Hosted by John Campbell, Cooking with Rock Stars features musicians cooking their favorite dishes, then while they eat, answer questions and share stories of their life. The show will also feature Jonathan Cain (Journey), Mike Levine (Triumph), Brian Howe (Bad Company), along with artists from bands such as Black Sabbath, Joan Jett, Kansas, Meat Loaf, Beck, and more.
The series is expected to debut on PBS in October 2019, with releases later on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
June 1 marks a milestone for this site - the twentieth anniversary of its launch.
It all started in mid-May of 1999. After my first year of college, I decided I wanted to create a Boston fan site. At that time, I decided to give myself a deadline of two weeks to complete it. On June 1, I launched Third Stage: A New World on the free webhosting service Webjump. The site was later moved to Batcave - another free webhost. In 2001, After getting tired of having a site plastered with ads from the webhost, along with limitations they placed on free hosting accounts, I decided to start putting money into the site and registered the domain name thirdstage.ca and moved the site to a paid hosting service. At that time, I decided to rebrand the site from Third Stage: A New World, to simply thirdstage.ca.
If you've been visiting this site long enough, you may recall that for a while, I actually closed up the site. It was 2003, and it was getting harder for me to give the site the attention I thought it deserved. So instead of letting the site languish, I made the hard choice to close it up. Then in 2005, during a time where I had a lot of time to spare, I decided to relaunch the site.
The site underwent a number of redesigns over the years. In 2007, I embarked on a number of changes for the site, starting with a new webhost. in March of 2007, I started the process of moving the site to a new webhost. It was during this time the news of Brad Delp's passing came about. On June 1, 2007, I released a major rebuild of the site. This was a particularly big change as I moved the site to a content management system. This meant I had to manually recreate all the content from the existing site one page/article at a time. The site changed again in November of 2009 after upgrading the CMS this site runs on. It remained largely unchanged until recently.
The 20th Anniversary Relaunch includes some major improvements:
Gary Pihl's band Alliance has a new album coming out. Fire and Grace is being released on Escape Music on May 24, 2019. The album will feature 12 tracks, with a thirteenth bonus track for the first pressing of the album.
Update May 28: While the album is available now on digital platforms, it looks like the CD release has been delayed to June 14, as the Amazon.com listing now shows that as the release date.
BOSTON vocalist Tommy DeCarlo's band DECARLO has signed a record deal.
Frontiers Music Srl -- the same label that BOSTON released their 2013 album Life, Love & Hope on, has signed DECARLO to their label. "I’m extremely proud to be recognized by Frontiers and offered my very first recording contract! Getting to work with such a powerhouse label, that has signed some of the top bands from my era, is an accomplishment!” Says Tommy. "I’ve had a lot of blessings in my life (getting married to my wonderful wife of thirty years, having two beautiful children, having performed with a legendary rock and roll band, being a grandfather and last but not least having the opportunity to perform alongside my son Tommy Jr. in our band DECARLO. Through all of those blessings songwriting has also played a big part in my life. I’ve always written for myself, for my own enjoyment, it was something I did simply to pass the time never thinking anything would ever come of it…but it has! Frontiers has given me the opportunity to take my music to the next level. The world will finally get to hear the music of Tommy DeCarlo!"
DECARLO's lineup also includes Tommy's son, Tommy DeCarlo Jr. on guitar, Dan Hitz on drums and Brett Nelson on bass.
DECARLO's first album is expected around the middle of 2019 and is to include 10 songs.
Frontiers Music Srl is a record label based in Italy and has a number of well-known artists on their label, including Journey, REO Speedwagon, Chicago, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar, Yes and Stryper.
Rick Beato dives into the different parts of BOSTON's "Hitch A Ride" in episode 17 of "What Makes This Song Great?".