Chicago has announced a title, offered additional samples of its new music and revealed the cover art for its first album in eight years. Featuring 11 original tracks, Chicago XXXVI: Now finds the band in the midst of an entirely new way of creating.
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Glass Hammer is promising a house party of a prog-rock record, having invited over a number of old friends and a slew of new ones. Meanwhile, we get an expanded overview of Carl Palmer’s lengthy career — and not just the goodies from his tenures in Emerson Lake and Palmer and in Asia, either.
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.
At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.
Though it’s long been forgotten now, there was a CD-ROM component planned for Chicago’s shelved Stone of Sisyphus recording in the early 1990s — and it’s now surfaced online. Stream it here!
Long-discussed but unheard in its entirety until now, Robert Lamm’s “Naked in the Garden of Allah” will finally see release as part of Chicago’s long-awaited new studio effort. Stream it here.
Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”
Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.
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.
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.