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Something Else! sneak peek: Chicago – Now: XXXVI (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Chicago – Now: XXXVI (2014)

This may well be the band’s first great album of new material in a generation.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Naked In The Garden Of Allah” from Now: Chicago XXXVI (2014)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Naked In The Garden Of Allah” from Now: Chicago XXXVI (2014)

The impetus for this track goes back to the immediate aftermath of Desert Storm.

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

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.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”

‘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’: Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought

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

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

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

When Peter Cetera’s mid-1980s departure threatened to derail Chicago’s commercial breakthrough, they regrouped with outside writers to keep the streak going. But they never quite regained creative momentum.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

Earlier this year, Something Else! mentioned the band Chicago’s return to recording. Now, we have what we hope is one of the many fruits of their labors, the single, “Somethin’ Comin’, I Know.”

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on’: Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on’: Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

Robert Lamm, who been there for every successive incarnation of Chicago, takes the long view on how the band’s sound has developed and changed over the years.

‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’: Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates

‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’: Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates

At least two members of Chicago, including fellow co-founder Robert Lamm, have said that Peter Cetera refuses to reunite with the group because he doesn’t want to work that hard anymore. Cetera is firing back, saying: “That’s a lie.”

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

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

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.