George from the Boston_rocks Yahoo group has posted some questions that were asked to Anthony Cosmo through John (known as Johnboy), who does the lighting and other stuff for the band COSMO. Here is the information gathered from that, word for word.
1) When's the Cosmo website going to be ready? Has there been any issues going live with the new website?
A-"Not sure. Soon we hope." And I'll add, that I (Johnboy) am currently working on the layout/design.
2) Will Anthony and/or Fran be leaving Boston later this year?
A-"No, we are not leaving the band."
3) Will Fran be writing/co-writing any of the songs for the next Boston CD?
A-"No, not yet at least."
4) Will Anthony be starting a new group of his own?
A-"Yes, I have a solo project in the works."
5) Has Anthony written any songs?
A-"I wrote all the Cosmo songs, and of course the few on Corporate America."
6) If a Boston tour does happen this year, will Fran be part of it or does he want to focus more on Cosmo?
A-"Yes, we will be part of it. When Boston is not recording or touring, the focus is on COSMO and anything else interesting that comes along in the biz!"
Sources: Boston_rocks group and COSMO Myspace group
Kimberley Dahme's upcoming show in Nashville on January 27, 2006 at 6pm will be broadcast live on the net. She will be performing 5 or 6 songs at the French Quarter Cafe in Nashville. The songs will be selected based on what members of Kimberley's Fan Club vote for.
To hear the show, you'll need to have Winamp installed; if you don't have it, you can get it for free at the Winamp website. To get the feed, you'll either have to go to the French Quarter Cafe's website, or you can open the following address in Winamp (without the quotes): "126.96.36.199:8000". You might want to check the feed before the show to make sure it works.
I'm happy to announce that the video section at thirdstage.ca has expanded!
Thanks to the individual who several years ago supplied me with a few rare videos that still exist here today, I was fortunate enough to get better copies of Boston's Long Time video and the RTZ video Face the Music. I was also able to get a lot more videos in the process. Right now, I've added the music videos for Orion the Hunter's So You Ran and the other RTZ music video Until Your Love Comes Back Around. I will also be adding additional videos in the near future; some live performances of songs and even some interviews, so keep a close eye on this site.
So take a few moments and check out the videos.
If you recall, RTZ recently had a meet and greet as part of their release of 2 new CDs, Lost in America and Found in America. At that time, the CDs were available at the event, well they're finally available for sale.
Lost in America contains all of the tracks that were originally released on Lost, and it includes the song Dangerous, which was previously only available on the Japanese release of Lost.
Found in America features the tracks that were released on the 2004 CD Lost and Found. It also contains a live version of Return to Zero.
Both CDs are available for sale through CDBaby for the price of $15.00 each.
Click to buy Lost in America
Click to buy Found in America
Lost in America Track Listings:
01. When You Love Someone
02. Turn This Love Around
04. Violent Days
05. Change For Change
06. One in a Million
07. Given You Up For Dead
08. Don't Wait
09. Talk to Me
10. Don't Lead Me On
Found in America Track Listings:
01. One Step Away
02. Fool For Love
03. Such a Fool
04. Rise Above It All
05. Social Disease
06. I'm On a Roll
07. Rock the Night
08. Winners and Losers
09. Power of Love
10. Show Me
11. Better and Better
12. Return to Zero (live)
If you didn't get a chance to join the chat with Kimberley Dahme recently, you have another chance, as Kimberley will be having another chat session through her Official Fan Club on Monday, January 02, 2006 at 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
As with the last session, in order to join the chat, you'll have to sign up to the group, which is a part of the Yahoo! Groups community.
Well I had the chance to partake in the chat with Kimberley Dahme through her Official Fan Club. Monday night. I was keeping notes, but I couldn't copy/paste from the chat session directly (stupid Java), so this isn't word for word exactly.
The chat session consisted of about 17 people, including Kimberley. It was a very informal chat session, but I did manage to pick up a little bit of info.
I asked her how many songs she's done for the next Boston album, and so far, she's assisted on two of them.
Someone asked about the rumor of Brad taking over lead vocals, and like what was previously reported from boston.org, who asked Brad Delp directly, and it's not true. In fact, she had this to say:
"Brad is Boston he can never leave again. Well excuse me Brad and Tom have to stay always and of course all of us Fran, Anthony, Jeff, Gary"
As far as her Christmas plans, you can look for her to be visiting a couple Nashville hospitals (she mentioned Vanderbilt and Baptist Hospital), as she said she'd be taking her guitar with her and "knocking on doors", to help bring a smile to kids and adults who can't be home for the holidays.
As for questions of a Boston 30th Anniversary Tour, it might happen. No official word, but her solo performances will be scheduled around it if it does.
Many know that Boston (Tom Scholz) is very generous when it comes to helping various causes. This time, he helped Operation Christmas in Fall River, MA by giving a $3,000 donation.
Project Christmas is an annual event held by Citizens for Citizens Inc, which provides toys for needy children at Christmas, as well as providing needy folks with food, help with utility costs and various other outreach activities.
Source: The Herald News, Fall River, MA
Boston vocalist/bassist Kimberley Dahme will be holding a chat session on Monday, December 19 at 10pm Eastern Time through the Official Kimberley Fan Club group.
To join the chat, you'll have to sign up as a member of the group, which is part of the Yahoo Groups community. Membership requires moderator approval, so if you plan on joining in, don't wait until the last minute to sign up.
If you can't join the chat, but would like to ask a question, I plan on being in the chat session, so you could send me your questions (use the "Contact Webmaster" link to your left). I can't guarentee that the question will get asked (due to volume of questions or my availability to attend the chat session), but I will make every effort.
Brad Delp and Kimberley Dahme will be appearing on WZID (95.7 FM Manchester, New Hampshire) as WZID will be broadcasting live from the Palace Theatre on Dec. 14 at 7pm EST for Christmas at the Palace Theatre, with proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.
If you live in the Manchester area and want to see the show live, unfortunately you're out of luck if you haven't purchased a ticket yet as this show is sold out. Not to worry though, you can still listen to the show live on WZID. If you don't live in the Manchester area, you can listen to the audio stream at www.wzid.com.
Joining Brad and Kimberley are many other artists -- some known to the Boston community, like David Stefanelli (RTZ), Michael Troy (who worked with Stefanelli in Beloved Few) and Lisa Guyer.
Sources: wzid.com, palacethreatre.org, kimberley.de
If you've visited this site in the last day or so, you probably noticed that the site would load poorly - or not at all. For over a day, most attempts to access this site would bring up the following error:
403.9 Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected
This was happening Monday afternoon, evening and early Tuesday morning. A trouble ticket was sent to my webhost Tuesday evening and within a couple hours, the site was working like magic.
After years of mediocre service from Elosoft (aka "NextWebHosting"), I've come to a decision -- this site needs a new home, and soon.
If you would like to help cover the costs of moving this site to a new, and hopefully better web host, you can donate using the link below. If you don't have a PayPal account, they do accept credit cards. If you don't have a credit card and would like to contribute another way, please let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
While there's no breaking news, I thought it'd be a good idea to create a post regarding the upcoming album, since a lot of fans might be wondering whether or not there is or will be another Boston album.
Well there is going to be another Boston album. There is no information yet regarding the title, songs, etc, but it is known that Kimberley and Brad have recorded some tracks. Now there was a rumor floating around that Kimberley was taking position of lead singer, but Troy from boston.org contacted Brad and he has denounced the rumor. Both Brad and Kimberley have been recording vocals. There have been rumors as well that the band lineup was changing dramatically, including Anthony not being invited to participate in any recording sessions, however this seems to be just another baseless rumor.
Hopefully we will get some official word soon regarding the album, and possibly be able to put to rest the rumors that have been circling throughout the online Boston communities.
More info is available on the Cosmo venues previously announced. This extended info came from boston.org:
Nov. 05/05 8:00PM: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (Chenay Bay Resort)
Nov. 12/05 8:00PM: Syracuse, NY (Club Tundra)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM: Verona, NY (Turning Stone Casino)
Jan. 05/06 8:00PM: New York, NY (BB Kings)
Info: Cosmo's Website
With the positive response to the European release of Lost and Found, RTZ is releasing 2 CDs in the US, Lost in America and Found in America on Briola Records (Brian Maes' label).
For the most part, these CDs will contain previously released material, including the song Dangerous. which was previously only available on the Japanese release of Lost. As well, there will be a live track (not sure which song it will be).
The band (Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau, Brian Maes, Dave Stefanelli and Tim Archibald) is having a Meet and Greet CD release party on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 8-11pm at the Boston St. Cafe in Lynn, MA. The event is free and includes a free buffet, courtesy of the Boston St. Cafe. Their phone number is (781) 593-8882 for reservations. The two CDs will be on sale there as well for $15 each, or both for $25.
Source: brianmaes.com (as well as a member of the boston.org mailing list)
According to Kimberley Dahme's website, she is currently in Boston, recording tracks for the next Boston album. Her site also hints at a possible Boston 30th Anniversary Tour any time after April 15/06!
Here are her upcoming performances (some information not complete):
Nov. 11-13/05: FloraBama (21st Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival)
Dec. 07 /05: Nashville, TN (Girls with Guitars @ The Sutler)
Dec. 09 /05 7:30PM: New Brunswick, NJ (Glen Burtnik's XMAS Xtravaganza 2005)
Dec. 15/05: New Hampshire (Christmas Show - New Hampshire)
Feb. 04/06 8:00PM: Salinas, CA (House Concert Series)
Feb. 05/06 4:00PM: Campbell, CA (House Concert Series)
Feb. 25/06 9:00PM: (Earth Music - Industriegebiet Schontal)
Mar. 18 /06: Richmond, VA (Private Party)
Aug. 11/06: Cape Girardeau, MO (Tunes @ Twilight)
The Cosmo Myspace site has an updated list of venues:
Nov. 06/05 8:00PM: St. Croix (Venue TBA)
Nov. 12/05 8:00PM: Syracuse, NY (Club Tundra)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM: Verona, NY (The Showroom)
Jan. 05/06 8:00PM: New York, NY (BB Kings)
Info: Cosmo's Website
I've been planning this for some time, but after doing some reading and poking around, I have added an RSS feed to this site.
For those of you who aren't familiar with RSS, it stands for Really Simple Syndication -- basically it's a way for sites do deliver news. To access the feed, all you need is either a feed aggrigator, or use a browser like Mozilla Firefox, which has built-in support for RSS. What this means is that you can keep up to date with Boston news, as well as site updates.
To get the feed, either click the RSS button or use this URL:
Cosmo is getting ready to start touring. While the tour schedule is still being worked on (even the shows scheduled don't have complete info), there have been 3 dates announced so far:
Oct. 29/05 8:00PM : Atlanta, GA (Venue TBA)
Nov. 05/05 8:00PM : St. Croix (Venue TBA)
Nov. 22/05 8:00PM : Verona, NY (The Showroom)
Info: Cosmo's Website
It's been over 2 years since thirdstage.ca said goodbye to the Boston site that bore its name. Not a lot has changed in the Boston community, but after a lot of thinking (and more webspace available), I decided to bring this Boston site back into commisison.
Those of you who visited this site in the past will see some differences; the first one is right on the first page of the site. Since I have added extra content that has been made available on this server, so I decided to use the main page as a portal in order to be able to use the thirdstage.ca name to direct people to the content, as it's easier to use that than the longer URL for the page the content resides on, plus it gives visitors the opportunity to explore content I have to offer on thirdstage.ca (so if you're a fan of the show "Charmed", you can see the section this domain that is full of video clips on that show).
Another change is that while this site was known for giving you the most and fastest Boston and Boston related news, that is no longer guarenteed. While I will be making great efforts to keep the news section current, I can't guarentee it'll be as up to date as it used to.
The primary purpose of resurrecting this site is to bring back (almost) all the material that was previously available. I have added some new material as well -- full resolution video in the downloads section. I never had the capacity to host files of that magnitide until now. Check out the Downloads section to see what's here. I hope to add more content in the no too distant future, but I can't guarentee anything.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let me know by sending me an email (just use the link at the bottom of any page here).
If you want to know more about the history of this site, check out the thirdstage.ca history section.
Boston members Fran and Anthony Cosmo have formed a new band, appropriately named Cosmo. The Cosmos are joined by Bill Carman (who performed on Corporate America), Mick Brooks and Patrick Orlowski. They are on the verge of releasing their first album and will be in Cincinnati on October 1 to gear up their "Alien" tour, which will feature new Cosmo songs mixed with Boston songs.
They have a webpage online at www.myspace.com/cosmotheband, however, their official site is www.cosmomusic.net, which is under construction at the moment.
This has nothing to do with Boston, but it is related to this site.
You've probably noticed the notice on the main page, regarding this site. After over 3 years, I've decided to call it quits.
This isn't a decision I came to lightly. I've thought long and hard about this. The truth is that for a while, this site, which started as a hobby, has become an obligation. Besides the fact that running a website like this is time consuming, I just don't feel like I can give this website the amount of attention I used to. The shutdown schedule is posted on the main page (the final day will be June 1st).
It's time to move on and focus on the other things in my life.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and this site over the years. It's been great!
That concludes the final news update on thirdstage.ca.
Tom Scholz and Boston have signed a very generous sponsorship for a Beatle Juice benefit concert taking place January 11th
The show, which benefits the Children's Education and Prevention Programs at Sexual Assault Support Services, is presented by Ocean Boulevard Productions, and is being held at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Tickets are $22.
8 VIP seats are up for grabs until midnight of Dec. 31st. For more info or to bid on a seat or two, go to the following post at the Boston Board:
The live tracks from Boston's performance on WHJY on Dec. 6 are available for download from WHJY's website.
Boston will be guests on the Bob and Tom Radio Show on Friday, December 13th at 10am EST.
To find an affiliate station that broadcasts this show, go to:
On Sunday, December 08, The Cardington-Lincoln Athletic Booster's Benefit Auction will take place at the Cardington-Lincoln High School in Cardington, Ohio.
Some Boston items have been donated; a CD autographed by the band and autographed photos (taken by band photographer Ron Pownall) of the band. Boston has made a $500 donation towards "buy a hurdle".
More info can be found at:
VH1 is holding an auction for the Save the Music Foundation. The band has donated a Gibson guitar, Coporate America CD and a poster (all signed by Tom)
For info on the auction, go to:
To bid on these items (all in one lot):
On Friday, December 6th at noon, 94 HJY in Providence will present Boston In the Studio and Face to Face.
According to the homepage of WHJY, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp and Boston will play live and electric on 94 HJY.
If you live in the Providence area, you can try to win a shot at seeing them perform at the station live. Go to http://www.whjy.com/boston.html for details. If you can't make it, or live outside the area, you can listen to it live over the net. Just go to their site and follow the instructions to listen.
According to Artemis Records, Corporate America has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
You can check the status of the album by going to:
Well, today's the day. November 5th, 2002, and that can mean only one thing; the new Boston album has finally arrived! Make sure to pick up your copy today!
You can get it in your local music store, most department stores, or online from vendors such as cdnow.com and amazon.com
On Sunday, November 3rd, Off The Record with Joe Benson will feature the music of Boston, and Joe's recent conversation with group leader Tom Scholz.