Robert Lamm Discusses Chicago’s Current Lineup And Future

Chicago’s Robert Lamm says that the new members of the band have made things better and that there may come a day when no founding members remain, but the band plays on. “Starting with the death of Terry Kath we’re no strangers to updating the lineup if you will,” Lamm tells Billboard. “A lot of lip service was given to the concept that the music is more important than who’s playing it in our band, and as it turned out that’s apparently true. But also in a strange way the guys who are maybe a generation younger who have come to fill in are better players than we were when we started out, so I would say the level of skill has improved with each sort of injection of fresh blood. The new guys have made the band better and maybe have more energy than the standard band that was showing up in the 90s and early 2000s. I’ve learned an awful lot from them myself.” “I think there’s a feeling about that among the guys who would be left who are in the band. I think there’s a feeling that instead of being just Chicago it’d be like the Chicago little symphony, if you will. Players go in and players go out. So I think that’s a possibility, yeah. We’ve played some gigs with the current Blood, Sweat & Tears, and I think that from the listeners’ point of view it sounds like Blood, Sweat & Tears even though they don’t recognize anybody on the stage from the first couple of albums, and it doesn’t seem to matter much. I think that could be the case with (Chicago), too.” The band will hit the road for a tour alongside REO Speedwagon this summer. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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