Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ides Of March Singer Still A Survivor

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s the middle of May, but it’s still a good time for the Ides Of March – the early ’70s rock group that is.

The band hit No. 2 in 1970 with “Vehicle” and is now being steered towards a comeback thanks to Bo Bice’s revival of their big hit on American Idol last season.

Lead singer Jim Peterik says Bice’s rendition of the song ranks as one of the greatest moments in his life.

He’s had plenty. Peterik wrote and sang “Eye Of The Tiger” for Survivor as well as hits for .38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

However, he’s never broken away from the Ides Of March, which was his first real band.

Peterik was only 19 when the band hit and says the general public never had a chance to hear all of its music.

That will change soon because the group’s first two albums, Vehicle and Common Bond will be released on CD on June 6.

But Peterik isn’t coasting on the “Vehicle” single. He still writes songs and has just submitted a few for possible inclusion in the next Rocky sequel.

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