2006 News Archive
New Antonio Cosmo Project
Thursday, December 21, 2006

Former Boston guitarist Antonio (aka Anthony) Cosmo is keeping busy these days. Not only did he recently release an album with his father Fran and their band Cosmo, but he's involved in another project.

Antonio is now involved in a new project called Mercy Grail, working with Kevin Soffera (Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Three Doors Down). While there's very little information on this new project, you can keep up to date on this project by visiting the Mercy Grail Myspace page.

Source: myspace.com/mercygrail

Does Boston Plan to Tour in 2007?
Friday, December 15, 2006

During the Christmas at the Palace Theatre, which aired on WZID 95.7, Kimberley Dahme and Brad Delp performed. After Brad performed Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime and John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War is Over), Brad was asked if Boston plans to tour in 2007.

Here's a transcript of what Brad said:

Host: ...before we let you leave the stage, Brad Delp, we need to know, we need to know, is Boston coming back for another tour anytime soon? Your fans wanna know, I'm sure.

Brad: I heard rumors to that effect -- we played not too long ago at Symphony Hall for Doug Flutie's retirement party, and the gig went so well, Tom was very pleased, and so actually -- tell a secret, we have rehearsal this Saturday. Looks like we may be going out this summer folks, so that means Beatlejuice takes a small hiatus, but I'm so lucky that I get to do things that I love -- you know i love -- obviously singing the Beatle songs and the fact that after all these years people still wanna come out and see Boston, that means a lot to us.

Host: 30 years, isn't it, Brad?

Brad: Yes it is 30, but my hair -- it used to be not grey, I think when we started.

Host: You used to have that fro that we just follow you around on stage, right?

Brad: That was the other guy -- well actually I had one too, but that was, yeah, that was Sibby. So I guess the short answer to your question would be yes.

Well, Brad said it, I guess we'll have to hold him to it!

By the way, if you missed the show, you can hear the Brad and Kimberley performances in the audio section. It features Kimberley and Brad singing two songs each, plus guest performances.

Uncle Joe's Rockin' Xmas Show 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Uncle" Joe Benson, who produces the popular radio show Off the Record, will be producing a three-hour special called Uncle Joe's Rockin' Christmas Show 2006. The show will feature music, interviews and greetings from many artists, including Tom Scholz and Brad Delp from Boston and the band's rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

This show, which is not part of the Off the Record program, will air on many stations between December 24-25. For information on stations and airtimes, as well as a rundown of the artists appearing, you can go to unclejoe.com. This show will not only air in the US, but on a number of Canadian radio stations as well. If you have Star Choice satellite TV, you can tune into Q107 Toronto on channel 864 or CIRK 97.3 Edmonton on channel 853. You can also listen to streaming audio from a variety of stations. Of course, if you have one of the listed stations in your local area, you can also listen to it the old fashioned way -- with a radio!

Source: unclejoe.com

thirdstage.ca Redesigned
Sunday, December 03, 2006

If you visit this site regularly, you may have noticed that the look of this site has changed somewhat.

While it isn't a drastic change, there have been some design changes made, most notably:

- Improved navigation, which not only looks better, but allows you access to certain content quicker (ie, lyrics)

- New table layout with rounded corners

- More graphics employed, specifically with news. All news posts have an icon which will show what type of news post it is (ie, a post with an icon of Barry Goudreau will indicate that it's a Barry related post)

I've been working on this redesign since October and have spent countless hours tweaking, not to mention converting content to work with the new design. I'm already trying to come up with ideas for a more improved look. I'm currently working on getting more content completed as well, like the entries in the Related Artists section as well as rewriting bios.

Hope you like the new look!

Barry Goudreau Magazine Ad
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

If you read Vintage Guitar Magazine, this might interest you.

The next two upcoming issues of Vintage Guitar Magazine will feature a print ad featuring former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. The is for Songworks Systems and Products, which produces the Little Lanilei amp, which Barry uses and endorses.

Here is the ad:

Boston Performance at Doug Flutie Tribute (Press Release)
Saturday, October 28, 2006


2006 Red, White & Blue Award Concert, Sponsored by American Express and Delta Air Lines, to Benefit Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

BOSTON (October 17, 2006) – American Express, Delta Air Lines and the city of Boston today named renowned athlete and philanthropist, Doug Flutie, the 2006 recipient of the Red, White & Blue Award for his unyielding support of the Boston community. The prestigious award, given to Bruce Springsteen and Oscar Robertson in past years, will be presented to Doug Flutie at a benefit concert featuring Keith Lockhart, the legendary band Boston and many other special guests.

The Award concert will also serve as a retirement celebration for Flutie and will take place at Symphony Hall on November 13th, which has been designated "Doug Flutie Day" by the city of Boston. Concert tickets go on sale today, with proceeds going to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism to help the Foundation further improve the lives of those touched by autism.

Boston, who have not performed on stage for two years feel honored to join this important event. Boston founder and guitarist Tom Scholz says, "At a time when so many people in the spotlight are a glaring disappointment, Doug Flutie is a breath of fresh air, and a reminder that that there are still real heroes in the world you can look up to."

The band Boston, are celebrating 30 years since the release of their first album with the release of their record breaking, 1976 first album that sold 17 million copies Boston and their second album, Don’t Look Back, which has be re-mastered by Tom Scholz. The Sony/Legacy BMG CDs have been repackaged in a limited edition collector’s CD with beautiful full color art and photography and new liner notes by Rolling Stone writer David Wild.

BOSTON was a full-blown once-in-a-lifetime event, in the right place at the right time as an alternative to the disco and nascent punk-rock movements of 1976. Certified RIAA gold one month after its appearance on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and platinum one month later, it spent a solid two and a half years (132 weeks) on the list. Three memorable singles were spun off: “More Than A Feeling” (which reached #5 on the Hot 100), “Long Time” (#22), and “Peace Of Mind” (#38).

The band performing on November 13, 2006 will be Tom Scholz, original singer Brad Delp, guitarist Gary Pihl, Bass-vocals Kimberley Dahme and Jeff Neal on drums.


“At the core of the American Express brand lies a deep commitment to community, so it is only fitting that we recognize a man who has never wavered in his commitment to his own hometown,” said Lisa Gregg, vice president, Marketing, American Express Establishment Services. “In all that he does in raising awareness and support for families with autism, Doug Flutie has been an incredibly positive influence, both regionally and nationally.”

Doug Flutie, who recently retired his 21-year career as a football player, has long been recognized in the Boston area for his contributions on and off the field. Known for achievements that serve as bookends to a highly successful college and professional football career – from the famous “Hail Mary” pass during his Heisman Trophy-winning career at Boston College to his remarkable conversion of the first dropkick in 60 years for the Patriots in 2005 – Flutie has inspired thousands of Boston-area kids to defeat the odds and pursue their dreams.

His work off the field has made an even greater impact on communities both in Boston and around the country. Teamed with his wife, Laurie, the Fluties established the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation in honor of their son, Doug, Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Since 1998, they have helped raise over eight million dollars for autism.

American Express has joined forces with Delta Air Lines, another company that prides itself on serving the communities where they live and work, to bring the 2006 Red, White and Blue Award to Boston. “Doug Flutie truly exemplifies what it means to be a leader in all aspects—on the field, in his hometown and as a humanitarian,” said Jeff Robertson, Managing Director, SkyMiles® Program, Delta Air Lines. “We’re proud to sponsor a program that honors an individual who defines what it means to give back.”

The Red, White & Blue Award Benefit Concert
The Red, White & Blue Award is an ongoing program that honors local heroes and gives communities the chance to say "thank you" to those homegrown musicians, artists, athletes and dignitaries who never forgot their roots. The accompanying concert event enables renowned artists and celebrities to pay tribute to the honoree while raising funds for a local charity of the honorees’ choice.

Presented to Bruce Springsteen in 2004 and Oscar (“The Big O”) Robertson in 2005, the Red, White & Blue Award will be presented to Flutie at a special ceremony at Symphony Hall on November 13, 2006. The ceremony will include a benefit concert, featuring performances from Boston’s own Keith Lockhart, the band Boston featuring founding members Tom Scholz and Brad Delp, as well as other special guests.

Tickets for the concert are available at the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office and by phone at (888) 266-1200 for $55, $85 and $150. American Express® Cardmembers are eligible to receive a 15% discount on tickets when purchasing with an American Express Card. Proceeds benefit the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.

For more information on the Red, White & Blue Award, log on to

About the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. was established by Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, in honor of their son, Doug, Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. The Foundation's mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism; to fund education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism; and to serve as a clearinghouse and communications center for new programs and services developed for individuals with autism. www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org

About American Express
Establishment Services is the merchant network of American Express, which acquires and maintains relationships with millions of merchants around the globe, which welcome American Express-branded Cards. American Express Company is a leading global payments, network, travel and banking company founded in 1850.

About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502 destinations in 88 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at www.delta.com.

About EPOP International
EPOP International is comprised of a dedicated team of media-production professionals who harness the talents of renowned artists, celebrities and dignitaries by leveraging their extensive industry contacts and their own creative experience to craft unique events that raise funds and awareness for some of the most significant causes of our time. Anomaly (www.anomalynyc.com) assists EPOP with all branding, communications and marketing. Anomaly is comprised of a proven group of executives with broad experience that spans brand and business strategy, advertising, design, media-strategy, innovation, content, mobile media & technology, naming & corporate id, and client-side management. EPOP is the creator and producer of the Red, White & Blue Award. For more information go to www.epopinternational.com.

Doug Flutie Tribute Setlist
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Komit from the Gonna Hitch a Ride forum has posted the setlist for the upcoming Doug Flutie tribute show:

Star Spangled Banner
Rock and Roll Band
Peace of Mind
Longtime Segue
I Think I Like It
More Than a Feeling
A New World
To Be a Man

There is also going to be an encore, where Doug Flutie will be invited to drum for the encore for the song of his choice, and if he accepts, he'll chose the song, either Don't Look Back, Party or Smokin'.

Source: Gonna Hitch a Ride

Barry Goudreau Rumor Cleared Up
Thursday, October 26, 2006

The news of Tom Scholz and Barry Goudreau being back in touch after almost 30 years has sparked a lot of excitement from Boston fans. Naturally, this has caused some to jump to conclusions about Tom and Barry's relationship, particularly the idea that Barry is back with Boston.

A visitor of this site forwarded me an email they received from Barry Goudreau. They asked Barry whether or not he has rejoined Boston; here's what Barry had to say:

Unfortunately rumors of me rejoining Boston are unfounded, as I have not been asked to be involved. Barry

So there you have it, Barry has not rejoined Boston. Of course we can still hope...

Current Band Lineup
Monday, October 23, 2006

There has been some speculation among the Boston fan community for quite some time now about the status of the band's lineup - specifically the roles of Fran and Anthony Cosmo.

Komit, a member of the Gonna Hitch a Ride forum, who is close source to Tom, has posted that Fran and Anthony are no longer in the band. While there are no details surrounding the departure of the Cosmos (their band Cosmo is about to release their first album in December). It was noted in the discussion that Tom wanted to take Boston back to a five-piece band.

So that leaves the following lineup:
Tom Scholz - Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, etc
Brad Delp - Vocals/Guitar
Gary Pihl - Guitar
Kimberley Dahme - Vocals/Bass
Jeff Neal - Drums


Source: Gonna Hitch a Ride

Brad Delp in Motorcycle Accident
Friday, October 13, 2006

Boston vocalist Brad Delp was involved in a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon. He was not hospitalized, but was banged up somewhat. Brad was to perform with his Beatles tribute band Beatle Juice this weekend, but the shows for this Friday and Saturday at a benefit show scheduled in Marblehead, NH and a show at the Rochester Opera House have been cancelled. I'm sure you will all join me in wishing Brad a speedy recovery.

The following was published in the Portsmouth Herald and posted on the Gonna Hitch a Ride forum:

Beatle Juice, New England’s Beatles tribute band, has postponed the concert scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 the Rochester Opera House because of injuries sustained by lead singer Brad Delp. Delp is also the lead singer for the band BOSTON.

John Muzzy, the spokesman for Beatle Juice released the following statement on Wednesday:

"Brad was in a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon. He was coming over a hill and his brakes failed to stop him from going into a suddenly stopped car and to subsequently flip over the car.

"The motorcycle ended up on his left leg and he sustained some injuries including many stitches and splinting of his left hand, loss of nail on his left foot and a fair amount of whiplash related injuries.

"Brad wanted me to extend his deepest regrets in not being able to do the show this weekend and wanted me to assure you and the folks in Rochester that we would make every effort to make up this show ASAP. As you can imagine we are all relieved there was no life threatening injuries sustained."

Beatle Juice is investigating dates in February and March 2007 for a rescheduling of the cancelled show. Visit the Rochester Opera House Web site at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for updates on Delp’s recovery and information about the rescheduling of the concert.

All tickets purchased for the show on Saturday, Oct. 14 will be honored for the rescheduled date. Any ticketing questions should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling the box office at 335-1992.

For more information on Beatle Juice show schedules, you can check out the official Beatle Juice site at www.muzzdrums.com.

Cosmo Album Release Details
Wednesday, October 04, 2006

If you've been following the news this past year (if not, you can read past news postings at thirdstage.ca to catch up), you probably know that Boston members Fran and Anthony Cosmo have a band called Cosmo. Their first album, titled Alien, which was recorded during Summer of 2006, has been completed and is scheduled to be released on Frontiers Records in Europe on December 08, 2006.

The band also consists of guitarist Mick Brooks, drummer Pat Orlowski and bassist Bill Carman (who also did some work on Boston's Corporate America album). The album will consist of 11 original tracks, with a bonus acoustic version of Don't Tell Me Your Lies on the European release.

Full press release regarding this album and song samples are available at Frontiers Records.

Source: melodicrock.com

 01. Communication
02. Don't Tell Me Your Lies
03. No Surprise
04. Gravity
05. Redemption
06. Helicopter
07. Alien
08. When I Close My Eyes
09. Woman
10. Can't Run Away
11. Creep
12. Don't Tell Me Your Lies (acoustic)*
* Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe
New Look for bandboston.com
Monday, October 02, 2006

For those of you who haven't been to Boston's official website lately, you may want to take a look at it, as it's been completely redesigned.

The site was designed by Boston member Gary Pihl, who also designed Kimberley Dahme's website. The site features a Flash interface, has bios for past and present members of the band, news and more.

There's also news on the site of an upcoming Boston show on November 13, 2006 in Boston at the Symphony Hall, where Boston will be part of a benefit show where proceeds go to support the Doug Flutie, JR. Foundation for Autism, Inc. The show starts at 8pm and ticket information can be found at bandboston.com.

Source: bandboston.com

Updates to barrygoudreau.com
Monday, September 18, 2006

If you haven't been to Barry Goudreau's official site lately, you should check it out. David Stefanelli, former RTZ drummer and Barry's webmaster, has launched a new version of barrygoudreau.com, which includes a bio that Barry wrote, which is worth checking out.

Cosmo Song to Appear on Compilation CD
Friday, September 15, 2006

While the debut CD from Cosmo has yet to be released, one of the songs from that disc will be appearing on a compilation CD. According to melodicrock.com, Frontiers Records will be releasing a 2-CD set called "Rock the Bones Volume 4", which is due to be released October 20.

The Cosmo song that will be appearing on the compilation is called Don't Tell Me Your Lies, which will be on disc 2. That song will be released on the upcoming debut disc from Cosmo, tentatively titled "Alien"; no release date info available yet for that disc.

Source: melodicrock.com

David Sikes Answers Some Questions
Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The tollowing was posted by George of Boston_rocks on his group as well as the list on boston.org, which has former Boston bassist David Sikes answering some questions:

Hello folks,
George forwarded me a letter from a fan with questions for me. Here are some answers.

Question/Why give up music?
I haven't given up music, I have given it up as a profession. I have been a musician all my adult life, there were a lot of ups and downs. I have never liked the business of music and there is no way to escape it if you rely on it for your living. The single biggest reason for me though, were my two son's who were growing up and I was missing large chunks of their childhood. Also, playing with Boston was becoming more and more unreliable as far as working was concerned. I could have played with other bands when Boston wasn't working, which was most of the time. However, my children deserved to have a dad that was around and could provide a consistent standard of living for them.

Question/Has he considered auctioning off any of his basses?
I love all of my basses, there are great memories associated with them. I couldn't part with any of them.

Question/Would he autograph Boston CD's?
Yes I would, as long as you make it easy for me. Postage paid returned envelope, etc, forwarded to
Allstate Insrance 1310
Tennessee St. Vallejo, CA. 94590

Question/Is it realistic for a person to assume one could have retired from a having spent a few years playing with Boston?
That would be a NO. I played with Boston for 10 years. Of those 10 years the band did 3 full scale tours and one 2 or 3 week tour of Canada. During this time we released 1 new studio album and a greatest hits with a couple of new songs on it. Not real prolific in my book. At times I made quite a bit of cash playing in the band, but considering the years that I made little or nothing, I could never have put away enough to retire. To be honest, I make a better living year in and year out owning an insurance agency. I have made more money in 3 years of insurance than I made in 10 with Boston. Having said that, I loved my time in the band, it was never about how much money I made, although I'm sure I could have made a much better living if we had just gone on tour every year or so and put out another CD or tour. But, it is what it is, I knew how Tom worked when I joined the band, I was surprised though, at the extremely slow pace at times.

Question/How long did it take him to master playing all the Boston songs when he was first hired?
First off, I studied the songs on my own and probably had the bass parts down in 2 weeks or so. One of the things I had to do was buy a 5 string bass because so many of the songs on Third Stage had the E string tuned lower than a standard pitch. Playing a bass with 5 strings was a bit of an adjustment. What was more difficult was playing the bass and singing, there was alot going on in some of those parts. I can't tell you how long that took because it was a gradual process of working with Brad and Doug on my own and rehearsing with the band. My memory is that we rehearsed for a full 2 months before the Third Stage tour, at the point that we played our first show I felt I really had it all down.

That's it! Sorry if I get a little wordy at times.

Source: Boston_rocks

Upcoming Barry and Sib Performance
Tuesday, July 25, 2006

If you're going to be in or around Hyannis, MA (the same city named in the song Rock and Roll Band) on August 2, 2006, you should stop by the Cape Cod Melody Tent for The Reel Blues Fest.

There will be a performance by Ernie and the Automatics, which will feature former Boston members Barry Goudreau along with form Boston drummer Sib Hashian and Tim Archibald, who was the bass player in RTZ. The show starts at 7pm.

More info on this event can be found at www.thereelbluesfest.com


Boston Tablature in Guitar World
Thursday, July 06, 2006
For those of you who play guitar, August's issue of Guitar World will feature guitar and bass tablature for Boston's More Than a Feeling. For more info on Guitar World, you can check out the Guitar World website.
My First Credit on the Official Boston Site!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Okay, most of you couldn't care less, but I just couldn't resist...

Recently bandboston.com (Boston's official website) posted the recent broadcast of Off the Record with Joe Benson. Guess where they got the show? That's right, thirdstage.ca! (If you haven't seen it yet, check out the audio section for that and more interviews and other audio clips).

They even posted the credit right there on the main page along with the link to hear the file (which they hosted on their server for their site). You can see a screenshot of this by clicking on the image below, which is a crop of the credit!

BTW: I highlighted the credit on the image below just to let it stand out!


Tom and Barry Speaking Again? Miracles Really Can Happen!
Sunday, June 25, 2006

It's been established for many years that Tom and Barry weren't speaking to one another and it's been discussed many many times in the Boston communities that they should bury the hatchet. Well, it looks like after all these years that may finally happen.

According to Jon at Gonna Hitch a Ride, Boston Magazine has published an article about Tom Scholz and at the end of the article it mentions Tom and Barry reconnecting after 20 years. This information has also been confirmed with one of the forum members who received an email from Barry confirming that he and Tom were back in touch.

Source: Gonnahitcharide.com

Message from Brad Delp
Thursday, June 15, 2006

Boston vocalist Brad Delp recently posted this to the list at boston.org:

Many thanks for all of the birthday greetings! There were so many that I am just now getting around to thanking everyone (if not individually, at least thru this e-mail).

Again, thanks to you all. You have been so supportive thru the years that I no longer fear the question, "Will you still need me, will you still feed me...?",

Let's all send our thoughts and good wishes to Sir Paul, who turns 64 on June 18. He deserves a better birthday/Father's Day than what he'll be receiving this year.


Source: boston.org

Boston Remasters in Canada - Delayed?
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

If you're like me; a Canadian Boston fan who went from store to store looking for a copy of the new remasters, then you probably had no luck finding them. Well it looks like the Canadian release of Boston and Don't Look Back remasters won't be available in Canada until probably the end of July. Amazon.ca is showing the release dates to be July 27, 2006 for those.

Boston remaster at amazon.ca
Don't Look Back remaster at amazon.ca

So if you're like me, you're probably going to want to head to amazon.com, or another US based retailer to get them imported to Canada. Check out the Merchandise section for links to buy these.

Boston on "Off the Record" Rescheduled (Again)
Saturday, May 13, 2006

It looks like the Off the Record with Boston has been pushed back again. The episode that was rescheduled to June 11 is now scheduled to air June 18.

Source: unclejoe.com

Barry Goudreau Part of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Barry Goudreau is taking part in Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp this August. Barry will be one of the counselors, along with other musicians such as Spencer Davis, Bruce Kulick, Mark Slaughter and others.

They are currently taking registrations for their August band camp if you're interested (and have $10,000 so spend). To sign up, go to www.rockandrollfantasycamp.com and click on "Register Now."


Sound & Vision Magazine Comments on Upcoming Remasters
Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mike Mettler is the Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of SOUND & VISION. Here are his comments regarding the remastered versions of the first two releases!

You've never heard Boston and Don't Look Back like this before. These remasters show just how far ahead of his time Tom Scholz was (and still is) -- they're two of the best-sounding CDs I've ever listened to. Run, don't walk (and don't look back!), and go buy these two classic discs immediately. Your ears will be glad you did.

I spent about 50 minutes alone just on "More Than a Feeling." What a difference! The bass on the intro is indeed much fuller. Brad's vocals are also much fuller, and even wider in scope. On previous CD versions, it's almost like he's singing through water. The difference is quite noticeable when he sings "away" at the 0:40 mark, and especially "away - hey" @2:26. The drums are punchier (you can feel the kick right in the gut), and cymbal and stickwork are crisper.

In general, Brad's vocals are a revelation throughout both albums, making me feel like he was singing right in front of me.

-Mike Mettler, Sound & Vision

Source: boston.org

Boston on "Off the Record" Rescheduled
Saturday, May 06, 2006

According to the Off the Record site, the show with Boston that was originally scheduled for May 14/06 is now scheduled for Sunday, June 11/06.

Source: unclejoe.com

Sib the Auctioneer
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian will be the special guest auctioneer for the Music for Middlesex event, which will benefit the Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Chevalier Theater in Medford, MA. This event will also feature musicians such as New England Missing Persons, James Montgomery and Friends, The Fools, Charlie Farren (who did vocal work on the Boston song You Gave Up on Love), Danny Klein of J. Geils, The Mystery Tramps and special guest stars.

For more info, you can call 1-877-840-0457 or visit http://www.musicformiddlesex.com.

Source: http://www.musicformiddlesex.com

Brad Delp on Upcoming Keith Emerson Album
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sanctuary Records will be releasing 3 new Keith Emerson albums this year. If you're old enough to remember, you may recall that Brad Delp did some vocal work with Keith Emerson on his 1986 album Best Revenge on a song called Playing for Keeps. That track will be released on the new 3 disc compilation At the Movies, which will be released on May 23, 2006.

Source: Jazz News

Boston Remasters Update
Friday, April 07, 2006

If you're still skeptical that the original versions of the Boston and Don't Look Back Sony Legacy remasters did make their way onto Canadian store shelves, then continue reading...

I managed to pick up a copy of the Boston remaster at my local CD Plus store -- which amazed me that they had any copies at all since I live in a fairly small community. I've also placed an order online from them to get the Don't Look Back disc, so hopefully I'll get that soon.

It seems a limited number were printed before Tom found out about the remasters. For some reason, some of those discs found their way into stores on April 4 (the original release date). The number of discs printed/distributed is not known for sure yet, but we do know that it is available in some stores throughout Canada. What I've also been told is that this won't be for long, as they're apparently starting to be pulled off of shelves in some places.

Now as for the release of the proper versions, according to MusicTAP, the remasters are now scheduled for June 13, 2006 (one day after Brad Delp's birthday).

To see more info on the packaging and liner notes of the original Sony remasters, go to this page.

Boston Remasters in Canada
Thursday, April 06, 2006

For those of you who've seen the Boston remasters in Canada or have heard about the remasters already being available in Canada and are wondering why they're in Canada before the US, here's what seems to be the case, based on what I've heard from a couple people.

It looks like these are the original Digipak remasters -- in other words, the ones that were remastered by Sony before Tom Scholz found out about them. I've been told that these don't have the liner notes/pics by Tom or any indication that Tom did any remastering. Apparently, the live tracks credit Nicko Bolas as the person who mixed them. The remasters that Tom worked on are expected to be due out in May. The proper remasters will probably get released in Canada at the same time as the US.

If anybody has more info on the Canadian release of the remasters, please let me know.

Update on Letter from Tom
Friday, March 31, 2006

If you've seen the letter from Tom yet (if not, look at the post below) and wondered whether or not it's legitimate, Troy from boston.org has posted on the .org list and confirmed that it is indeed from Tom.

Source: boston.org

A Letter from Tom Scholz RE: Remasters
Thursday, March 30, 2006

George from the Boston_rocks group has posted a letter from Tom Scholz regarding the Sony remasters.

What the Deuce IS UP With Boston?

My apologies to you all for the unintentional silence about Boston activities and plans, especially concerning a reissue of the first two Boston albums.. Oddly enough I was just beginning a letter like this, when that topic jumped onto my computer, forcing me to drop everything, including communicating with all of you.
So now you know I do see postings on these sites! Not all of them, but enough to know your collective feelings about Boston, and btw, thank you.
Even though half of what I read is dead wrong and the other half I disagree with (you knew I was hard to please...), it's really gratifying to know that so many people appreciate this music and the message behind it. Those of you who just write to say encouraging things, please believe that you have saved me from giving up many times!

So, after the 2004 Boston tour ended, I set about recording some new material. Some of it sounds more like old Boston, some sounds more like later albums, all of it has me excited. Unfortunately I was hampered from working effectively in the studio by complications from a back injury in 2003.
It seems I may have been the victim of something my doctor referred to as acetaminophen poisoning. I used Tylenol regularly on and off the tours for some time, and as I have since read about, this apparently may have wreaked havoc with the health of some important organs. No, I don't mean the Hammond or the pipe organ, I mean mine.
Fortunately I'm now doing much better and back to full strength, and full speed in the studio...OK, I know what you're thinking, just keep it to yourself!
I had to hold up recording for a couple of weeks last year for some overdue studio repairs; three months later I was nearly finished soldering, drilling, and banging when I discovered the announced Sony Legacy Boston reissue on line. (Funny how ex-band members who haven't played in Boston for 25 years knew about these plans ahead of time...) I was mildly surprised to find out that two albums embodying all of my writing, performing, producing and engineering work from the 70's had been "remastered" by someone I didn't know, with added live recordings mixed by someone else I didn't know, and I hadn't even heard it! When I finally did hear it, I wished I hadn't.

Although I got used to getting screwed royally by business types in the music world, the audacity of this particularly inconsiderate liberty with my art got my attention very quickly.
Although I was pretty sure there had been a violation of my rights using the name Boston for this abomination, I decided to try the diplomatic, peaceful approach, averting another war and creating something really valuable in the process: A comprehensive remastering of the two oldest albums to bring the old mixes up to the standards of 21st century recordings.
Fortunately my real manager did a great job of quickly getting Legacy to see my point of view, and change their plans.
Now I know there are those of you who would go out and spend good money (oxymoron) for anything that says "new unreleased Boston," but before you go off on me for committing new releasus interuptus, I want you to know you owe me BIG TIME! The so called new material consisted of two Philly KBFH (despite what you may have read elsewhere) not-our-best-night renditions of Smokin' and FPLY/LT, plus a trashy discard I used to toss in on the first tour 'cause we didn't have enough music for a full set! They didn't even have the name right!
These "bonus" track mixes were obviously not made by Boston. Hearing the huge stereo Boston mix style suddenly disappear when the live cuts started was a little scary (even our live sound is carefully mixed in wide stereo, as most of you know first hand). But the real kicker was a technical problem with Brad's vocal track that showed up as a very distracting constant, weird, phasing.
And that wasn't the worst part, the studio recordings were just transfers to digital using the same EQ moves I prescribed for mastering them 30 years ago when everything had to be done manually, and not very precisely by modern standards. Not only could I hear no improvement, the overly hot sibilant portions that were listenable on vinyl and tape were now nails-on-blackboard piercing. Anyway, if you haven't figured it out yet, I didn't like it.
One good thing though, thinking about live Boston made me realize I have to dig out some tapes and put together some high quality mixes of our tour arrangements; some of them were totally cool. Dude.

So, we got Sony to retransfer from the original stereo analogue mix tapes (not the EQ'd 2nd gen copy companies tend to use) to 24 bit digital, and went to work in Protools going over every second of those mixes until we were nearly batty. It took Bill Ryan and I eight straight LONG days of work, which btw was precisely when I was supposed to be in the FL Keys celebrating my birthday. Finally we made the final adjustments with Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital, then I joined Kim Hart and Gary Pihl working on the photos and booklet layout revisions. I think you'll like the new pics.
Somewhere in between I wrote a little bit about the famous demo and the making of the first album I call "Make Extra Money Working at Home in Your Own Basement," and also clarified and expanded the credits sections. David Wild of Rolling Stone fame also wrote an excellent piece from a fan's perspective for each album.

But the exciting story is what you're going to hear when you put this CD in your player. The difference is amazing to me. The guitars jump out of the speakers on those power chords, Brad's voice is full and warm in the mix like it should have been, the bass is tight and now you not only hear it, you feel it! I never liked these old mixes on 16 bit CD; now they sound great.
Hopefully most of you will listen to this directly from the CD, not an MP3! Don't get me started....Now exactly when that will be possible via actual release Sony is not saying, but they were in enough of a hurry to ruin my b-day vacation, so presumably it will be very soon. Most recent rumor: mid May.
Btw, lest you think I'm trumpeting here to get sales up, be assured Brad and I don't get treated any better financially from this than we did form the original release. You don't think that just because we wrote it, performed most of the tracks, and produced it we get most of the money do you?
But it was worth taking the time for this. I've always wanted to make those albums sound good on CD, and the chance arrived. It's good to work on your birthday.

Tom Scholz

Source: Boston_rocks Group

Boston on "Off the Record"
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

You can catch Tom Scholz and Brad Delp on Off the Record with Joe Benson on Sunday, May 14. Check the Off the Record site for more info and a listing of stations that carry this show.

Source: unclejoe.com

Boston Remasters: Info from Barry Goudreau
Friday, March 17, 2006

A member over at gonnahitcharide.com recently contacted Barry Goudreau in regards to the remasters; he got a response.

Last that Barry heard, the remasters were slated for April (which may or may not happen, as the news previously reported). He also said that the live stuff is with the original lineup and is not the live material from the King Biscuit Flower Hour (which used the show from Long Beach '77 - available in the audio section). He also indicated that there's been serious talk of a full live album (which was also previously reported here Feb. 28/06).

Source: gonnahitcharide.com

Boston Remasters: On Hold
Wednesday, March 08, 2006

This isn't official as of yet, but according to a source close to Jon from gonnahitcharide.com, it seems that the re-releases of Boston and Don't Look Back are now on hold.

No reason has been cited, but it might have to do with the live tracks that will be included with these releases as previously reported. It's not known what source the live material is to come from, or if that has been determined. More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Source: gonnahitcharide.com

Boston Remasters Preorders
Friday, March 03, 2006

If you're looking to preorder the upcoming reissues of Boston and Don't Look Back (available April 04, 2006), you can order it online at one of these sites:

Boston at Amazon.com
Don't Look Back at Amazon.com

Boston at Amazon.ca
Don't Look Back at Amazon.ca

Boston at SonyMusicStore
Don't Look Back at SonyMusicStore

Track Listing:

01. More Than a Feeling
02. Peace of Mind
03. Foreplay/Long Time
04. Rock and Roll Band
05. Smokin'
06. Hitch a Ride
07. Something About You
08. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
09. Smokin' (Live)
10. Foreplay/Long Time (Live)

Don't Look Back
01. Don't Look Back
02. The Journey
03. It's Easy
04. A Man I'll Never Be
05. Feelin' Satisfied
06. Party
07. Used to Bad News
08. Don't Be Afraid
09. Help Me (Live)

New COSMO Song Released
Wednesday, March 01, 2006

COSMO has released another song on their MySpace site, and this time, it's full length! The song is called Gravity. To listen to it, go to their site at http://www.myspace.com/cosmotheband

Source: COSMO MySpace Site

Boston Remasters on the Way
Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Well the new Boston album seems to be still a ways off from being released, there will be an album release soon.

Legacy will be releasing remasters for Boston and Don't Look Back. Now I'm sure many fans are wondering why they should bother with getting new copies of albums they already have, well on both albums, there will be additional tracks!

Boston will feature a live version of Smokin' and Foreplay/Long Time and Don't Look Back will feature the previously unreleased song Help Me (aka Shattered Images). In addition, they will be coming out with 12 page bookets that contain photos, new liner notes and some other goodies. In addition, it's being reported that in the near future that we'll see a previously unreleased Live album!

The remasters are set to be released on April 04, 2006.

Source: MusicTAP

Kimberley's Myspace Site
Friday, February 24, 2006

Not only does Kimberley have a newly designed site, but she's also got a page on Myspace. On there, you can read a bio on Kimberley, as well as a blog and hear song samples.

Kimberley's Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/kimberleydahme

Kimberley's Website Gets Overhaul
Friday, February 24, 2006

If you haven't been to Kimberley Dahme's website recently, you should take a look at it, it's been completely redesigned. From what I understand, it was done by Boston member Gary Pihl. It's also been told that Boston's official site (bandboston.com) will also be getting a new look (something which I'm sure many fans will agree is long overdue).

Source: Boston_rocks Group

Cosmo Releases Song Samples
Sunday, February 05, 2006

COSMO have posted samples of three of their songs on their Myspace site. The song titles are Communication, No Surprise, Tell Me Your Lies.

Source: Cosmo Myspace Site

Tom Scholz's Superbowl Prediction
Saturday, February 04, 2006

ESPN posted a feature to their website where they post celebrity predictions as to who will win the Superbowl and they featured Tom Scholz as one of the celebrities. Here's what he had to say:

If the Patriots aren't playing, can they really call it a "Super Bowl?'' Anyway, I'd guess 24-7, Steelers. Seattle must be thoroughly depressed after two months of non-stop rain.

Source: ESPN

Kimberley Chat Session Summary
Wednesday, February 01, 2006

While I didn't get to attend last Monday's chat session, George at Boston_rocks was there and posted a summary.

Kimberley was unable to attend the chat session, as her dog had just died in an accident. Here are some notes from the chat session though:

Kim will be on FOX 5 (Boston ?) on May 4th

Kim will be doing a big benefit show with Glen Burtnik & band member from Bruce Springsteen. Kim will be doing more upcoming gigs with Glen.

Kim & Brad have both recorded new songs for Boston

Boston member Gary Pihl is working on a new design for Boston's official site. Gary also designed Kimberley's site

Kim has given up drinking

Kim will be playing more Southern California and Vegas gigs, hopefully soon

Kim will be performing with Freedom Reigns on March 25th

No word on a Boston 30th year anniversary tour, but general feeling is that it won't happen

Tom is still dealing with back and knee issues, but doesn't want surgery

Source: Boston_rocks Group

Kimberley Chat Session
Monday, January 30, 2006

Kimberley will be hosting another chat session on Monday, January 30, 2006 from 10pm-11pm EST. Also, it looks like the chat sessions will be a regular thing.

To participate, you need to join the Official Kimberley Fan Club group at Yahoo Groups. Once you're approved, then when it's time for the chat session, you just log into the group and click on Chat.

Source: Official Kimberley Fan Club

Kimberley Fan Appreciation Show Rescheduled
Thursday, January 19, 2006

The show Kimberley will be performing at the French Quarter Cafe, which will be broadcast online, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 09 @ 6pm. The show is being performed as an appreciation to Kimberley's fans.

Source: Official Kimberley Fan Club

Upcoming Beatlejuice Benefit Shows
Monday, January 16, 2006

Brad Delp's other band Beatlejuice (a tribute to The Beatles), will be performing a few benefit shows.

Saturday, January 21, 2006 @ 8pm
Ioka Theater (Exeter, NH)
Benefit for the Northeast Hurricanes Girls Softball Program

Saturday, January 28, 2006 @ 7pm
Tenney Grammer School (Methuan, MA)
Benefit for their school's music program

Friday, February 03, 2006 @ 7:30pm
Salem High School (Salem, NH)
Benefit for their school's music program

Saturday, February 18, 2006 @ 7:30pm
Portsmouth Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH)
Fifth Annual BeatleJuice benefit concert for Sexual Assault Support Services.

Source: www.muzzdrums.com

Anthony Cosmo Answers some Questions
Friday, January 13, 2006

George from the Boston_rocks Yahoo group has posted some questions that were asked to Anthony Cosmo through John (known as Johnboy), who does the lighting and other stuff for the band COSMO. Here is the information gathered from that, word for word.

1) When's the Cosmo website going to be ready? Has there been any issues going live with the new website?
A-"Not sure. Soon we hope." And I'll add, that I (Johnboy) am currently working on the layout/design.

2) Will Anthony and/or Fran be leaving Boston later this year?
A-"No, we are not leaving the band."

3) Will Fran be writing/co-writing any of the songs for the next Boston CD?
A-"No, not yet at least."

4) Will Anthony be starting a new group of his own?
A-"Yes, I have a solo project in the works."

5) Has Anthony written any songs?
A-"I wrote all the Cosmo songs, and of course the few on Corporate America."

6) If a Boston tour does happen this year, will Fran be part of it or does he want to focus more on Cosmo?
A-"Yes, we will be part of it. When Boston is not recording or touring, the focus is on COSMO and anything else interesting that comes along in the biz!"

Sources: Boston_rocks group and COSMO Myspace group

Upcoming Kimberley Show to be Broadcast Online
Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Kimberley Dahme's upcoming show in Nashville on January 27, 2006 at 6pm will be broadcast live on the net. She will be performing 5 or 6 songs at the French Quarter Cafe in Nashville. The songs will be selected based on what members of Kimberley's Fan Club vote for.

To hear the show, you'll need to have Winamp installed; if you don't have it, you can get it for free at the Winamp website. To get the feed, you'll either have to go to the French Quarter Cafe's website, or you can open the following address in Winamp (without the quotes): "". You might want to check the feed before the show to make sure it works.

New Videos at thirdstage.ca
Thursday, January 05, 2006

I'm happy to announce that the video section at thirdstage.ca has expanded!

Thanks to the individual who several years ago supplied me with a few rare videos that still exist here today, I was fortunate enough to get better copies of Boston's Long Time video and the RTZ video Face the Music. I was also able to get a lot more videos in the process. Right now, I've added the music videos for Orion the Hunter's So You Ran and the other RTZ music video Until Your Love Comes Back Around. I will also be adding additional videos in the near future; some live performances of songs and even some interviews, so keep a close eye on this site.

So take a few moments and check out the videos.

New RTZ Releases Now Available
Sunday, January 01, 2006

If you recall, RTZ recently had a meet and greet as part of their release of 2 new CDs, Lost in America and Found in America. At that time, the CDs were available at the event, well they're finally available for sale.

Lost in America contains all of the tracks that were originally released on Lost, and it includes the song Dangerous, which was previously only available on the Japanese release of Lost.

Found in America features the tracks that were released on the 2004 CD Lost and Found. It also contains a live version of Return to Zero.

Both CDs are available for sale through CDBaby for the price of $15.00 each.

Click to buy Lost in America
Click to buy Found in America

Lost in America Track Listings:
01. When You Love Someone
02. Turn This Love Around
03. Someday
04. Violent Days
05. Change For Change
06. One in a Million
07. Given You Up For Dead
08. Don't Wait
09. Talk to Me
10. Don't Lead Me On
11. Dangerous

Found in America Track Listings:
01. One Step Away
02. Fool For Love
03. Such a Fool
04. Rise Above It All
05. Social Disease
06. I'm On a Roll
07. Rock the Night
08. Winners and Losers
09. Power of Love
10. Show Me
11. Better and Better
12. Return to Zero (live)

Brad and Kimberley on WZID
Thursday, December 08, 2005

Brad Delp and Kimberley Dahme will be appearing on WZID (95.7 FM Manchester, New Hampshire) as WZID will be broadcasting live from the Palace Theatre on Dec. 14 at 7pm EST for Christmas at the Palace Theatre, with proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.

If you live in the Manchester area and want to see the show live, unfortunately you're out of luck if you haven't purchased a ticket yet as this show is sold out. Not to worry though, you can still listen to the show live on WZID. If you don't live in the Manchester area, you can listen to the audio stream at www.wzid.com.

Joining Brad and Kimberley are many other artists -- some known to the Boston community, like David Stefanelli (RTZ), Michael Troy (who worked with Stefanelli in Beloved Few) and Lisa Guyer.

Sources: wzid.com, palacethreatre.org, kimberley.de

Site Issues
Monday, December 05, 2005

If you've visited this site in the last day or so, you probably noticed that the site would load poorly - or not at all. For over a day, most attempts to access this site would bring up the following error:
403.9 Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected

This was happening Monday afternoon, evening and early Tuesday morning. A trouble ticket was sent to my webhost Tuesday evening and within a couple hours, the site was working like magic.

After years of mediocre service from Elosoft (aka "NextWebHosting"), I've come to a decision -- this site needs a new home, and soon.

If you would like to help cover the costs of moving this site to a new, and hopefully better web host, you can donate using the link below. If you don't have a PayPal account, they do accept credit cards. If you don't have a credit card and would like to contribute another way, please let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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