The name Peterik doesn’t quite have the ring that Lennon or McCartney has, but if you know… you know. Colin is the son of legendary classic rock veteran Jim Peterik (Ides Of March, Survivor). The guy that gave us gigantic classics like “Vehicle” and “Eye Of The Tiger” also gave us a talented son ready to follow in his father’s successful footsteps.
Colin is a graduate of Columbia College’s celebrated audio & arts program, has already toured the U.S. with various bands such as OK Go, Alan Parsons Project, and The Steve Miller Band, and has built his very own studio and venue called The Jam Lab.
Colin sits down with Dr. Music on 6/13/22, just one day before the official release of his debut full-length album Everything And Nothing. Hear Colin talk about making the album and writing the songs, growing up with a rock legend for a father, and who he’d most like to have a conversation with.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!