of Rock N Roll Shit in History. Interested publishers can reach out directly to Lou’s agent in the literary world Bob Diforio of the D4EO Literary Agency here.

JOIN THE ILLOUMINATI

It’s time for you to serve The Lou World Order and join The Illouminati! It’s the new listener club from The Sonic Warrior and membership is FREE. You only need to ask. Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. You’ll receive an official Illouminati membership card, guitar pick, and sticker. Each uses mysterious Ouija Board-inspired artwork and mystic symbols. Select envelopes will also get a limited edition Illouminati pin! Supplies are limited so act fast to insure you become a recipient of these tokens of fraternal fellowship. The Illouminati want YOU! Musica Inimicos Nostros Necat!

ROCK FEST 2022

It is one of the preeminent concert festivals on the planet and we’re excited to announce that Lou Brutus returns as stage host for 2022… it’s ROCK FEST! He says, “I’m stoked to head back to @RockFestWI in Cadott WI this July! The lineup is phenomenal! I’ll be onstage to emcee, backstage interviewing the artists, and in the photo pit getting images. See you there!”

The lineup is phenomenal and includes Disturbed, Evanescence, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Shinedown, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Theory of a Deadman, Avatar, Hatebreed, Ayron Jones, Spiritbox, Nita Strauss, Fire from the Gods, Nothing More, Black Veil Brides, Escape the Fate, DED, Butcher Babies, John 5, Volumes, Rachel Lorin, Jelly Roll, Motionless in White, Skillet, Starset, From Ashes to New, All Good Things, The Warning, Otherwise, Islander, Paralandra, and MANY more!

Go HERE for tickets and more information!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2021

Tis the season to unveil this year’s holiday card art from LB and Darla the Wonder Dog!

This Christmas the card was inspired by the Star Wars universe with Lou appearing as Han Solo and Darla as a Chewbacca the wookie, complete with a bandolier made of bones! As in previous years, the art for the card was done by Lou’s longtime partner in artistic crime Alan MacBain.

To get a card, you must send a card! The address is Lou & Darla – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. Cards are on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Each card is hand-signed by Lou and Darla. We’ll also include Lou’s “Sonic Warrior” guitar pick, Darla’s Metallica-themed “Master of Puppies” guitar pick, and a metallic rainbow “Fear and Loathing at the North Pole” sticker.

UPDATE: The “Fear and Loathing at the North Pole” stickers are now gone! However, we’ll include another sticker in its place for the remaining cards.

UPDATE: We are sorry to say we are now out of this year’s Star Wars-themed cards BUT we will send a card from a previous year year in its place. All cards are signed by Lou and Darla. Plus, you’ll still get the guitar picks and a sticker, too!

Thank you and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

SONIC WARRIOR: PAPERBACK WRITER

We are pleased to announce that Lou’s bestselling memoir SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments) is just about SOLD OUT! There are a few small pockets of the hardcover, first edition available, but if you’re going to get one then you need to get it now. Links below. However, Lou’s publisher Rare Bird Lit of Los Angeles has announced that a paperback edition of the book is now on the way! It will be available in time for his book signings at Rock Fest this July as well as further book tour appearances later in the year. We’ll get you updated appearance dates as soon as they’re finalized.

Of course, the book is a collection of insane-but-true stories from his decades in the music biz. A full list of chapter titles is below. The Foreword was written by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Plus, there’s an original illustration for each chapter by Lou’s longtime partner-in-artistic-crime Alan MacBain.

BUY: Order from Rare Bird Lit here. Order from Amazon here. Order from Barnes & Noble here. Order from BookShop.org hereOrder from IndieBound.org here. Get the Kindle edition here.

AUDIOBOOK: You can also hear SONIC WARRIOR as an audiobook! It clocks in at over seven-hours with LB as your humble narrator. Check out a sample here. Here’s another sample.  But it on Audible here. Buy via Google Play here. You can also buy it on iTunes.

PRESS ENQUIRIES: Members of the press interested in speaking with Lou about the book can reach out to Alexandra Watts of Rare Bird Lit here.

BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST

As tour and festival announcements continue to roll our around the country, we’re stoked to announce that Lou Brutus will be making his first ever appearance at Blue Ride Rock Fest.

The shindig goes down in Danville VA from September 9th thru the 12th. The lineup will include Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, Shinedown, Megadeth, Rise Against, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, Cypress Hill, Gojira, Mastodon, Skillet, Anthrax, Theory of A Deadman, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Falling in Reverse, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Body Count, P.O.D., Clutch, Beartooth, Testament, Motionless in White, The Hu, Badflower, Ice Nine Kills, Sevendust, In Flames, Avatar, Fever333, We Came As Romans, Atreyu, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion of Conformity, Escape the Fate, Nonpoint, Ayron Jones, Saul, Islander, Stitched Up Heart and many more.

Look for Brutus hosting onstage, interviewing the artists backstage, and shooting photos from the pit.

For information and tickets just hit blueridgerockfest.com.