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.

RIGHTS ENQUIRIES: If you are interested in speaking about

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.

ROCKFEST 2021: UPDATES

After a long concert drought, LB returns as host one of the great concert events in America: Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. The main festival runs from July 15 through 17 with a special pre-show party on the 14th.

This lineup for this year has been updated to include Rob Zombie, Staind, KoRn, Corey Taylor, Danzig, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Theory of A Deadman, Saint Asonia, Motionless in White, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Memphis May Fire, Blacktop Mojo, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Rachel Lorin, Carnifex, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, Queensryche, and many more.

Lou will host onstage, interview the artists backstage, and be in the photo pit capturing the music. You’ll also have chances to meet him in person at special signings for his bestselling memoir SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate. Sorry, Darla the Wonder Dog will not be appearing!

For ticket information and more hit Rock-Fest.com.

CHEAP TRICK “IN ANOTHER WORLD”

Congratulations to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick on the release their 20th studio album In Another World. It is the band’s first Number One album having topped the Billboard charts for Classic Rock Radio including Top Rock Albums and Independent Record Label Current Albums.

The record also includes photography by Lou Brutus with three live shots of the band from him on the jacket. For the fans who have asked, the gigs he shot these particular images at include Washington DC 2019, Silver Spring MD 2015, and Fairfax VA 2014.

Some of Lou’s other Cheap Trick photography is also showing up in other places. The band’s Rick Nielsen recently gave an interview to Illinois Entertainer magazine. A full band shot by LB is featured on the cover of the mag with another of his stage shots used in the article. You can read the (excellent) interview and see Lou’s pics here.

Many thanks to his old friends in the band with extra thanks for the liner note credit!

THE DARLALORIAN

We’re excited to announce a new project featuring Darla the Wonder Dog and LB. It’s a free, downloadable coloring book entitled “The Darlalorian.”

To get yours, just hit the links below. Click on each to download or print directly. There will be a new chapter each week with both an illustration page and a narrative page. They’ll available each week thereafter until the end of the story.

DOWNLOADS. Cover. Chapter 1 PIC. Chapter 1 TEXT. Chapter 2 PIC. Chapter 2 TEXT. Chapter 3 PIC. Chapter 3 TEXT. Chapter 4 PIC. Chapter 4 TEXT. Chapter 5 PIC. Chapter 5 TEXT. Chapter 6 PIC. Chapter 6 TEXT. Chapter 7 PIC. Chapter 7 TEXT. Chapter 8 PIC. Chapter 8 TEXT.

As you may have guessed, it’s a parody of the Disney+ hit “The Mandalorian” with artwork by Alan MacBain and script by LB. It tells the story of a mysterious creature known as The Puppy Child (Darla) and the intergalactic Rocker (Lou) who becomes her protector. Their misadventures unfold in a “season” of eight chapters with each “chapter” represented by a single coloring-book page. Watch for various actors and Rock stars in cameos.

Plus, you can win cool prizes by coloring the pages! Color and post the new page each week on your social media using the hashtag #TheDarlalorian. They’ll be judged in two divisions including Hand Colored and Computer Colored. Winners each week will receive a poster of the cover signed by LB and Darla, as well as other goodies.

Of course, this is not the first time that Lou, Darla, and Alan have teamed up for a coloring book. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film “Yellow Submarine” from The Beatles, they published another coloring book parody entitled “Yorkie Submarine.” Read about it and download it here.

HOLIDAY CARD 2020

With the arrival of the holiday season, it’s time to unveil the artwork for this year’s Christmas card from Lou and Darla the Wonder Dog.

As 2020 has been pretty nasty, Lou thought it would be nice to use a card theme that drew off of some beloved childhood art. So he called up artist Alan MacBain and they dreamed up an image.

This year’s card is based on an original illustration by E.H. Shepard for A.A. Milne’s short story “Winnie the Pooh and the North Pole Expedition.” In our version, Darla and Lou are joined by Venus the Meowing Pussycat, Rosie the Pup, Moses the Gregarious Barn Cat, and Little Stevie the Pony. The inside of the card reworks text from the Pooh story.

To get a card, you must first send a card! Write to Brutus and Darla – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of backups at the USPS, Lou had not yet received his cards from the printer as of Saturday December 19th. Please be patient if you’ve written in. Thanks.

“SONIC WARRIOR” KINDLE SPECIAL

We are super-stoked to announce that Lou’s memoir Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock N Roll Reprobate is a featured title on Amazon Kindle for the month of September.

You can now get the eBook edition for just $1.99. By Grabthar’s Hammer, what a savings! Download the eBook here.

The special price is only for the eBook and only when it’s purchased via Amazon Kindle. Of course, you can also get the print edition wherever you buy books. However, the supplies on the physical copies are running low and will sell out. Get one while you can. Purchase the hardcover first edition here.

Finally, you can still get the audiobook edition. It’s over seven-hours long and it’s narrated by LB himself. Download the audiobook here.

MAX ALT ROCK

Your friend and humble narrator is the cover story for the latest edition of Max Alt Rock magazine!

Lou was interviewed regarding his memoir Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock N Roll Reprobate as well as his long career in the media. The interview was conducted by Mike Parrish.

The issue also includes coverage on Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Daughtry, and Ego Kill Talent.

Check it out at MaxAltRock.com.

VOTE DARLA 2020!

Darla the Wonder Dog is running for office… although we don’t know exactly WHAT office that might be.

She recently informed LB that “I think it’s time for ME to be in charge” because “How much worse could I make it?” With that in mind, she has forced Lou into the job of campaign manager.

Part of the initial phase of Darla’s campaign has been the creation of a social media presence. You can now follow official Darla the Wonder Dog accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

There is also Vote Darla 2020 swag in production including stickers, pins, and lawn signs. These will be available for her supporters through social media contesting on Darla’s accounts. Some of these items will be autographed the candidate herself!

Darla is confident in regard to the approaching campaign stating, “I will rule with an iron paw!” It would seem that Lou is less-than-thrilled, muttering under his breath, “I’m getting a bad feeling about this.”

ROCK FOR RELIEF

Lou Brutus will be your co-host for the “Rock For Relief” benefit concert supporting Feeding America‘s COVID-19 Response Fund on July 3 at 8 p.m. ET and again at 11 p.m. ET. Watch it here.

United Stations Media and Storic Media are teaming up with Feeding America to raise awareness and donations for families in local communities across the nation. The “Rock For Relief” benefit show will be hosted by LB and Riki Rachtman along with talent interviews conducted by Alice Cooper and Joe Satriani.

The lineup of performances includes Corey Taylor alongside Gavin Rossdale of BushGeorge ThorogoodDon Felder (former lead guitarist of THE EAGLES), Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger (HALESTORM), Jesse Hasek (10 YEARS), FILTERLisa LoebTHE DEAD DAISIESChris Robertson (BLACK STONE CHERRY), STARSETBrandon Saller (ATREYU), Ricky ByrdBobby Whitlock and CoCo CarmelJoe GrusheckyKathy SledgeBones OwensBJ ThomasDanielia CottonMatt Bigland(DINOSAUR PILE-UP) and more. There will also be appearances by Peter Frampton and Adam Gontier of SAINT ASONIA.

You can see more about the event with Blabbermouth, uDiscoverMusic, BroadwayWorld, Loudwire, NextMosh, and antiMUSIC.

Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million people could be food insecure in 2020 as a result of this crisis — for a total of 54.3 million people, or one in every six people. This is a 46% increase over the 37.2 million people who were food insecure prior to the COVID-19 crisis.