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Tom Scholz's defamation suit against Micki Delp dismissed
Monday, August 22, 2011

By Laura Collins-Hughes
Boston Globe

A courtroom feud between Tom Scholz, a founder of the band Boston, and Micki Delp, ex-wife of its late lead singer Brad Delp, may have come to an end with a judge's dismissal of Scholz's defamation claim against her. The Boston Herald, however, remains a target of Scholz's lawsuit.

A week after Brad Delp's March 2007 suicide, the Herald ran a story containing comments by Micki Delp, which, Scholz said, implicated him in the death. The story, by the Herald's Inside Track writers, was headlined, "Pal's snub made Delp do it: Boston rocker's ex-wife speaks.''

"According to Micki Delp," the story said, Brad Delp "was upset over the lingering bad feelings from the ugly breakup of the band Boston over 20 years ago'' and "was driven to despair after his longtime friend Fran Cosmo was dropped from a summer tour, the last straw in a dysfunctional professional life that ultimately led to the sensitive frontman's suicide, Delp's ex-wife said.''

Suffolk Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley on Friday rejected the claim that Micki Delp had defamed Scholz.

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New BOSTON Album Is '85% Complete'
Saturday, August 13, 2011

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BOSTON publicist Gail Parenteau released a statement regarding the departure of Michael Sweet which was published on the news site blabbermouth.net:

"We truly enjoyed having Michael Sweet sing and play guitar on stage for the 2008 BOSTON tour along with Tommy DeCarlo, who was the lead vocalist replacing Brad Delp. However, Michael has not been involved in the recording of BOSTON's next studio album, which is now 85% complete. We have always understood his obvious commitment to his band STRYPER, and wish him and his band the best of luck with their new endeavors.

"The lead vocals for BOSTON's soon-to-be-released studio album include Brad Delp's singing on many songs, along with several excellent performances by our other three lead vocalists. The album reflects an intentional effort by principal songwriter and producer Tom Scholz to capture the recognizable sound and energy of his original releases, combined with the musical sophistication expected from exceptional players and vocalists all performing within the traditional framework of the well-known BOSTON sound."

 
Color Three Debut Show
Friday, August 12, 2011

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Boston members Gary Pihl, Kimberley Dahme and Jeff Neal will be performing their debut show as Color Three in Chicago on August 23.

Together, Color Three is a group that peforms to help others, in fact, their slogan from their official site is "Joining forces to help those in need." They will be doing just that on August 23rd at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. The band takes the stage at 6:45pm and will be performing all new songs. The show is part of Chicago’s 4th Annual Welcome Home Celebration, which helps service members and veterans get information on housing, benefits, education, employment, legal services and more.

For more information about the show, you can go to the Department of Veterans Affairs or bandboston.com.

 
Michael Sweet Leaves Boston
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Stryper frontman and accomplished solo artist Michael Sweet announced his departure from legendary rock band BOSTON today, in order to devote his full attention to his longstanding role as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist for multi-platinum rock outfit Stryper – a band he co-founded in 1983. Sweet joined BOSTON in 2008, sharing lead vocals and playing guitar on a headlining tour of North America, performing the band's classic hits like "More than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Amanda" and "Don't Look Back."

Following the BOSTON tour, Stryper released the 2009 studio album "Murder by Pride" (featuring a cover of BOSTON’s "Peace of Mind"), which led to a yearlong world tour with all of the original members. In 2010, Stryper released "The Covering," and another world tour recently concluded. Stryper is currently in the studio working on an untitled release for 2011, with tour dates already announced for this fall.

"My focus and my loyalty lies with Stryper, the band that I've committed almost thirty years of my life to," says Sweet. "The guys in Stryper are my brothers and I’m excited about our future together. The music of BOSTON helped shape who I am as an artist, and the opportunity to be a part of their musical legacy is overwhelming. It’s been an honor to share the stage with them, and a bigger honor to call them my friends."

In addition to the increasing demands for Stryper, Sweet has been spending some of his time off the road in Nashville, writing with A-list songwriters such as Blair Daly (Rascal Flatts, Uncle Kracker, Lynyrd Skynyrd), Luke Laird (Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw), Britton Cameron (Steel Magnolia, Lonestar, Eden's Edge) and others.

"I’ve always loved the writing process and to be able to collaborate with some of the greatest writers in Nashville is an absolutely amazing experience for me," explains Sweet. "I’m looking forward to many more successful trips to Music City."

Stryper has sold more than 8 million albums worldwide. The group’s unprecedented 1986 album "To Hell with the Devil" went double-platinum and was named one of the "100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music" by CCM Magazine.

 
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