Veteran US rock band Chicago have released a song about the shutdown on America.
The song features the lyrics “We the people must start right now/Don’t expect our leaders to show us how”. Chicago then tweeted the lyric video of ‘America’ to @SpeakerBoehner @SenatorReid @billclinton @BarackObama and #shutdown.
Chicago are one of America’s most enduring bands. Chicago formed in 1967 and have sold over 38 million album sin America alone, have had 22 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multiplatinum albums. They have had five number one albums in the USA and 21 top-ten singles.
The band still features four original member, Robert Lamm on keyboards, guitar and vocals, Lee Koughnana on trumpet, guitar, percussion and vocals, James Pankow on trombone, percussion, keyboards and vocals and Walter Parazaider on woodwinds and backing vocals.
Jason Scheff has been the lead singer of Chicago since 1985. His father Jerry Scheff was the bass player for Elvis Presley.