James Michael "Jim" Peterik is an American musician 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."
One of the most successful songwriters in rock and roll history, having penned two #1 hits, a Grammy winner and an Oscar nomination. On top of this, he’s also written hit songs with The Ides of March, .38 Special, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Rocky III & IV (“Eye of The Tiger”), The Doobie Brothers, Blackhawk, Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, Cinderella, Brian Wilson, Anthony Gomes, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), along with the theme song for the Chicago Cubs and two best-selling books Jim talks about the many unlikely events that all randomly occurred which ultimately allowed him to write his first #1 song, “Vehicle.” The kicker is, the opening verse was inspired by an anti-drug government pamphlet his stoner friend brought to school! The secret behind Jim’s 47 year marriage… thinking you have all the answers when you don’t… the pressure of trying to put out hit after hit… dealing with the loss of his dad, along with dozens of really cool and interesting stories that by Jim’s own admission… he has literally never even discussed before. AMAZING interview with a really cool, very successful artist whose passion fs just as strong today as it was 55 years ago when he first started. Listen now: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar
This week we join Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor, Pride of Lions, World Stage).  Jim fills us in on a bunch of great stories from the Ides days until now.  Something you don't want to miss!
Jim Peterik visits Cara's Basement!  Survivor was one of my favorite bands in high school so sitting down with him one-on-one was very a very surreal experience.  Jim Peterik has written (or co-written) many well known songs - go to his website to see a detailed biography on him.  ALERT:  Do not bail early - he plays TWO amazing live acoustic songs at the end of the podcast!Here's the songs you'll hear performed LIVE:"Is This Love" (Survivor)"Vehicle" (The Ides Of March)SUBSCRIBE THROUGH ITUNES HERE
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Nov 11th, 1950
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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2 hours, 53 minutes
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