REO Speedwagon: Artist Insight (Q&A)


(A) Bruce Hall / Brooster, BW, Secret Weapon, Bruce “Hall-in-One”

Which time era have you enjoyed most throughout your career?

  • 70s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • 2000s
  • (A) All of the above.  I joined in the 70’s, 80’s was the height of our career, 90’s Dave & Bryan joined and 00’s we’ve never played better.

The reason you love performing live is:

  • The fans
  • The music
  • (A) Both!  I love playing our music and I love our fans that never stop coming out to see us live! 

Who has been some of your favorite people to collaborate with over your career?

(A) Songwriters are:  my brother Jeff and Mike Murphy

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a musician?

(A) 12 years old

Your favorite album:

  • REO Speedwagon
  • Keep On Loving You
  • Hi Infidelity
  • Find Your Own Way Home
  • (A) I love all of our albums, but my favorite one of all time is “Building the Bridge”

What is your favorite place to perform/tour?

(A) We love the midwest on a summer night.  St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Kansas City

Who or what inspires you to create music?

(A) My wife Kimmie

Who is your favorite musician?

(A) Paul McCartney


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