Jim Peterik Interview – Ides of March, formerly of Survivor, .38 Special

Jim talks about the unlikely events that occurred which allowed him to write his first #1 song, “Vehicle.” Ironically, 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, dozens of cool & interesting stories Jim’s never even discussed before. AMAZING interview with a really cool, very successful artist whose passion for doing what he does, is just as strong today as it was 55 years ago when he started. Listen now: 

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

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