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

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

2013 Minnesota Profile: Forever Bob Dylan

Accolades pile up. New, young fans fill audiences. Acclaim greets the latest album. But Bob Dylan remains very much a boy from the North Country.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 01:40 PM

A late-night taste of Prince's new music

Prince offered samples of a funky new solo album during an intimate late-night preview. He didn’t mention the album’s title or release date, but he did express frustration with the slow-grinding wheels of the record business.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 10:01 AM

Review: Bruno Mars makes the moves as he croons the tunes

Eclectic song-and-dance man showed he was simply the best, at the X Saturday night.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Legend has all of them swooning

The Grammy-winning piano man got intimate with “All of Me” at Mystic Lake Casino.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic disappoint at Target Center

Review: Tedder’s radio voice and ingratiating schtick kept OneRepublic from generating real power.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 05:47 AM

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