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  • Aug 20 2019 Peter Fonda

    Peter Fonda and John Kay

    PETER FONDA: It’s taken me a couple of days to absorb the shock of Peter’s death. He was so upbeat about the planned screening of Easy Rider at Radio City Music Hall, that I never suspected he was in ill health and – as I have learned – was battling lung cancer. I was so looking forward to seeing him in New York and resuming our friendship face to face. The last time we saw each other was in 2004 when I was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame and he came to Toronto to be my Inductor for the TV broadcast. We spent a little time together at the post event party, but it was the following morning that we – Peter, Jim Carrey (who had also been inducted), Jutta & I had private time together and traded stories and recollections without any show business intrusions. That’s the Peter I became so fond of, open, cheerful and unpretentious. There’s an Easy Rider film poster in my workroom that Peter had signed “To John & Jutta - Together Forever”. That’s true in a way, we are and will be linked forever. When a friend departs, it leaves a hole in your life that can’t be filled and I miss Peter already. -JK

    Easy Rider poster signed by Peter Fonda to John Kay

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  • Oct 24 2018 “It’s been a hell of a ride”

    To all our friends and supporters:

    As many of you may have heard by now, Steppenwolf played its last show on October 14, 2018. It was in 1968, fifty years ago, that our first album was released and I felt it was now time for the Wolf to retire. Through the ups and downs of our long ride we had the loyal support of the Wolfpack, those who came to hear us play again and again and who never deserted us. We owe them our gratitude and we salute them all. We also want to acknowledge our families and friends as well as the recording engineers, producers, agents, managers and various advisors, who played a role in our longevity and who were our support team that helped us navigate our long journey. Finally, I must pay tribute to our band and crew. I don’t believe there’s another band of our vintage that’s been fortunate enough to have the same dedicated and talented band and crew members for as long as we have. Every member of our team has been with the Wolf for at least 25 years and some as long as 36. That speaks for itself I think. So after playing – more than once - all 50 states, 9 Canadian Provinces and 21 other countries these past fifty years, we say “Thank you all, it’s been a hell of a ride”

    - JK

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Tour Dates

Sep. 20. 2019

Oct. 05. 2019


 


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.