“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.

“SONIC WARRIOR” ON SALE NOW!!!

SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments) is on sale now! Published by Rare Bird Lit of Los Angeles, it has already topped several of the new book charts at Amazon! 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 his friend 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 Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Lit here.

RIGHTS ENQUIRIES: If you are interested in speaking about film, television, or other rights clearances please contact Robert Diforio at D4EO Literary Agency here.

REVOLVER: To read an *insane* excerpt from the book, check out the article from Revolver Magazine here. However, if you’re easily offended, you might want to avoid! LOL. It involves Corey Taylor pulling the greatest opening band prank in history on Shadows Fall. NSFW!

VENTS MAGAZINE: Writer Ryan Vandergriff of Vents Magazine raves about the book here. He says it’s “Nothing less than a beautiful miracle of a rock love letter.” An interview with Lou follows here.

DIGITAL JOURNAL: Reviewer Markos Papadatos gives an “A” rating to the book here. He says, “Overall, Lou Brutus soars on his Sonic Warrior book, which is a breath of fresh air. It is the ideal book to read during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in an effort to provide an escape from life’s daily stresses.”

BOOKTRIB: The lit magazine BookTrib has published an excerpt from the chapter “The Time Hunter S. Thompson Menaced Me with Depraved Violence and A Bottle of Chivas Regal” here. This piece is also published by the Chicago Tribune here. Update: This article has now been picked up nationally and has been appearing in newspapers around the country.

I’M MUSIC MAGAZINE: In this interview, Lou gets rather lengthy and philosophical with Don Manuszewski of I’m Music Magazine. Check it out here.

IN CONVERSATION: This is the an episode of the “In Conversation” podcast from Lou’s publisher Rare Bird Lit. It features J.J. Anselmi the author of Doomed to Fail: The Incredibly Loud History of Doom, Sludge, and Post-metal and I speaking for an hour about our respective books and music in general. A super-interesting talk here.

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS: The Hype Magazine has named SONIC WARRIOR one of “15 Books Worth Adding to Your Early 2020 Reading List.” Library Journal calls Lou’s writing “wonderful” and recommends it hereJewish Journal includes LB on their “20 Books Worth Adding to Your ‘Early 2020’ Reading List.” Other early press mentions for the book include Inside Radio, GetRocked.net, RevenantMedia.com, and numerous blogs. Neal Middleton of Royal Bliss gushes about the book here. Andy Hall of Lazer 103 in Des Moines, Iowa has LB as guest here. Lou speaks with Chelsea of Metal Contraband here. Old friend Wes Styles has LB read a chapter from the book during an interview here. Elwood of Q-Rock 100.7 in Chicago has Lou do a chapter reading on-the-air here. The gang at V100 Topeka interview Lou here. The Afternoon Program on 102.9 The Hog in Milwaukee WI features LB here. Brutus speaks with Sparky from 104.1 The Blaze in Lincoln NB here. Check out the excellent reviews for the book on Goodreads here. Lou chats again with V100 in Topeka here. Check out an awesome interview with Giles Brown of Talk Radio Europe here. The Hard Times names SW to their list “20 Books About Music to Read Until We Can All Go to Shows Again” here. There is a lengthy interview with LB from Metal Insider here. Catch Lou on Happy Hour Live here. Check out a great conversation between Ned of Rock 108 in Iowa on Coffee & Quarantine here. In their review, Rock Titan TV raves, “Just when you think Lou couldn’t possibly have more eye popping experiences. You’d be wrong.” Read it here.

VIDEO: Check out Lou unboxing the first copies of the book as well as give you your initial look at the illustrations here. See LB and Darla the Wonder Dog signing copies here. Watch a reading by LB via Facebook Live on the first of Lou’s Virtual Book Tour stops here. Watch the second virtual tour stop here. There’s another book talk here. There’s a book read followed by a listener Q&A here. Lou walks you though who is in the book’s dedications and why here. LB thanks the team of people behind the book here. Watch as LB does a takeover of the hardDrive Radio Facebook page here. There’s another reading with audience Q&A here.

PODCASTS: Brutus has recently spoken at length about the book on a number of podcasts. Listen here for him on the Welcome to Cooperville podcast. Catch Lou guesting on The Rock Fest Podcast here. He also spoke to The Stylecast with Wes Styles here. LB joined Brando on Appetite for Distortion here. You can hear him speak about the KISS-related topics in the book with Three Sides of the Coin here. Nerdy music talk with The Revelator Show is here. And hear Lou on The Midwest Metal Show here. The Spirit of Radio Podcast features Lou here. LB guests on Honest Brutality here. Lou’s guest slot on Talk Toomey is here. His appearance on the WFOD show is here. The Night Nerd with LB as guest here. Watch Lou on an excellent Rock Titan TV broadcast here. There’s a guest spot on the You can hear Lou on Beyond the Playlist here. Check out LB with the folks from the Metal Injection Livecast here. Brutus takes over the 101.5 Bob Rocks page for a reading here. There’s a guest spot on Thunder Underground here. The Front Row Report presents LB here.

Here’s a complete list of the chapter titles.

“The Time I Attended My First Concert & Threw Up On Carlos Sanchez”
“The Time I Went to the Arctic and Got in A Mosh Pit with A Bunch of Kids in Polar Bear Fur While Metallica Sang About Sodomizing A Goat”
“The Time Snoop Dogg Got Me So High I Drooled in My Own Lap”
“The Time I Escaped the Wisconsin State Police and Their Fake Phallus Felony Enforcement”
“The Time Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Menaced Me with Depraved Violence and I Bottle of Chivas Regal”
“The Time Motley Crue’s Roadies Showed Me the Grossest Thing in the History of Western Civilization”
“The Time Keith Richards Drained the Life Energy Out of My Body Through the Palm of My Hand”
“The Time Our Tour Bus Ran Over A Guy on the NJ Turnpike”
“The Time Stevie Nicks Locked Herself in the Bathroom with My Girlfriend, Which Led Me to Fear I’d Get Whacked by the Mob”
“The Time Gene Simmons of KISS Proved to Be the Hottest Bowler in the Land”
“The Time Frank Zappa Made My Hawaiian Shirt Famous”
“The Time A Pair of Dave Matthews Band Tickets Helped Me to Learn Sensitive Military Information Inside the Situation Room of the White House”
“The Time I Was Peed On by A Famous Rock ‘N’ Roll Dog”
“The Time A Band of Musical Superheroes Dressed Me Up As A Lobster Then Beat Me Up in Front of A Thousand People”
“The Time Dave Grohl Proved Himself the Most Down-to-Earth Rock Star On the Planet”
“The Time I Learned the Horrible Truth About Heavy Metal Feet”
“The Time I Accidentally Became A Rock Star As Well As the Most Hated Man in the State of Michigan”
“The Time Robert Plant Charmed the Shit Out of My Date Because He’s A Rotten, Limey Bastard”
“The Time I Thought My Wife Was Gonna Kill Me Over A Five Finger Death Punch Ring”
“The Time I Was Backstage and It Was Exactly Like What People Think Backstage is Like but Usually Never Is”
“The Time I Rained Vomit Down Upon the Biggest Concert in History”

BRUTUS ON SXM TURBO

Join Lou Brutus was guest host on SiriusXM Turbo. He told numerous stories from the pages of his memoir “Sonic Warrior: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate” and play many of the bands featured in the book. It debuted on Friday May 15th via SXM channel number 41.

However, if you missed it, you can listen to an extended version of the show via SiriusXM On Demand. Lots of extra tunes and stories!

SONIC WARRIOR ROAD TOUR: POSTPONED

Lou Brutus had planned hitting the road to support his new memoir SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs, and Vomiting At Inopportune Moments). We are sorry to say that the initial dates have been postponed due to the ongoing health concerns. However, we assure you he will be joining you around the country as soon as the coast is clear!

The Sonic Warrior Road Tour 2020 had announced its initial dates. When the events eventually happen, Lou will give an overview of the book, read selections from requested chapters, do an audience Q&A, and sign copies. You can also expect him to have limited edition memorabilia to celebrate the events. There will be books for sale at each one of these stops.

Admission will be FREE!

These were the initial dates and we are making sure they all happen later…

Saturday April 11 at Barnes & Noble in Edison, NJ. 2pm. POSTPONED!

Tuesday April 14 at Blono Pizza Co. in Normal, IL. 7pm. POSTPONED!

Wednesday April 15 at Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, WI. 7pm. POSTPONED!

Thursday April 16 at Vaudeville News in Des Moines, Iowa. 7pm. POSTPONED!

Friday April 17 at Harley-Davidson of Madison in Madison, WI. 7pm. POSTPONED!

On the bright side, there will be many more appearances announced in the coming months. Lou also intends on doing signings at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI this July. Fingers crossed that all is well by then. There is also a rumor that Darla the Wonder Dog will be making select appearances at some dates!

BRUTUS HAPPENS AT #HAPPENS

What happens in Vegas happens at #Happens.

#Happens is a yearly gathering of music and media in Las Vegas that brings together artists, tastemakers, influencers, brands, and others that concentrates on the world of new Rock music. It occurred this year in late-February at the Golden Nugget.

Among the presentations and band performances, Brutus gave the first reading from his forthcoming memoir SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate. Along with two-chapter excerpts, he gave an overview of the project and also fielded questions from the audience.

It was not a public event. The presentations and showcases were only open to official attendees. However, it included radio and record friends from around the USA. We will shortly post dates for Lou’s initial book tour dates.

The entire schedule of events from #Happens can be seen here.

“SONIC WARRIOR” AUDIOBOOK

The street date for Lou’s memoir is April 14, 2020 and that’s the same day you’ll also be able to get it in audiobook form!

SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments) is being released by Recorded Books. You’ll be able to acquire it wherever you get audiobooks.

As per your (insistent) requests, the audiobook is being read by Lou himself! He recently did the reading at the DuArt Media Services studios in New York City. The legendary company has a century-long history in film and media production with an Academy Award to their credit. That Oscar is actually in their lobby. The main narration took two-days to complete with a third day left for pick ups and fixes.

Brutus thanks the incredible crew he worked with on the recording in New York including Evan, Tovi, and Nick.

You can preorder the audiobook from Audible here. Further links posted as they become available.

BRUTUS RETURNS TO HOST ROCKFEST 2020

For the fifth straight year, LB will return as host one of the premiere concert events in America: Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

This year may very well be the best lineup in the long history of the festival. It includes Slipknot, Disturbed, Staind, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Theory of A Deadman, Hellyeah, Saint Asonia, Anthrax, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Fozzy, Memphis May Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro the Hero, Rachel Lorin, and many more.

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

Lou was recently a guest on The Rock Fest Podcast with Cooper. They cover the festival, getting baked with Snoop Dogg, and what is now being referred to as The Darla Factor. Listen to it here.

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