The Ides of March have released their 55th anniversary album, Play On.
With 14 new songs, as well as a re-release of their classic "Vehicle," Play On features guest appearances by Paul Shaffer, Grand Funk's Mark Farner, original Ambrosia frontman David Pack, Bo Bice of American Idolfame and Cathy Richardson, from the recent version of Jefferson Starship.
Play On will also be released in a deluxe, double-disc vinyl edition, which includes the original masters of such singles as "One Woman Man" (1969), "Roller Coaster" (1966), "Flipside" (1972), "Superman" (the sound-alike follow up to "Vehicle"), "LA Goodbye" (1971) and "Aire of Good Feeling" (1970)..
Originating in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn, Illinois, in 1964, The Ides still have all original members: Jim Peterik (lead vocals, lead guitar and piano), Larry Millas (guitar, bass, and vocals), Bob Bergland (bass, saxophone, and vocals) and Mike Borch (drums and vocals). The original four members have been joined for the past three decades by Scott May(Hammond organ and vocals), Steve Eisen (woodwinds and percussion), Tim Bales (trumpet and Flugelhorn) and Henry Salgado (trombone).