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Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration

BOSTON STRONG: AN EVENING OF SUPPORT AND CELEBRATION

TD GARDEN :: MAY 30, 2013

Tickets On-Sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM

Boston, MA (May 3, 2013)  TD Garden and Live Nation are proud to announce Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration to be held at the TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15.

"Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration will feature (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright. Additional artists will be announced.

 Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as Boston Strong: A Concert of Support and Celebration. said Don Law, President of Live Nation New England.  Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.

 Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families, said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block.  Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.

 The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and& I can t wait said James Taylor.

 The TD Garden, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to play host to this historic event and raise significant funding and awareness for The One Fund Boston, said Amy Latimer, TD Garden President.  This is an important community gathering to celebrate the amazing spirit of this city, Boston Strong.

Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com/vip.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at www.livenation.com,

www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For

Friday night, April 19th, 2013

Tonight I'm going to bed a little prouder of the city of Boston, a little prouder to be an American. The amazing selflessness of responders at the Marathon attack, the outpouring of grief and support from an entire city - an entire country, followed by the relentless determination of thousands of professionals and citizens over the past five days that culminated in the removal of these two murderous cowards from our streets has renewed a spirit of hope after the horrible losses that have weighed on us all.

I like to think that adversity has made me pretty tough. I woke up on Tuesday with stoic resolve to forge ahead in spite of what had just happened the day before. But when I turned on the TV 24 hours after the bombings, and saw that picture of little Martin, I broke down. I'm thankful I was alone at that moment, I still can't think about it without tears.

I wonder if others have the same feeling, that all four of those who died were not just young, but were the kind of wonderful human beings who brought joy and light to those around them. These were the targets of the maniacs. These and the dozens of horribly injured innocent people whose only crime was to help celebrate someone's personal achievement at the Boston Marathon. The lives that will be forever altered number in the thousands.

People struggle to make sense of it, but of course there is no sense to be made. Whether psychotic savagery is inspired by religious fanaticism, or some other motivation really makes little difference; the needless loss and suffering that result are utterly without logic regardless of origin. I think it's this lack of an actual reason, even a perverse one, that makes the loss even more devastating.

In the news tonight reporters spoke of relief now that the second killer has been apprehended. For me it was not relief from fear that a madman was no longer on the loose, but from the uncertainty of whether justice would prevail, and how long it might take.

For those twisted individuals who think they have delivered a message to us, I say you have failed. Without reason there is no message, and we here in Boston are not afraid.

We may not be perfect, but this is one hell of a city, one hell of a country.

Tom Scholz

To Infinity and Beyond...

Many exciting things are moving forward as we head into spring 2013.



Tom is buried in the studio, lovingly coaxing his legacy analogue equipment to bear with him just a little longer while he wraps up the mix of his latest song, "Someday." Although he has listened to it more times than he cares to count, he is still very excited about it, saying, "This final song might be the title track for the new BOSTON studio album; it reminds me of the up tem...po rockers I wrote for the debut album over 30 years ago."

With a little more tweaking, then some re-tweaking, then a tad more tweaking, Tom says the new album should be ready for release by mid year ... that would be mid year 2013. "After completing this mix I only need to redo vocals on a couple of the cuts, remix them, and sequence and master the album. After working on this project for over 10 years I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel," he says. Tom plans to start work on the long awaited BOSTON live DVD as soon as the studio album is finished.

Meanwhile, in other cool news, Gibson is honoring Tom and his original Les Paul with a limited edition Gibson Custom Collectors Choice guitar. (His is #10.) From Gibson: "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." Tom Loves the attention to detail that was apparent in duplicating his guitar. He says, "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! I'm really humbled that such an elite shop would go to so much trouble to reproduce the guitar I play." Tom says he will donate all the proceeds from his royalties on the sales to charity.

Check gibson.com for details on purchasing your own Tom Scholz Les Paul.

Visit www.bandboston.com for more updates.

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.