The Cornerstones of Rock/Tommy James show, originally scheduled for August 22nd on stage at Centennial Park West in Orland Park, IL, has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and will be rescheduled for 2021. Details to follow as soon as they are available.
Got the Pandemic Blues?
While the world is in turmoil the Cornerstones of Rock have been busy doing what we do best – entertaining the fans. Here is our latest for all you wonderful fans — “Pandemic Blues”!
With a parody lyric to “Summertime Blues” and lead vocal by the irrepressible Jimy Sohns to the basic track by 22-year-old guitar whiz Michael Weber, the Cornerstones came one by one to the studio and recorded their parts. With a powerful mix by Larry and Jim and video by John Dykas and Mark Voss we think “Pandemic Blues” is a perfect tonic to beat those covid blues. Crank it up!!!
See the video in our Video Section below, also on our officlal Facebook page www.facebook.com/IOMVehicle, or on our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/theidesofmarchofficial.
Dateline Brookfield Illinois
May 6, 2020.
The Ides of March are pleased to offer a gift of thanks to all our fans and friends that will hopefully put a smile on your faces in these trying times.
A few days ago the Jive Five (Jim Peterik, Larry Millas, Bob Bergland, Mike Borch and Scott May) recorded three of our favorite songs (and ones that many people have requested) in a totally live and unplugged format.
Video was done on separate I Phones in separate spaces of Colin Peterik’s Jam Lab. Colin also provided the sound recording and final video edit.
Final mix was done by Larry Millas at World Stage studio. Colin Peterik created the videos.
We hope you enjoy this gimmick-free version of this song spotlighting the Ides’ always-natural vocal blend and groove
We will be releasing these videos one by one over the course of three weeks.
The first one is “Friends Like You,” from the “Play On” album co-written by Mindi Abair.
We hope you enjoy these performances!
The Ides of March
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The Ides of March felt the time was right for re-releasing our 1992 City of Chicago anthem “Spirit Of Chicago” with a brand-new lyric video done by Paul Braun.
Beside yours truly and all of the Ides our special guests included Dennis DeYoung, Cathy Richardson, the late Gary Loizzo (American Breed) and Jim Ellison (Material Issue), Frankie Sullivan, Rick Nielsen, John Melnick and Dave Carl. What a cast of Chicago classics including my co-writer Dick Eastman.
This song and video can be seen on the Ides’ YouTube channel and the Ides’ official Facebook page.
Special thanks to everyone who took part in this and the photographer Barry Butler and others who donated their brilliant images to the celebration of The Spirit of Chicago.
Jimbo and The Ides.