LOU’S MEMOIR “SONIC WARRIOR” DUE APRIL 14TH

On April 14, 2020 Rare Bird Books of Los Angeles publishes Lou’s long awaited memoir SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments).  The book is a collection of insane-but-true stories from his decades in the music biz. It includes chapters like “The Time Our Tour Bus Ran Over A Guy on the NJ Turnpike,” “The Time Snoop Dogg Got Me So High I Drooled in My Own Lap” and “The Time I Went to the Arctic and Got in A Mosh Pit with A Bunch of Kids in Polar Bear Fur While Metallica Sang About Sodomizing A Goat.” A full list of chapter titles is below. The Foreword is written by his friend Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Plus, there will be an original illustration for each chapter by Lou’s longtime partner-in-artistic-crime Alan MacBain.

Pre-order from Rare Bird Lit here. Pre-order from Amazon here. Pre-order from Barnes & Noble here. Pre-order from BookShop.org here.

Press for Lou’s book is being handled by Atom Splitter PR. You can reach out to his publicist Amy Sciaretto here.

Check out Lou unboxing the first copies of the book as well as give you your initial look at the illustrations here. See LB and Darla the Wonder Dog signing copies here.

The Hype Magazine has named Sonic Warrior one of “15 Books Worth Adding to Your Early 2020 Reading List.” Library Journal calls Lou’s writing “wonderful” and recommends it hereJewish Journal includes LB on their “20 Books Worth Adding to Your ‘Early 2020’ Reading List.”Other early press mentions for the book include Inside Radio, GetRocked.net, RevenantMedia.com, and numerous blogs.

Neal Middleton of Royal Bliss raves about the book here.

Podcast Roundup: Brutus has recently spoken at length about the book on a number of podcasts. Listen here for him on the Welcome to Cooperville podcast. Catch Lou guesting on The Rock Fest Podcast here. He also spoke to The Stylecast with Wes Styles here. LB joined Brando on Appetite for Distortion here. You can hear him speak about the KISS-related topics in the book with Three Sides of the Coin here. Nerdy music talk with The Revelator Show is here. And hear Lou on The Midwest Metal Show here. The Spirit of Radio Podcast features Lou here.

Here’s a complete list of the chapter titles.

“The Time I Attended My First Concert & Threw Up On Carlos Sanchez”
“The Time I Went to the Arctic and Got in A Mosh Pit with A Bunch of Kids in Polar Bear Fur While Metallica Sang About Sodomizing A Goat”
“The Time Snoop Dogg Got Me So High I Drooled in My Own Lap”
“The Time I Escaped the Wisconsin State Police and Their Fake Phallus Felony Enforcement”
“The Time Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Menaced Me with Depraved Violence and I Bottle of Chivas Regal”
“The Time Motley Crue’s Roadies Showed Me the Grossest Thing in the History of Western Civilization”
“The Time Keith Richards Drained the Life Energy Out of My Body Through the Palm of My Hand”
“The Time Our Tour Bus Ran Over A Guy on the NJ Turnpike”
“The Time Stevie Nicks Locked Herself in the Bathroom with My Girlfriend, Which Led Me to Fear I’d Get Whacked by the Mob”
“The Time Gene Simmons of KISS Proved to Be the Hottest Bowler in the Land”
“The Time Frank Zappa Made My Hawaiian Shirt Famous”
“The Time A Pair of Dave Matthews Band Tickets Helped Me to Learn Sensitive Military Information Inside the Situation Room of the White House”
“The Time I Was Peed On by A Famous Rock ‘N’ Roll Dog”
“The Time A Band of Musical Superheroes Dressed Me Up As A Lobster Then Beat Me Up in Front of A Thousand People”
“The Time Dave Grohl Proved Himself the Most Down-to-Earth Rock Star On the Planet”
“The Time I Learned the Horrible Truth About Heavy Metal Feet”
“The Time I Accidentally Became A Rock Star As Well As the Most Hated Man in the State of Michigan”
“The Time Robert Plant Charmed the Shit Out of My Date Because He’s A Rotten, Limey Bastard”
“The Time I Thought My Wife Was Gonna Kill Me Over A Five Finger Death Punch Ring”
“The Time I Was Backstage and It Was Exactly Like What People Think Backstage is Like but Usually Never Is”
“The Time I Rained Vomit Down Upon the Biggest Concert in History”

“SONIC WARRIOR” AUDIOBOOK

The street date for Lou’s memoir is April 14, 2020 and that’s the same day you’ll also be able to get it in audiobook form!

SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate (Tales of Sex, Drugs and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments) is being released by Recorded Books. You’ll be able to acquire it wherever you get audiobooks.

As per your (insistent) requests, the audiobook is being read by Lou himself! He recently did the reading at the DuArt Media Services studios in New York City. The legendary company has a century-long history in film and media production with an Academy Award to their credit. That Oscar is actually in their lobby. The main narration took two-days to complete with a third day left for pick ups and fixes.

Brutus thanks the incredible crew he worked with on the recording in New York including Evan, Tovi, and Nick.

You can preorder the audiobook from Audible here. Further links posted as they become available.

BRUTUS RETURNS TO HOST ROCKFEST 2020

For the fifth straight year, LB will return as host one of the premiere concert events in America: Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

This year may very well be the best lineup in the long history of the festival. It includes Slipknot, Disturbed, Staind, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Theory of A Deadman, Hellyeah, Saint Asonia, Anthrax, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Fozzy, Memphis May Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro the Hero, Rachel Lorin, and many more.

Brutus will host onstage, interview the artists backstage, and be in the photo pit capturing the action. You’ll also have chances to meet him in person at special signings for his new book SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate. Darla the Wonder Dog will not be appearing.

Lou was recently a guest on The Rock Fest Podcast with Cooper. They cover the festival, getting baked with Snoop Dogg, and what is now being referred to as The Darla Factor. Listen to it here.

For ticket information and more hit Rock-Fest.com.