Check out the latest guitar picks from LB and Darla the Wonder Dog!

These are the first-ever guitar picks for Darla and Lou from InTune Guitar Picks. The artwork is a nod to the the “72 Seasons” album from Metallica. There’s a bass pick with a silhouette of Darla and a standard pick using Alan MacBain’s classic “Sonic Warrior” design of LB.

To get yours, simply send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Lou and Darla M72 – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. Of course, you can also get them direct from Lou at any of his public appearances including the Metallica show in Detroit MI on his birthday November 10th.


Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Spiritbox have teamed up for the Revolutions Live Tour. You can join Lou on a number of tour stops.

He’ll be there at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore MD on September 10th for an off night from the full tour that will feature Papa Roach and Spiritbox. You can catch him as stage host for O.C. Bikefest in Ocean City MD with Shinedown and The Struts on September 15th. Brutus will also hit the full tour stop at Prudential Center in Newark NJ on September 24th.

Along with interviews and stage intros, Lou will be photographing full sets from the bands. If you see him, be sure to get one of the new M72 Metallica-style guitar picks done for he and Darla the Wonder Dog!


Lou Brutus will soon return as host of one of the greatest multi-day concerts in the history of Western Civilization… ROCK FEST! The 2023 edition in Cadott WI runs from Thursday July 13th thru Saturday July 15th with a special bonus bash the night of Wednesday July 12. Lou says, “I am both elated and humbled to be back at Rock Fest. I’ll be onstage hosting the bands, backstage interviewing the bands, and in the pit photographing the bands. See you there!”

This year’s lineup is INSANE. It features Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Ice Cube, In This Moment, The Ghost Inside, Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, Highly Suspect, Everclear, GWAR, Wage War, Mushroomed, Cherry Bombs, 10 Years, New Year’s Day, Plush, Dayseeker, Crobot, Gideon, SAUL, Plush, Jinjer, Orianthi, Suicide Silence, Vended, Fame On Fire, Eva Under Fire, Dorothy, Emperors & Angels, Versus Me, Silvertung, Citizen Kane, and many, many more.

MEET & GREEN INFO: Lou will again be doing a fully public meet and greet. It’s happening Saturday July 15 at 1pm in the main Rock Fest Merch Store at the top of the hill. You can bring any items you like to have signed, including copies of his book “Sonic Warrior.” Purchase copies ahead of time on Amazon here or wherever books are sold. There will also be copies available there at the store as soon as the festival begins, so grab yours early before they sell out! You’ll be able get a picture with Lou and he’ll have free swag including limited-edition guitar picks and stickers.

For tickets and information go here.


Glory to the King and glory to his citizens as Brutus returns to Avatar Country! We’re stoked to announce Lou will be traveling with Swedish metal demigods Avatar for a portion of their “Dance Devil Dance” tour. He’ll host shows along way, including an amazing one-night-only event sure to be come legendary in the group’s storied history.

On May 11, 2023 there will be a special theatrical showing of the documentary “The Band Avatar Makes A Killer Album at the Majestic Theatre in Madison WI. It will be followed by an in-person Q&A session between the band, the film’s director Johan Carlén, and the audience. Brutus will act as emcee and moderator of the event, which will be followed by a signing with all of Avatar. Please note that this show is now SOLD OUT.

Brutus will also host Avatar with Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture at Epic Event Center in Green Bay WI on May 13, 2023. The show is now SOLD OUT.

Meanwhile, Darla the Wonder Dog is going Avatar-crazy, too! Her latest swag portrays her as Swedish metal dog Darlanes Barkerström from the band Darlatar. No, really. You can get a free guitar pick and stickers by sending a SASE to Darlatar – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. There are also extra-special Darlatar glow-in-the-dark guitar picks which you can only get directly from LB while he’s out with Avatar.


PRESS: Here’s a rundown of some of the recent news items which include Lou. Balabbermouth covers his talk with M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold here and here. Coverage of his interview with Caleb Shomo of Beartooth get coverage from Blabbermouth here and Metal Zone France here. His recent conversation with Staind gets Blabbermouth love here. He’s mentioned in articles about AVATAR from TheRockPit.net here, Hysteria Mag here, The New Fury here, Cultureampeso here, and MyGlobalMind here. The Van Halen News Desk covers his conversation with Wolfgang Van Halen of Mammoth WVH here while Ultimate Guitar quotes it here. Newsweek quotes LB in their article on the new Metallica album 72 Seasons here. The Rockpit quote him in an article on Avatar here. Seeking Alpha quotes Lou in an unusual manner here. The New York Post, The West News, Marca, and Fresherslive quote a tweet from LB in articles related to confusion around the passing of Jerry Lee Lewis. Blabbermouth picks up on Lou’s interview with Mark Tremonti here. More Blabbermouth articles as LB chats with his old friend Josh Rand about his latest band The L.I.F.E Project here and here. A conversation with Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth gets Blabbermouth pickup here. MEAWW quotes Lou on the passing of a gentleman he worked with, actor Joe Turkel here. Sonic Perspectives quotes Lou and David Draiman of Disturbed here. Metal Castle covers their conversation here and here. Blabbermouth presents Lou with the Distrubed drummer Mike Wengren here. Chaoszine quotes LB and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm speaking on the band’s tour bus fire here. Jonathan Davis of KoRn and Lou get Blabbermouth love here. The 30th anniversary of Pantera album Vulgar Display of Power is discussed with Corey Taylor here and David Draiman of here via Blabbermouth. Brent Smith of Shinedown discusses the Planet Zero album and other topics with Lou here. Articles with his comments on the passing of Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd are here and here. Check out Sully Erna of Godsmack with LB on Blabbermouth here. Lou’s guest emcee slot on the Rock Resurrection Tour gets love from MGM here.

If you see a news item featuring Lou, please send us the link or tag us on his social media.

INTERVIEWS: You can also some of LB’s recent interviews via the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel. Check him out with Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Omens with Noah, Bad Omens with Jolly, Eye AM, Spiritbox, Bearthooth, Staind, Bush, From Ashes to New, Mammoth WVH, Linkin Park, From Ashes to New, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Godsmack, Otherwise, Daughtry, Thrice, Hardy, Dayseeker, Alter Bridge, Disturbed, Pop Evil, Theory of A Deadman, Black Veil Brides, The Struts, Eva Under Fire, Bad Omens, and Bush. Even more interviews and performances here.

BOOKS: In literary news, Rare Bird Books has made autographed paperback copies of LB’s book SONIC WARRIOR available through their site. Each is signed by both he and Darla the Wonder Dog and come with a Sonic Warrior guitar pick. Many contain extra inscriptions or drawings from LB. Go here to purchase. Of course, Lou will be signing copies in person at all of his upcoming live appearances.