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  • Oct 18 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Official 2017 Nominee

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    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Announces Nominees for 2017 Induction

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    Cleveland (October 18, 2016) — The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 are:

    Bad Brains
    Chaka Khan
    Chic
    Depeche Mode
    Electric Light Orchestra
    J. Geils Band
    Jane’s Addiction
    Janet Jackson
    Joan Baez
    Joe Tex
    Journey
    Kraftwerk
    MC5
    Pearl Jam
    Steppenwolf
    The Cars
    The Zombies
    Tupac Shakur
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  • Aug 16 2016 John Kay & Steppenwolf Rock Missouri State Fair

    Legends Rock Missouri State Fair Saturday Night

    Story & Photos by Andy Lyons, Editor-in-Chief CentralMoNews.net

    John Kay at the MO State Fair

    The Missouri State Fair was home to magic Saturday night as classic rock legends descended on the Pepsi Grandstand in force for a show that truly personified the purpose of the Fair.

    Molly Hatchet, Foghat, and John Kay & Steppenwolf took up residence for a show that played host to the biggest crowd of the Fair thus far. Families showed up to the show three generations deep for the show, whose musicians have produced such timeless classics they are still referenced in pop culture today.

    Prior to the show, CMN chatted with Ron Hurst who drums for John Kay & Steppenwolf about playing the Fair circuit. Hurst said the group is only playing around 15 shows a year these days – as the band approaches its 50th anniversary. Hurst enjoys the atmosphere of state fairs, and sees the new and old faces as testament to what the band’s music means to people.

    “It’s pretty awesome because it’s a family affair,” Hurst said. “When you do it like we are and transcend two or three generations, that really personifies a family affair. Based on that, we have the parents, kids and even the grandkids. On my end, you get a sense of gratitude. These days, where so many bands really, really come and go, you have a sense of gratitude as far as your longevity. It’s a very good feeling to know that you’ve got music you’ve done so many years ago and people still come to see that. It shifts from entitlement to gratitude.”

    That sentiment was echoed as John Kay & Steppenwolf closed the stage Saturday night.

    “I want to point out we’re five young souls in vintage bodies. I’m sure that applies to some of you out there. This next song is dedicated to young and old, because it’s what’s in here that counts in rock n’ roll,” Kay said as he pointed to his heart at the beginning of the band’s set.
    His remarks rang true throughout the concert, as John Kay & Steppenwolf brought a lot of heart and energy to the Pepsi Grandstand despite nearing the band’s 50th anniversary. His remarks also rang true for most of the entire... read more

Tour Dates

Mar. 03. 2017

Mar. 04. 2017


 


Welcome to Steppenwolf

In the chaotic world of rock 'n' roll, in which the lifespan of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or a few months, John Kay and Steppenwolf have emerged as one of rock's most enduring and respected bands, delivering hard-hitting, personally-charged music for almost five decades.

In the late 1960s, Steppenwolf embodied that era's social, political and philosophical restlessness, building an impressive body of edgy, uncompromising rock 'n' roll that retains its emotional resonance more than three decades after the band's formation. Such Steppenwolf standards as "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me" and "Monster" stand amongst Rock's most indelible anthems.