‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door’: Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago

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Robert Lamm recently dismissed the idea. Peter Cetera has said he’s not interested in touring like they do. But Danny Seraphine, the long-gone original drummer, would still like to broker a reunion with Chicago.

Even if it’s just for one night.

Seraphine’s surprising new comments arrive decades after his stunning dismissal from the band, and on the heels of a return to early-Chicago horn-driven rock with his own California Transit Authority. Sacred Ground, with a series of muscular charts from Marc Bonilla, even features fellow Chicago alum Bill Champlin.

“It ended wrong for Peter, and it ended wrong for me — and for the band,” Seraphine now says, “No one benefitted.”

Still, even as Seraphine celebrates the release of Sacred Ground, Chicago has returned to the studio, issuing its first new music in seven years.

That would seem to make a reunion even less likely. But Seraphine hasn’t given up hope.

“What I would like to see happen is, a reunion concert — maybe a series of them — where the band comes together and puts away all of the petty crap that went down,” Seraphine says in the above attached clip. “All the proceeds could go to charity, so there’s no fighting over who gets what. I think the fans deserve it, and the music deserves it. It would be a great way to end this thing. But, as I’ve said before, everyone would have to leave their guns and ammunition at the door.”

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