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

It certainly was Miley Cyrus' Jingle Ball all the way at the X

Never before in the more than a decade’s worth of Jingle Balls has one artist usurped the multi-act festivities like Miley did Tuesday night.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:22 AM

Pop spotlight: KDWB's Jingle Ball

This year’s Jingle Ball could have the best and most timely “gets” since KDWB landed Kanye West back in, oh, he canceled, remember?

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Hip-hop stars Jay Z, Macklemore dominate Grammy nominations

Hip-hop topped the nominations, which were announced Friday night in a live TV special featuring mostly pop stars, including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Robin Thicke.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Review: Hunter Hayes has country riding high

Review: Newest country heartthrob opened a two-night Twin Cities stand with perfectly packaged craziness.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 11:39 AM

Jimmy Buffett thrills Minnesota fans

REVIEW: Parrotheads flocked to his first concert here since 2004, a 130-minute, sold-out Xcel Energy Center show.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 10:42 AM

Mutifaceted Joe Henry squeezes in a Minneapolis gig

A new book on Richard Pryor confirms Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry is one of the hippest figures in music.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 09:51 AM

John Mayer's Target Center concert is a wonderland

REVIEW: John Mayer offered diverse flavors of his guitar prowess and plenty of his sensitive side.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 11:00 AM

Review: Rocket Man soars on autopilot

Elton John may be the most codependent star in the history of rock ’n’ roll.Cher survived famously without Sonny. Diana...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 08:36 AM

Renovated Northrop hopes to be hub for culture, student activity

The 2,700-seat, three-balcony main hall — down from the cavernous capacity of 4,800 — will reopen April 4-6 with the American Ballet Theatre performing “Giselle”.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 08:55 PM

John Legend fails to follow own advice - take it slow

REVIEW: The nine-time Grammy winner wasn’t always at the top of his game, sounding too low or rushing.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 01:02 AM

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