Great music documentary, just premiered on CNN. Did anyone else catch it? If not, I highly recommend it.
Just watched it.
Being a life long fan, I really enjoyed it. What a great band!
Who knows, ask this guy...Yeah bummer about Seraphine. However, is a little hard to understand why he would have trouble playing songs he'd been playing for like 30 years! There's probably more to that story.
The film will also be available the day after the premiere (Monday, Jan. 02) on demand via cable/satellite systems and CNNgo. NOW MORE THAN EVER will also encore on CNN/U.S. on Saturday, Jan. 07 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern. (7 and 9pm CST )
Foster was very abrasive. "I'm great, can't have 16 grammys if you're not great!" Yeah right.Yes, he declined, they mentioned that in the beginning. I agree Foster was a bit much, but I'll give him points for admitting that he pushed them too far in the ballad direction.
But, man, they crapped all over Danny Seraphine.
This is exactly the kind of "nothing good to say" post that the mods asked us to avoid in their sticky thread about TGP in 2017. If you hate them that much, why did you feel compelled to come in here and make sure we all know how much you hate them? You can't even be objective enough or impartial enough to watch the documentary? But it's vital to make sure all of TGP knows how low your opinion is of the band........ all righty then....Some things come with a load of intensity and strength and music wise, you expect that from every album and performance of that band. I was done with Chicago after the third album. I was 13 when CTA debuted and got lucky to hear it a lot on radio driving across the country with my family. No offense to Ringo, but if John, Paul and George left the Beatles and Ringo carried on as the Beatles. And I'd go see Ringo singing C&W before I'd go to a Chicago show. Say the Chicago band was exactly the way it is now, But Terry went on a health kick physically and mentally and did split with the band. He is alive today! The Kath, Cetera, Seraphine power trio is playing at a 3500 seat theater whilst Chicago is part of a triple lame Bill of non originals. I'll take the dam 3499th seat please!
Yup. And they didn't mention Look Away by Diane Warren, who has written just about as many hits as Foster. I had no idea that Cetera had turned into such a baby about being the leader and being recognized. I also had no idea how badly James William Guercio had been ripping them off. WOW!I have a new found appreciation for their work, not unlike how I felt after watching "history of the eagles." It's amazing how they wrote so many great songs over such a long period of time (not to mention the Eagles' connection of Irving Azoff).
Holy **** David Foster was a douchebag though. Being filmed in front of his 16 Grammys was one thing, but then turning around and referring to them while filming? Ugh. Although, I do love the 80's power ballads he helped them write. You're the inspiration is my jam.
My guess is the director, Peter Pardini, is related to Lou Pardini, and that's why the doc has all that exclusive behind the scenes footage of them. I thought it was not entirely flattering to Chicago, even though it's their show. They were fairly honest about the ups and downs. The only thing I still don't get is why would Bill Champlin not have anything good to say about them? I've never heard any stories of bad blood with him.I just watched......big fan of Chicago, especially the first two albums. Bear in mind when watching that the documentary was produced by.....Chicago......