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  • Jul 08 2014 Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years

    Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years

    COURTESY PHOTO Army buddies, from left, Don Clark, Mike Paton, John Sanders and Eddie Engstrom, reunited last week for the first time in 44 years.

    COURTESY PHOTO

    Army buddies, from left, Don Clark, Mike Paton, John Sanders and Eddie Engstrom, reunited last week for the first time in 44 years.

    Reprinted from http://www.magicvalley.com

    By Mychel Matthews

    mmatthews@magicvalley.com

    TWIN FALLS • Something had been eating at Mike Paton for a long time.

    He and his three best Army buddies survived countless ambushes in Vietnam, and all four men left the war-torn country in 1970.

    None left unscathed; all returned home with emotional or physical wounds. Or both.

    Last week, they reunited for the first time in 44 years, to laugh, cry and heal.

    “I had been looking for these guys,” Paton said Saturday his Twin Falls home, where he lives with his wife, Sandy.

    Paton lucked out one day last October when he called directory assistance. He told the woman on the phone that he was looking for his Army buddies. She searched through listings in several... read more

  • Apr 21 2014 Ron Hurst Interviews with Spanish Fanzene! Q&A WITH JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF DRUMMER RON HURST I am Roberto of Rock Fanzine “Sounds Like New” from Spain. I like your work and it will be a great pleasure if one member of the group wanted to do an interview for my publication. If you want to take a look to my fanzine please see this link: http://es.scribd.com/doc/207439358/SOUNDS-LIKE-NEW-Nº-31 Thanks for all. Roberto Question #1: 1. Where are you now and what are you doing? Answer: When I'm not performing with John Kay and Steppenwolf, I have a studio where I teach drums and percussion in Oregon. Question: 2. You are in Steppenwolf since 1984, what do you feel about forming in this legendary band during this long period? Answer: I feel that it has been a privilege to be able to perform our music for the fans for the last 30 years. Question 3. What kinds of sensations do you feel when you are on stage playing songs like Born to be wild? Answer: When I see the response of the fans to the music; it’s as exciting as it was 30 years ago when I started with the group. Question 4. When you are on stage now, do you feel the same sensations like 30 years ago? Answer: Same answer as three Question 5. How is John Kay like artist? Answer: As an artist John Kay is one of the best. He writes excellent music and his lyrics will always make a statement or tell a story. Question 6. Has the group intention in any time to record new material for a new album? Answer: Not at... read more

Tour Dates

Jul. 27. 2014

Aug. 25. 2014


 


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.