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!
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.
The Music As A Weapon 5 Tour hit the brand new Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN and Lou was there with the bands, eating barbecue and getting stoopid at the music row bars. Mike & Dan of Disturbed, Munky from KoЯn, Morgan of Sevendust (who broke the news to LB about his upcoming KoЯn fill ins) and Maria & Chris of In This Moment were all interviewed about the tour, upcoming plans and more. As he’s been trying to do more of recently, Brutus was in the photo pit for part of the night with stage shots elsewhere here on the site.
It’s New Year’s Day which means it’s time for the official “Lou Brutus Top Ten for 2010!”
10. Rob Zombie “Werewolf Women of the SS”
09. Alter Bridge “Isolation”
08. Nonpoint “Miracle”
07. Avenged Sevenfold “Welcome to the Family”
06. Godsmack “Cryin’ Like A Bitch”
05. Sevendust “Unraveling”
04. Anew Revolution “Head Against the Wall”
03. Disturbed “Another Way to Die”
02. Five Finger Death Punch “Bad Company”
01. Stone Sour “Say You’ll Haunt Me”
The hardDrive Live Tour 2010 wrapped up in Orlando, Florida at the House Of Blues and Lou was there with the bands celebrating it as the Brutus Birthday Bash. Frank of Anew Revolution was celebrating his birthday too as were the United States Marine Corps so many were the libations poured for the Marines in the crowd. It was a perfect close to the tour so many thanks to Sevendust, 10 Years, Anew Revolution, Since October and Aranda for making it all happen.
Brutus got shots in the photo pit of each of the bands that night. You can find in the Music section of the Rogues Gallery here on the site.
Brutus recently returned to his home spewing grounds on the Jersey Shore to host the hardDrive Live Tour 2010 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. An insane kind of madness took over the crowd for Anew Revolution, Since October, 10 Years and headliners Sevendust. Many were the dazed faces when the lights came up and the sweat dripped down. However, the night was not at an end. Lou led a cadre of contest winners up to a decadently appointed suite in the hotel for a private performance from Since October. After that it was back down to the casino bar where winners, band members and Brutus drank until dawn. The party ended when Lou was escorted out by security after leading a flock of seagulls off the boardwalk and into the casino with a bag of french fries. Then everybody (except Lou) got laid. It was that kinda night.
Lou snapped a ton of pictures on and off stage. Some of them are posted here on the site. A handful were taken as evidence by the New Jersey State Police.