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

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

All-Star Concert is a big-league start to festivities

Fans had the perfect night to kick off the All-Star festivities with TCF Bank Stadium concert.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 06:55 AM

Ed Sheeran’s vocals take fans on a joy ride

Ed Sheeran may be the hottest male pop star of the moment, but, in concert, he is just one guy with a guitar, two microphones and a looping device.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 08:45 AM

Lake Minnetonka is calling Apollonia back

For the first time since filming that famous “Purple Rain” scene, the actress returns to Minneapolis Saturday for a benefit...

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 11:55 PM

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