Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.
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For co-founding member Danny Seraphine, Chicago’s transition into 1980s-era pop stars still represents a conundrum. He pined for the days of their early, more challenging music — but he relished their successes.
‘He was taking it in a wrong direction’: Keith Richards on the 1980s argument that saved the Rolling Stones
By the mid-1980s, a couple of decades into the Rolling Stones’ debauched journey through rock history, they had lost momentum. Worse still, they weren’t getting along.
‘Everybody was at their worst’: Lindsey Buckingham on the difficult birth of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’
That Fleetwood Mac’s “Big Love” has survived into another century’s playlists is its own kind of miracle, as far removed as author Lindsey Buckingham is from this late-1980s hit.
Bob Dylan seemed, certainly at first, to lose some essential impetus to create in the 1980s. He came off as neither grouchy or impish, just disinterested.
For Daniel Lanois, producing an album can typically be about “the documenting of time, and what’s going on in people’s lives — emotionally and otherwise.” And with Bob Dylan, that time was typically after sundown.
When HBO called recently inquiring about usage rights for the Hall and Oates deep cut “Alone Too Long” from their 1975 self-titled release, it came as little surprise. John Oates says they always considered themselves album artists.
John Mellencamp may be known for changing his name an astonishing three times, but he is respected for two other qualities: his status as the Bruce Springsteen of the Midwest, and his refusal to compromise his sound to fit the latest trends.
Peter Cetera left Chicago in the wake of its biggest album ever, the six-times platinum 1985 smash 17, and has no regrets more than three decades later.
Boston’s Tom Scholz is perhaps most famous for a finicky approach to music making, with his newest project taking a whopping decade to conclude. Yet, sometimes everything comes together quickly.