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Chicago, “Bethlehem” from What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Bethlehem” from What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003): Saturdays in the Park

Bill Champlin is said to have always pushed new music on the band. This is once case where Chicago should said no.

Chicago, “Little Drummer Boy” from Chicago XXV (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Little Drummer Boy” from Chicago XXV (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Since it arrived on 1998’s ‘Chicago XXV,’ this update of “Little Drummer Boy” has grown to become a personal favorite – and, in my opinion, the definitive version.

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

‘Chicago 17,’ released on May 14, 1984, was a multi-million-selling smash. And Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin aren’t about to apologize for it.

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin discuss David Foster’s platinum-selling era with Chicago, and how it ended.

Bill Champlin revisits lost 1980s Chicago track “Sweet Marie” with  TOBB

Bill Champlin revisits lost 1980s Chicago track “Sweet Marie” with TOBB

This leftover from the sessions for Chicago 17 has been reborn.

Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big: ‘I was actually the ringer’

Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big: ‘I was actually the ringer’

The Tubes’ “She’s a Beauty” became not just their biggest hit but also an intriguing intersection between Chicago and Toto. Wait, Chicago and Toto?

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

Bill Champlin has just returned from playing five dates with his ex-Chicago bandmate Danny Seraphine, an experience he describes as “a fun week.” Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been fun lately for Champlin, who has experienced some recent health problems.

State Cows – The Second One [Japanese Edition] (2013)

State Cows hail from Sweden but you would never know it. Close your eye and listen and you think: L.A.

Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck: Gimme Five

Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck: Gimme Five

A theory has emerged that Chicago never quite recovered from Peter Cetera’s departure. Here are five arguments to the contrary.

Chicago’s Bill Champlin and Toto’s Joseph Williams – Live in Concert (2013)

Though neither has recently recorded with the groups that made them superstars, Joseph Williams and Bill Champlin remain inextricably linked to Toto and Chicago, respectively, both on tour and in our collective consciousness.

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