In 2017, the members of Chicago got together for a celebratory dinner to mark their 50th year as a band. That sort of longevity puts Chicago in a very exclusive club, as one of the very few bands— the Rolling Stones, The Who, and a handful of ‘60s pop acts playing perhaps with their frontman
As Michael McDonald tours this summer to promote the recent release of “Wide Open,” his first album of new material in 17 years, he is getting a boost of exposure through what might seem like unlikely collaborations with younger and decidedly hip artists.
“blackSUMMER’Snight,” the second album in a trilogy by soul artist Maxwell, has arrived a mere seven years after the first album in the series, “BLACKsummer’snight.” That’s about par for the course for Maxwell, who over his 20-year recording career has released five studio albums. Part of the reason Maxwell doesn’t crank out albums every other
Journey is back on the road this spring, with Steve Smith returning on drums and with Arnel Pineda singing songs that former vocalist Steve Perry made famous in the late 1970s and early ‘80s (as well as other material). Plenty of people wish Perry would return to Journey. And for his part, guitarist Neal Schon
In February this year, the members of Chicago had a celebratory dinner to mark their 50th anniversary as an active touring band. Heading to Toledo on Friday, May 19, trombonist James Pankow, one of the three remaining original band members who still tours and records, has clearly taken time to absorb how rare that kind