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Boston to be Featured in Video Game
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here's something gamers will be interested in: Boston will be featured on a new video game being released November 20, 2007.

Rock Band, will allow gamers to perform popular rock songs along with their friends via drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, will include Boston's Foreplay/Long Time among the 45 licensed tracks included with the game. The game is set to sell at $169.99 US and will be available on the X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, PS2 and PS3 platforms.


 
Alliance Grammy Nomination
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Gary Pihl's band Alliance is up for a Grammy nomination.

Alliance, which released a double CD set this year called Destination Known, which features the content from the Alliance and Missing Piece CD released, plus a total of 8 bonus tracks. One of those tracks, This is the World, is up for nomination in the Best Rock Performance category.

You can check out an audio sample of this song, as well as the other songs on the Destination Known 2-disc set. You can also pick up a copy of this CD at NEH Records.
You can view the Myspace blog post on the official Alliance page featuring the announcement.

Official Alliance Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/alliance22

 
Barry Goudreau Interview on WHEB
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Barry Goudreau was interviewed on WHEB for the release of the new Delp and Goudreau song Rockin' Away.

In the interview, Barry indicated the song will currently only be available on iTunes and probably will be released by sometime Oct 17. If you missed the show, you can hear it in the Interviews/Radio Shows section.
 
Late BOSTON Singer Brad Delp - Final Recording Hits Radio!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Late BOSTON singer Brad Delp has left fans one brand new song that he co-wrote and recorded with former band-mate/original Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau for the 30th anniversary of the first Boston CD. The song 'Rockin' Away' is Brad's story of how he got involved in music. According to a press release, "it sounds like early Boston - it sounds like a hit." 'Rockin' Away' was serviced to Active Rock and Classic Rock radio last week.
 
About the track Goudreau says: "'Rockin’ Away' was written in the summer of 2006 for the 30th Anniversary of the release of the first Boston record. It was the last song that Brad and I wrote together. In it, Brad reflects on how he became involved in music, and thanks his many fans for their years of loyalty. It was my hope that the song might lead to a rekindling of my relationship with the band. Unfortunately it did not. Brad’s family and I felt that his many fans would appreciate hearing his spectacular voice one more time on a new song. I hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it."
 
Source: bravewords.com
 
Boston Rehearsal Audio from bandboston.com
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Boston's official site has posted audio from a rehearsal from the Come Together show along with a message from Tom.

from bandboston.com:

We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stay tuned...

We are trying to repair and mix the audio recording of BOSTON's performance at the Brad Delp Tribute show. For unknown reasons BOSTON's gear was moved and uncabled following our sound check. This, coupled with a minimal set change time, resulted in numerous technical problems during our performance, and even necessitated starting the set without Michael Sweet's guitar. Because there are missing or damaged tracks that will be troublesome in a stereo mixdown, this may require considerable effort in our studio, which is set up exclusively for BOSTON recording, editing and mixing. Two recordings were made, one into our normal live taping system and one into a professional A/V company computer. We have been unable to get the computer files converted to a form that can be used in our system. The recording on our own tape was reduced to an unacceptable level due to the interconnection with all the additional show and A/V gear. There was insufficient time to check and reset these levels, or to perform a full line check before BOSTON took the stage. In the meantime, while we try to sort this out, we thought that we would share this version of "More Than a Feeling," from a rehearsal session. This is from the first time that Michael Sweet rehearsed with Tom, Gary, Kimberley and Jeff together. FYI, this was an informal stereo recording, and the mix levels and quality are not up to professional standards.

Enjoy!

Tom Scholz

PS: This is the real time mix I hear in my stereo earpiece feeds when we practice and play. Pretty cool, huh!

To hear Boston rehearsing More Than a Feeling with Michael Sweet, go to bandboston.com

 
Auction for Brad Delp Foundation
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Brad Delp Foundation is auctioning off a souveneir from the Come Together tribute show.

The Brad Delp Foundation has an Epiphone G400 guitar signed by performers at the August 19 tribute to Brad. The guitar has been signed by: AEROSMITH Joey Kramer BOSTON Fran Sheehan Fran Cosmo Barry Goudreau Tom Scholtz BRAD DELP'S CHILDREN Jennifer Delp John Michael Delp GODSMACK Sully Erna Robbie Merrill Tony Rombola Shannon Larkin EXTREME Gary Cherone Nuno Bettencourt Paul Geary Pat Badger RTZ Brian Maes David Stefanelli Mary Beth Maes Patty Barkus Lisa Guyer Pat Badger FARRENHEIT Charlie Farren David Hull John Muzzy Ernie Boch Jr. Johnny A. Tom Hambridge

The winner of the auction will not only get the guitar, but also a VIP pass from the show, a letter of authenticity and a CD of photos of artists signing the guitar. All proceeds go to the Brad Delp Foundation.

Auction ends Aug-31-07 17:59:03 PDT

 
 
A fond farewell/Boch takes it all in
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Boston Globe has a couple news clips in their August 21 edition under the Celebrity News section.

A fond farewell
"We did it for Brad," said Boston bassist Fran Sheehan, chatting backstage during Sunday's tribute to Brad Delp. In honor of Boston's late, great lead singer, Sheehan and bandmate Barry Goudreau set aside their differences with Tom Scholz to close the show with one of the band's big hits, "Don't Look Back." However, not everyone was on stage for the fiery finale. Drummer Sib Hashian declined to take part in the emotional reunion, telling friends he wasn't "comfortable" sharing the stage with Scholz. Hashian, we're told, wasn't even in the house at the end, having retired to a hotel suite nearby. Among the well-wishers milling about backstage were Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, who insisted on paying for his ticket, celebrated rock 'n' roll shutterbug Ron Pownall, Godsmack singer Sully Erna, guitarist Johnny A, Boston's original manager Paul Ahern, WZLX DJ Carter Alan, Nashville singer Tom Hambridge, and Delp's fiancee, Pamela Sullivan.

Boch takes it all in
If you didn't make it to the Delp tribute concert, don't worry, there's a chance it'll show up on DVD. At considerable expense to himself, Ernie Boch Jr. recorded the entire affair. The auto magnate, whose band Ernie & the Automatics opened Sunday's show at the Bank of America Pavilion, arranged to have seven cameras and a 48-track mobile unit capture the concert's sights and sounds. "I did it because it was a historical moment," said Boch. The bands all signed off on the recording, though Scholz did request that he be given the tapes of Boston's performance. (He's promised to give Ernie a copy.) Boch, by the way, appears on the cover of the new issue of Automotive News. "In my industry, this magazine is like the Bible is for Christians, or Rolling Stone is for the rock set," said Boch, who spiked his hair for the photo shoot. "It's just me being me."
 
Source: Boston Globe
 
Rock and roll reigns in tribute to Boston's singer Brad Delp
Monday, August 20, 2007
(from the Boston Globe)
If what matters, as Brad Delp once sang, is what you leave behind, then the former Boston singer's legacy is in good hands.

Last night at the Bank of America Pavilion, family, friends, and former bandmates paid tribute to not only the singer behind the microphone for classic rock songs including "More Than a Feeling," but the man they loved and are no doubt still grieving following his death by suicide in March.
 
Dubbed "Come Together: A Tribute to Brad Delp," the five-hour event was much more celebration than memorial.

Big speeches were shelved in favor of playing the music that meant so much to the vocalist and the fans he so clearly cherished.

The sentiment the musicians felt toward their friend was evident in that playing.

Seemingly every member who ever played in Boston showed up for the hourlong closing set, which found Michael Sweet of Stryper doing his level best to do Delp justice on "Feeling," and other members such as bassist Kimberly Dahme handling "Walk On" and, in a move Delp would have loved, a fan named Tommy DeCarlo ripping through "Smokin'."

Whatever tension still exists among some of the original members of Boston was shelved when guitarist Barry Goudreau and bassist Fran Sheehan joined guitarist and band architect Tom Scholz for the encore, "Don't Look Back." (Drummer Sib Hashian was in the house but did not play).

Delp's post-Boston outfit with Goudreau, RTZ, gave a heartfelt performance that included a new number written after his passing called "Set the Songbird Free."

In addition to their own hits such as "More Than Words," Extreme debuted a piano ballad that singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt had co-written with Delp after his appearance at their reunion show at the same venue last summer.
 
The night's most poignant and comic moments came during a film that Delp's daughter Jennifer had made for her father called "The Rock Star I Called Dad." Delp's friends and family recalled the man, not the multiplatinum arena rock star, who had a bone-dry sense of humor, who adored movies and making those around him feel special.

"The best thing you can do to honor Brad is to have a great time," said Scholz.

And the crowd did just that, ensuring that Delp's memory won't be left behind.
 


Original Boston drummer Jim Masdea joined Tom Scholz onstage last night at the Bank of America Pavilion. Masdea performed on the debut album's "Rock and Roll Band." (justine hunt/globe staff)

 
Delp Lineup Realigns
Thursday, August 16, 2007
(From the Boston Globe)
A few changes have been announced for Sunday night's tribute to late Boston vocalist Brad Delp at the Bank of America Pavilion.

Sammy Hagar, Orion the Hunter, and former Jefferson Starship singer Mickey Thomas are out and hometown rockers Extreme are in. (Hagar can't make it, according to the Boston website, for "personal business reasons.") Extreme joins the already-announced lineup of Michael Sweet of Stryper, Godsmack, RTZ, Farrenheit, auto magnate Ernie Boch Jr.'s Ernie and the Automatics, and Beatlejuice -- Delp's Beatles tribute act. Current and former members of Boston will also take the stage for the show, which will now start at 5:45 p.m. The gig is titled "Come Together" in honor of Delp's abiding love for the Fab Four.
 
The Brad Delp Foundation
Thursday, July 26, 2007
A charitable foundation in memory of singer and humanitarian Brad Delp was recently established to carry on his spirit and legacy of compassion, generosity and kindness.

According to foundation spokesman Bill Faulkner, the idea for the foundation came from Brad’s adult children Jennifer and John Michael as a way to honor their father.

“To honor our father’s memory, the foundation will give grants to in-need school systems, programs and individuals that provide music education”, said Jennifer and John Michael, “Funding in the form of grants and scholarships will also be given to individuals that desire to continue their own musical education.”

Delp, lead singer for the bands Boston and Beatle Juice, was well known not only as a gifted singer but as having had an uncommon ability to listen, truly seek to understand and care about people.

During his lifetime, Brad lived a vegetarian, non-violent lifestyle and was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children's causes, anti violence (to people and animals) organizations and school fundraisers, as well as those that helped hunger and shelter programs, among many others.

As gifted a performer as he was, Bradley is remembered as a far better person by family, close friends, bandmates and fans around the world.

Donations can be made to:

The Brad Delp Foundation
P.O. Box 1046
Lynnfield, MA 01940.

Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to:

The Brad Delp Foundation
c/o Bill Faulkner
408 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842.

The foundation’s website, www.BradDelpFoundation.org is under development and will be available soon.

------------
UPDATE AUGUST 04: Brad Delp Foundation website is now up.
 
Feuding over Delp's estate
Thursday, July 26, 2007
(From the Boston Globe)
Life's not getting any easier for the family of Brad Delp, the former Boston frontman who committed suicide in March. Waiting for next month's star-studded concert celebrating Delp's life and legacy, the rocker's ex-wife and children are fighting to hold onto the singer's estate.

Micki Delp, who was married to the "More Than a Feeling" singer from 1980 to 1996, says she was stunned to learn that her ex left his Atkinson, N.H., house to a long-ago girlfriend named Patricia Komor. Currently, the house is occupied by Pamela Sullivan, who was Delp's fiancee at the time of his death. She and Micki Delp are now joining forces to fight Komor's claim. "My understanding always has been that the kids would get everything," Micki told us yesterday. "And if and when Pam moved out, the house would be sold, and the proceeds split." Reached yesterday, Komor, who lives in Colorado, said she couldn't comment. "I can't respond because this is a matter that's supposed to be private," said Komor, who lived with Delp for six years. Micki Delp said she and her husband separated in 1991, and Komor entered the picture soon after. Delp's two children, 26-year-old Jennifer and 22-year-old Michael, have appealed to Komor to sign over the residence, but she refused, according to Micki Delp. "[Komor] wants fair-market value for the house and everything in it," she said. "[Komor] is offering to sell their father's belongings back to them. . . . It's morally and ethically wrong." Meanwhile, fans of Delp's old band are looking forward to the Aug. 19 tribute concert, which will feature performances by the original members of Boston -- Tom Scholz, Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian, and Fran Sheehan -- and special guests Godsmack, Orion the Hunter, RTZ, Michael Sweet of Stryper, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and Sammy Hagar.
 
Fran Cosmo Not Performing at Delp Tribute
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Former Boston vocalist Fran Cosmo has posted a bulletin through his Myspace profile regarding his involvement in the Come Together tribute. Unfortunately, Fran won't be performing.

Fran posted in his bulletin the following:

Hi everyone,

After starting rehearsals for the tribute show for Brad, I noticed that my voice was cracking and would drop out in the middle of lines. This is something that I never experienced in any of my years as a vocalist. I decided to see a doctor who specializes in this field. After looking at my vocal cords with a scope, I was diagnosed with a ruptured blood vessel. It makes it very difficult to sing. The bad news is that I will not be able to perform at the tribute show for Brad. This breaks my heart because of the years I sang with Brad in Boston. He was one of my closest and dearest friends ever.

The only good news from all this is that this problem can be cured by laser surgery. I will fully recover my voice with this procedure.

I am very sorry to the fans who were expecting me to be performing at this great show. I was to sing with Orion The Hunter and to perform the last song of the night "Don't Look Back" with Boston and former members, Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian and Fran Sheehan. I plan on being there to support all of the entertainers and to pay tribute to my friend Brad Delp.

 
Tom Scholz Honored by FARM
Monday, July 23, 2007
Tom Scholz was honored for his philanthropy work by the annual Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles, being presented with the Celebrity Animal Advocate of the Year Award in recognition of his long-term support of animal rights on July 22.

Tom, who was accompanied by his wife Kim, dedicated the award to Brad Delp, who supported his work through the DTS Charitable Foundation to help protect all life from needless suffering. He explained that Brad was a principal contributor to the foundation, which has helped many organizations like FARM USA. In his remarks, Tom paid tribute to Brad. Over the years, Scholz and Delp, also a longtime vegetarian and animal rights advocate, supported similar causes through their contributions they made to Scholz’s DTS Charitable Foundation.
 
“His commitment to ethical vegetarianism over thirty years ago was a major factor in my emerging awareness of the unnecessary cruelty to animals in our society,” Tom said.
 
Past recipients of this award include Alicia Silverstone, James Cromwell, Linda Blair, Charlotte Ross, Casey Kasem, Wendi Malick, Bill Maher and Dennis Kucinich.
 
Nearly a thousand animal rights activists from throughout the U.S. and eight other countries rallied in at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on July 19-23 to review progress and to map national strategy for the coming year. Highlights included special sessions to defeat the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and reduce global warming, as well as eyewitness accounts of confrontational campaigns to save seals and whales.

The annual Animal Rights 2007 National Conference featured more than 100 speakers representing 60 organizations from every sector of the animal protection movement. The Headliners included Elizabeth Kucinich, John Feldmann of the band Goldfinger, Tom Scholz of the rock band BOSTON, Paul Watson who confronted Japanese whalers, and Marianne Thieme elected to the Dutch parliament on an animal rights platform.
 

Kim and Tom Scholz in Florida Keys. Photo credit: Bob Summers
 
 
Come Together Show Official
Monday, July 02, 2007

The much talked about Brad Delp tribute show entitled Come Together is finally set to go ahead. There was a press release published July 02.

“COME TOGETHER”

A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF BRAD DELP

PRESENTED BY WZLX, BOSTON’S CLASSIC ROCK  100.7FM


(Boston, MA)  The family and friends of Brad Delp will “COME TOGETHER” to share a special musical night honoring and remembering Brad Delp, the extraordinary man and his beautiful music.   The iconic song title,  “COME TOGETHER,” was selected as the name and theme for the event to highlight Brad’s love of Beatles’ music and also to inspire a sense of collaboration amongst the many musicians, family, friends and community that loved and admired him.

Hosted by television personality, Lynn Hoffman, The concert will take place on August 19th, 2007 at the Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA.

The “COME TOGETHER” concert was motivated by the adult children of Brad Delp who invited  his family, friends, fans, Beatlejuice mates and members of the band Boston, present and past who shared his professional and social life for over 30 years to join them in honoring their father.

Jennifer Delp, a graduate of the prestigious University of Southern California film school, wrote and directed a film that will be shown during the evening.  It features never before seen footage of Brad Delp that expresses not only his role as the lead singer of the hugely successful band BOSTON, but the man himself, and those who loved him.

During his lifetime, Brad Delp generously supported causes that he believed in such as vegetarian and anti-violence (to people and animals) organizations as well as those that helped hunger and shelter programs. For more than two decades, he helped fund these concerns via donations to the DTS Foundation, founded by his collaborator of 35 years, Tom Scholz.  The DTS Charitable Foundation will receive a small portion of the proceeds from the “Come Together “concert. 

Most of the proceeds will go to The Brad Delp Foundation, a new charity being formed by his family members and headed by his children Jennifer Delp, 26, and John-Michael Delp, 22.

“To further honor our father’s memory, the foundation will give grants to in-need school systems, programs and individuals that provide music education. Funding will also be given to individuals that desire to continue their own musical education,” they said.

WHO: Performances by ERNIE & THE AUTOMATICS, FARRENHEIT, BEATLEJUICE, GODSMACK, ORION THE HUNTER, RTZ, and BOSTON who will be joined by guest vocalists Michael Sweet (Stryper), Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) & Sammy Hagar.

For the first time in over two decades, former BOSTON band members Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian and  Fran Sheehan have been invited to join BOSTON in playing Don't Look Back to end this special night

WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 2007          

5:30 PM doors open, 6:00 PM Concert starts

WHERE: Bank of America Pavilion     Boston, MA

TICKETS:
Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on July  9, 2007 and are priced at $35.00 each plus a $5.00 venue charge.  Tickets are available thru TicketMaster and LiveNation.com and at the BOA box office.
 
 
Delp tribute hits some snags
Saturday, June 30, 2007
The Boston Globe has published an article regarding some problems for the Brad Delp Tribute show scheduled for August 19.

We have more than a feeling that the tribute to Brad Delp is in doubt. Tickets for the Aug. 19 show still aren't on sale, and the promoter, Live Nation, has given no indication when they might be. What's the problem? Word is that the parties involved in planning the show honoring the late lead singer of Boston can't agree on where the money should go. Originally, Live Nation said proceeds from the show at the Bank of America Pavilion would benefit the Brad Delp Foundation, but guitarist Tom Scholz has questioned whether such a foundation actually exists and what its mission is. We're told he's requested more information from Delp's ex-wife, Micki, before signing on the dotted line. During his lifetime, Delp, who committed suicide in March, gave to many of the same causes supported by Scholz, including the Sierra Club and PETA. If the concert does take place, it's still not clear whether the band's original members -- Scholz, Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau, and Fran Sheehan -- will share the stage or for how many songs. Among those lending their pipes to the proceedings will be Starship's Mickey Thomas, Sammy Hagar, and Stryper's Michael Sweet, who confirms his participation on his website.
 
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