On Friday, Nov. 01, the folks from WZLX Boston will be at the South Garden in the Prudential Center from 12-1:30pm. Brad Delp and Tom Scholz will be present signing autographs while WZLX spins the new Boston album "Corporate America".
Legal Seafood will also be on site with cups of chowder... Be sure to check it out!
As of today (Oct. 30), the bulletin board at boston.org has been turned off. It's sad, since I was one of the first people who signed up and used the board back in Sep, '00.
I took it upon myself to create a new board. It can be found at:
In a surprise letter sent to boston.org, Tom Scholz separates myth and fact; who recorded what in the early days, and more.
It's almost here..
Boston's long waited 5th studio album, Corporate America, is just days away from being released. Remember, the new release will be hitting shelves on November 5th, so make sure to pick up your copy, or you can advance order it online at one of these online retailers:
Boston's first single from the new release is getting airplay on many radio stations in the US. Help make it #1 by calling your local rock radio station and request the new song I Had a Good Time. For a list of US radio stations that are known to play the new song, go to:
Anyone in Canada who wants to help make this song a hit, call your local rock radio station and request to hear the song.
On a side note, the song Corporate America is currently #6 on this month's WZLX Top Ten Songs.
It appears that Boston's appearance on Rockline, scheduled for Nov. 06 (1 day after the release of Corporate America) has been postponed until after the first of the new year.
RED Distribution released their catalog for street date Nov. 05/02. Boston was on the cover. Not sure if the album will be released then, or on Oct. 22, as Artemis Records' website indicates.
Thanks to Rob Ervin for passing along the following info he received from his RED catalog:
Space background, big Boston logo on top, album artwork on bottom with the following words in between;
"Every Boston album goes platinum
Nearly 30 million records sold in the US alone
Four top 5 albums (Two #1's)
5 platinum or multi-platinum albums
Over 250 weeks on the Top 200
Boston songs are played more than 120X per day on American rock radio
Top selling debut album by a group
8 Top 40 Charting Hit singles"
The next page has all the good juicy stuff
Artist : Boston
Title : Corporate America
Config : CD Only
Official site : www.bandboston.com
1.I Had A Good Time
2.Stare Out Your Window
6.Turn It Off
8.Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
9.You Gave Up On Love
10.Livin' For You
*The first single "I Had A Good Time" being serviced to Rock, Active Rock,Heritage Rock, Classic Rock, and Modern Rock
*Sneak Preview track "Corporate America" serviced early via digital delivery
Rock, Active Rock,Heritage Rock,Classic Rock and Modern Rock after appearing online
*Ecard with player serviced to all radio
*Full album stream and single download available at www.artemisrecords,com
*Major TV advertising campaign
*Radio advertising - including rock, Classic rock and sports talk stations
*Outdoor advertising (Boston, NYC, LA)
*In-flight Airline channel
*Print advertising - including Rolling Stone,Blender,USA Today,Boston Globe, etc...
*Focus Markets : New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta
*Pre-release campaign with album artwork in stores
*Features and reviews confirmed in all major national and regional press, trades, and wire syndicates
*TV appearances being scheduled - Today Show. LETTERMAN, Leno, SNL, etc.
*NPR-Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Connection
*Internet street team using I-squad tools
*Service E cards and streaming audio players with viral component
*Launch Boston website with aggressive sign up Email campaign
*MAJOR NATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR TO BEGIN IN EARLY 2003 (their first in 6 years)
Street Date November 5th
File Under Rock
List price 17.98
More Than A (bad) Feeling keeps Boston project on hold
by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Monday, September 16, 2002
As even the most casual fan knows, the arena-rock group Boston that busted up in a hail of anger, accusations and lawsuits, could be the quintessential "Behind The Music." So why, then, has VH1 put the project on hold?
A bitter ex-member of the band says he has More Than A Feeling that it's because founder Tom Scholz doesn't want to give his former pals a chance to give him a Peace Of (their) Mind on TV.
"I went in and they interviewed me for 2 1/2 hours," said former Boston drummer John "Sib" Hashian. "I blasted Tom out of the water. They also talked to our former manager, Paul Ahern, who had to sue Tom to get his money, and they were supposed to talk to Frannie Sheehan, who was gonna go crazy on Tom. Then I heard Tom stopped cooperating and said he didn't want to do it."
Scholz didn't return the Track's calls but VH1 spokesgal Tracy McGraw confirmed that the piece is "on hold." McGraw said producers of the music channel's most popular program are just waiting for Scholz to finish the new Boston album. Which, if you know anything about the notorious perfectionist, is likely to be a Long Time!
A pity, really. Because the Boston saga is what "Behind The Music" lives for: The rise and fall of rock 'n' rollers - and the uglier the better!
The band began back in the '70s when Scholz, an engineering wiz out of MIT, built a studio in his basement and began recording demos with Sib, bassist Sheehan, guitarist Barry Goudreau and singer Brad Delp.
Their 1976 debut album, "Boston," was the fastest-selling record in history. Two years later, they released "Don't Look Back," another hit, but Scholz was unhappy with the finished product. He vowed never to be pushed into finishing a record and the next album didn't come out for eight years.
Compared to the first two, it bombed. And by then, only Delp and Scholz were left in the group.
"Tom was a tyrant, a control freak," said Hashian. "He tried to say we were all just sidemen. That we sucked."
Then there were the lawsuits: Goudreau sued Scholz, claiming his former bandmate damaged his solo career. Hashian sued after he was left off the credits for the third album and settled out of court.
Ahern won his half-million-dollar breach-of-contract suit but Scholz had better luck in his battle with Epic Records, which sued over the delay between albums. Scholz won that one.
"The bottom line," said Hashian, "is that these were all good people who shouldn't have been treated that way by Tom."
Delp, the only original band member who still talks to and works with Scholz, said he's proud of the fact that he's managed to stay friends with all of his bandmates over the years.
"I've remained neutral," he said. "I think I'm the only original member who didn't sue."
Delp said he's not sure why the VH1 piece has been postponed but swears the new album will be released Oct. 22.
"Maybe they want to coincide with that," he said.
File under: Don't Look Back?
Artemis Records has posted an image of the album cover for Corporate America, and the artwork is by Boston fan Darryl Hirschler (some of you may recognize the name; he has a Boston fan site).
Here's the album cover:
Also, the lyrics to the song Corporate America were added to Artemis Records site as well (the lyrics are available in the Corporate America lyrics section of this site as well).
There's also an article at Artemis Records' site that gives us a more in-depth look at the new album and more. For the article; go to:
If you've been keeping up with Boston news lately, you know that the title track Coroprate America was leaked. It was leaked under the band name "Downer's Revenge".
It's explained at www.bandboston.com that Downer's Revenge is a Boston spinoff band which play songs written by Tom Scholz and Anthony Cosmo (Anthony being Fran Cosmo's son).
The Boston Herald reported that Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth performed in Mansfield, MA on Wed, Aug. 28. They were joined by members of Boston to perform the song "When It's Love". The members that performed were not named, but the members on stage were Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian and Fran Sheehan. Neither Tom Scholz or Brad Delp were present.
The article can be found at
There's been a lot of talk, speculations, and conspiracy theories as to whether the song "Corporate America" was officially leaked or stolen. According to one of the boston.org moderators, the song was "officially" leaked at mp3.com.
The song has even linked at Kimberley Dahme's website and she lists it as being something she worked on with a band called "Downer's Revenge" (the alias that the song is being associated with as part of the leak).
You can download Corporate America by "Downer's Revenge" at
96.9 WOUR "The Rock of Central New York" has released a 2-disc charity CD called " The Rock of Central New York, vol. III". The release, benefiting NY area Humane Societies and Operation Sunshine. The 2-disc set is packes with 36 tracks (some unreleased), including Orion the Hunter's "So You Ran".
To Order by Mail Order Only
Send a check or money order to:
Party Down Productions
PO Box 10
Yorkville, NY 13495
PRICE: $25.00 each (includes shipping and handling)
(NY State Residents Please Add 8% Tax---$2.00 per CD Set you order)
Include your name, address and how many you are ordering.
Allow 2-3 Weeks for Delivery...
Pick it Up Locally At The Following Locations:
Last Unicorn - New Hartford, Washington Mills
Well, it looks like we'll have to wait longer for the Corporate America release. According to a source at ICE Magazine (a music industry publication), the new release date is November 5/02.
Of course, that's subject to change.
According to Billboard.com, Corporate America is indeed scheduled to be released on Tues, Aug. 27/02
Info on all upcoming music releases can be found at
If you missed the original Rockline interview with Boston in Jan/99, you can catch it again. The re-broadcast of the Boston Rockline will take place on Wed. Aug. 7 at 8:30pm PT (11:30pm ET).
To find a station that will broadcast the show, check out the affiliates listing on the Rockline site at http://www.rocklineradio.com/ and a list of stations that broadcast over the internet can be found at
I didn't believe it when I first heard about this, but it seems to be true; the title track to Corporate America. Melocicrock.com has a listing for a band called "Downer's Revenge" and a download of one of "their" songs. Well, it's Boston.
First of all, I don't know how melodicrock.com got a copy of this before anybody else or why they are covering it up as another person's work. But I checked it out anyway...
A few things about the song. First, it seems that Fran is the lead singer on this track, with Kimberley and Tom on backup (can't hear Brad there so I assume he isn't on this song). Signature Boston drum triggers and organ. First for a Boston song is the "reporter montage" (clips of reporters in background).
Anyway, it's currently available for download from melodicrock.com
Lyrics are now available for this song.
This information comes from the Boston Office:
The album title will indeed be Corporate America. There is no official release date yet. There is however, a track list. It goes as follows:
I Had A Good Time
Stare Out Your Window
Turn It Off
Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
You Gave Up On Love
Livin' For You ("Live")
First of all, just so that there's no misunderstanding, the update I'm about to make is not official word and has not been confirmed by any credible source:
From what's been circulating, the title of the new Boston album will be Corporate America. The tentative release date being set for Tue. August 27/02.
When this info has been confirmed to be either true or false, it'll be updated here.
Well, the webmaster from boston.org has released the following statement:
I know that everyone is waiting for official information regarding the new album. I hope to have more to tell you shortly. There is a great deal of work going into this release and all of the events surrounding it! It's getting closer! Look for more news soon!
It's looking more likely that the info circulating has some truth to it.
If you remember an earlier bulletin, Hybrid Ice reunited to perform some shows (Hybrid Ice is the group that originally wrote and recorded Magdalene).
Some pictures are available online of their May 18th performance in Berwick, PA, courtesy of teapartybo. Click here to see them.
Info courtesy of melodicrock.com
Escape Music's Boston Tribute Album is now completed, with a release date set for early October 2002. The Tribute features a host of musicians and vocalists, including the talents of:
Terry Brock (Sign, Strangeways), Tony O'Hara (Praying Mantis), Peter Sundell (Grand Illusion), Chris Ousey (Heartland, The Distance, Virginia Wolf), Steve Overland (FM), Timothy Lewis (Departure), Sean Harris (Diamond Head), Vinny Burns (ex-Ten), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Ronni Le Tekro (TNT) with Steve Morris (Heartland) on guitars, Don Airey (Ozzy Osborne, Deep Purple and more) Hammond Organ and Keyboards, Mike Walsh guitar and Hammond Organ (Departure), Kenny Kaos (The Distance, Pokerface, Paul Laine) on guitar, Frank Baker (Heartland, Prism) on drums and Dave Hopia (The Distance) on bass.
The tribute includes many other guest musicians. It was mixed and mastered by Pete Coleman.
Official word passed on from boston.org webmaster Troy Bartlett:
"BOSTON has plans to tour this summer behind a new album that is about to come out on Artemis Records. The group, or more accurately BOSTON mastermind Tom Scholz, has spent more than two years in a basement studio working on the record. 'We believe they will be touring this summer and fall, but there's no start date yet,' APA Senior VP Troy Blakely told POLLSTAR.
The band last toured in 1997. The three-year-old Artemis Records label, co-founded by former Warner Bros. Records chief Danny Goldberg, reported plans to invest $1 million in marketing and promotion, and to initially ship at least 500,000 copies of the record."
ps. This was sent to us from the Boston Office today. Not only was there news on the album, but promotion and touring info as well! Please remember that this is Boston, and dates are never firm until they are in the past...