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Own a Piece of a Stryper Song
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yes, you read the headline right, you can get the chance to own a piece of a Stryper song!

SongVest is currently hosting an auction between March 6 to 13, where the winner can get among other things, a percentage of royalties from the song Alive.  There's currently two lots up for auction:

Lot #1: The Multi-Platinum Edition
• 40% of Michael Sweet’s Writer’s Share of the song’s royalties
• Private dinner for two with Michael
• Michael's acoustic guitar used on EVERY Stryper and Michael Sweet recording since 1995
• Personalized, one-of-kind plaque with handwritten lyrics and signed CD
• A life-time VIP Guest Pass for two

Lot #2: The Platinum Edition
• 5% of Michael Sweet’s Writer’s Share of the song’s royalties
• Album award signed by Michael
• A one-time VIP Guest Pass for two

The auction ends at 3pm EST Saturday, March 13. If you're wondering if this is legit, Michael Sweet posted this on this official Twitter account.

 
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

 
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