Jon Bream

Reporter | Pop Music
Phone: 612-673-1719
Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 6,000 concerts and interviewed the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and has Taylor Swift on his speed dial. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.

Recent content from Jon Bream

Toby Keith, top dog: State Fair's opener is country's No. 1 act

Even though he’s not hot on the radio or charts, Toby Keith ranks as country’s No. 1 moneymaker.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Music at the grandstand: Queen of Soul, Oscar winner

Queen of Soul, Oscar winner are among the music stars lined up for this year’s state fair.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 01:26 PM

Why Aretha is the greatest vocalist of them all

Aretha Franklin is the greatest vocalist of all time in popular music. So said Rolling Stone magazine in a list...

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Santana and Stewart not bad, but not exactly smooth, either

There were some high and low musical points during the concert pairing of Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart Sunday in downtown St. Paul.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 11:30 AM

Rod Stewart takes sentimental turn on new album, tour

At 69, Rod Stewart faces the music with self-penned sentimental songs, a tour with Santana – and no more soccer.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 04:17 PM

Paul McCartney: A fun day's night

Concert review: An ever-youthful Paul McCartney packed nearly 40 songs into three hours.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 01:01 PM

Get back: McCartney's five earlier Twin Cities concerts

A look back at McCartney’s performances in the Twin Cities

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 01:32 PM

Talking dirty with Jason Derulo, star of Macy's Glamorama

The hot pop star talks about “Wiggle,” his abs, fiancée Jordin Sparks and Macy’s Glamorama, where he’ll perform Friday.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Hagar rocks hard and loud at Starkey fundraiser

The former Van Halen frontman played the most raucous set. But star John Legend was easier on the eyes, ears and hearts.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Imagine Dragons rocks globally, plays locally

America's biggest rock band goes time traveling en route to Saturday's All-Star Concert at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 01:10 PM

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