The band hit No. 2 in 1970 with Vehicle and is now being steered towards a comeback thanks to Bo Bices revival of their big hit on American Idol last season.
Lead singer Jim Peterik says Bices rendition of the song ranks as one of the greatest moments in his life.
Hes had plenty. Peterik wrote and sang Eye Of The Tiger for Survivor as well as hits for .38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
However, hes 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 groups first two albums, Vehicle and Common Bond will be released on CD on June 6.
But Peterik isnt 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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