2001 News Archive
(Another) Fiesta Bowl Update
Thursday, December 20, 2001

It looks like the band is getting ready for the Fiesta Bowl. Even though they're performing the instrumental version of Star Spangled Banner, the entire band is involved with it (which means Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo are participating despite the fact that they won't be singing).

The whole band has spent the last few days rehearsing, and will continue to do so until the event (they'll even be having a dress rehearsal, from what I hear).

 
Fiesta Bowl Update
Friday, December 07, 2001

It looks like the pre-game ceremonies are set for 2:20pm MST (with the kickoff @ 2:50pm).

 
Boston @ The Fiesta Bowl
Thursday, December 06, 2001

What'cha doin' New Years Day (besides recovering from New Year's Eve!)? You better make yourself prepared to catch the Fiesta Bowl. Why? Because Boston will be playing the Star Spangled Banner LIVE! This'll be Boston's first live television appearance (that I know of). As for the time, I've seen 3 different times (8pm MST; 3pm MST; 2:30pm MST). I'll keep looking for more details, and when I find them, you can be sure to find them right here!

The official Fiesta Bowl website is available at:
http://www.tostitosfiestabowl.com

 
Happy Birthday Barry
Thursday, November 29, 2001

Thursday, November 29th marks the birthday of former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Happy birthday Barry!

 
Beatle Juice Benefit Show
Saturday, November 24, 2001

Have any plans for January 12, 2002? You may want to keep your calendar open for this...

BeatleJuice brings their amazing re-creation of all of your favorite Beatles songs to The Music Hall for one special evening. A rare seacoast appearance by these amazing musicians benefits the Sexual Assault Support Service's Children's Education and Prevention Programs.

Led by multi-platinum award winning singer Brad Delp of the band BOSTON, this all star lineup is sure to get your heads bobbing and feet tapping in this special all ages show. It's all Beatles music, all night. Close your eyes and you'll swear that it's The Fab Four on stage!

Tickets are now on sale, but this show's expected to sell out quickly. It all happens Saturday, January 12, 2002 @ 8:00pm.

To order tickets online:
http://www.themusichall.org/schedule/detail.cfm?EventID=974
or Call The Music Hall Box Office at: (603) 436-2400

 
Happy Birthday Gary
Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Wednesday, November 21st marks the birthday of Boston guitarist Gary Pihl. Happy birthday Gary!

 
Boston Tribute Album
Tuesday, November 13, 2001

(from MelodicRock.com)

Escape Music is currently working on the Boston Tribute Album. Featuring a host of vocal talents including: Terry Brock (Sign, Strangeways) Tony O' Hara (Praying Mantis), Peter Sundell (Grand Illusion), Chris Ousey (Heartland, The Distance, Virginia Wolf), Darcy Deutsch (Prism, Pokerface) & Steve Overland (FM).

Also with Steve Morris (Heartland) on guitar, Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Mike Walsh guitar and Hammond Organ (Departure) Don Airey on keyboard and Kenny Kaos on guitar, Frank Baker on drums and Dave Hopia on bass. Including many other guest musicians. The album will be ready early next year.

 
Album Update
Sunday, November 11, 2001

(Thanks to Pattie Murphy on the boston list for this)

Boston mailing list member Pattie Murphy sent along an email to the list after talking to Brad after a Beatlejuice show. There is some good news regarding the album. Apparently, Brad said things were moving along and hopefully the album will be ready to go by end of this year or the beginning of the new year.

 
RTZ Appears on Benefit CD
Wednesday, September 19, 2001

MTM; the label that RTZ's Lost album was released on, is putting together a 2-disc compilation CD with the proceeds going to those affected by last week's disaster. RTZ appears on the second disc. As of this time, I do not know when this will be released or where it'll be available.

Here's the track listing:

CD 1
1. BAD HABIT - Forever
2. DARE - Still In Love With You
3. METROPOLIS - The Power Of The Night
4. KHARMA - Wings Of History
5. RADIOACTIVE - Haunt Me Tonight
6. THINK OUT LOUD - Invisible Man
7. AXE - Love Changes Everything
8. JOE LYNN TURNER - Can't Face Another Night
9. DAVID CARL BAND - Arms Of Love
10. PUBLIC DOMAIN - Child In My Heart
11. HARLAN CAGE - As You Are
12. SUNSHINE JIVE - Under Summer Skies
13. RANSOM - Can You Fall In Love Again
14. CITA - Two Hearts
15. 101 SOUTH - Boat Out On The Water

CD 2
1. SNAKES & PARADISE - Trail Back Home
2. BRIAN MC DONALD - The Hope One Child Can Bring
3. VON GROOVE - The Damage Is Done
4. FERGIE FREDERIKSEN - The Truth Is Good Enough
5. VELOCITY - Janine
6. FIORE - Corner Of My Mind
7. RTZ - Turn This Love Around
8. JADED HEART - Champion
9. JIMMY LAWRENCE - Test Of Time
10. MICHAEL MORALES - No Way Out
11. HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - Nearly Orgasmic
12. DOUG HOWARD - Hold Up The Sky
13. ELEMENTS OF FRICTION - King Of Fools
14. DANGER DANGER - She's Gone
15. CIRCLE OF PAIN - Imagine

 
Boston Helps Victims
Thursday, September 13, 2001

(Update from Boston.org discussion list)

The band BOSTON has announced that they are donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Along with the check, the following note is being sent:

Enclosed is a $10,000 donation from the band BOSTON and the DTS Charitable Foundation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and friends in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, along with our sincere thanks to your people for helping when and where it's most needed.

Respectfully, Tom Scholz

The Boston.org will be donating $200.00 to the American Red Cross Diseaster Relief Fund. Below is a partial list of organizations that is helping the victims to date. We will be dealing with this tragedy for a 'Long Time'. Please do consider donating blood or money over the course of time, either locally or nationally. Blood will always be needed.

As taken from the CNN.com Homepage:
Emergency response/relief efforts: . The American Red Cross is in need of blood to replenish the nation's supply. Call 1-800-HELP-NOW to schedule an appointment near where you live.

Donations to:
American National Red Cross
430 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

The New York Blood Center has also announced a blood emergency for the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Visit http://www.nybloodcenter.org for more information on how to help. . For more information on helping victims of the U.S. attacks, visit Helping.org: http://helping.org/promos/cs_wtc.adp

 
Boston Webring Update
Monday, September 10, 2001

If you run a Boston fan site, you may be familiar with the Rock Band Boston Webring. For the last 5 years, the ring's been run by Jody Wager. That's changed as of today.

Over the last couple of months, we've exchanged emails and she told me she wanted to find someone else to take it over. I gladly volunteered to assume responsibility for it. I am now the ringmaster for The Rock Band Boston Webring.

If you have a Boston site that is in the webring, you'll need to get the latest html code to insert. I have relinked to my webring page and I've redesigned the interface (mostly cosmetic changes). There are 2 different interfaces to choose from (they are similar except one uses a regular image, while the other uses Flash animation (nothing too extravagant). To pick thich one you want, go to the webring page.

If you have any questions regarding the webring, please email me (just click on Contact Me).

 
Boston on Space Ghost
Wednesday, September 05, 2001

(Thanks to Bob Shields for the info)

For those who missed the original broadcast of Space Ghost Coast to Coast where Boston was featured, you have another chance to see it. The Cartoon Network will be rebroadcasting that episode on Sep. 27 @ 11:30EDT. The episode is called Curling Flower Space, and it originally aired Nov. 19/99. If you get the Cartoon Network, be sure not to miss it!

For more details regarding Space Ghost, visit the Cartoon Network's Space Ghost page.

 
Happy Birthday Fran
Monday, September 03, 2001

Birthday wishes go out to Boston vocalist Fran Cosmo. Have a fun & safe day Fran!

 
WZLX: From The Vaults Update
Monday, August 20, 2001

The WZLX: From The Vaults CD has been officially closed out. Here's the following statement released:

"The project has now been officially closed out, although people can still order the CD through newbury.com as Newbury Comics sells off its remaining stock."

"The reported net profit was a bit over $25,000 and was split between The Walden Woods Project and Franciscan Children's Hospital."

"Thanks to all who bought a copy!"

For those who don't know what this CD is about, it was released late last year. It features live tracks from quite a few artists, one of the tracks is a live version of Boston's Livin' For You.

 
25 Years of Boston
Thursday, August 09, 2001

On August 9, 1976, one of the greatest albums of ALL TIME was released. It was simply titled Boston. It was the album that started it all for Boston. 25 Years later, it still remains as one of the best selling debut albums in music history. Many of the songs on this album remain a staple to rock radio stations.

 
The Monks To Reunite
Friday, July 06, 2001

July 27th, The Monks will reunite to perform for a special benefit. What do The Monks have to do with Boston? Brad Delp was their lead singer. This band played nearly every weekend between 1965-69 in clubs, colleges and high schools in the New England Area.

The performance takes place at The Danversport yacht Club in Danvers, MA from 7pm-midnight. Proceeds support the Danvers group, "The Friends of Folly Hill-dedicated to land preservation in Danvers, MA.".

Also performing will be Wilder Road and Gary Santarella; who'll be doing an acoustical set. If you'd like more information or to get your hands on advance tickets, call Steve Prodanus at (978) 774-2386 or Flo Sagarino at (978) 774-7097.

 
VH1 Reports On The Album
Monday, June 18, 2001

VH1 has posted an article on Boston. There's nothing there that hasn't been said before, but this is another example of how Boston is getting heavy promotion.

To view the article, go to: http://www.vh1.com/thewire/content/news/1444547.jhtml

 
A New Cosmo Is Born
Tuesday, June 12, 2001

(Thanks Becky!)

I just found out that Mr. and Mrs. Cosmo became proud parents to baby girl Giannah, who was born on June 9. All are home and doing well. Congrats to the Cosmo family for bringing another Boston fan to the world :)

 
Boston Featured at ClassicRockDaily.com
Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Between June 13 to 26, classicrockdaily.com their feature artist is, yup you guessed it, Boston! They feature a classic rock band every week and have a contest where if you have the correct answer to their quiz, you''ll be entered in a draw to win prizes. For Boston, the entire Boston CD catalog is up for grabs (Boston, Don't Look Back, Third Stage, Walk On, and Greatest Hits), plus 4 other winners will receive a copy of Greatest Hits.

The link is http://rockdaily.com/rd_musicquiz/1,1515,WGRF,00.html

The contest is open to US residents only. Good luck.

 
Happy Birthday Brad
Monday, June 11, 2001

June 12 marks the birthday of Boston vocalist Brad Delp. He turns the big 5-0 today. Happy birthday Brad and many more!

 
Album Almost Done
Saturday, June 09, 2001

The June 8 Jam! Showbiz article talks with Artemis Records CEO Danny Goldberg (as youy may or may not know, Artemis is Boston's new record label). While there's not a whole lot of insight into the album, there are a couple of points Goldberg made:

"They are about three-quarters of the way done. We have six mixes in house, four more to go. The other four songs, the rough tracks are done,"

"I don't want to jinx it by saying when it is going to come out. But it is awfully close to being finished."

To read the entire article, just go here.

 
Third Stage: A New World Turns 2!
Friday, June 01, 2001

June 1, 2001 marks the 2nd anniversary of the official launch of Third Stage: A New World. This site has reached just under 30,000 hits within that time and has seen 3 different domains and many changes/additions.

I want to thank everybody who's supported me and this site, thanks to those who've passed on Boston tidbits (especially Becky Asbury, who has passed on more than a few!).

A special thanks goes to all past and present members of Boston. Without you, there would be no Boston, and this site wouldn't be here

 
Boston Getting Promoted
Tuesday, May 29, 2001

It seems that as of late, there is more awareness of the fact that Boston is working on another album. From what I'm hearing, more radio stations are making mention of the new album. There was also a blurb at melodicrock.com, but if you read the posting above this one, you'll see it's been...changed.

Let's hope that Boston will get lots of promotion for this album (whenever Tom gets it done).

 
Boston.org Gets Slammed
Tuesday, May 29, 2001

I paid a visit to melodicrock.com and was surprised to see that the blurb they had about the new Boston songs was replaced with the following statement regarding boston.org (posted under the May 19 section):

NOT A BOSTON UPDATE!:
Thanks go to the few tired and frustrated Boston fans that e-mailed me with news that the 2 preview tracks have been on the Boston site since mid last year. No thanks go to the Boston webmasters who are misleading fans and non-regular visitors to the site with the news page carrying the May 2001 date. I have attempted to contact the band and management to no avail. The tone of all the Boston e-mails sent to me were the same - very frustrated and despondent.

As of May 30th, boston.org posted a note clarifying the fact the songs are the same version played on Rockline.

 
New Songs
Tuesday, May 08, 2001

Boston.org has released better quality versions of Someone and Turn It Off. They're both from the Rockline interview (Recorded January 13, 1999), so you won't hear anything different production-wise, but they're better than the 24Kbps 11KHz versions originally available (the new mp3 files are 128Kbps, 44.1KHz).

To download them, go to the boston.org What's New section.

 
Happy Birthday David
Wednesday, April 25, 2001

I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to former Boston bass player David Sikes. Hope you're celebrating safely :)

 
Album Update
Tuesday, April 17, 2001

This was submitted to the Boston listserv by Paul Falce:

Yesterday in Boston on WZLX. Brad Delp said that the new album and a tour should be ready for the fall. The New album is still unnamed and that some of the songs are written by Fran Cosmo. And That he and Fran would be singing lead on the new album.

Let's hope this is true (that would mean that we'd get the album this year).

 
Album Update
Monday, April 09, 2001

(thanks Becky!)

If anyone out there was wondering if Tom and the band were still working on the album, the answer is YES!

In fact, Tom's been working through the weekends and having many sleepless nights trying to finish the album.

It is unknown as to the album title, song listings, or even when it'll be released, but he's still working hard on getting it done.

Tom very much appreciates all the fans, and knows how patiently everyone is waiting.

 
Happy Birthday Fran
Sunday, March 25, 2001

March 26th marks the 52nd birthday of Boston's original bass player Fran Sheehan. Hope Fran will be PARTYing on this day!

 
Happy Birthday Tom
Saturday, March 10, 2001

March 10/01 marks Tom Scholz's 54th birthday. Happy birthday Tom, I hope you enjoy your day!

 
Curly Goes Solo
Monday, February 26, 2001

No, Curly Smith did NOT leave the band, he is releasing his first SOLO album. It's titled Cool Blue Cosmic Gem. It'll be released Tuesday, Feb. 27/01. You can get more info (and an interview with Curly) at http://www.csmrecords.com

 
Winning Combination
Monday, February 26, 2001

Something I stumbled upon at CDNOW; a CD with 5 songs by Asia and 5 songs by, you guessed it, BOSTON! The CD is titled Winning Combination. The expected release date is Tues. Feb. 27/01. Here is the track listing:

1. Heat Of The Moment - Asia
2. Countdown To Zero - Asia
3. Without You - Asia
4. The Heat Goes On - Asia
5. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
6. We're Ready - Boston
7. I Need Your Love - Boston
8. Livin' For You - Boston
9. Amanda - Boston
10. We Can Make It - Boston

You can buy it by clicking HERE. By the way, it's only $5.97 at CDNOW!

 
Happy Birthday Curly
Wednesday, January 31, 2001

January 31 marks the birthday of current Boston drummer Curly Smith. Happy birthday Curly!

 
GuitarOne
Sunday, January 14, 2001

(Thanks to Joe Screnock)

The March 2001 edition of GuitarOne magazine mentioned Boston in their article Where Are They Now?. Here's what they had to say:

"Boston's notorious perfectionist Tom Scholz has historically had a hard time squeezing songs and albums past his own Quality Control department. At last check, our favorite MIT grad was holed up in his Boston studio with guitarists Gary Pihl and David Sikes working on a new album."

Well, they got that about 1/2 right. Boston is in the studio, but David Sikes isn't in the band (hasn't been for quite a while). Also, David Sikes was the bass player, NOT guitarist.

 
Just a Note
Sunday, January 14, 2001

I just wanted to address something that I've been asked quite frequently lately, "When will Boston be touring?". As of now, it is unknown, but I think once the album is out, there will very likely be a tour to promote it (if it's out this year, it would also mark the 25th aniversary of Boston).

 


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