It was an incredible weekend of rock as Slipknot, Lou’s favorite band, returned to the concert stage with a vengeance and over 50,000 fans in tow for Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA.
The trip was insane for LB as he interviewed dozens of artists backstage including Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, In This Moment, Nothing More, Otep, Miss May I, Killswitch Engage, Avatar, HellYeah and many others. He was also honored to be onstage announcer and host of the world wide webcast, seen by millions of Maggots around the planet.
While backstage, Lou was also guest on the Roadrunner Records podcast with Mark Abramson. You can give it a listen here. We expect LB to guest again on it early in 2015.
Brutus extends his sincere thanks to Slipknot, 5B Management, Roadrunner Records, John Reese and the crew at GTV. Massive props also go to Rob Fortenberry Photography for shadowing Lou throughout the event and getting incredible images!
It will be the sickest event of the year: Knotfest!
Lou has been invited to co-host the event onstage so look for him the weekend of October 25 and 26 with Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More, Hatebreed, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I, and many others.
He’ll also be in the photo pits so look for images online throughout the weekend via Lou on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine.
You’re insane if you miss this. Ticket info here.
Brutus is back on the road Saturday October 18th, 2014 for an incredible night of rock in Springfield MO.
Q102 Rocks the Oasis will feature performances by Aranda, Devour the Day, We As Human, Starset and Shaman’s Harvest. Lou will be onstage as host and in the photo pit as well.
Showtime is 7pm. Get ticket information here. See you there!
On September 13th 2014, Brutus was onstage to host the first ever Sonic Boom festival in Janesville WI. It featured performances from A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Motionless in White, All That Remains, Devour the Day, Avatar, Nonpoint, Starset, and a ton of others.
As Lou hadn’t slept in a few days, he got a little weird and insisted on wearing a rubber horse head for much of the day, both onstage and backstage. Some of those images are below.
Thanks to Randy Hawke, Bonnie Oleson and the crew at WJJO in Madison WI for the love.
The Music As A Weapon 5 Tour hit the brand new Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN and Lou was there with the bands, eating barbecue and getting stoopid at the music row bars. Mike & Dan of Disturbed, Munky from KoЯn, Morgan of Sevendust (who broke the news to LB about his upcoming KoЯn fill ins) and Maria & Chris of In This Moment were all interviewed about the tour, upcoming plans and more. As he’s been trying to do more of recently, Brutus was in the photo pit for part of the night with stage shots elsewhere here on the site.
Brutus was there in Baltimore MD for The Nightare After Christmas Tour 2011. He was backstage in the dressing rooms to speak with all the bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hollywood Undead and New Medicine. Check out the backstage photos in the Rogues section of the Rogues Gallery.
Brutus also got shots in the photo pit of each of the groups that night. You can find in the Music section of the Rogues Gallery here on the site.
In honor of Slipknot regrouping for live shows next Summer, Lou Brutus dipped into his private collection of rock goodies for some holiday treats.
One lucky fan of Lou’s Facebook page and another who follows him on Twitter found themselves with a rare Slipknot CD single that has been autographed by all nine band members!
“I miss Paul, I’m glad the guys are getting together to play and I’ve got a treasure trove of Slipknot stuff that I knew the other maggots wouldn’t mind sharing in,” said Brutus. “It just seemed like a good thing for the holidays.”
Amber Ray Pedersen of Iowa and Ken Wasson of Wisconsin scored the discs. More goodies are on the way including items from Stone Sour and Avenged Sevenfold. To win you must be a fan of Lou’s Facebook page here and/or follow Lou here on Twitter. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Good Luck!
The hardDrive Live Tour 2010 wrapped up in Orlando, Florida at the House Of Blues and Lou was there with the bands celebrating it as the Brutus Birthday Bash. Frank of Anew Revolution was celebrating his birthday too as were the United States Marine Corps so many were the libations poured for the Marines in the crowd. It was a perfect close to the tour so many thanks to Sevendust, 10 Years, Anew Revolution, Since October and Aranda for making it all happen.
Brutus got shots in the photo pit of each of the bands that night. You can find in the Music section of the Rogues Gallery here on the site.
Lou was in Minneapolis MN for Rockstar Uproar when the tour began and he was there when it all ended in Madison WI. “I thought it was an amazing array of talent both new and old,” said Brutus. “I loved every second of every set.”
Brutus was in the photo pit for the mainstage bands including Stone Sour, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. We’ve posted the pictures in the Music folder of the Rogues Gallery section of this site!