No, Curly Smith did NOT leave the band, he is releasing his first SOLO album. It's titled Cool Blue Cosmic Gem. It'll be released Tuesday, Feb. 27/01. You can get more info (and an interview with Curly) at http://www.csmrecords.com

Something I stumbled upon at CDNOW; a CD with 5 songs by Asia and 5 songs by, you guessed it, BOSTON! The CD is titled Winning Combination. The expected release date is Tues. Feb. 27/01. Here is the track listing:

1. Heat Of The Moment - Asia
2. Countdown To Zero - Asia
3. Without You - Asia
4. The Heat Goes On - Asia
5. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
6. We're Ready - Boston
7. I Need Your Love - Boston
8. Livin' For You - Boston
9. Amanda - Boston
10. We Can Make It - Boston

You can buy it by clicking HERE. By the way, it's only $5.97 at CDNOW!

January 31 marks the birthday of current Boston drummer Curly Smith. Happy birthday Curly!

(Thanks to Joe Screnock)

The March 2001 edition of GuitarOne magazine mentioned Boston in their article Where Are They Now?. Here's what they had to say:

"Boston's notorious perfectionist Tom Scholz has historically had a hard time squeezing songs and albums past his own Quality Control department. At last check, our favorite MIT grad was holed up in his Boston studio with guitarists Gary Pihl and David Sikes working on a new album."

Well, they got that about 1/2 right. Boston is in the studio, but David Sikes isn't in the band (hasn't been for quite a while). Also, David Sikes was the bass player, NOT guitarist.

I just wanted to address something that I've been asked quite frequently lately, "When will Boston be touring?". As of now, it is unknown, but I think once the album is out, there will very likely be a tour to promote it (if it's out this year, it would also mark the 25th aniversary of Boston).

(Thanks Becky!)

From Our Mr. Delp: "Well, we played a private party this evening (Friday) and my voice finally gave out, due to this cold/flu thing. Not as bad as the House of Blues Christmas gig, but bad just the same. I could tell it was only going to get worse so Muzz cancelled us for Point Breeze tomorrow. My apologies to one and all."

November 29th celebrates the birthday of former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Let's hope Barry has a great birthday!

November 23rd marks the birthday of former Boston drummer Doug Huffman. Party on Doug!

November 21st marks the birthday of Boston guitarist Gary Pihl. Have a safe and very happy birthday Gary!

(Thanks To Pattie Murphy for this!)

Boston Herald article Saturday November 18,2000

More Than A Session: Boston's in Studio
The new independent label Artemis Records added Bay State Supergroup Boston to it roster of acts last March, and a label spokesperson reports the band is currently in the studio and expected to have a new album out by summer or fall. The group still includes two original members, founder/guitarist Tom Scholz and vocalist Brad Delp.

Looks like the album is still a long time away