J I M
P E T E R I K
THE VOICE OF TIMELESS HIT "VEHICLE"
of THE IDES OF MARCH
CO-SONGWRITER OF "EYE OF A TIGER"
AND FOUNDER OF LEGENDARY CLASSIC ROCKERS
RELEASES NEW ALBUM
'WOMEN WHO ROCK THE WORLD'
EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW
Jim Peterik is a survivor. Those words were prophetically spoken first on the back of his first solo album “Don’t Fight The Feeling” back in the seventies. In the decades since, Jim has lived up to that term. Jim’s home base has always been The Ides Of March, where Jim wrote and sang the evergreen hit “Vehicle”. The Ides began their journey in 1964, and continue today as a vital, touring act; featuring all the original members.
In the seventies, Jim combined his love for melody and driving rock with the band Survivor. Their phenomenal rise to the top was borne on the back of the amazing songs Jim co-wrote. “The Eye Of The Tiger” from the film “Rocky III” has become an indelible classic, and garnered Jim Grammy™ and People’s Choice awards; as well as an Oscar™ nomination.
Other Billboard chart-toppers followed, including “The Search Is Over”, “High On You, and “I Can’t Hold Back”. Further hits from films followed. “Burning Heart” from “Rocky IV” topped the charts; and Jim co-wrote the theme of the seminal animation classic “Heavy Metal” with Sammy Hagar. A long lasting and fruitful relationship started in 1980 between Jim and the southern-rock group .38 Special. Jim co-wrote their platinum hits “Hold On Loosely”, “Caught Up In You”, “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys”, “Fantasy Girl”, and “Rockin’ Into The Night”. Their collaboration continues to this day.
In September of 2014, Jim’s Autobiography “Through The Eye Of The Tiger” was released. The book traces Jim’s path from humble beginnings in Suburban Chicago to his stellar career as a platinum hit Songwriter, successful Musician and in-demand Producer.
Jim Peterik has always loved a musical challenge and pursuing new ideas … He latest endeavor is with the release of JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE Tigress - Women Who Rock The World - In Jim's words, "I discovered that I needed to write songs that reflected the female perspective more than the male. It was gratifying working with talented women from all over the world and heroes of mine. Tigress - Women Who Rock The World will officially be released on November 5th by Frontiers Music s. r. l.
Rock The World
Jim Peterik has always loved a musical challenge and pursuing new ideas, so the fresh idea for this album really inspired him. He made a Wishlist of artists he wanted to work with and crafted musical ideas that could work for their styles. In Jim's words, "I discovered that I needed to write songs that reflected the female perspective more than the male. It was gratifying when talented women from all over the world, heroes of mine such as Janet Gardner (Vixen), Cathy Richardson (Jefferson Starship), Jenniffer Batten, Mindi Abair, Kate French, Kimi Hayes, Chez Kane, Rosa Laricchiuta (Black Rose Maze, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and so many others gave me the big thumbs up! Up-and-comers like Lindsay Kent, Leslie Hunt, Chloe Lowery, Marine Lacoste, and so many others all added their unique personalities to make this a landmark album in my career."
Officially Released on:
November 5th 2021
Available at amazon.com
Eye of the Tiger
The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Survivor's
Jim Peterik (Author), Lisa Torem (Author), Kevin Cronin (Foreword)
It was these words that would set Jim Peterik on the road to rock 'n' roll immortality. After he and his Survivor bandmates recorded "Eye of the Tiger" for the Rocky III soundtrack, the song would go on to earn a Grammy, an Oscar nomination, reach triple platinum status—and become one of the most recognizable tunes in music history.
For more information
Ides of March official website
The Ides of March
DATE CITY VENUE
11/12/21 Three Oaks, MI Acorn Theater
12/12/21 Valparaiso, IN Chicago Street Theatre
12/18/21 St. Charles, IL The Arcada Theatre
03/12/22 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center
06/02/22 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head On Stage United States
Jim Peterik’s World Stage
DATE CITY VENUE
01/15/22 Naperville, IL Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College
Cornerstones of Rock
DATE CITY VENUE
12/04/21 St. Charles, IL The Arcada Theatre United States
Don't Fight the Feeling (1976)
Above the Storm (2006)
The Songs (2016)
Songs With Chase
"Boys and Girls Together" (1971)
"Love Is On The Way" (1974)
"Run Back To Mama" (1974)
"Pure Music" (1974) (Unreleased)
With The Ides of March
Common Bond (1971)
World Woven (1972)
Midnight Oil (1973)
Still 19 (2010)
Last Band Standing (Box Set) (2015)
Outside The Box (Select Tracks from "Last Band Standing") (2016)
Play On (2019)
With Henry Paul Band
Feel The Heat (1980)
Eye of the Tiger (1982)
Caught in the Game (1983)
Vital Signs (1984)
When Seconds Count (1986)
Too Hot to Sleep (1988)
With World Stage
Jim Peterik and The World Stage (2000)
Rock America: Smash Hits Live (2002)
Winds of Change (2019)
With Kelly Keagy
Time Passes (2001)
I'm Alive (2007)
With Pride of Lions
Pride of Lions (2003)
Sound Of Home (2003)
Black Ribbons (Voices Of The World) (2003)
The Destiny Stone (2004)
Live in Belgium (2006)
The Roaring of Dreams (2007)
Lion Heart (2020)
With Jim Peterik's Lifeforce
Forces At Play (2011)
Forces At Play: Remastered Deluxe Edition (2013)
With Jimi Jamison
Crossroads Moment (2008)
Extra Moments (2010)
With Marc Scherer
Risk Everything (2015)
With Marc Scherer and Jennifer Batten as Scherer/Batten
APPEARS WEEK OF
DECEMBER 8TH 2021
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER
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CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE
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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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