Wanna see some of the coolest and rarest music memorabilia in the history of Western Civilization? Check out @LouBrutus on TIKTOK! He’s primarily using his account to post pieces from his fabled collection of concert and music industry souvenirs. Hit the links to see a mask from Paul Gray of Slipknot, a guitar signed by all four original members of Motley Crue, an autographed makeup kit from Mudvayne, a hand-decorated tambourine from Stevie Nicks, an original 1976 “Destroyer” poster autographed by all of KISS, a backstage sign from the Molson Polar Ice Beach Party tagged by both Metallica and Veruca Salt, as well as a Jim Root stage guitar from the first Slipknot tour that’s been signed by all nine members. There are tons of other vids and Lou is adding several new ones each week. Follow his account here.
Brutus will be taking time over the holiday season to further organize this collection of ticket stubs, backstage passes, laminates, set lists, posters, guitar picks, and the other music memorabilia. He estimates there are more than ten thousand individual pieces all told. The plan is to present a proposal in January 2023 to publishers for a coffee table book of the pieces entitled One Man – Three Thousand Concerts: The Greatest Collection of Rock N Roll Shit in History. Interested publishers can reach out directly to Lou’s agent in the literary world Bob Diforio of the D4EO Literary Agency here.
The esteemed broadcast industry website All Access has honored Lou by making him the subject of their first 10 Questions feature for the rock world in the new year.
Brutus was quizzed about many aspects of his career, even going back as far as his internship at WMMR/Philadelphia. They also cover how he first came to be nationally syndicated, some of his favorite interviews, and his thoughts on how Rock music is treated by the Grammy Awards. There is also insight into Lou’s forthcoming book SONIC WARRIOR: My Life as A Rock N Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments) and even a section on Darla the Wonder Dog.
You can read the entire interview here.
Many thanks to both Ken Anthony and Joel Denver of All Access for featuring LB and congratulations to them on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the site.
After nearly a year of working out the logistics, Tobias Forge of Ghost and Lou Brutus sat down for an hour long interview in New York City in early-December.
“Tobias and I have spoken in person on many occasions,” said Brutus. “However, it’s always been around the hustle and bustle of a concert tour. This was the first chance we’ve had to sit together in comfortable quiet for a long form interview. I believe he’s currently one of the most creative and interesting people in music so I’m ecstatic to have had this happen. It’s probably no surprise I picked the band’s ‘Prequelle’ as my top album for 2018.”
Tobias and Brutus made special trips to NYC to make this happen. The conversation was both filmed and recorded at the hardDrive Radio Studios in Manhattan. You can see much of it via YouTube here, here, and here. You can also read about it here on Blabbermouth.
Both gentlemen returned to the area a couple weeks later for the closing night of “A Pale Tour Called Death” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving a blessing from Cardinal Copia backstage, Lou hit the photo pit to capture images of the show that you can see on his social media accounts.