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Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair': Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair': Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

The torrid passion between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks has been both the blessing (you’ve heard of Rumours, right?) and the curse of Fleetwood Mac.

‘Take a deep breath': Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

‘Take a deep breath': Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

Even as the Eagles neared the height of fame, before 1976’s Hotel California, they were already teetering on the edge of a fiery burnout.

Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple: ‘It’s a great riff’

Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple: ‘It’s a great riff’

Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.

‘Those are great songs, but …': Danny Seraphine wrestles with Chicago’s 1980s era

‘Those are great songs, but …': Danny Seraphine wrestles with Chicago’s 1980s era

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.

‘It was very eerie': Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

‘It was very eerie': Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

Adrian Maben’s first pitch for a concert film involving Pink Floyd was met with bemused silence. His second pitch would grow out of a vacation mishap.

‘He was taking it in a wrong direction': Keith Richards on the 1980s argument that saved the Rolling Stones

‘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.

‘I spent an hour holding his hand': The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm

‘I spent an hour holding his hand': The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm

The Band’s Robbie Robertson was on this way to participate in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies when he heard that his longtime former collaborator Levon Helm was near death.

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced': Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced': Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion followed just one such similar appearance going back to their 1968 breakup. Eric Clapton remembers the days leading up to that out-of-nowhere musical event with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

‘We cherish you': Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

‘We cherish you': Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.