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Tom has his own named Gibson Les Paul!

Gibson Custom is proud to announce the sales launch of Collector s Choice"! #10, original serial #529263 (1968 Les Paul Goldtop).

If you ve ever listened to the Music of the legendary rock band, BOSTON, then you ve already heard the latest Collector s Choice Les Paul. In its own right, this example of a 1968 Goldtop (now with the top stripped off the original finish to expose its maple top) is an amazing instrument; a nice,  cheeky neck, a flexible tone palate via Tom s preferred P-90 and DiMarzio Super Distortion pickup combination, and a patina that comes from a lifetime of extensive live and studio use. One of two in Tom Scholz s collection, this particular  68 Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe is the first  real guitar Tom ever owned, acquired over 30 years ago and essential to his very unique sound and career.

As an accomplished sound Engineer, MIT graduate, inventor and holder of over thirty patents, Tom Scholz, not surprisingly, has modified the original. At Tom s request, Gibson Custom has recreated it as he used it on the first BOSTON album, after the addition of the humbucking pickup in the bridge position and the removal of the original gold finish. The limited edition, Collector s Choice #10, represents the guitar whose tone turned heads when BOSTON first exploded on to the rock scene in 1976, with their inaugural album BOSTON. And of course, every curve, output measure, ding and scratch has been studied for accuracy by the Gibson Custom Shop, verified by Tom Scholz and brought to you in incredible detail.

After carefully examining the final prototype Tom had this to say: "The precision with which Gibson has replicated the physical properties of my original Les Paul is astounding. This guitar feels and plays exactly like my guitar, and the resemblance to the original is uncanny. But most impressive is that it actually sounds like my guitar!"

Available in a limited run of only 300 guitars Worldwide, each hand aged by the skilled craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop.

BOSTON to Receive Legend Award


Limelight Magazine is pleased to announce that BOSTON will receive the Legend Award at this year s fifth annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards ceremony that will take place at the Rock Junction in Coventry, R.I., on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Founded in 1976 by guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, producer and engineer Tom Scholz and the late Brad Delp, BOSTON is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Their best known songs include  More Than A Feeling,  Peace of Mind,  Foreplay/Long Time,  Rock and Roll Band,  Smokin ,  Don t Look Back and  Amanda, among others.

BOSTON has released five studio albums and one compilation album, selling over 31 million copies in the United States. Their self-titled debut album has sold over 17 million copies and is one of the biggest selling albums of all time. The band toured the United States last summer and is expected to release a new studio album in the near future.

There have been numerous talented musicians touring with BOSTON over the years, but the one constant alongside Tom since 1985 has been Gary Pihl, whom Tom views as indispensable to the band s live performances.

 Among the many great bands that originated in New England, BOSTON is more than worthy to receive the Legend Award, said Jay Kenney, who co-founded Limelight Magazine in October 2007.  When we solicited nominations for the Legend Award in early January, the overwhelming majority recommended BOSTON. We are very pleased to present this award to them this year.

 We are very excited to present the Legend Award to BOSTON at this year s music awards, added co-owner Katie Botelho.

Past recipients of this award include MASS and The Fools.

The Limelight Magazine Music Awards honors bands and musicians from New England who were selected by readers of the magazine in an online poll. This year s event will be hosted by singer-songwriter Sarah Blacker. Performers scheduled to appear are Samuel Bowen and Blue Cat Groove, Jeff Byrd and Dirty Finch, Fly Kite Canvas, Brianna Grace, The Great Escape: A Tribute to Journey, Ashley Jordan, Satellites Fall and Carlin Tripp.

The Rock Junction is located at 731 Centre of New England Blvd. in Coventry, R.I. The venue has a full bar and dinner menu. Parking is free.

Tickets for the awards show are $10 each and $12 day of show. They can be purchased online through http://www.brownpapertickets.com.

Limelight Magazine started out as a quarterly publication, but has since moved its operations online. Visit their website at www.limelightmagazine.com. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/limelightmagazine.

 It seems each year, the award show gets bigger and better and we wouldn t want it any other way, said Botelho.

Kidz b Kidz "Art Party" at Miller Children's Hospital

With enormous pride, we salute DAVID VICTOR, for selflessly giving his time to make a day in the life of youngsters at Millers Children's Hospital in LA very special. Thank you Gary Pihl for getting friends of BOSTON involved in the project. Thanks to our Gonna Hitch A Ride's Jon Viscott for support and memorializing our first LA Art party with photos, the corporate sponsor Sodexo, the staff at MCH and to Nancy Corderman & Jan Weinshanker who created this amazing movement. See more and photos of Tom, Gary, Michael Sweet and the cast of The Office who supported KbK at Boston Children's hospital in 08 at http://www.kidzbkidz.org

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Kidz b Kidz (KbK), a non-profit organization, put together a special "Art Party" event for patients at Miller Children's Hospital on Friday afternoon.

This was the first West Coast event for the organization and they brought along David Victor, singer-guitarist for the band Boston who performed for the kids and colored with them too.

The event allows children and their families to create art that is used for "Products with a Purpose," a series of high-end product lines available in stores and online sold to support pediatric medical research and KbK educational programs.

Weekend Songs: Boston, "More Than a Feeling"

by Jeff Giles

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times  and there s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

This Friday, we re paying tribute to a song that perfectly captures that spirit,  More Than a Feeling, the leadoff single from Boston s 1976 self-titled debut album. Reportedly penned by bandleader Tom Scholz as a paean to  the thrill one gets while driving fast cars, it perfectly captures the feeling of bright anticipation and soaring optimism that arrives alongside a moment you ve been waiting for  like, say, the end of the work week.