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The Songs

New acoustic album and companion DVD coming at you soon! Pre-order for behind the scenes content, merch & more!

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Hi everybody and future Pledgemusic Team! Jim Peterik here. If you don’t recognize my name you probably know many of the songs I have written: “Eye of The Tiger,” the multi- platinum theme from Rocky III, “High On You,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” and “Burning Heart” for the band I founded, Survivor. I also wrote “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up In You” for 38 Special, “Heavy Metal” with Sammy Hagar and of course my first million seller, “Vehicle” by my band The Ides of March. And many more.

For years my fans and friends have been asking me to do an acoustic album of my biggest songs done in an intimate and more revealing way.

The time is now and I’m really pumped!

I’ve enlisted the amazing Fred Mollin to help me on this journey. Fred has produced albums in the “unplugged” style for brilliant artists such as Jimmy Webb, Art Garfunkel, America and Kris Kristofferson. We will be reaching out across generations to both classic artists and current hit artists to guest on this project as well.

As a part of the Pledgemusic/Peterik team- because the cameras will always be rolling- you will get a private window into the creative process as we make this album, even taking part in certain decisions along the way.

You can get involved at any level from being the first to receive the finished product (cd and dvd), to higher levels of signed copies. I will also be offering signed guitars from my personal collection, private skype songwriting sessions, signed copies of my autobiography “Through the Eye Of The Tiger”, signed copies of my new Ides of March 50th anniversary 5 disc box set, VIP tickets to my multi format shows and the big CD release party at the Jam Lab in Chicago, right on up to the Ultimate Fan Experience!

I’m looking for a few good men and women to help me make this life-mission album. This is my legacy and I want it to shine.

As a member of Team Peterik/ Pledgemusic you can help me make it real.

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AccessPass: Digital Download of "The Songs"

Digital Download of "The Songs"
$10
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Digital download of the new, acoustic album “JIm Peterik: The Songs” PLUS access to behind-the-scenes content.

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" on CD

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" on CD
$15
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Get a physical CD of “Jim Peterik: The Songs”.

Signed CD

$25
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Get a signed copy of “Jim Peterik: The Songs” CD!

Signed CD + Photo

Signed CD + Photo
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Get a signed CD of “Jim Peterik: The Songs” and a signed photo of me.

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" 'Making Of' DVD

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" 'Making Of' DVD
$40
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Get the DVD that dives into the making of “Jim Peterik: The Songs”.

Compatible with both PAL and NTSC players. Region-free.

Songwriting for Dummies Signed

Songwriting for Dummies Signed
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Get a copy of “Songwriting for Dummies – 2nd Edition” signed by me.

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" 'Making Of' DVD Signed

"Jim Peterik: The Songs" 'Making Of' DVD Signed
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Get a signed DVD that dives into the making of “Jim Peterik: The Songs”.

NTSC and PAL compatible. Region-free.

Chicago Street Theatre Concert on DVD

Chicago Street Theatre Concert on DVD
$45
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DVD of the Chicago Street Theatre acoustic concert from 2015. I’ve been playing shows at CST since 2001. The shows are always in a “storyteller” format and audience favorites. This DVD is not available anywhere else.

Compatible with both PAL and NTSC players. Region-free.

"Through the Eye of the Tiger" Paperback

"Through the Eye of the Tiger" Paperback
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Get a personalized, paperback copy of my autobiography, “Through the Eye of the Tiger.”

Chicago Street Theatre Concert on DVD Signed

Chicago Street Theatre Concert on DVD Signed
$50
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Signed DVD of the Chicago Street Theatre acoustic concert from 2015.

Compatible with both PAL and NTSC players. Region-free.

CD+Making Of DVD

CD+Making Of DVD
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Get the new album on CD and the “Jim Peterik: The Songs” ‘Making Of’ DVD.

DVD is PAL and NTSC compatible. Region-free.

Ides “Last Band Standing" Box Set Signed

Ides “Last Band Standing" Box Set Signed
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Ides Of March “Last Band Standing” box set, signed by me!

Lifeforce with Mindi Abair Special Package

Lifeforce with Mindi Abair Special Package
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Poster from the recent Genesee Theatre concert, signed by me and Mindi Abair, PLUS a copy of the “Forces At Play” deluxe edition.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
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You choose your favorite song of mine and I’ll hand-write the lyrics and sign it just for you!

Private Showing of The 'Making Of' DVD

Private Showing of The 'Making Of' DVD
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Get a ticket to a private showing of the making of “Eye Of The Writer” at Jam Lab.

(includes non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’ouerves, and a short acoustic performance).

Ticket to the 10/16 Sold-Out Cornerstones of Rock Concert

Ticket to the 10/16 Sold-Out Cornerstones of Rock Concert
$150
150.00
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One ticket to the sold-out Cornerstones of Rock concert being taped in Chicago on October 16th.

Cornerstones of Rock: American Garage is a nostalgic celebration of the local “garage bands” that rose to national prominence in the 1960s and ’70s, and remain as favorites today with their sing-along hits. This special shines a spotlight on the local groups from the Chicago area who defined this era as they rose through the teen clubs all the way to national prominence.

Join Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (the house band for the evening, playing their chart-topping hit “Vehicle”) and WGN radio personality Wendy Snyder as they host this historic reunion, as many original members of popular bands return to the concert stage to play their greatest hits.

Details at www.wttw.com/cornerstones

Signed Print of Original "Eye Of The Tiger" Notebook Page

Signed Print of Original "Eye Of The Tiger" Notebook Page
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Get a print of original “Eye Of The Tiger" notebook page – signed by me. This is the original draft of the lyrics as I was working them out, including notes, scratched-out words, everything in its un-polished glory!

Skype Songwriting Seminar

Skype Songwriting Seminar
$250
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Join me for a 30-minute Skype songwriting seminar. I’ll Skype with you (or a group of your buddies gathered around the webcam) and talk about the songwriting process, tell some stories behind my biggest hits, and discuss the business side of songwriting.

Jim Peterik CD Bundle

Jim Peterik CD Bundle
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This is one way to play catch-up with my career in a big hurry! One copy of each of the following, signed by me (that’s FOURTEEN albums!!):

“Don’t Fight The Feeling” (solo work between the Ides and Survivor)
“Above The Storm” – solo album
Lifeforce (first Lifeforce album)
“Forces At Play – Deluxe Edition” (second Lifeforce album remastered)
“Jim Peterik’s World Stage” (The CD that started the whole WS juggernaut)
“Rock America” (World Stage Live!)
“Pride of Lions” (Debut album)
“The Roaring of Dreams” (Third Pride of Lions album)
“Immortal” (Fourth Pride of Lions album)
“Ultimate Survivor” (greatest hits package assembled by Jeremy Holiday, includes original Survivor version of “Rocking Into The Night”)
“Ides Of March Christmas”
“Still 19” (the most recent Ides of March album)
“Peterik/Scherer – Risk Everything”
“Torch – The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen”

- The pledger is subject to additional shipping costs depending on location.

Super Skype Songwriting Seminar

Super Skype Songwriting Seminar
$500
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Join me for a 60-minute Skype songwriting seminar. I’ll Skype with you (or a group of your buddies gathered around the webcam) and talk about the songwriting process, tell some stories behind my biggest hits, and discuss the business side of songwriting

Austin Jazz or Precision Bass

Austin Jazz or Precision Bass
$750
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Austin Jazz or Precision Bass, brand-new with gig bag. Signed by me. Choice of sunburst or cream finish.

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Austin Strat Guitar

Austin Strat Guitar
$750
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My favorite Fender knock off – these things sound amazing. You get a brand-new guitar with gig bag, signed by me. Choose your custom color – sunburst, red, or metallic blue.

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Brand New Customized Austin Strat

Brand New Customized Austin Strat
$750
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Brand-new Austin Strat, in turquoise blue. The artwork is by me – I’ve written out the lyrics to “Vehicle” along with drawing my version of the Ides of March!

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Skype Song Critique

Skype Song Critique
$750
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You send lyrics/music of up to two of your songs to me ahead of time and I will discuss them with you. If you ever wanted a Grammy-award-winning songwriter look at your songs, here is your chance!

Custom-signed Red Austin Strat

Custom-signed Red Austin Strat
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Custom-signed Red Austin Strat, hand-signed by me. But it’s more than just my signature – I’ve written the titles of most of my greatest hits, including most of your favorites, from “Vehicle” to “Eye of the Tiger” to “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” Whether it inspires you to play, or will just look great hanging on your wall, this is a one-of-a-kind piece.

Pledger responsible for additional shipping costs depending on location.

Eye of the Tiger Custom Guitar

Eye of the Tiger Custom Guitar
$1,000
1000.00
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This is a red Austin Strat that not only have I signed, but I have also handwritten the lyrics to “Eye of the Tiger” on it. Here’s your chance to own a truly unique creation!

Pledger responsible for additional shipping costs.

Signed Acoustic Guitar

Signed Acoustic Guitar
$1,250
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Get an acoustic guitar that was used on the new album. Signed!

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Personal Song written for YOU!

Personal Song written for YOU!
$2,000
2000.00
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Want to surprise that special someone with a one-of-a-kind gift? How about having me write a song for you? You supply the details, and I will supply a demo MP3 to you! How cool is that?

Custom Paul Reed Smith Guitar - Purple Passion

Custom Paul Reed Smith Guitar - Purple Passion
$5,000
5000.00
All gone!

Get a one-of-a-kind 2005 Paul Reed Smith – with vibrato. Custom Jimbo Purple Sparkle finish by Marty Bell. Used by me onstage with The Ides Of March and Lifeforce – and signed.

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Custom Shop Gibson - The Silverbird

Custom Shop Gibson - The Silverbird
$5,000
5000.00
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Get a one-of-a-kind 2007 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special. Custom Silver Sparkle finish (front and back) by the amazing Marty Bell. Used by me onstage with The Ides Of March and World Stage – signed.

*The pledger is subject to added shipping cost depending on location

Solo Acoustic House Concert

Solo Acoustic House Concert
$5,000
5000.00
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I will come to your house and rock you and your friends up close and personal! (Within driving distance – 70 mile radius of Chicago. Outside of that, buyer pays transportation and lodging for JP and engineer/assistant. Buyer supplies adequate PA system and security.)

Ultimate Peterik Fan Experience

Ultimate Peterik Fan Experience
$25,000
25000.00
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It really is the Ultimate Peterik Fan Experience! You will co-write a song with me, attend the final recording session and perform the song with me onstage (show and date TBD). You will get a signed guitar from my collection. Plus, my hand-signed original framed platinum copy of the “Eye Of The Tiger” single as originally presented to Survivor by Epic/Scotti Brothers Records.

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