From the bands standpoint, we’ve seen it grow from a funky backwoods little festival into the great event that it is now. I love it when you two play shows together. SKU: MN0066497 I can tell if someone is just going through the motions or if someone really loves it and people are looking for that energy that they deserve. The interview was conducted by Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright. These include, among many, Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions), Mike Reno (Loverboy), and Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon). It is a real touchy process as the songwriter. I on the other hand had not yet been laid.). When you have that, then it frees you up to try things that are outside of the memory. I mean, it made you famous, gave you TONS of cash, cemented REO’s place in Rock History. I get asked the question, “How does it feel to still be singing those old songs every night?” My immediate reaction is that they are not old songs to me. I think they are proud of what I do. There is a balance between auto pilot and being scared shitless. As rock and roll kids go, they are really well adjusted and I am strictly their dad. Jeb: I wanna go WAYYYYY back. Hearing him whispering away was quite a shock. I dug some of the early Buffalo Springfield stuff like "Bluebird" and "Mr. There was nothing different in the arrangement, but it sounded more powerful. View Kevin Cronin’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Tell me if it is and what you DO remember about writing “Time.” Some are classic songs done by younger artists. Shop and Buy Can't Fight This Feeling sheet music. Kevin has 5 jobs listed on their profile. James Patrick Cronin, Actor: Doc Martin. In those moments, that’s where my daughter gets to appreciate what I do and that is the side of what I do that I think is important for my kids to experience. Jeb: Nine Lives… I like. If only this recording had been done 20 years ago or so when Kevin's voice was much younger. Every night I get to reinvent it. I just can't sing it. It is always something different. We are working out a choral version of “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and they are going to accompany me. Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by hackjo, Aug 17, 2006. There are all kinds of things that can go wrong. I guess one could make a case that some of the sustaining organ stuff bore a resemblance to "Love The One You're With", (which happens to be one of my all time favorite songs...oopsie). The show: The veteran rockers, fronted by Kevin Cronin, perform their greatest hits during this special performance at The Pavilion. First I must apologize for taking ten years to get you on the phone for an interview! Available for your next TV or radio spot, IVR phone message, documentary, or any message you want to cut through and make an impact. That being said, "Heaven with a touch of New York, silver with a touch of gold" may be one of his most underwhelming. When it comes to rock and roll front men, no one, and I mean no one, is as energetic, enigmatic and energetic as Kevin Cronin. when Gary talks with his geetar! Jeb: During this interview you were kind enough to keep talking even though you had laryngitis…. So I started messing around, trying to suss out some fingerings. When all else failed I remembered Richie Havens playing with his thumb at Woodstock, (one of that film's most powerful scenes in my opinion...the guy had no amps, no drums, just him, his beat up acoustic guitar, and a song he was making up as he went along...awesome!) We got offers to record live shows subsequent to that and I just keep saying, “It’s not worth it. I trot that out every once in a while when I am in the mood for it. Kevin: I was lost on the streets of Chicago, literally, metaphorically, musically, emotionally, you name it. Kevin: Bringing a song into rehearsal is the scariest thing that I do; it really is. It is widely reported his substance abuse problems are, well, problematic. Kevin Cronin — lead singer of ’80s rock group REO Speedwagon — heard the words straight from his own son’s mouth … and still couldn’t believe it — but it is one of the funniest celeb kid moments ever.. Cronin was shopping with his wife and kid when he and our photog started riffing about the lyrics from his hit, “Take It On The Run” — and that’s when his son pounced. You two were a true team and I am wondering how the way things turned out makes you feel when you look back at the good, the bad and the ugly with that particular relationship. I have worked with casting agencies in Boston, NY, and LA Tell me about “Let me Ride.” Jeb: I want to talk about some of your songs. Kevin Patrick Cronin is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and occasional pianist for the American rock band, REO Speedwagon. Kevin: "Time For Me To Fly" was one in a long series of what I call "happy accidents". Jeb: You have maturity. When the re-record came on, it came through the sound system and it just kicked my ass. SAB choir/3-Part choir Mixed sheet music book by Kevin Cronin: Alfred Music at Sheet Music Plus. In 2017, Hear No Evil Recordings released an excellent REO Speedwagon box set entitled ‘The Early Years’. Jeb: When you sit in your house and you watch something where REO music comes on is it odd to listen to yourself, or watch yourself, in your own home? Kevin: Styx has a similar attitude as us. However, thanks to Cronin’s kindness and willingness to finish our interview, and being able to communicate electronically, Cronin and I were able to finish the interview by typing back and forth the rest of the questions and answers, the result of which was getting to finish a great interview and allow Kevin to rest his vocal chords! With all of your stage raps, and talking so much on stage…do you think your band mates may have secretly been glad to hear you have to be quite for once? Bummer right? A voice that specializes in commanding attention. Kevin: We got so lucky because there have been a number of times over the years where we’ve had the massive video shoot and all the remote trucks and the cameras and the whole thing and, for one reason or another, it just didn’t translate when you ended up watching it on video. You can close your eyes and listen to the soundtrack as it is so interesting. I have interviewed Cronin at least a half dozen times before and he speaks clearly and passionately about all things REO. Don't get me wrong here, I would still pay to hear Kevin sing. The band was in the right headspace and everybody was healthy and we really got lucky. REO Speedwagon’s frontman and singer/songwriter Kevin Cronin plays a never recorded song “Whipping Boy” with bandmate Dave Amato. Calling you to action! It was Cronin’s melodic sensibility that transformed REO into one of America’s biggest bands in the 1980s. Turns out that the enormous popularity of "Hi Infidelity"only magnified my insecurities. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Kevin’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Part one of our interview was soft and sweet and focused mainly on REO’s live in concert release Live at the Moondance Jam…a favorite concert festival of both Kevin and me, in fact, I interviewed him and the band for the Jumbo Tron at Moondance only moments before the cameras began rolling that night. Jeb: Was the Tuna album the changing point in band power? It was interesting because usually it’s the opposite for me. The rock show stuff is fun, but it is the actual working out of the music that is important. As a songwriter, you created the seed, what it is like have a band take your song and change it? Gary had some pretty melodic stuff on there too. REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin has admitted he hadn’t really heard of John Lewis before his band’s hit ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ was covered by … Winds Of Change is the long-awaited follow-up to Jim Peterik’s now legendary Jim Peterik’s World Stage album. It is more like the song sounds today. Kevin Cronin passed away in New York, New York. I suppose my lyric was slightly prophetic, if you believe in that shit. Kevin: I know I’m going to do that eventually. You even have muscle memory of playing the music for so many years. ... Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon. Timing...is everything! However, thanks to Cronin’s kindness and willingness to finish our interview, and being able to communicate electronically, Cronin and I were able to finish the interview by typing back and forth the rest of the questions and answers, the result of which was getting to finish a great interview and allow Kevin to rest his vocal chords! Jeb: The last album I will mention is Hi Infidelity. Kevin Cronin: You Need to Fall to Rise ... and the band was on the brink of rolling with a whole new kind of change. I think there are a lot of different kinds of music and each songwriter approaches it from a different way. Usually, if I want to rewrite something in a song then it is a lyrical rewrite I want to do. Sometimes every idea that you have doesn’t always work out in the studio. Jon Bon Jovi- his voice certainly has deteriorated over the years. Hopefully, I’ve still got a few surprises and I will tell you that I’m not done yet. That being said, I have always felt like Gary and I worked together really closely on that album. REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin is one. We were getting requests for it through our Facebook page and stuff. There has to be a certain amount of muscle memory after all this time. We are not going to top that Moondance show for this era of the band. “At the time, there were two camps in the band. s calling out to you, singin' My love is a rock, an immovable force Anywhere that you are my love is right here With any tick of the clock life can change it? At some point, when I have more time on my hands, I know I’m going to get around to doing this. It was a poignant scene. Winds Of Change is another musical masterpiece featuring brand new Peterik songs in collaboration with a who’s who of melodic rock’s greatest superstars, including Kevin Chalfant (ex-The Storm), Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Keagy (Night … I think Sammy Hagar played the night before and Lynyard Skynyrd the night before that, so the people were warmed up. Think about it! Jeb: You bring songs into a band situation. I get to try something a little bit different than I tried last night. Sometimes it is just surviving the night because I’ve got a cold or whatever. Kevin: Let's see, horribly underrated...I guess that's a compliment? I put it on and when I heard “Keep the Fire Burning” it went a certain chord direction and I thought, “Wait a minute, that’s not right.” I got out the guitar and tried a different thing that I was hearing. I swear to God, in the history of our band, that night at Moondance was the first time that all of the stars lined up. I don’t think that is true. Includes Guitar Recorded Versions (with TAB) for Voice, range: F#4-A5 or Guitar 1 or Guitar 2 or Guitar 3 or Guitar 4 or Guitar 5 or Backup Vocals or Strum in D Major. I learned so much from him. I want the KC take on it, with hindsight. I can't find any way to interpret that line. Kevin is an extremely passionate guy - especially in regards to the new album - and I hope that shines through in this interview. Kevin: I think it is the last of the big time old school rock festivals. Other times it is the enormity of a show like Moondance where the power of that audience and having that many people sharing that experience that is centered around the little songs that we made up…there is something that is humbling and mind-blowing at the same time. I had no choice but to actually look inside myself for the solutions to issues which had been piling up since I was a kid. Not talking at all is what the doctor wants me to do, but talking softly is the next best alternative.