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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.

 
Remembering Brad Delp
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Brad DelpMarch 09 marks three years since Boston member Brad Delp passed away.

Brad, who was the original vocalist of Boston, and involved with other bands such as RTZ and Beatlejuice, died March 09, 2007 in his Atkinson, NH home. It was revealed in the days after his death that Brad had taken his own life.

Brad's legacy of being such a generous and giving person has been carried on with the Brad Delp Foundation, a chartitable organization set up by his daughter Jenna.


Let's all take some time today to remember Brad and his golden voice. Take out your Boston albums (and RTZ, Delp and Goudreau, and anything else Brad worked on) and play them loud and proud.

We will never forget you, Brad.


 
Tom Scholz caught secretly watching American Idol
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

(from bandboston.com)

I woke up very nervous today. More music business trouble? An IRS audit? My dog ate the tape I finished last week? No, much more serious ... I'm worried about American Idol tonight!!

Now any of you who know me might think I've lost the last few marbles I had left, since I NEVER watch American Idol. In fact, the mere mention would start me on a rant over their stupid age rules that eliminate great singers, and all the glitz and needless hoopla you have to sit through just to watch someone cover a chopped down version of a pop song.

But now all that has changed. Last December I heard a young girl from Cape Cod singing Christmas songs for kids at a little event. I only knew her as a niece of friends of mine, but when I heard the voice, I was mesmerized by her ability to bring these simple songs to life.

Since then I discovered she had tried out for American Idol, and now, even in the early weeks of the competition, her name is becoming a household word, Siobhan Magnus. While her beautiful voice and vocal ability have been almost universally obvious to all, the fact that she is as real, down to earth, and sweet as she seems is known only to the few who have met her.

Siobhan has done all of this by herself starting from nothing, and no matter how far she gets in the competition, she has already earned herself a place in many people's hearts, and I doubt anyone deserves it more.

So I'm very nervous today, because tonight she sings again and I hope with all fingers crossed that things go well for her again.

Ms. Magnus, you've done the impossible, you've made me an AI fan.

-Tom Scholz

 
Alliance Announces First Live US Show
Thursday, February 18, 2010

The band ALLIANCE is making their very first live appearances on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2010 at Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill  located inside Harrah's St. Louis Casino at 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, MO

This two night event will be a very exciting time in rock history as it marks the group's first U.S. live shows.

The four Alliance members have all performed with rocker Sammy Hagar at different points in his career. Gary Pihl, on guitar, from '77 to '85 (since '85 with the band BOSTON), Robert Berry, on bass guitar, '96/'97 special shows, Alan Fitzgerald, keyboards, '76 to '79 (then played keys with Night Ranger) and David Lauser, on drums, who is currently in Sammy's band.

The Special Guest for the second half of the show will be Sammy's son, Aaron Hagar, singing songs from his father's career.

Alliance has had 3 CDs released in Europe (on Escape Records) and Japan (on Zero Records) to much critical acclaim, but have been so busy with their other bands that they haven't performed in the U.S. before now.

The Boston Rocks site on Yahoo.com commented, "We're pretty sure Sammy invited Alliance to make their first US appearance at his Beach Bar night club in St. Louis because he knew that they would put on fantastic, memorable shows.  After all, he hand picked all the members of Alliance at one time or another."  "And, the addition of Sammy’s son Aaron Hagar is just terrific," added a Gonna Hitch A Ride.com chat-room fan.

For Reservations (recommended) please contact: 314-770-7728

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