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'King of Kindness' Delp prodded Maine guitarist
Friday, September 10, 2010

By Nate Dow
Boston Herald

It's easy to understand why Mark "Guitar" Miller gets choked up when he talks about Brad Delp. A legendary guitarist in Maine, Miller had become best friends with the former lead singer of the band Boston. Delp even served as best man at Miller's wedding.

Since meeting in 1980, Miller and Delp often performed together. They also contributed to each other's solo projects. But, just as Delp's 2007 suicide left so much musical promise unfulfilled, all of those recordings remained under wraps.

Now, after several delays caused by financial problems and heartache from Delp's death, Miller has finally released "Whatcha Gonna Do," the solo CD he made with "special guest" Brad Delp.

Miller said it was Delp who urged him to resume working on the album, which he started recording in a Hollywood, Calif., studio in 2000 but abandoned due to lack of funding.

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All Scholz e-mails ordered disclosed
Thursday, July 22, 2010

By Herald Staff
Boston Herald

Tom Scholz and parties close to him must produce documents that the Herald has subpoenaed to defend itself against a lawsuit the musician has filed against the newspaper, a judge has ordered.

Scholz, founder of the rock band Boston, is suing the Herald over three columns published shortly after the 2007 suicide of Boston lead singer Brad Delp.

Scholz claims the stories misquote Delp's ex-wife and blame him for causing Delp’s death. The Herald denies those charges.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley has rejected Scholz’s attempt to effectively shield most documents in the case.

He's also ordered Scholz to hand over full texts of e-mails between Scholz and key witnesses, including some that the Herald’s attorneys say appear to have been "whited out."

The e-mails cited by Herald attorneys include:

  • An exchange between Scholz and Brad Delp, written two months before Delp's death, about their relationship.
  • An exchange between former Boston band member Barry Goudreau and Scholz shortly after Delp's suicide. Goudreau, who is Delp's former brother-in-law, gave his views about potential reasons for Delp's depression, about Scholz's and Delp's relationship and about Scholz's relationships with former Boston members and their families.
 
Judge: Tom Scholz must produce documents
Thursday, July 22, 2010

By Jerry Kronenberg
Boston Herald

A judge has ordered Tom Scholz of the rock band Boston to turn over documents, including e-mails between him and key figures in the case, sought by Herald lawyers defending the paper against a libel suit brought by Scholz.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley has granted Herald motions compelling Scholz, his wife, his ex-wife and his accountants to produce within 30 days e-mails and other documents that they had previously withheld.

“All e-mail correspondence shall be produced in its entirety, including any preceding messages and attachments,” Cratsley ruled.

The court rejected Scholz’s bid to subject the material to a far-reaching confidentiality order that the Herald’s lawyers claimed would have let Scholz pick and choose which documents to seal from public view.

Scholz’s lawyers argued that such an order was needed to protect the musician’s personal and business information.

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Boston's Tom Scholz sues Herald's Inside Track for libel
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

by Mark Shanahan
Boston Globe

Three years after Brad Delp, the lead singer of the band Boston, committed suicide, his former bandmate is suing the Boston Herald for libel.

In a lawsuit filed March 10 in Suffolk County Superior Court, guitarist Tom Scholz claims Herald reporters Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa defamed him by writing that Delp’s ex-wife, Micki, blamed Scholz for the singer’s death.

According to the suit, Fee and Raposa, who write the tabloid’s Inside Track column, attributed statements to Micki Delp that were "false and fabricated." Scholz is being represented by attorney Howard Cooper, who successfully sued the Herald for libel in 2005.

"We have filed this complaint in an effort to correct the very substantial defamation by the Boston Herald and its reporters of Tom Scholz at the time when his former Boston bandmate took his own life," Cooper told the Globe today. "It is unfortunate that some chose that tragic occasion to sensationalize a false story about Mr. Scholz."

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Donald Thomas Scholz vs. Boston Herald, Inc., Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SUPERIOR COURT DEPARTMENT
OF THE TRIAL COURT
Civil Action No.

SUFFOLK, ss.

____________________________________


DONALD THOMAS SCHOLZ,

Plaintiff,

vs.

BOSTON HERALD, INC., GAYLE FEE
and LAURA RAPOSA,

Defendants.

____________________________________

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Boston singer’s kid goes oil out for charity rally
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

By Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald

Three years after the death of Brad Delp, lead singer of the band Boston, his daughter Jenna is racing to Mongolia in his memory.

The 29-year-old, with friends Nick Supple and Nick Dale, will drive a car fueled by waste vegetable oil more than 8,000 miles from London to Mongolia in a charity event, the annual Mongol Rally, which kicks off July 24.

The rally requires participants to raise $1,700 for Mercy Corps Mongolia, which aids rural residents of the remote Central Asian country. Delp’s team, the Non-Toxic Avengers, expects to raise additional funds to benefit a charity closer to her home and heart: the Brad Delp Foundation, which provides money and scholarships for school music programs.

 
'Honest' talk from Boston's Tom Scholz
Friday, July 03, 2009

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
From the Boston Herald

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Photo by Stuart Cahill

Boston mastermind Tom Scholz gives props to his late bandmate Brad Delp and dishes about the ol' days of rock 'n' roll during a two-hour phoner with "Lost 45s" jock Barry Scott that airs Sunday.

"Boy, was he talkative," said Barry, who had More Than A Feeling that he was going to devote his entire July 5 show on Oldies 103 to Tom's interview and Boston's playlist when he hung up from Scholz's call.

"But he was probably the most honest person I ever interviewed, and I've done 650 of these," he said.

Scott said after listening to Tom talk about Delp - Boston's former frontman who committed suicide in 2007 - he didn't think there was "any bad blood" between Tom and Brad.

"It was totally honest stuff that only a person could say who had best friends with him for 35 years," he said. "I think the rift was caused by other people. But I'm just the host. I let him talk and I didn't take a side."

In the interview teaser on Barry's lost45s.com Web site, Tom paid tribute to his old friend by saying Brad was "one of the best singers and probably one of the nicest people in rock 'n' roll history."

But it was the tease about lawsuits that fired up other members of the Boston family to contact Scott and give him an earful.

"I got royally screwed by everybody involved," Tom told Barry. "I made a lot of people rich with the work I had done."

Laughed Scott, "Oh, yes, I have heard from the wives."

Catch the full interview with Tom Scholz on "The Lost 45s with Barry Scott" on Oldies 103.3 Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight.


 
Donald Thomas Scholz vs. Barry Goudreau
Friday, June 26, 2009

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MIDDLESEX, ss.

SUPERIOR COURT DEPARTMENT
OF THE TRIAL COURT
Docket No.

--------------------------

DONALD THOMAS SCHOLZ,
Plaintiff,

v.

BARRY GOUDREAU
Defendant.

--------------------------

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More Than A Feeling: An Interview with Michael Sweet

By Jeb Wright
Classic Rock Revisited

Michael Sweet knows about tragedy and triumph.  He recently lost his wife after a devastating battle with cancer.  Her death left him a single father, with a job that keeps him, mostly, on the road.  Sweet had to change his priorities, and learn balance in his daily life, something he, all to often, took for granted when his wife was still alive.  He also completed a tour with Boston, picking up the pieces left in that band by vocalist Brad Delp’s suicide.  During the tour, rock fans discovered the Sweet was an amazing vocalist, an accomplished guitarist, and a maniac on stage.  One could not attend a Boston concert without finding ones eye’s drifting to Sweet’s side of the stage.  The glory was held in check, though, by the fact that the only reason he was on the tour was that his wife made him take the gig.   

It is these kinds of ups and downs that build character in a person.  Sweet has reflected on his life, owned up to his weaknesses, and stepped up to the plate, in both his families’ lives and his own.  He is fortunate that a chance incident, a condolence sent when Delp died, has lead him to Boston.   

Life before Boston, for Sweet, consisted of being the ‘go-to-guy’ in the Christian Metal band Stryper.  In this interview, Sweet discusses his days as the good boy on the Sunset Strip, as well as when he went away from the Lord and refused to practice what he preached.    

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Donald Thomas Scholz vs. George A. Gouldsmith
Friday, March 27, 2009

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

Middlesex, ss

SUPERIOR COURT DEPARTMENT
OF THE TRIAL COURT
Docket No.

--------------------------------------
DONALD THOMAS SCHOLZ,
Plaintiff,

v.

GEORGE A. GOULDSMITH,
Defendant.
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