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  • Sep 05 2014 John Kay & Steppenwolf prove they're still born to be wild at Chevy Court

    John Kay & Steppenwolf prove they're still born to be wild at Chevy Court

    By Daniel Barbour

    From http://www.syracuse.com/

    If you were alive to see "Easy Rider" on the big screen or were involved in hippie or biker culture back in the day, there's a decent chance you were there to see John Kay & Steppenwolf perform atChevy Court Monday night.

    Primarily known for their classic rock biker anthem "Born To Be Wild," and their second single "Magic Carpet Ride," Steppenwolf are a band firmly planted in American pop cultural history. And those who saw them play tonight saw exactly why that is.

    Many of the classic rock bands of the sixties and seventies have lost a bit of their luster as live performers and can be rather disappointing to watch nowadays. But this couldn't be further from the truth in regards to John Kay and Steppenwolf.

    In terms of both musicianship and energy these guys are every ounce as great as they were in their prime, with no vocal cracks or flubbed guitar solos to speak of. Indeed if solos were what you were after this evening you were in for some good ones, as both keyboardist Michael Wilk and lead guitarist Danny Johnson ripped through a number of furious licks throughout the night.

    Then, of course, there's frontman John Kay. Charismatic, funny, and as good a performer at 70 as anyone else in the business, Kay was a... read more

  • Aug 08 2014 Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years (Follow Up)

    Don, John and John

     

    Two of the four men who reunited came to our show at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA on Sunday, July 27th. Pictured here are Don Clark and John Sanders along with John Kay. In a rare event, John dedicated the song "Hold On, Never Give Up, Never Give In, to them and all Vietnam veterans. Backstage they gave each band member a special momento, they had Steppenwolf Gun Truck ball caps made and presented them. We salute you Don and John!

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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 more than three 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.