NEW 2012 MERCHANDISE!
Our 2012 merchandise is now in stock! We have three new tour shirts, and three items never previously offered: a magnet, water bottle and a pint glass! Check them out in the merchandise section!
NEW STAGE PHOTOS!
Stage photos have been added from the W. Palm Beach show!
REVIEWS FROM SALAMANCA SHOW!
DON BREWER IN CLASSIC DRUMMER HALL OF FAME!
Don has been selected for entry into Classic Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame! The magazine is recognizing the most influential drummers of the 20th century, and Don's selection received strong support from GFR fans.
Check out the information regarding Don on pages 42 and 46.
NEW INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES!
The MusicNerd Chronicles
Pop Culture Classics
NEW DON BREWER INTERVIEW!
NEW LIMITED EDITION AUDIO FIDELITY CD!
COACHELLA SHOW REVIEW AND PHOTOS!
DON BREWER INTERVIEWS!
The Cutting Edge
Travellers In Time Heepsters Homepage
DON BREWER IN MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE!
Modern Drummer magazine has an article on Don in their May 2007 issue.
Modern Drummer Magazine
DON BREWER IN CLASSIC DRUMMER MAGAZINE!
Don is a featured artist in their July/August/September 2006 issue! They have an extensive interview and a number of photos of Don. This magazine is available through Classic Drummer directly by calling them at 770.438.0844 or in Barnes & Noble, Borders Book Stores and Tower Magazines. Check out their site:
Classic Drummer Magazine
RECORD CROWD AT ORLANDO, FL SHOW!The band continues to ring up record crowds at their performances. For the Downtown Concert Series show at Orlando's Church Street Market on September 17, the band drew the largest crowd this concert series has ever seen. The crowd size was estimated to be between 15,000 and 20,000!
"SHININ' ON" featured in the 2005 film, BAD NEWS BEARS
"Shinin' On", the Grand Funk top 40 hit from 1974, appears as background music in the new "Bad News Bears" movie starring Billie Bob Thornton. Check it out!
CRAIG FROST IN NORTH BRANCH!
Former Grand Funk keyboardist Craig Frost sat in with GFR at their performance on July 1 in North Branch. Performing with the band for the first time since 1976, Craig was on-stage with the band for several songs during the show. Craig continues to be a long-time member of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
"WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND" featured in Penelope Cruz/Matthew McConaughey blockbuster film, SAHARA Grand Funk Railroad is pleased that their popular hit song "We're An American Band" is featured in the new Paramount Pictures movie, SAHARA, the number one movie at the box office for its opening weekend of April 8. Sahara is the swashbuckly saga of Dirk Pitt, the star of four decades worth of books by author Clive Cussler.
"This is an exciting movie," says "We're An American Band" writer and lead singer, Don Brewer, drummer for the band Grand Funk Railroad. "I've long been a fan of Clive Cussler. To have my song in a movie with Dirk Pitt is a major rush."
"We're An American Band" has been heard in the soundtrack of other recent films, including Cuba Gooding's RADIO and Disney's THE COUNTRY BEARS.
Don Brewer interview on classicbands.com!
ANOTHER SOLD OUT SHOW!The November 13 show in Plymouth, MA was a huge success! For the first time in Plymouth Memorial Hall's history, Grand Funk Railroad sold out the venue. None of the previous approximately 40 acts have been able to do this. The response to this show indicates a strong demand for Grand Funk in the northeast.
RECORD CROWD AT NORTH TONAWANDA, NY SHOW!The band's performance on July 10 in North Tonawanda (Buffalo), NY was a huge success. The band performed as part of the Molson Canal Concert Series at Gateway Park, and the crowd size was an estimated 25,000! The band was preceded by a couple of local bands, but the fans came out in droves to see the headliner act, Grand Funk Railroad. The organizers indicated that this was the largest attendance they had ever had in this concert series.
DON BREWER AT THE RRHOF WITH SEGER!
Don Brewer performed with Bob Seger, former Grand Funk keyboardist Craig Frost, Mark Chatfield (The Godz and Flint), Chris Campbell, Alto Reed and Drew Abbot at Bob Seger's New York City Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 15th. Don was prominently shown on the VH-1 broadcast of the show. Check the link below for show times:
INTERVIEW WITH DON BREWER
SUCCESSFUL BENEFIT SHOW FOR
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and HospitalThe 18th Annual Celebrity DOG WASH & BAND AID November 8 to benefit Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital in Jupiter, Florida was a GRAND success with attendance estimated at over 12,000 for the day. At about 7 PM when Grand Funk started their show, the Jupiter Police had to close Carlin Park (event site) due to an overwhelming attendance which threatened to exceed city code for the number of people allowed in the park at one time.
Sponsors Captain Morgan's and Budweiser actually ran out of product to sell and the food vendors were also unprepared for the huge turnout to see Grand Funk Railroad.
The terrific attendance was wonderful for Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and Hospital because they are in need of funds to build a new facility.
WAAB FEATURED IN "RADIO" MOVIE!
The current hot movie, "Radio", is making use of Grand Funk's first #1 hit song, "We're An American Band"! And, the song appears on the movie's soundtrack CD from Hip-O Records. Check it out!
FROM SAINT PAUL PIONEER PRESS
"And it helped to have an opening set by an equally enthusiastic band that's been around even longer. Who would think that Grand Funk Railroad would be so passionate about its metal-tinted Motor City rock 'n' roll 34 years after the band's debut? They performed with spirit to spare, particularly drummer Don Brewer, who pounds the skins as impressively as ever, and has emerged as the group's chief showman, even donning Uncle Sam attire for the band's encore anthem, "We're an American Band."
BAND MEMBER SOLO CDs
GFR's lead guitarist, Bruce Kulick, and keyboardist, Tim Cashion, have new solo CDs available. For more information, visit their Web sites:
Bruce - www.kulick.net Tim - www.cottagelakemusic.com
NEW INTERVIEW WITH DON BREWER
REVIEWS OF THE RE-MASTERED CDs!
Misha L. Ben David
NEW VIDEOS OF THE BAND!
We have a new collection of videos of the band members! These clips are from the photo session with Norman Seeff.
NEW INTERVIEW WITH DON AND A REVIEW OF Live The 1971 Tour!
Music Street Journal Interview
Music Street Journal Review
REVIEWS OF THE FIRST 4 RE-MASTERED CDs!!
Click the graphic below to see a review covering the first group of CDs:
DON BREWER APPEARED ON PRO-MARK CHAT!
Don was available for chatting on Tuesday night, May 21st from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT. The chat was hosted by Pro-Mark drum sticks, and you can click the link below to see the archive.
GFR ON THE BOB AND TOM SHOW!
While Grand Funk was in W. Palm Beach on March 9, they made a surprise visit to the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show! Bruce wowed them with his version of "The Star Spangled Banner", and they finished with "We're An American Band". For larger photos, click on the images below:
Photos courtesy of The Bob and Tom Show
DON BREWER FEATURED IN PEAVEY AD
Don is the featured artist in a Peavey ad for their RadialPro drums. For a download of this great ad, click below:
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RIAA ANNOUNCES 12TH GOLD RECORD AWARD
February 4, 2002
At long last, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that Grand Funk Railroad has earned their 12th GOLD ALBUM AWARD for their greatest hits CD known as "Capitol Collectors Series"!! This CD has been a fan favorite since it includes all of their radio hits plus several of their early power trio standards.
For more information on Grand Funk's awards, go to www.riaa.com and search for "Grand Funk".
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