2002 News Archive
Boston Sponsors Benefit Show
Monday, December 30, 2002

Tom Scholz and Boston have signed a very generous sponsorship for a Beatle Juice benefit concert taking place January 11th

The show, which benefits the Children's Education and Prevention Programs at Sexual Assault Support Services, is presented by Ocean Boulevard Productions, and is being held at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Tickets are $22.

8 VIP seats are up for grabs until midnight of Dec. 31st. For more info or to bid on a seat or two, go to the following post at the Boston Board:

Live Boston Tracks Available
Friday, December 20, 2002

The live tracks from Boston's performance on WHJY on Dec. 6 are available for download from WHJY's website.

Go to http://www.whjy.com/a_v.html

Another Boston Radio Appearance
Thursday, December 12, 2002

Boston will be guests on the Bob and Tom Radio Show on Friday, December 13th at 10am EST.

To find an affiliate station that broadcasts this show, go to:

Bostonized Track Benefit
Thursday, December 05, 2002

On Sunday, December 08, The Cardington-Lincoln Athletic Booster's Benefit Auction will take place at the Cardington-Lincoln High School in Cardington, Ohio.

Some Boston items have been donated; a CD autographed by the band and autographed photos (taken by band photographer Ron Pownall) of the band. Boston has made a $500 donation towards "buy a hurdle".

More info can be found at:

Boston Helps "Save the Music"
Thursday, December 05, 2002

VH1 is holding an auction for the Save the Music Foundation. The band has donated a Gibson guitar, Coporate America CD and a poster (all signed by Tom)

For info on the auction, go to:

To bid on these items (all in one lot):

Boston Face to Face
Wednesday, November 27, 2002

On Friday, December 6th at noon, 94 HJY in Providence will present Boston In the Studio and Face to Face.

According to the homepage of WHJY, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp and Boston will play live and electric on 94 HJY.

If you live in the Providence area, you can try to win a shot at seeing them perform at the station live. Go to http://www.whjy.com/boston.html for details. If you can't make it, or live outside the area, you can listen to it live over the net. Just go to their site and follow the instructions to listen.

Corporate America #42 on Billboard Charts
Wednesday, November 13, 2002

According to Artemis Records, Corporate America has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

You can check the status of the album by going to:

Corporate America Finally Here
Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Well, today's the day. November 5th, 2002, and that can mean only one thing; the new Boston album has finally arrived! Make sure to pick up your copy today!

You can get it in your local music store, most department stores, or online from vendors such as cdnow.com and amazon.com

Tom Scholz on Off The Record
Friday, November 01, 2002

On Sunday, November 3rd, Off The Record with Joe Benson will feature the music of Boston, and Joe's recent conversation with group leader Tom Scholz.


Corporate America Lunch Party
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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!

Boston.org Bulletin Board Shut Down
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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:

Tom Scholz Sets the Record Straight
Saturday, October 19, 2002

In a surprise letter sent to boston.org, Tom Scholz separates myth and fact; who recorded what in the early days, and more.


Corporate America Release Just Days Away
Wednesday, October 16, 2002

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:


"I Had a Good Time" Getting Airplay
Wednesday, October 16, 2002

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.

Boston Appearance on Rockline Postponed
Wednesday, October 16, 2002

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.

Boston on Rockline
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Boston is apparently scheduled to appear on Rockline on Web. Nov. 6/02 (1 day after the expected Nov. 5 release of Corporate America). More info should be available soon.
Corporate America Press Info
Thursday, September 19, 2002

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:

Inside page
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
3.Corporate America
4.With You
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...
*Snipe campaign

*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

*Grassroots campaign
*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


*Advance Music

Catalog #751142-2
Street Date November 5th
File Under Rock
List price 17.98

Article on Boston in Boston Herald
Monday, September 16, 2002

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?

Corporate America Album Cover Revealed
Thursday, September 12, 2002

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:

Corporate America Tour
Thursday, September 12, 2002
According to an article at Artemis Records' site, there is a spring 2003 tour in the works.
Downer's Revenge Explained
Thursday, September 05, 2002

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).

Corporate America Release Date
Thursday, September 05, 2002
According to the official Boston site (www.bandboston.com), the album Corporate America will be released on October 22nd.
Boston Members on Stage
Thursday, August 29, 2002

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

Corporate America Song Leak Update
Thursday, August 29, 2002

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

Corporate America CD Leak
Sunday, August 25, 2002
Recently, there's been talk by some that there was an "advanced" copy of Corporate America floating around. From sources close to the band, there are no advanced copies and the album was, in fact, leaked by someone.
New Official Boston Website
Friday, August 16, 2002
Artemis Records has launched a Boston website. It can be found at http://www.bandboston.com
Orion the Hunter Song on Charity CD
Wednesday, August 14, 2002

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

Corporate America Release Date (Revised)
Wednesday, August 07, 2002

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.

Corporate America Release Date
Tuesday, August 06, 2002

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

Boston on Rockline
Friday, August 02, 2002

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

Sneak Preview: Corporate America
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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.

Boston Photo Shoot
Thursday, July 25, 2002
Boston headed out into a field in MA to do a photo shoot. It was shot by Ron Pownall (who's been the band photographer for many years).
Boston on VH1 (Update)
Friday, July 19, 2002
According to the Boston office, the Boston Behind the Music has been cancelled :(
Official Album Update
Thursday, July 18, 2002

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
Corporate America
With You
Turn It Off
Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
You Gave Up On Love
Livin' For You ("Live")

Boston on VH1 (Update)
Wednesday, July 17, 2002

It looks like VH1 has scheduled the Boston Behind the Music episode for Tue. July 23 @ 10pm. Hopefully they won't change the scheduling for this show again.

Boston on VH1 (Update)
Sunday, July 14, 2002
It looks like the broadcast of the Boston "Behind the Music" is being rescheduled to coincide with the release of the new album (whenever that will be).
Boston on VH1 (Update)
Thursday, July 11, 2002
The airing of Boston Behind the Music for July 23 has been cancelled. It is not known at this time when it will be rescheduled for. More updates to follow.
Boston on VH1: Behind the Music
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
On July 23 at 8:00pm, VH1 will be broadcasting a Boston version of "Behind the Music". I don't have any other details than that. I don't know when it will be aired in Canada (on MuchMoreMusic), but details will be released when it becomes available.
Possible Album Update (NOT CONFIRMED)
Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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.

Album Update #2
Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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.

Hybrid Ice Reunion Pics
Thursday, June 20, 2002

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.

Happy Birthday Brad
Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Wednesday, June 12 marks the 51st birthday of Boston vocalist Brad Delp. Happy Birthday Brad!
Boston Tribute Album
Thursday, May 23, 2002

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.

Boston Album/Tour Info
Wednesday, May 01, 2002

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...

Happy Birthday David
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Thursday, April 25th marks the birthday of former Boston bass player David Sikes. Happy birthday David!
New Boston Compilation Album
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

On Tuesday, April 16th, there was another Boston album released. Not the album we expected. This was a compilation album.

It's called More Than a Feeling. If you're familiar with the Rock and Roll Band compilation that was relased 4 years ago, you'll recognize the band picture on the cover; it's the exact same one. That's not the only similarity; not some, but all the songs listed are the same as the Rock and Roll Band disc. Even more so, they are in the exact same order. It's already featured at CDNOW.com, amazon.com and other online retailers selling for around $8.00.

Album Update
Monday, April 08, 2002

A member of the Boston Bulletin Board spoke to Brad Delp recently and this person asked Brad about the album. Here's what Brad told them:

*The album is in the final stages of mixing (no info regarding title, release date, etc)
*They still don't have a drummer to tour with (there goes my theory on Anthony Citrinite)
*All decisions rest on Tom's lap
*Brad will be raring to go when it's time to tour

thirdstage.ca Relaunched
Monday, April 08, 2002

If you've been here before, you probably noticed that things look a little different (actually, things look a lot different). Not only did I get it done on time, but it's up 1 week ahead of schedule (I set the relaunch date for Apr. 15)!

I've completely redesigned this site from scratch. I wanted to make this site more pleasing to the eye, faster to download, more comprehensible, as well as make it easier to get the information you want (like putting the Headlines and the On This Day info on nearly every page).

If you have any comments or suggestions, you can email me.

Hybrid Ice to Reunite
Saturday, March 30, 2002

This info is from the HybridIceFans list:

It has been four years since the name Hybrid Ice has appeared on a marquis. And over a decade since some of the former members have appeared on stage. Now, the original members of the Hybrid Ice who recorded the self-titled debut and "No Rules" albums have gotten back together to give their fans what they have been asking for, for many years...more live performances.

The lineup includes Rick Klinger, Rusty Foulke, Jeff Willoughby, Bob Richardson, Chris Alburger and we are very pleased to announce that Bernie Garzio (who joined the band in 1996) has agreed to be part of the Hybrid Ice Reunion as well.

The Danville PA based band achieved Top 5 regional chart status with the song "Magdelene," shortly after it's release in 1982. A second album "No Rules" was released in 1988. In 1994, the rock group "Boston" re-recorded the song "Magdelene" and propelled it to international status selling in excess of one million copies. The band continued to perform with various personnel changes until July 1998. In June 2000 a British record label, Escape, released the group's first album on CD. The band also released their own Limited Edition CD of the same album weeks later. Rumors of a reunion started to surface at that time. But personal scheduling conflicts quashed the possibility of a reunion then.

Rehearsals for this year's reunion began several weeks ago and all involved have reported things are going very well. One group member told us,"The spark is back and everything feels good. It's great to be working with these guys again."

Some venue locations have been booked with the determinant factors being geographic location to be able cover a sampling of the area they once performed. And by size of the venue itself to be able to accommodate as many fans as possible in each location. As of this writing, the following shows have been CONFIRMED:

Saturday, May 18 - Pepper's Lounge at the Briar Creek Sports Complex, Berwick PA
Saturday, May 25 - Thunderdome, Baltimore MD
Saturday, June 1 - Shakey's, Hershey PA
Saturday, June 8 - TJ's Clubhouse, Lock Haven PA
Saturday, July 13 - Washie's, Danville PA

Happy Birthday Tom
Saturday, March 09, 2002
March 10th marks Tom Scholz's 55th birthday. Happy birthday Tom and many happy returns!
Escape Music Working on Boston Tribute Album
Thursday, February 14, 2002
I got this from the Boston discussion list the other day. At the Escape Music website, there is mention of a Boston tribute album being worked on.
Alliance Releasing New Album
Thursday, February 14, 2002

If you go to Escape Music's website, at the bottom of the page, you can see that Alliance (a band Gary Pihl's involved in) is working another album that should be out late summer. So far, there's no word at Robert Berry's website, but I'll post more info when it becomes available.

Boston Added to Artemis Records Website
Thursday, January 31, 2002

Boston signed to Artemis Records on March 6, 2000 and they've finally been listed under the artists at Artemis Records website. They didn't put anything new there. Here's what they put under the Boston section:

March 6, 2000, New York -- Artemis Records has just signed a recording deal with Boston, the legendary rock group behind one of the fastest and best-selling debut albums in history. This announcement was made today by Danny Goldberg, President and CEO, Artemis Records/Sheridan Square Entertainment.

The new album, currently untitled, will feature original members Tom Scholz and Brad Delp and is described by Mr. Scholz as "...a marriage of alternative influence with unmistakable, classic Boston style."

Said Mr. Goldberg upon the announcement: "Signing Boston is a milestone for our label. Words cannot express how excited we are by Tom's new music."

Commented Mr. Scholz upon the announcement: "This is the most excited I've been since Irving Azoff got himself into a lawsuit with CBS by deciding to release Third Stage in 1986."

Happy Birthday Curly
Thursday, January 31, 2002

January 31st marks the birthday of Boston drummer (former drummer now I guess) Curly Smith. Happy Birthday Curly!

New Members of Boston (Another Update)
Friday, January 04, 2002

I got in contact with Kimberley Dahme's personal assistant, and it appears that Kimberley has done some work on Boston's new album.

This raises the question as to whether or not she's part of the band. Unfortunatelly Kimberley's assistant was unable to give me an answer to that question as of yet (so speculate whatever you so desire!). Personally, I really hope she's in the band :) So, there is that possibility that she could be among those in the lineup listed in one of the Jan.01 posts in this page.

Make sure to visit her website at http://www.kimberleydahme.com

Beatle Juice
Friday, January 04, 2002

Just a reminder that Beatle Juice will be performing a benefit show on January 12th in Portsmouth, NH supporting the Sexual Assault Support Services.

Beatle Juice is also the cover story in the Jan. 03 issue of Showcase magazine. You can see the article at Foster's Online.

Star Spangled Banner Controversy (part 2)
Friday, January 04, 2002

If you read the previous post regarding the controversy over the performance at the Fiesta Bowl, you'll know what I'm talking about. It seems that someone at ESPN decided to jump on the bandwagon and wrote an editorial regarding it. It wasn't very pleasant either...

The article is at

Notice that his email address is at the bottom of the page; if you feel like giving your $0.02 on the article. Just in case you want that email address right away, it's This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kimberley Dahme Info
Friday, January 04, 2002

I got a surprise when I checked my email; a message from Kimberley Dahme. Here is what she wrote:

I'm honored to say I'm singing backup on the new Boston album (which is such a great album I must say! Tom Scholz is a generous and a great person) and I'm thrilled to have had the chance to play the National Anthem with them Jan. 1st, 2002. As it is now, if that was all I ever have the chance to do with them,,, my dreams have come true. But we'll have to wait and see....

New Members of Boston (Update)
Wednesday, January 02, 2002

I found out today through official channels that the drummer at the Fiesta Bowl was Anthony Citrinite. And I looked around at Kimberley Dahme's website and by the looks of it, she was only in for the Fiesta Bowl performance (in other words, a one time gig). Since she has at least one other gig booked elsewhere this month (according to her website).

That would mean that Antonio Cosmo is probably the permanent bass player in the band, but just filled in on guitar for the New Year's gig (this is just my speculation and not official info). Of course, that would probably mean that the tentative lineup of the band is (and this is just my speculation):

Tom Scholz
Brad Delp (vocals/guitar)
Fran Cosmo (vocals/guitar)
Anthony Cosmo (bass)
Gary Pihl (guitar)
Anthony Citrinite (drums)

National Anthem Sparks Controversy
Wednesday, January 02, 2002

It seems that Boston's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner has caused quite a stir. It seems that there are some people who are outraged by the rendition of the national anthem, calling it a "disgrace" and an "outrage". After the anthem, there was an outpour of anger on the Fiesta Bowl message board (the posts have since been removed, however, new posts have emerged).

According to officials for the Fiesta Bowl, phones have been ringing off the hook with an outpour of complaints, but they stand by their decision to have Boston perform the anthem stating they have "done things just a little bit different than other bowl games"
(source: Phoenix360.com)

**Note: Check the post from Jan. 04 regarding an editorial on the controverial performance.

Boston Performed @ Fiesta Bowl
Tuesday, January 01, 2002

The world watched today as Boston performed the Star Spangled Banner live at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta bowl aired live at 4:30pm EST on ABC (and also TSN in Canada).

If you missed the performance, don't worry. You can see the performance 24/7 in the Screening Room. You can also see some screen shots in the Pics section.

New Members of Boston
Tuesday, January 01, 2002

If you saw the performance @ The Fiesta Bowl, you may have noticed that there were 7 people performing on stage. One of them (playing guitar) was Antonio Cosmo (Fran's son).

There's also a new drummer (I don't know what happened to Curly), and there was a female bass player. By the looks of things, the bass player was Kimberley Dahme. I don't know if she's in the band permamently or just filled in for the one show, but I'll post more information as it becomes available to me.


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