It was a triumphant return to Sonic Boom 2016 in Janesville, WI. The two day festival on October 1st and 2nd 2016 found LB interviewing and photographing a Who’s Who of hard rock including Disturbed, KoЯn, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Ghost Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Trivium, Parkway Drive, Pierce the Veil, 3 Doors Down, Hellyeah, Motionless in White, Avatar, The Amity Affliction, Dope, Young Guns, Wayland, Skindred, Adelita’s Way, Nonpoint, Crobot, I Prevail, Devil to Drag, and Breech. Gratitude to WJJO for bringing LB in once again to host and hang. Thanks also to the rockers of Wisconsin for all the love!
On September 30, 2016 Lou Brutus made his first ever trip to Green Bay, WI to co-host Edge Fest 2016 with his fellow rockers from Razor 94.7. After a visit to Lambeau Field to pay respects to Vince Lombardi it was over to The Sandlot to interview and photograph Sevendust, Nonpoint, Crobot, Like A Storm, Wilson, and Twelve Foot Ninja. Highlights of the night for LB were bringing Crobot onstage by performing a special rap with the band as well as a heartfelt intro for his friends in Sevendust. Following the show, Lou hopped on the Sevendust bus to hitch a ride to Sonic Boom. Many thanks to those of you in the Green Bay and Appleton area for all the love.
Brutus returned to Shiley Acres, WV to co-host The Hell Pop Tour 2016 with In This Moment, Hellyeah, Shaman’s Harvest, Sunflower Dead, Bleeding Back and Silence the Mind. It was his first trip back to the area since a Hellyeah stop there back in 2014. Major props to the crew at 101.5 Bob Rocks for bringing LB in for the show. Thanks also to Rob Fortenberry Photography for capturing images of Lou on and offstage. Finally, love to the music fans who showed up and set the record for the biggest show ever in the venue’s history.
Rock Fest WI returns for 2016 and Brutus will be back to host! The festival goes from July 14 thru July 16 and is again in Cadott, WI.
The three-day festival this year features Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Hollywood Vampires, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Bullet for My Valentine, Skillet, All That Remains, Scott Stapp, In This Moment, Sick Puppies, Highly Suspect, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, Red Sun Rising, Like A Storm, Stitched Up Heart, Art of Dying, Wilson, Wayland, and a ton of others.
It’s LB’s third time as host. Along with his duties as emcee, he’ll also be interviewing and photographing.
The producers of Rock Fest said, “We are honored to welcome Lou Brutus back to our stage. His listeners travel from all over the country to join him here and revel in his love of music. His decades of adventures in the Rock world have made him a living legend.”
Special Edition Brutus merchandise by Dirtbag Clothing will be available exclusively at the festival.
Get info and tickets at Rock-Fest.com.
Lou Brutus returned as host of The Rock Radio Awards in Las Vegas, NV during the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Convention back on February 12, 2016.
The awards ceremony was held for the very first time in Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
LB was nominated as Best Nationally Syndicated Host of the Year. It was the third year running for this award and Lou has not won it on each occassion.
The ceremony began with Houston, TX based band Hounds of Jezebel back Brutus on a song he wrote for the occassion, dedicated to all of the nomineeds, entitled “If I Don’t Win My Award Tonight (You Can All Go F*ck Yourselves).” Hilarity ensured. You can see video of the performance here.
After being handed the award by his friend Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl and Full Throttle Saloon Lou said, The only thing that has ever truly mattered to me in life is music. Without music, life itself is impossible. People come and go, but a great song remains loyal to you forever. I have killed for music. I am willing to kill for it again.”
Photo Credit: Pop Evil, Lou Brutus and Steven Walker of RadioContrand by Wendy Wood Young.
Photo Credit: Lou Brutus onstage with Hounds of Jezebel by Janelle Rominski.
The legendary Dead Schembechlers, who this year celebrate their 25th anniversary of skewering Michigan Wolverine football in favor of their beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, have released their latest opus, “Harbaugh to Hell” for Halloween 2015.
Since the video launch, the song has exploded thoughout the The Rivalry. The video garnered over 10,000 YouTube views in its first 24-hours. The sporting world has been all over it including Detroit News, Dallas Morning News, CBS Detroit, ESPN Music, Ozone.net, Eleven Warriors, Cleveland Scene, Horror Society, Gregg Henson Sports, The Sports Bus, Pencilstorm, Pittsburgh Music Magazine, Pop Sound Off, Pure Rock News, Bahmagz, and others.
To find out more about their rock-crazed take on the biggest rivalry sports hit DeadSchembechlers.com.
Lou Brutus has released “Me and Bill Murray,” the true-to-life musical tale of a chance meeting in New York City with Bill Murray. It leads to a night of madness, wisdom, and french fry pilfering.
Of the song LB says, “Meeting Bill Murray is like seeing a UFO. If you tell people about what happened, they’ll think you’re a crackpot. Bill lets you know to expect that, so it’s all good. I just want to tell the story. Whether or not listeners believe it happened to me or not is totally up to them. It just doesn’t matter, it just doesn’t matter, it just doesn’t matter.”
Tell your own Bill Murray story online using #MeAndBillMurray. The best will receive cue cards from the video shoot.
It was back to the tour life for LB as he traveled the road with Slipknot, Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine, and Motionless in White for the final eight days of the Summer’s Last Stand Tour. Traveling onboard on of the band buses, he was given unfetterd access to photograph the groups both onstage and and off for the gigs Phoenix, Albuquerque, Austin, Houston, and the tour closer in Dallas. While in New Mexico, he also did an exclusive, in-depth interview with The Clown. Many thanks to the bands, crews, and fans for all of the love.