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 “Destroyer” poster 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.
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!
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!
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!
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 here. Order 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.