Don Brewer, drummer of Grand Funk Railroad, comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about the band's latest 'Some Kind of Wonderful' 2020 tour, with the lineup consisting of original bassist Mel Schacher, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, keyboardist Tim Cashion and vocalist Max Carl.
Grand Funk Railroad - Don Brewer (January 2020 interview)
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Grand Funk Railroad drummer, Don Brewer (recorded January 2020). During our conversation Don discusses the band's 2020 touring plans, recruiting hard rock guitarist Bruce Kulick, why new music isn't necessary, playing to pre-recorded tracks, Detroit, his band Flint, were their live albums - really live, the band's history and much more. Quotes from the interview: "This particular incarnation of Grand Funk has been touring for 20 years, but that's a fact and we keep it going because it's a fun show." Bruce Kulick: "We looked at videos of Bruce playing in a disco band. Bruce is a very capable guitar player. He doesn't just play the heavy metal stuff... he plays anything he wants to." "Let's be real, how many bands have the original members?... Personally, I can't foresee a Grand Funk out there with no original members, but certainly in this day and age - anything is possible."Mitch LafonMusic journalistRock Talk With Mitch LafonSubscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews.Twitter: @mitchlafonInstagram: @mitch_lafonGet your MITCH MERCH here: https://loudtrax.com/Mitch VISIT: mitchlafon.comHelp support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
People often forget that one of the biggest bands of the 70s was Flint Michigan's own Grand Funk Railroad. They may forget this because the band isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they have a bunch of hits, but they haven't been played to death like "Stairway to Heaven," and they aren't written up continuously in Rolling Stone magazine. Original member and drummer Don Brewer and I discuss why this might be and how he feels about it. We also hear the stories behind several GFR hits and notable album tracks, what it was like being produced by Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa, and the current state of the band which includes original member Mel Schacher and "new guys" Max Carl and Bruce Kulick, but not original member Mark Farner. Since it's Independence Day in the US this week, let's celebrate by remembering how great THE "American Band" still is! https://www.grandfunkrailroad.com/
9 | Grand Funk Railroad's Don Brewer: a radio interview
Grand Funk Railroad formed in Flint, Michigan in 1969, fusing R&B with rock and earning quite a name for themselves. From long jams like "I'm Your Captain" to tight pop hits like "Bad Time" to scaring hotel managers nationwide in "We're An American Band," this trio - now a quintet with two of the three original members - continues to tour and bang out the sound and spirit that's driven rock & roll for the last half-century. In this episode of the EricCast, I talk with founding member Don Brewer just ahead of a Wisconsin show. We discuss the band's roots, what's different today, how shows in the South and bringing back a gospel song helped them break through, and why they chose to cover "The Loco-motion," of all songs, and send it to #1 - again.
This week, Ira spoke with Don Brewer. Don Brewer, cofounder of Grand Funk Railroad (performing March 9 at The Golden Nugget Las Vegas), is considered one of the most celebrated drummers in classic rock history. By the age of 12, Brewer started his first band, The Red Devils. Developing his own style, he moves on […]