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

Train wreck at the X: Florida Georgia Line tops Aldean

Review: The hot country-pop duo had more energy than the headliner in St. Paul before 15,000 fans.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 07:02 AM

Guitar hero Urban sings his heart out

Review: The “American Idol” judge was a winner.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Jason Aldean brings his kinda party to St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center

He mixes loud guitars, hip-hop and Joe Diffie into his brand of country.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:18 PM

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley makes his last pass

Ralph Stanley is retiring after 68 years of touring.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Pink brings unstoppably joyous presence to Target Center

Concert review: The singer gave metro’s best show of 2013 and topped it Tuesday – one week into 2014.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 08:08 AM

Music spotlight: Dawes

The Twin Cities’ love affair with Dawes — and vice versa — continues with the Los Angeles band’s second annual end-of-the-year stand at the Varsity.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 02:26 PM

Minneapolis' Home Free wins NBC 'Sing-Off' show

The vocal quintet won the grand prize Monday on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” an a cappella vocal competition. The group earned $100,000 and a recording contract. Check out the videos.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 08:28 AM

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

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