MTM; the label that RTZ's Lost album was released on, is putting together a 2-disc compilation CD with the proceeds going to those affected by last week's disaster. RTZ appears on the second disc. As of this time, I do not know when this will be released or where it'll be available.

Here's the track listing:

CD 1
1. BAD HABIT - Forever
2. DARE - Still In Love With You
3. METROPOLIS - The Power Of The Night
4. KHARMA - Wings Of History
5. RADIOACTIVE - Haunt Me Tonight
6. THINK OUT LOUD - Invisible Man
7. AXE - Love Changes Everything
8. JOE LYNN TURNER - Can't Face Another Night
9. DAVID CARL BAND - Arms Of Love
10. PUBLIC DOMAIN - Child In My Heart
11. HARLAN CAGE - As You Are
12. SUNSHINE JIVE - Under Summer Skies
13. RANSOM - Can You Fall In Love Again
14. CITA - Two Hearts
15. 101 SOUTH - Boat Out On The Water

CD 2
1. SNAKES & PARADISE - Trail Back Home
2. BRIAN MC DONALD - The Hope One Child Can Bring
3. VON GROOVE - The Damage Is Done
4. FERGIE FREDERIKSEN - The Truth Is Good Enough
5. VELOCITY - Janine
6. FIORE - Corner Of My Mind
7. RTZ - Turn This Love Around
8. JADED HEART - Champion
9. JIMMY LAWRENCE - Test Of Time
10. MICHAEL MORALES - No Way Out
11. HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - Nearly Orgasmic
12. DOUG HOWARD - Hold Up The Sky
13. ELEMENTS OF FRICTION - King Of Fools
14. DANGER DANGER - She's Gone
15. CIRCLE OF PAIN - Imagine

(Update from Boston.org discussion list)

The band BOSTON has announced that they are donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Along with the check, the following note is being sent:

Enclosed is a $10,000 donation from the band BOSTON and the DTS Charitable Foundation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and friends in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, along with our sincere thanks to your people for helping when and where it's most needed.

Respectfully, Tom Scholz

The Boston.org will be donating $200.00 to the American Red Cross Diseaster Relief Fund. Below is a partial list of organizations that is helping the victims to date. We will be dealing with this tragedy for a 'Long Time'. Please do consider donating blood or money over the course of time, either locally or nationally. Blood will always be needed.

As taken from the CNN.com Homepage:
Emergency response/relief efforts: . The American Red Cross is in need of blood to replenish the nation's supply. Call 1-800-HELP-NOW to schedule an appointment near where you live.

Donations to:
American National Red Cross
430 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

The New York Blood Center has also announced a blood emergency for the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Visit http://www.nybloodcenter.org for more information on how to help. . For more information on helping victims of the U.S. attacks, visit Helping.org: http://helping.org/promos/cs_wtc.adp

If you run a Boston fan site, you may be familiar with the Rock Band Boston Webring. For the last 5 years, the ring's been run by Jody Wager. That's changed as of today.

Over the last couple of months, we've exchanged emails and she told me she wanted to find someone else to take it over. I gladly volunteered to assume responsibility for it. I am now the ringmaster for The Rock Band Boston Webring.

If you have a Boston site that is in the webring, you'll need to get the latest html code to insert. I have relinked to my webring page and I've redesigned the interface (mostly cosmetic changes). There are 2 different interfaces to choose from (they are similar except one uses a regular image, while the other uses Flash animation (nothing too extravagant). To pick thich one you want, go to the webring page.

If you have any questions regarding the webring, please email me (just click on Contact Me).

(Thanks to Bob Shields for the info)

For those who missed the original broadcast of Space Ghost Coast to Coast where Boston was featured, you have another chance to see it. The Cartoon Network will be rebroadcasting that episode on Sep. 27 @ 11:30EDT. The episode is called Curling Flower Space, and it originally aired Nov. 19/99. If you get the Cartoon Network, be sure not to miss it!

For more details regarding Space Ghost, visit the Cartoon Network's Space Ghost page.

The WZLX: From The Vaults CD has been officially closed out. Here's the following statement released:

"The project has now been officially closed out, although people can still order the CD through newbury.com as Newbury Comics sells off its remaining stock."

"The reported net profit was a bit over $25,000 and was split between The Walden Woods Project and Franciscan Children's Hospital."

"Thanks to all who bought a copy!"

For those who don't know what this CD is about, it was released late last year. It features live tracks from quite a few artists, one of the tracks is a live version of Boston's Livin' For You.

On August 9, 1976, one of the greatest albums of ALL TIME was released. It was simply titled Boston. It was the album that started it all for Boston. 25 Years later, it still remains as one of the best selling debut albums in music history. Many of the songs on this album remain a staple to rock radio stations.

July 27th, The Monks will reunite to perform for a special benefit. What do The Monks have to do with Boston? Brad Delp was their lead singer. This band played nearly every weekend between 1965-69 in clubs, colleges and high schools in the New England Area.

The performance takes place at The Danversport yacht Club in Danvers, MA from 7pm-midnight. Proceeds support the Danvers group, "The Friends of Folly Hill-dedicated to land preservation in Danvers, MA.".

Also performing will be Wilder Road and Gary Santarella; who'll be doing an acoustical set. If you'd like more information or to get your hands on advance tickets, call Steve Prodanus at (978) 774-2386 or Flo Sagarino at (978) 774-7097.

VH1 has posted an article on Boston. There's nothing there that hasn't been said before, but this is another example of how Boston is getting heavy promotion.

To view the article, go to: http://www.vh1.com/thewire/content/news/1444547.jhtml

(Thanks Becky!)

I just found out that Mr. and Mrs. Cosmo became proud parents to baby girl Giannah, who was born on June 9. All are home and doing well. Congrats to the Cosmo family for bringing another Boston fan to the world :)

Between June 13 to 26, classicrockdaily.com their feature artist is, yup you guessed it, Boston! They feature a classic rock band every week and have a contest where if you have the correct answer to their quiz, you''ll be entered in a draw to win prizes. For Boston, the entire Boston CD catalog is up for grabs (Boston, Don't Look Back, Third Stage, Walk On, and Greatest Hits), plus 4 other winners will receive a copy of Greatest Hits.

The link is http://rockdaily.com/rd_musicquiz/1,1515,WGRF,00.html

The contest is open to US residents only. Good luck.