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.
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
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.
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
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?
The ‘Tickets @ 2′ hit of the day is Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
Two of the 1970s most popular bands, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, will partner for their annual summer tour of amphitheatres beginning July 11.
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.
Summer’s here, which means the time is right for dancing in the seats (or on the lawn, if you’re on a tight budget) under the stars. As the temperature rises, rock, pop and country tours tend to leave arenas to give fans the experience of hearing their favorite performers live under the stars (or under the rain, if you’re unlucky). Here’s a roundup of some of this summer’s top shed and stadium tours.
Get the story behind Chicago’s hit “Feelin’ Stronger Everyday”