DEAD SCHEMBECHLERS: SOLD OUT

It’s been long rumored that LB is eyeball deep in the legendary Ohio State football-fueled punk rock band Dead Schembechlers. The group has made a career out of savagely attacking the Michigan Wolverines in favor of THE Ohio State Buckeyes. They’ve appeared on HBO, ESPN, ABC-TV and in newspapers around the world including The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, The Sydney Herald, Detroit News, Columbus Dispatch, The London Times, and USA Today.

The band has announced it’s first ever coloring book entitled “Scarlet Submarine.” It tells the story of a pigskin paradise called Buckeyeland overrun by Maize and Blue Weenies led by Coach Hairball. A creature called The O-Where Man escapes the catastrophe in the Scarlet Submarine and enlists the band to reclaim his homeland. The story was written and conceived by lead singer Bo Biafra with graphic blandishment by Alan MacBain. It is now available through the band’s website here.

The group has also announced its Hate Michigan Rally. It will be held in Columbus, OH Friday, November 25 at Ace of Cups, 2619 North High Street. Special guest will be Bava Choco. Show time will be 8pm. Further information is available at DeadSchembechlers.com and AceOfCups.com.

UPDATE: The Hate Michigan Rally is now completely SOLD OUT. The band has added an unprecedented second show. The Michigan Massacre Morning Matinee will star the band at 9AM Saturday November 26th. Tickets on sale here.

Recent band press includes Cleveland.com, The Columbus Dispatch, Maize and Go Blue, Pure Grain Audio, and The Bakersfield Californian. Additional press from Joel Oliphint at Columbus Alive, Pat Forde at Yahoo Sports, Dan Wetzel at Yahoo Sports, Scout.com, and Andy Downing at Columbus Alive.

HARDWIRED…TO SELF DESTRUCT

Metallica has released their new album “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” on their own Blackened Recordings. To help celebrate, they’ve relaunched their Mandatory Metallica channel on SiriusXM and (once again) brought Lou onboard to program it.

Of the album Brutus said, “It is easily their finest record since ‘The Black Album’ and includes what I feel is one their best songs of all time ‘Spit Out the Bone.’ It’s an honor to be asked by the band and their management to help blast this thing out to all of North America.”

LB has a long history with Metallica going back to the early club days. He has been on hand for many of their most historic performances including The Freddie Mercury Tribute show in London, The Million Man Mosh in Philadelphia, The S&M concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Grimey’s Basement in Nashville TN, and the legendary Molson Ice Polar Beach Party in the Arctic village of Tuktoyaktuk, Canada.

This limited-engagement channel can be heard on SXM 40.

UPDATE: The channel’s run has been extended due to the overwhelming response! You can hear it thru 3AM on Monday November 28th.

BUILD “THE WALL” SHIRT

First available in limited quantities at RockFest 2016, the Lou Brutus Wall-style t-shirt is now for sale online.

The artwork is by Alan MacBain based upon the “Teacher” character from Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” as originally designed by Gerald Scarfe.

Pick it up HERE from the official purveyors of Lou’s merch Dirtbag Clothing as well as other Brutus t-shirts, beanies, guitar picks and more.

SONIC BOOM 2016

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!

THE RAZOR’S EDGE

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.

HELL POP’S-A-POPPIN’

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 2016

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.

IT’S A THREE-PEAT HAT TRICK

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.”

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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.