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

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

Toby Keith will open State Fair grandstand series

Country superstar Toby Keith will kick off the Minnesota State Fair grandstand series on Aug. 21 as part of his Shut Up and Hold On Tour.. He is the final act announced for this year.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 08:12 AM

Imagine Dragons will play free stadium show during All-Star Week

Imagine Dragons — rock music’s answer to young baseball sensation Yasiel Puig — will headline a free concert July 12 at TCF Bank Stadium as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week in the Twin Cities.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:33 PM

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

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