(Thanks to Bob Martyn for the info!)

During this year's annual Bostock (an annual fan gathering), Tom phoned them up and during the conversation, he mentioned the album was almost complete (he has just 1 or 2 more songs to do, plus the final mastering). He's really hoping the album will be complete by the end of summer (so he can take a vacation in the fall). If I hear anything else, you'll be the first to know!

(Addendum: Added July 19/00)
This also raises the question of "Who's the new bass player?" (since David Sikes is out of the band). It is not known for certain, but sources say that, according to Brad Delp (vocalist), that the new bass player might be Antonio Cosmo; Fran Cosmo's son (Fran is also a vocalist in the group). In case you don't know, Antonio worked with Fran on the new song "Turn It Off" (which was featured on Rockline in 1999). When I know more about this, you can rest assured that you'll know right away, RIGHT HERE!

According to one source, their local radio station jock announced that the new album is due out in late August or early September. I've also heard that Brad is letting his hair grow out, so that may be a positive sign of the release coming soon. YAHOO!!!

I just found out that on May 15, 2000, Boston's "Greatest Hits" release reached platinum status. That makes all 5 albums now that have reached that status.

June 1 marks the 1st anniversary of the official launch of "Third Stage: A New World"! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have visited this site over the past year, rapidly making it one of the most popular Boston sites on the web! I truly appreciate the support for this site. Remember, it's people like YOU that keep this site running (I don't run this site just for myself!).

"There is a PARTY Monday, May 22, to celebrate the release of VH1's new movie, "It's Only Rock & Roll". It is being held at Mount Blue restaurant in Norwood, MA, and OUR guys have been invited to attend. Since it was fairly last-minute, it looks like Tom Scholz will be attending, but Brad & the others won't be able to make it.

It's expected that Tom will also be signing a guitar to be auctioned to support music education in public schools, as part of VH1's ongoing commitment to the Save The Music Foundation." The first official screening will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at the new Showcase Cinemas in Revere, MA. The film features rock's most memorable moments in the movies -- more info available at VH1.com."

A live track from BOSTON will be included on an upcoming charity album to be released by classic rock station WZLX in Boston. The BOSTON track is "Livin' For You," recorded June 2, 1995 at Kingswood Music Theatre in Toronto.

The album, titled "WZLX: From The Vaults," will benefit Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston and The Walden Woods Project. The album will feature live tracks from a number of major artists, including Don Henley, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, and others. Release is planned for September, and distribution will be limited.

Further information will be available at www.WZLX.com later this summer.

April 25th marks the birthday of the former bass player David Sikes.  Happy birthday David!

March 26th marks the birthday of the original bass player for Boston; Fran Sheehan.  Happy birthday Fran (and many more)!

This just in from the L.A. Times...Tom has just signed a deal with former Mercury Records Chairman Danny Goldberg's Artemis Records. The L.A. Times has also indicated that the album is two thirds done and hoping for a summer release, COOL!!!

March 10th marks the birthday of the one and only Tom Scholz.  Let's hope it's a great one!