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

Minn. vocal group Home Free makes bid for national stardom

Winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Twin Cities vocal group Home Free found a perfect blend for national stardom.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:21 AM

Andre Cymone, Prince's ex-bassist, makes first album since 1985

Ex-Prince sideman Andre Cymone is trying to bring back socially conscious rock with his first album since 1985, a solo treatise on “what’s important.”

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Imagine Dragons short on roar at Xcel Center

Review: The nation’s hottest rock band certainly knows how to sell records, but it isn’t arena-ready.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Miley Cyrus Xcel show is a Disneyland of mindless fun

With a big budget and a big voice, the former Disney star gave enthusiastic female fans plenty to see and hear.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Mouthy Miley Cyrus talks about her tour

Miley Cyrus is the mouse that roars. The former Disney Channel star is as provocative in conversation as she is...

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 07:44 AM

Miley Cyrus: Queen of the button-pushers

Provocative pop star Miley Cyrus, who visits St. Paul on Monday, has taken a page from Madonna’s playbook by blurring the lines between sexuality and showbiz.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Kings of Leon deliver low energy, lackluster concert at Target Center

Review: Show lacked excitement or any kind of emotion.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Review: Luke Bryan delivers country charm at Xcel

Who needs the Oscars? Country superstar Luke Bryan – and opening acts Cole Swindell and Lee Brice – showed...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 08:43 AM

Luke Bryan, who plays Xcel Center Sun., is new Nashville's poster boy

Luke Bryan, who plays Xcel Center Sunday, is the poster boy for the new Nashville, a dude-centric universe where women are welcome (if they wear tight jeans).

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 06:16 PM

Paul Simon, Sting soar at Xcel despite sound problems

Veteran performers did what they do best: collaborate and soldier on with help of an ever-resourceful crowd.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 12:43 PM

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