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

Cher, 68, flaunts her fabulous Cher-ness at Target Center

She twirled in a chandelier, flew over the crowd on a tiny platform and made her entrance on a pedestal.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Elvis Costello shows depth of talent

This may sound like blasphemy, but Elvis Costello has had a more consistently impressive career than Elvis Presley.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Meet the Beatles at Mall of America's newest museum

The new Midwest Music Museum opens Thursday with an exhibit saluting the Fab Four’s American invasion.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 04:02 PM

San Francisco's Fillmore: where rock history plays on

The treasured San Francisco music hall — where Aretha, Miles and Cream recorded live albums — is going strong, with a poster to commemorate every gig.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Beyond the Fillmore: Other rock sites of San Francisco

Music spots of historical interest, from Haight Ashbury to North Beach, dot the city.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 08:37 AM

June 1: Photographer Daniel Kramer captured the many faces of Dylan

Before Dylan became camera-shy, Daniel Kramer captured his various moods. His 1964-65 photos are now on display in Hibbing.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 09:58 AM

It's a new deal for songwriting great Dan Wilson

Using an old card trick – and lots of soul searching – the Grammy-winning songwriter reignites his recording career.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:31 AM

Summer concert guide

If you build them, the concerts will come. Each of the stadiums in the Twin Cities area is expected to host a big music gig this season -- plus plenty of hot names indoors, too. Let’s see who hits it out of the park.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Lady Gaga steps up performance at Xcel Center

Lady Gaga, the pied piper of misfits and the misunderstood, has an extraordinary connection with her fans, one like no other pop star on the planet.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Tangled up in Dylan fandom

David Kinney chronicles the obsessives who follow, collect and worship Bob Dylan. He’ll sign books this week in St. Paul and, of course, Hibbing.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 08:39 AM

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