ROCK ON THE RANGE 2017

A NOTE FROM LOU: “Many thanks to everyone who helped make my 11th straight Rock On The Range experience a smashing success. The list includes Metallica, Alter Bridge, Starset, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Korn, The Offspring, Motionless In White, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, As Lions, Beartooth, Biffy Clyro, Bleeker, Ded, Dinosaur Pile Up, Goodbye June, I Prevail, Kyng, Rival Sons, Skillet, Thrice, Stitched Up Heart and many other artists. Thanks also to everyone at Danny Wimmer Presents including Danny, Gary Spivack, Clay Busch and the rest of their splendid folks, as well as the very nice people at MAPFRE Stadium. A tip of the cap also goes to the many radio, record, management and crew folks who treated me like gold. Props as well to the HardDrive Radio crew for the boots on the ground. Finally, and most importantly, thanks to the fans who came out and braved the elements to support live music. The best part of my job is being surrounded by such creative and interesting people. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of each and every one of you.”

As well as the many interviews he conducted, LB also did backstage photos of many of the artists and attendees. He’ll be posting several each day in the weeks following the show.

METALLICA: Now That We’re Live

The U.S. leg of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour began May 10th at Raven’s Stadium in Baltimore MD. However, the candle was lit by Lou Brutus the night before as he hosted a rehearsal special entitled “Metallica: Now That We’re Live.”

Millions watched around the world on Facebook Live while three hundred MetClub members viewed in person from the pit as LB joined Metallica onstage. The group slammed thru four songs including “Atlas, Rise,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Now That We’re Dead” and “Battery.” The performances were intro’d by Lou who returned to wrap up the show, only to be egged on by Lars Ulrich to sing a bit of the Anti Nowhere League classic famously covered by Metallica, “So What.” There was also a lengthy interview with Lars and Brutus that aired after the music.

Following the broadcast Lou said, “I hope that every girl who ever dumped me saw me onstage tonight with Metallica…BUT I’M NOT BITTER!!!”

If you missed the original event you can catch it on YouTube here.