Jimmy Pankow from the band Chicago

Jimmie Pankow is a founding member of Chicago with a new holiday album, “Chicago Christmas”, out now. Jimmie is the trombone player and called from New York City before their performance at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting ceremony. This summer they go on tour with Rick Springfield. Jimmie discusses his friendship with Rick Springfield, if he’s ever been to Peter Cetera’s house in Idaho, how to write a Christmas song and if he thinks the 1978 death of Chicago¬†guitarist/vocalist of Terry Kath was an accident or a suicide. Jimmie is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was featured on Three Dog Night’s 1969 song “Celebrate” and on the 1979 Bee Gees’ album, “Spirits Having Flown”. – Forrest