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Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”
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Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

Chicago has been steadily rocking the world since the ’60s. Now the band is celebrating with Chicago: VI Decades Live, a 4CD/1DVD set that captures the band across the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s. While the set does not include current bassist Jeff Coffey, it does feature longtime low-enders Peter Cetera and Jason Scheff. The first two discs...

Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago
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Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago

After 31 years of playing in the band, Jason Scheff has left the ranks of Chicago. Scheff has been on a leave of absence since May due to family health reasons, but the departure seems permanent now as the band announced a new bassist. “Chicago would like to officially welcome bassist / vocalist Jeff Coffey to the band!” they wrote...

Peter Cetera Backs Out of Chicago’s Rock Hall Induction Ceremony
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Peter Cetera Backs Out of Chicago’s Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

Chicago fans were elated when they found out the band is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. They were even more excited when former bassist and singer Peter Cetera announced he would join the group for the induction ceremony on April 8th. Sadly, that’s now out of the question. Cetera posted on...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Announces Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2016 inductees, but who actually gets in? The artists being honored this year include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A., but several current musicians associated with the acts will be excluded. Deep Purple first three lineups will be represented and will be bringing two bassists into the hall,...

Chicago Releases “Now (Chicago XXXVI)”
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Chicago Releases “Now (Chicago XXXVI)”

Chicago has added another title to its long career, . The record features Chicago’s signature big horns, as well as plenty of lead vocal work from bassist/songwriter Jason Scheff, who has been with the group since Peter Cetera’s 1985 departure. Chicago’s songwriters acted as supervising producers on their individual songs, with help provided by coordinating producer Hank Linderman (Don Henley,...