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Hi friends, kc here. My longtime friend and collaborator Gary Richrath passed away earlier today. I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time...kc
PS. This photo has been on my music room table for as long as I can remember, and will stay there.#REOSpeedwagon


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Kevin Cronin with guests at the L.A. Forum.
Rob Morrow ,Bill Smitrovich and John Wolk (Wolky)


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Over 10,000, huge crowd! At the Waukesha County Fair in Waukesha, Wisconsin.


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TUNE IN: HELL’S KITCHEN featuring Kevin & Lisa Cronin. Hell's Kitchen airs Tuesday, June 2nd (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.‪#‎hellskitchen‬See the Hell's Kitchen Sneak Peak commercial here:https://youtu.be/H9f7hO3jcrY


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Kevin Cronin at Top Golf in Scottsdale, AZ.


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Hi friends, the REO Family was out in force for the Imagine REO Speedragons on the Jimmy Kimmel Show this past Monday. Look at all those smiling faces. We had a night to remember, surrounded by our beautiful wives and kids, the awesome Kimmel crew, and our new friends Imagine Dragons. Jimmy is a down to earth friendly guy. My sons Josh and Shane are true fans of the show and got selfies with both Jimmy and Guillermo. Shout out to our longtime buddy John "Wolky" Wolk who was instrumental in making this appearance happen. Below: Lisa, Jimmy, and KC. Dan and KC, Shane Cronin, Jimmy and KC with the back of Wolky's head.The Hitts, the Halls, the Cronins, Dave, Dee Dee and Neal Doughty.


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Watch us on @JimmyKimmel – Tonight on ABC! ‪#‎MashUpMondays‬ ‪#‎ImagineREOSpeedragons‬ with Imagine Dragons


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Hi friends, lots of big events coming up. Tonight we get to watch the Fight of the Century with Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, and Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live we get to see the Mash-Up of the Century, well certainly at least the mash up of the week with the debut of Imagine REO Dragonwagon, or is it REO Speed Dragon?
Call it what you will, we are all very psyched about this gig. I was on the phone with Wayne, the Dragon's guitarist yesterday and both bands are into performing "Roll With The Changes" like it has never been done before!
Then the Family First Tour starts kicking into gear. We are playing a more select schedule than usual this year, only because we all want more time at home. We all love playing live, but this summer we are going to conserve some energy. At the same time we worked up "Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight", "In My Dreams", and have added Dave singing lead on "Stranglehold" to our encore. Dave took over when Derek St Holmes left Ted's band in the mid 80s and knows all those classic songs.
I have always had two loves, family and music. Keeping the two in balance is very important to me, but ultimately it is Family First. I am so fortunate to have a strong and supportive wife, (we just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary), and four awesome children. I especially love it when family and music intersect as they did last weekend...
Dave, Bryan, and I did a benefit show for the William Shattner Foundation which funds a number of children's charities. We played an unplugged set at the LA Equestrian Center and were joined by the Cronettes, Lisa and Holly Cronin on backing vocals. At one point I had all of them, plus my sons Josh And Shane, and Bill and Liz Shattner on stage for our finale of Roll With The Changes. My grown son Paris was working that night. I was told that when my family was all together singing that I had a joyful glow all around me, and I believe it as I sure felt that way.
Okay, so make some popcorn, set your DVR, whatever it takes, but don't miss the REImagine O Wagon Dragons on Jimmy Kimmel, Monday at 11:30, 10:30 Central on ABC...kc


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IMAGINE REO SPEEDRAGONS TO ROCK ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE MAY 4
* * * * * “Mash Up Monday” with Imagine Dragons and REO Speedwagon in an Exclusive Musical Performance
Jimmy Kimmel will unite REO Speedwagon and Imagine Dragons to a one-time-only performance of “Mash Up supergroup” IMAGINE REO SPEEDRAGONS. Featuring a secret hit track, the performance will air on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, May 4, at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. CT on ABC.
REO Speedwagons’ Kevin Cronin said, “I talked to Wayne from Imagine Dragons yesterday, and both our bands are totally psyched about doing the ‘Mash Up Monday.’ We all love Jimmy and we're gonna play one of our favorites like it’s never been played before. IMAGINE REO SPEEDRAGONS is gonna f*ckin' rock!” “IMAGINE REO SPEEDRAGONS was destined to happen since the day Zeus thrust his mighty bolt to the earth,” said Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds.
In February, Jimmy Kimmel Live launched “Mash Up Mondays” (#mashupmondays) a series of one-of-a-kind musical performances that brings together two big name bands to perform one of their classics in “pun-happy” combinations.  Previous “Mash Up Monday” include such stars as Weezer and ZZ Top, aka Wee-Z Top; Kenny G and Warren G; Morris Day & The HAIM; and Blackstreet alongside Aloe Blacc as Aloe Blaccstreet.


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Another Live shot of Kevin Cronin & Bruce Hall on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.(Photo courtesy of Pete Roberts)


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Check out this Live shot of Dave Amato and Bruce Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Richter Photography)


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Here's a pic of me holding an envelope containing a check in the amount of $3060.36made out to #CrimeStoppers,#Groove-Music for Youth,to be mailed today.I would like to thank each and everyone who purchased a signed poster and or stick with all of the proceeds,($1530.18 after costs) going to such a worthy cause.I gladly matched that amount to bring the total to $3060.36.I would especially like to thank photographer,Michael Hacala,for not only the great photos,but the original suggestion to sell the posters and donate the money to charity,and his tireless efforts towards making this project possible.Many thanks,and Happy Holidays to all,#BryanHitt - #Drummer for #REOSpeedwagon


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