The Beloved Few, along with BeatleJuice (the Beatles tribute band Brad's with) were at The Palace Theater in Manchester NH on October 7th. Brad joined the Beloved Few to sing the classic Boston song, Hitch A Ride. You can hear the audio sample by going to The Beloved Few Site.

For those who are wondering just when the release from WZLX (in Boston) titled From The Vaults will be coming out, the tentative release date is Tuesday, October 17/00.

If you're wondering what this has to do with Boston, there will be a live track on the CD (Livin' For You).

Proceeds from this album will help support Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston and The Walden Woods Project; both very worthy causes.

(Thanks to Linda Eckert of VH-1 for giving me heads up on this!)

Look for Boston on VH-1. Beginning November 13th, VH-1 will countdown the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" as chosen by a panel of music journalists, critics and musicians. The show will air for an hour each night for 5 consecutive nights. Check local listings for more details.

If you missed the original Rockline broadcast last year (like I did), there's no need to fret; the Rockline program that featured Boston in January '99 will be repeated on September 13 (Wednesday) at 11:30pm EDT.

You can get more info and station listings at
http://drchuck.net/rockline/

This was where Tom first introduced the new songs Someone and Turn It Off.

For those of you interested in tribute bands, here's one for you. There is a Boston tribute band called Smokin', and they are releasing a tribute CD on Tuesday, September 12/00. What's interesting about them is that they play these songs in Bluegrass (YEE-HAW!!!). In fact, the title of the release is "A Bluegrass Tribute To Boston". The track listing is as follows:

1. More Than A Feeling
2. Peace Of Mind
3. Foreplay / Longtime
4. Smokin'
5. Don't Look Back
6. Hitch A Ride
7. We're Ready
8. Higher Power
9. Amanda
10. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
11. Rock N' Roll Band
12. A Man I'll Never Be

You can get the CD through CD NOW or Amazon.com.

(Thanks to Bob Martyn for the info!)

During this year's annual Bostock (an annual fan gathering), Tom phoned them up and during the conversation, he mentioned the album was almost complete (he has just 1 or 2 more songs to do, plus the final mastering). He's really hoping the album will be complete by the end of summer (so he can take a vacation in the fall). If I hear anything else, you'll be the first to know!

(Addendum: Added July 19/00)
This also raises the question of "Who's the new bass player?" (since David Sikes is out of the band). It is not known for certain, but sources say that, according to Brad Delp (vocalist), that the new bass player might be Antonio Cosmo; Fran Cosmo's son (Fran is also a vocalist in the group). In case you don't know, Antonio worked with Fran on the new song "Turn It Off" (which was featured on Rockline in 1999). When I know more about this, you can rest assured that you'll know right away, RIGHT HERE!

According to one source, their local radio station jock announced that the new album is due out in late August or early September. I've also heard that Brad is letting his hair grow out, so that may be a positive sign of the release coming soon. YAHOO!!!

I just found out that on May 15, 2000, Boston's "Greatest Hits" release reached platinum status. That makes all 5 albums now that have reached that status.

June 1 marks the 1st anniversary of the official launch of "Third Stage: A New World"! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have visited this site over the past year, rapidly making it one of the most popular Boston sites on the web! I truly appreciate the support for this site. Remember, it's people like YOU that keep this site running (I don't run this site just for myself!).

"There is a PARTY Monday, May 22, to celebrate the release of VH1's new movie, "It's Only Rock & Roll". It is being held at Mount Blue restaurant in Norwood, MA, and OUR guys have been invited to attend. Since it was fairly last-minute, it looks like Tom Scholz will be attending, but Brad & the others won't be able to make it.

It's expected that Tom will also be signing a guitar to be auctioned to support music education in public schools, as part of VH1's ongoing commitment to the Save The Music Foundation." The first official screening will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at the new Showcase Cinemas in Revere, MA. The film features rock's most memorable moments in the movies -- more info available at VH1.com."

A live track from BOSTON will be included on an upcoming charity album to be released by classic rock station WZLX in Boston. The BOSTON track is "Livin' For You," recorded June 2, 1995 at Kingswood Music Theatre in Toronto.

The album, titled "WZLX: From The Vaults," will benefit Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston and The Walden Woods Project. The album will feature live tracks from a number of major artists, including Don Henley, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, and others. Release is planned for September, and distribution will be limited.

Further information will be available at www.WZLX.com later this summer.

April 25th marks the birthday of the former bass player David Sikes.  Happy birthday David!

March 26th marks the birthday of the original bass player for Boston; Fran Sheehan.  Happy birthday Fran (and many more)!

This just in from the L.A. Times...Tom has just signed a deal with former Mercury Records Chairman Danny Goldberg's Artemis Records. The L.A. Times has also indicated that the album is two thirds done and hoping for a summer release, COOL!!!

March 10th marks the birthday of the one and only Tom Scholz.  Let's hope it's a great one!

January 31 marks the birthday of Curly Smith (Boston's current drummer).  Have a great birthday Curly!

November marks the birthdays of THREE Boston band members (current or former members).

11/21 Gary Pihl
11/23 Doug Huffman
11/29/51 Barry Goudreau

Boston on "Space Ghost Coast To Coast"
On Friday, November 19, at 11pm EST on the Cartoon Network, Boston will be featured on "Space Ghost Coast To Coast".  The show will feature one of the characters flying the Boston spaceship while "Cool The Engines" plays.  Also, word has it that during the 60 seconds of credits, a Boston song clip will play.  COOL!

David Sikes (bass/vocals) is OUT of the band.  I will not go into any detail, but Tom Scholz's lawyers have asked David to leave the band (to find out more about David, just check out the Bio section).

Not much new with Boston.  Tom is still in the studio working on new material.  Great news for Brad Delp fans...Brad is doing some more work with Tom!  No news yet on when the album will be released.  Let's hope it's REAL soon!

Wednesday, September 3rd marks Fran Cosmo's birthday. Let's hope it's a fun and safe one!

Brad called the gang at Bostock '99.  He informed them that Tom IS working on the album, but he's delayed while his roof is being worked on.  There is also a GREAT possibility that Brad will work on some more songs for the album.  As far as touring, there's hope for one next summer, only if the new album is out by then (as we ALL hope it will be out WAY before then).

Tom is currently in the studio working on a new album.  When will it be out?  It was supposed to be out by last Christmas, but production was behind. According to Tom Scholz, it will be out before the new millennium.  Now whether that means year 2000, or the real milleneum, which is 2001, only time will tell.  Two songs are already finished, and were featured on the Rockline interview.  Someone, which features Brad Delp, and Turn It Off, a different style from Boston, featuring Fran Cosmo.