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New Chicago Songs

The band is hard at work.  They are on tour and they will be making their way to Phoenix on August 10th with a performance at the Celebrity Theatre. They are also making new music. […]

94.5 KOOL FM–08/02/2013

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Chicago LIVE in…Chicago!

What a KOOL concept!  Chicago recently recorded material for a LIVE album while they were in Chicago! It’s been on-sale on their website since Friday, but it goes on sale today on all other digital sites.  It […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/09/2013

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Chicago’s Robert Lamm On Rock Hall: ‘It’s Not A Very Important Thing’

With this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony getting closer, the debate about who should or shouldn’t get inducted intensifies among music fans.  One consistent omission from the Hall – and this […]

02/01/2013

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Hendrix At 70: From Lemmy To Frampton, Legends Sound off

Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.

11/26/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “Like Getting A Blessing From The Pope” – Robert Lamm Of Chicago

Robert Lamm of Chicago tells CBS Local that his band was doing horn-based arrangements of Hendrix songs early on. Hendrix became a fan and supporter of the group, and when he expressed respect for Chicago’s late guitarist/leader Terry Kath, it meant a lot to the entire group.pr

11/13/2012

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Could It Happen: A Chicago Reunion With Peter Cetera

The Chicago business is still a healthy one: like The Beach Boys, they tour every year to large crowds. But also like The Beach Boys, reuniting with their ex-frontman would be a huge event that would get the band more media attention than they’ve had in years, and would probably be a big enough deal to lead to a tour headlining the venues where they usually split the bill.

09/13/2012

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Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello Join Bruce Springsteen For Two Nights In Chicago

Springsteen expects his band to be able to play different songs night after night, and apparently, the same holds true for his guests. Both Vedder and Morello showed up the following night, but each did (mostly) different songs from the prior concert

09/10/2012

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From Beach Boys to Queen, 5 Bands With Too Many Greatest Hits Compilations

In recent years particularly, labels like Rhino and Sony Legacy have released more best-of collections and box sets than ever. But how many is too many? If nearly all the compilations are identical in tracklisting, what’s the point?

08/13/2012

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Chicago & Doobie Brothers Prep Summer Tour

Two of the 1970s most popular bands, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, will partner for their annual summer tour of amphitheatres beginning July 11.

06/28/2012

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New Releases: Rush, Jimmy Fallon, Bobby Womack

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again. Spotlight Release of the Week: Rush’s first album in five years, Clockwork Angels, finally […]

06/13/2012

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