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

Enter Imagine Dragons: the year's hottest rockers

The “Radioactive” rockers from Vegas will close their U.S. tour here Monday after an unimaginably big year.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 04:41 PM

Cambridge, Mass., gets an A+

Cambridge, Mass., may play second fiddle to the city across the river, but it’s home to Harvard, MIT and the picturesque Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 04:20 PM

Learn more about statue of John Harvard

Guide shares some information about the statue of John Harvard.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 04:20 PM

Countrified Rucker is a hit at sold-out Mystic

The Blowfish star triumphs with both country and pop at Mystic.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 12:03 AM

Concert review: Eagles educate and entertain

Review: The band was businesslike save for rockin’ guitarist/singer Joe Walsh, who was playful and spirited.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 09:17 AM

Jonny Lang: Cool rockin' daddy

After being sidetracked by his four young kids, guitar star Jonny Lang comes home to Minneapolis to celebrate his first album in seven years.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 03:44 PM

Fall's hot concerts: Kanye West, Jay Z, Gary Clark Jr., Nine Inch Nails

The two biggest names/egos in hip-hop stunned Twin Cities fans — and tested their pocket books — by announcing their individual November dates less than an hour apart a week ago. Plus other fall concerts.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:53 AM

Concert review: Aw-shucks Shelton is a charmer

Review: “The Voice” judge proved he could wrap an audience around his finger, and entertain, at the X.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 06:17 AM

Crooner Michael Bublé: Lovable lounge lizard

The Crooner turned on the charm and Xcel fans loved it.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 06:57 AM

Scripted Taylor Swift is resplendent in 'Red'

REVIEW: The 23-year-old pop phenom played to a sold-out house of girl fans at the Xcel Energy Center. She performs again tonight.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 07:39 AM

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