News
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

Tracklisting
1.I Had A Good Time
2.Stare Out Your Window
3.Corporate America
4.With You
5.Someone
6.Turn It Off
7.Cryin'
8.Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
9.You Gave Up On Love
10.Livin' For You

Radio
*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

Marketing
*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

Retail
*Focus Markets : New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta
*Pre-release campaign with album artwork in stores
*Lightboxes

Press
*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

Internet
*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

Tour
*MAJOR NATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR TO BEGIN IN EARLY 2003 (their first in 6 years)

Tools
*Advance Music
*Posters/flats
*lightboxes
*clings

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:
http://www.artemisrecords.com/boston_bio.aspx?abbr=boston&idx=1

 
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
http://www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/vanh08292002.htm

 
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
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/452/downers_revenge1.html

 
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
http://www.billboard.com/billboard/releases/index.jsp

 
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