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Brad Delp: 1951-2007
Friday, March 09, 2007

It is with great sadness to report that Boston vocalist Brad Delp has passed away.

From the Associated Press:
ATKINSON, N.H. -- Brad Delp, the lead singer for Boston, a huge rock sensation in the 1970s, was found dead Friday in his home, police said. He was 55.

Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play.

Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said.

The cause of his death remained under investigation by the Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office. Police said an incident report would not be available until Monday.

Delp fronted the rock band, who rose to fame in the late 1970s and had several hits, including "More than A Feeling." The group sold millions of records.


Boston has been in the works in preparing for a summer tour. I would like to express my condolences to Brad's family, including his fiancee Pamela Sullivan.

You will be missed, Brad.

Source: Associated Press

 
'Boston' Makes NARM Top 200 List
Friday, March 09, 2007

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers released as list of the Top 200 albums. The list includes many artist like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and the Eagles. The list also includes Boston's debut album at #43 on the list.

You can see the entire list at www.definitive200.com/200_list.php

Source: definitive200.com

 
Boston to Play Rock Fest 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Boston's gearing up for a tour this summer, and while there have been no specifics announced about the tour, there is now one known date this summer that Boston will be playing.

According to the Rock Fest website, Boston will be playing at Rock Fest 2007 in Cadott, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 19 at 11pm; the first day of the four day event. Boston's performance will be preceded by Dennis DeYoung, The Mick Fleetwood Band and Deep Purple.

Source: rock-fest.com

 
Boston Memorabilia for Auction
Saturday, February 10, 2007

Attention Boston fans: there's some good Boston memorabilia now available on eBay.

If you've been keeping up with the news posts, you probably know that Brad Delp's band Beatle Juice is performing a benefit show on Feb 17 If you haven't seen the post, then click here to skip down to it to catch up on it.

Anyway, there are two items up for bid on eBay which will benefit SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services). Here are the auctions:

Autographed Roger Clemens Jersey | Tom Scholz Boston
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Autographed Photo | Boston | Symphony Hall Scholz/ Delp
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*Picture in auction is similar to the one above

Both the jersey and photograph were generously donated by Tom and Kim Scholz. The auctions close on Feb. 20/07, so if you want to bid and get an awesome piece of Boston memorabilia and help a good cause at the same time, now's your chance!

 
Tom Scholz's Super Bowl Prediction
Saturday, February 03, 2007

The 18th Annual Scripps Howard's Celebrity Super Bowl Poll, which features predictions from various celebrities -- including Tom Scholz, has been released. Here's his prediction:

TOM SCHOLZ, rock star, Boston: With the Pats eliminated maybe they should drop "Super Sunday" and just call it "Pretty Good Sunday." Plus, I was really hoping for the Saints. But seriously, with two unstoppable offenses taking turns, it should still be an exciting game. I'm saying Bears by 11.

Source: knoxnews.com

 
Beatle Juice SASS Benefit
Friday, January 19, 2007

Beatle Juice, the Beatles tribute band Brad Delp's involved with, will be performing a benefit concert on Feb. 17/07.

The Sixth Annual Beatlejuice concert: A Night to Benefit the Children, will take place Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm in Portsmouth. NH at The Music Hall. All proceeds will directly benefit the Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) Children's Education and Prevention Programs.

Tickets are available through the Music Hall. Tickets are $30, $25 or $18 (here is a direct link to the event page).

On a side note, one of the sponsors of the show is Tom Scholz & BOSTON.

Source: muzzdrums.com | sassnh.org

 
Credits and Thanks from bandboston.com
Monday, January 15, 2007

bandboston.com, Boston's official site, has posted a credits and thanks page where they thank various fan sites, including thirdstage.ca!

Here is a screen cap of the page:

Thirdstage.ca has been a labor of love for me, thanks to the band for posting this!

Source: bandboston.com

 
Anthony Cosmo Facing Lawsuit
Monday, January 15, 2007

This was published in the Boston Herald:

Tom Scholz of Boston fame has More Than a Feeling about recent bandmate Anthony Migliacco using his affiliation with the vintage rock band, so he’s filed suit against him in Suffolk Superior Court!

Apparently, Migliacco, aka Anthony Cosmo, has been touting his stage work with the classic band - despite signing an agreement that he wouldn’t do so. But what really has Scholz Smokin’ is that Migliacco allegedly billed he and his dad, Francis, who also played with the late 1990’s version of Boston, as the classic Hub band when they played a gig in St. Croix earlier this month.

Migs, according to the Boston Business Journal, said the agreement is null and void. Scholz’s legal counsel disagrees.

“Tom Scholz owns the trademark, the name, and there’s a lot of value to that, and he wants to protect the value,” Susan Stenger of Burns & Levinson told the BBJ.

The suit, filed last month, seeks to enforce the agreement and collect legal fees.

As always, do stay tuned

Source: Boston Herald


Update: Feb 02, 2007:
According to melodicrock.com, the lawsuit between Tom and Anthony has been dropped. Here's what was posted:

It seems the lawsuit mentioned around the traps between Tom Scholtz of Boston and Anthony Cosmo has been dropped, with the issue at hand dealt with behind the scenes.

 
More Info on Engagements
Thursday, January 11, 2007

(Thanks to reader Jeremy for sharing this with me)

Iceberg Radio posted the news on The Tom/Kim, Brad/Pamela engagements, along with some new info:

Boston leaders Tom Scholz and Brad Delp both got engaged over the holidays. Guitarist/producer/songwriter Scholz proposed to his girlfriend Kim Hart on Christmas Eve, and singer Delp proposed to his girlfriend Pamela Sullivan on Christmas Day.

Before Delp proposed, he put the ring in his girlfriend's Christmas stocking, and when she found it, he got down on one knee and proposed to her sister, saying, "Will you be my sister-in-law?"

Scholz will be married this week in an undisclosed location. Delp is planning to get married on a two-day break from Boston's upcoming summer tour, which is now in the planning stages.

Source: Iceberg Radio

 
Wedding Bells for Boston Members
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This was published in the Boston Globe:

Tom Scholz, founder of the band Boston, thought he had come up with the perfect Christmas Eve surprise when he asked girlfriend Kim Hart to marry him. But Scholz was surprised himself to find out that Brad Delp, Boston's original lead singer, proposed to his longtime sweetie Pamela Sullivan over the holidays as well. The good news for the rock dudes is that both women said yes.

Congratulations to both of the lucky couples!

Source: boston.com

 
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:

 
 
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