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.
Brutus has been an avid photographer for close to two decades and more of his shots are finding their way into the public eye. Shaman’s Harvest and Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick are the latest to be using his pics for official purposes.
Q102 in Springfield MO, which airs hardDriveXL with Lou Brutus every weeknight, recently raised several hundred dollars for wounded police officer Aaron Pearson with photos donated by LB. The pics were of Halestorm, Cheap Trick, and Jackyl. Each was autographed by the band members and plate signed by Lou.
Finally, it appears Brutus will be back for his ninth consecutive season as an onfield Major League Baseball photographer. Look for images beginning Opening Day!
It’s a return to the legendary ROCK FEST in Cadott WI for Lou Brutus! He’s been invited to once again host the main stage, July 16th thru the 19th.
The lineup this year includes Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Judas Priest, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Bush, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Finger Eleven, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Jackyl, Nothing More, Starset, Islander, Nickelback Shamans Harvest, New Medicine, Coldspell, Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Otherwise and many others. Over 50 bands in all!
Tickets are going fast and are available at Rock-Fest.com.
Brutus is printing special guitar picks, pins, and stickers for the event which he’ll be handing out for free. Be sure to find him and say, “Hey!”