154 - Jim Peterik Performs His Platinum Hits and Shares the Stories Behind Them
No Guitar Is Safe
Playing and deconstructing several of his hit songs for you, JIM PETERIK — who you might know from such radio smashes as Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” 38 Special’s “Hold On Loosely,” and Ides of March’s “Vehicle” (a number one song Peterik wrote when he was just 18) — is on the show! He’s one of rock’s most successful songwriters. Today, we’re “flyin’ the ‘copter” over to Peterik’s Chicago-area recording studio to play guitars with the legendary rocker and find out how he used his immense talents as a tunesmith to forge a spectacularly successful career. ALSO: On the show with Jim is Ides of March founding member LARRY MILLAS. This episode is presented by TASCAM and the new TASCAM MIXCAST 4 podcast workstation.No Guitar Is Safe is hosted and created by Jude Gold.
Joining Steve and Johnnie, in for Dave Plier, is one of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum! The man behind The Ides Of March and many other incredible musical adventures, the multi-talented, Grammy winning, Jim Peterik. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3972931/3972931_2022-06-04-024731.64kmono.mp3
Grammy® Award Winning songwriter Jim Peterik is excited to create more music at 71. Donning his fabulous purple hair, the iconic musician graces the show and gives us a wealth of wise words, laughs and inspiration on why we should trust our instinct and pursue what we love. For Jim, his passion for words and music continues to touch many lives. Tune in to Someone Gets Me — How To Live Your Dream With Jim Peterik. ▶️ Key points covered in this episode: ✔️So many incredible musicians as guests on the show have long careers and experienced the magic of living that dream. Jim Peterik is one of those people who has found that magic in a career that started back in the 60s, and he's still going strong with amazing, great music, a living legend. He has written a book, still plays the guitar and keyboards, composes music and does lots of things in the creative space. ✔️Jim recalls nearly dismissing what he thought was a prank call on the answering machine in 1981. A guy sounding like Sylvester Stallone left him a message. Jim's wife prodded him to return the call and found out it was certainly not a joke. To this day, "Eye of the Tiger", the theme from the film Rocky III remains an unforgettable song that inspires people of all ages. ✔️ Collaboration is the secret to making wonderful music, according to Jim. The beauty of going into the heart and creating with fellow talented artists has made his life's work fun and rewarding. ✔️To succeed in life, don't be afraid to suck. This is excellent advice from Jim as the musical great. His journey as the founder of rock band Survivor and creating his list of hit songs resulted from a series of trying and failing in his craft and passion. "Don't think every bit of lyrics and melody is going to be good. Sometimes you can suck for the long term before suddenly something rises from the ashes, and you don't suck anymore. It's like trying to find the diamonds, yet people stop themselves because they're not brilliant right away. Brilliant comes to you gradually." ✔️ Legacy and inspiration. Jim continues to receive stacks of fan mail and elaborate packages of Rocky albums to sign. They all have a note of how much his music meant to them, even some from 12 to 14 year-olds. "It's a great experience to hear the effect you can have through music and your lyrics. And I always try to put a little bit of meaning and give a little wisdom with the fun." Jim Peterik is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the band Survivor, as vocalist and songwriter of "Vehicle" by the Ides of March, and as co-writer of the anthem "Eye of the Tiger", the theme from the 1982 film Rocky III. Peterik has co-written songs for 38 Special ("Rockin' into the Night", "Hold On Loosely"), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar ("Heavy Metal"), Cathy Richardson, Dennis DeYoung, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and The Beach Boys. He is currently fronting the melodic rock band Pride of Lions, an entire album of women of Rock and Roll called Tigress and smooth-jazz project Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, and has a regular series of yearly concert performances with an all-star cast as World Stage. He is also active as a producer and mentor to young, developing talent. Learn more about Jim on https://jimpeterik.com/ and find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jimpeterik. ———————————————————————————————— How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/ Join our Facebook Group Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme. Follow Dianne’s Facebook Page: Dianne A. Allen: https://www.facebook.com/msdianneallen. Email contact: email@example.com Dianne’s Mentoring Services: https://msdianneallen.com Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com Be sure to take a second and subscribe to the show and share it with anyone you think will benefit. Until next time, remember the world needs your unique gift, let your light shine.
Jim Peterik (songwriter w/ .38 Special & Sammy Hagar, formerly of Survivor)
Chuck Shute Podcast
Jim Peterik is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He started his career fronting "Ides of March" and wrote the #2 hit song "Vehicle." He also co-wrote many songs with .38 Special including "Hold On Loosely" & "Caught Up In You" as well as the song "Heavy Metal" with Sammy Hagar. And of course he was formerly in Survivor and wrote or co-wrote all their hits including the #1 hit smash "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky 3. In this episode we discuss writing with Brian Wilson, Sammy Hagar & Tom Keifer, songwriting tips, producer style and more! 00:00 - Intro01:03 - Jim Peterik & The World Stage 02:52 - How Write Great Songs03:35 - Writing "Hold On Loosely" by .38 Special 04:45 - Using a Rhyming Dictionary & Songwriting Inspiration 07:10 - Sammy Hagar 08:11 - Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys 10:10 - Dennis DeYoung (Formerly of Styx) & Proof of Heaven 11:55 - Tom Keifer (Formerly of Cinderella) 13:34 - Funniest Musician Jim Knows 15:09 - Ron Nevison & Producer Style 18:55 - Live Shows & Singing 20:10 - Hired Guns & Liberty DeVito & Songwriting Credits 23:02 - Vehicle for Education Charity Jim Peterik website:https://jimpeterik.comVehicle for Education website:https://theidesofmarch.com/a-vehicle-for-education/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
In this episode we speak with legendary rocker Jim Peterik, formally of Survivor and currently with Ides of March and Pride of Lions. Jim talks about his amazing career and the many great new projects he is involved in.
James Michael Peterik (/ˈpiːtərɪk/ PEE-tə-rik; born November 11, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the band Survivor, as vocalist and songwriter of "Vehicle" by the Ides of March, and as co-writer of the anthem "Eye of the Tiger", the theme from the 1982 film Rocky III. Peterik has co-written songs for 38 Special ("Rockin' into the Night", "Hold On Loosely"), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar ("Heavy Metal"), Cathy Richardson, Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and The Beach Boys. He is currently fronting the melodic rock band Pride of Lions, smooth-jazz project Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, and has a regular series of yearly concert performances with an all-star cast as World Stage. He is also active as a producer and mentor to young, developing talent.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/edward-kerfin/support
Rock & Roll Royalty Jim Peterik inducted into Hall of Fame
The John Howell Show Podcast
Legendary Illinois rocker Jim Peterik and WLS Radio will be inducted into the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 Hall of Fame on August 31 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. Jim and, Museum President, Ron Romero join John Howell to celebrate!
Robert’s guest in this episode is Jim Peterik of the Ides of March, formerly of Survivor and of 38 Special Fame. Jim wrote two of the biggest rock songs of all time: “Vehicle” with the Ides of March (which he sang as well), and “Eye Of The Tiger” with Survivor, which was featured in Rocky III and has racked up over 700 million views on YouTube. He talks about it all plus his 250 guitars and his purple hair!KEY TAKEAWAYS: Make sure that your dream, whatever it is, follows your talent. And that it’s your dream and not someone else’s.Robert’s featured song in this episode is the live version of “1972”, from Project Grand Slam’s album, Greetings From Serbia. Robert chose this song because it captures the vibe of the year 1972 which is right in the timeline of when Jim was writing all his hit songs.Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/track/1NCrIL3hS7ftyqfwrRagUr?si=JTCgU-t5SeSoOqXebAHpZA&dl_branch=1---------------------------------------Robert’s celebrated band, Project Grand Slam, will be performing a Benefit Concert at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA on August 17th at 8:30pm. For more information and tickets click HERE Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook”, a combination memoir and how-to, telling his personal story and giving readers step-by-step instructions how to follow and succeed at their dream, will be released on August 26th. The Handbook has already been endorsed by many people. Look for it on Amazon and wherever books are sold!In this episode, Robert and Jim discuss:His early rock yearsThe Ides Of March“Vehicle” and touring in the 70s with Zeppelin and othersGetting a call from Sylvester Stallone to write the theme song for Rocky IIIWriting “Eye Of The Tiger” Along the way Jim sings “Vehicle” live on the podcast, and we listen to “Vehicle”, “Eye Of The Tiger”, and “Swagger”, a new record with Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad.If you enjoyed the show, please Subscribe, Rate, and Review the podcast. Just click here. Get your Complimentary DREAM ROADMAP with Robert’s 5 steps to pursue and succeed at YOUR dream. Just click here: https://www.followyourdreampodcast.com/dreamroadmap Connect with Jim at https://www.jimpeterik.com Connect with the Follow Your Dream Podcast:Website: www.followyourdreampodcast.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followyourdreampodcast/Facebook: www.facebook.com/FollowYourDreamPodcastEmail Robert: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, and his music:Website: https://www.projectgrandslam.comStore: https://www.thepgsstore.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PGSjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectgrandslam/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/04BdGdJszDD8WtAFXc9skWApple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/project-grand-slam/274548453Email: email@example.com