Chicago's Former Drummer Grabs the Spotlight
In his induction speech, Rob Thomas did everything possible to assure the crowd that Chicago were much cooler than most people thought. "If you think Chicago is your mom's band," he said, "then I want to party with your mom!" But it wasn't until former Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine stepped up to the microphone that his point was proven: "We lived together, as most bands do, we cried together, we fought together, we fucked together," he said. "'Please wrap it up?' Screw you. I've waited 25 fucking years for this!" By the end even his bandmates were urging him to stop talking, but the crowd loved it, as did Kid Rock. "The drummer for Chicago turns out to be a fucking badass!" he said before inducting Cheap Trick.