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Michael Sweet Quits Boston To Rejoin Stryper

August 10th, 2011 10:35pm EDT
Boston
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has quit legendary rockers Boston.

The singer announced his decision on Wednesday, revealing he wants to dedicate more time to Stryper, the band he co-founded in 1983.

Sweet joined Boston in 2008 and he has spent the last three years splitting his time between the two groups.

He says, "My focus and my loyalty lies with Stryper, the band that I've committed almost 30 years of my life to. The guys in Stryper are my brothers and I'm excited about our future together.

"The music of Boston helped shape who I am as an artist, and the opportunity to be a part of ...
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Boston Star Sues Newspaper For Blaming Him For Brad Delp's Suicide

March 20th, 2010 4:15pm EDT
Boston
Boston star Tom Scholz is suing the Boston Herald newspaper and two columnists for defamation after they suggested he was partly responsible for late bandmate Brad Delp's 2007 suicide.

Scholz took offence to Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa's insinuations in their Inside Track column following the Delp tragedy.

One article, headlined 'Pal's Snub Made Delp Do It: Boston Rocker's Ex-wife Speaks', suggested Delp committed suicide after Scholz fired his close friend Fran Cosmo from the Boston touring line-up.

They wrote that Delp's ex-wife, Micki, blamed Scholz for the singer's death.

In his lega...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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Night Ranger Releases First Studio Album In A Decade

July 3rd, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Night Ranger
VH1 Classic is proud to present the brand new album from Night Ranger entitled Hole In The Sun. This is Night Ranger's first studio album in a decade and commemorates their 25th anniversary as a band.

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the July 1 release of Night Ranger's Hole In The Sun, notably that it marks the band's first studio album in a decade and commemorates the pioneering hard rock outfit's 25th anniversary as a band. The best reason, as has been the case throughout Night Ranger's heralded career, is to celebrate the music itself.

"People will hear this record ...
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AARP Tour: Bands That Shouldn't Be Touring Anymore

June 24th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Steely Dan
Sometimes it seems like a band just doesn't know when to quit. Just imagine how many times you've heard some classic rock DJ try to pawn off front row tickets to Steely Dan, or how many advertisements you've seen for a free REO Speedwagon show at the naval base followed by fireworks and the Glen Hill retirement community brass band. While I'll admit that the willingness of these groups to play every major outdoor amphitheater each summer showcases their tenacity, it doesn't exactly work wonders for their dignity. After a while, playing to half-empty audiences of drunken suburbanites has to ...
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MTV2 Selects Next 'Rock Band' Singles

June 9th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Rock Band
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the next addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be tracks from MTV2's "Circuit Breakout" band contest winners The Material, The Myriad and Them Terribles, available on Tuesday, June 10. The three up-and-coming acts will join the ranks of some of the greatest rock bands including Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Boston, The Grateful Dead, Queens of the Stone Age and more, as part of the Rock Band downloadable content catalog with more than 170 songs to date. Each track will be available for $.99 per track (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360®), or $2.99 ...
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'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

October 29th, 2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 12

June 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Mewes
Happy Birthday To Lillix guitarist Tasha-Ray Evin (1984), Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima (1981), "Clerks II" star Jason Mewes (1974), late Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan (1968; d. 1999), actress Paula Marshall (1965), They Might Be Giants singer John Linnell (1959), actor Timothy Busfield (1957), late Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon (1952; d. 1983), Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos (1951), Boston singer Brad Delp (1951), jazz pianist Chick Corea (1941), Holocaust victim Anne Frank (1929), 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush (1924), and Austrian artist Egon Sch...
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Music Picks From The Stars Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters'

April 2nd, 2007 4:10pm EDT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters hits cinemas April 13 and if you're like me, you gotta wonder what the four main characters of rock to in their boom boxes. What follows is an odd eclectic mix of tunes - from Carl's big hair rock to Master Shake's collection of tunes about promiscuous women.

Carl:

Jailbreak - AC/DC

If you go to jail, why stay there? Get some friends with guns and dynamite to get you out.

Mr. Roboto - Styx

There's more to this song than meets the eye. He's like, in this jail for kick ass rockers, and he kills this robot and hides inside th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 10

March 10th, 2007 3:00am EST
Carrie Underwood
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood (1983), Czech supermodel Eva Herzigova (1973), NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth (1972), singer Edie Brickell (1966), football player Rod Woodson (1965), "A Different World" star Jasmine Guy (1964), Swedish singer Neneh Cherry (1963), Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament (1963), "Basic Instinct 2" star Sharon Stone (1958), Boston guitarist Tom Scholz (1947), mobster portrayer Joe Viterelli (1941; d. 2004), actor/martial artist Chuck Norris (1940), jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke (1903; d. 1931), American actor Sam Jaffe (1891; d. 1984), and actor Bro...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 12

June 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jason Mewes
Happy Birthday To Lillix guitarist Tasha-Ray Evin (1984), Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima (1981), "Clerks II" star Jason Mewes (1974), late Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan (1968; d. 1999), actress Paula Marshall (1965), They Might Be Giants singer John Linnell (1959), actor Timothy Busfield (1957), late Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon (1952; d. 1983), Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos (1951), Boston singer Brad Delp (1951), jazz pianist Chick Corea (1941), Holocaust victim Anne Frank (1929), 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush (1924), and Austrian artist Egon Sch...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 10

March 10th, 2006 3:00am EST
Carrie Underwood
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood (1983), Czech supermodel Eva Herzigova (1973), NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth (1972), singer Edie Brickell (1966), football player Rod Woodson (1965), "A Different World" star Jasmine Guy (1964), Swedish singer Neneh Cherry (1963), Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament (1963), "Basic Instinct 2" star Sharon Stone (1958), Boston guitarist Tom Scholz (1947), mobster portrayer Joe Viterelli (1941; d. 2004), actor/martial artist Chuck Norris (1940), jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke (1903; d. 1931), American actor Sam Jaffe (1891; d. 1984), and actor Bro...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 29

November 29th, 2005 3:01am EST
Don Cheadle
Happy Birthday to Black Eyed Peas vocalist Apl.De.Ap (1974), Scary Movie actress Anna Faris (1976), Baywatch babe Gena Lee Nolin (1971), New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera (1969), Saturday Night Live alum Ellen Cleghorne (1965), Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle (1964), brat pack actor Andrew McCarthy (1963), actress Kim Delaney (1961), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), Canadian comedian Howie Mandel (1955), director Joel Coen (1954), Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau (1951), comedian/actor Garry Shandling (1949), Mamas And The Papas singer Denny Doherty (1941), American trumpeter Chuck Mangio...
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