With The Moody Blues,Yes and Chicago entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, fans may wonder why Grand Funk continues to be ignored. Drummer Don Brewer is just as puzzled.
Don Brewer comments on why Grand Funk Railroad is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
2019 marks the band's 50th anniversary. Brewer, Mel Schacher and Mark Farner formed the GFR in 1969. After a sensational performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, held six weeks before Woodstock, they were signed to Capitol Records.
Surprisingly, their longtime label -- now part of the global conglomerate Universal Music -- isn't marking the milestone/.
Don Brewer on why there hasn't been a box set or other career-spanning Grand Funk compilation released lately:
Grand Funk -- which is now a quintet of Brewer, bassist Schacher, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, singer Max Carl and keyboard playerTim Cashion -- will open for Bob Seger Thursday night at Jones Beach on New York's Long Island.