Hear HardDrive XL with Lou Brutus weeknights from 7:00 PM to Midnight on 103.9 The Bear!
Lou Brutus, the self-proclaimed Sonic Warrior and Professional Music Fan, has been one of the most respected music radio hosts of the last four decades.
He was named The Best Nationally Syndicated DJ in America by his peers at the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Awards in Las Vegas five-times, the only winner in the award’s history. He is a ten-time nominee as Major Market Personality of the Year in the Billboard Airplay Monitor Awards and has received numerous other accolades. Lou and the show were inducted into the Rock Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.
Lou is considered to be one of the finest interviewers in music media. His deep knowledge has made him a favorite of artists like Metallica, Slipknot, Disturbed, Smashing Pumpkins, Avenged Sevenfold, Rush, Tool, A Perfect Circle, KISS, S.T.P., Stone Sour, Fleetwood Mac, and The Ramones.
In 2020 Rare Bird Books of Los Angeles published Lou’s first book SONIC WARROR: My Life as A Rock and Roll Reprobate – Tales of Sex, Drugs, and Vomiting at Inopportune Moments. It’s a collection of insane-but-true stories from his many years in the music world. It features a Foreword by Corey Taylor and original illustrations by Alan MacBain. It spent months at the top of the new book charts on Amazon. He has also voiced the audiobook version released by Recorded Books.
In what little spare time he has, Lou is an accomplished photographer including on field for Major League Baseball. His music photography has been used by Gibson Guitars, Washburn Guitars, Cheap Trick, Skillet, Stone Sour, Halestorm and many others. Images from Lou have graced magazine covers as well as having been used by National Geographic, Huffington Post, Getty Images, The Associated Press, BBC Science Focus, Zaikei News of Japan, The Global Times of China, aeroTelegraph of Germany, iHeart Media, Lighthouse Digest and others.
Brutus works around the clock, seven days a week, apparently needing very little sleep, subsisting on black coffee and loud music. He lives with Darla the Wonder Dog who barks orders at him all day.