Blue Oyster Cult - The Columbia Records Collection Box Set nominated for Release of the Year

October 5, 2013

Classic Rock Magazine has nominated "Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Records Collection" box set as "Release of the Year."

The award would be based on a reader-vote count, so if you want to hop on over to Classic Rock Magazine and throw your vote toward BÖC, just click the link below!

Vote for the BÖC Box Set!.

BÖC to Again Set Sail on the Rock Legends III Cruise

October 3, 2013

Blue Öyster Cult will once again sail the deep blue sea on the 2015 Rock Legends III cruise!

The cruise is scheduled for February 19-23 2015, not 2014, so you have time to start saving and arranging your vacation time in order to enjoy BÖC and 20+ other classic rock bands on a 5-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas.

Each band performs 3 times, so you won't miss a chance to see any of the artists.

Although they have not yet announced the final band line-up, booking is open, and they even offer a refund option (available through January 20) if you don't end up liking the final band line-up.

For more information, please visit the Rock Legends Cruise website.


First 10 BOC albums released in Vinyl Replica format

September 15, 2013

Culture Factory, a company that specializes in reissuing CDs in a "vinyl replica" format, has released the first 10 BÖC albums in their "Rock Legends" series.

The CDs have been remastered and the packaging is aimed to be an exact replica of the original vinyl album, down to the CD itself, which looks like a tiny LP--black with "grooves" and a facsimile of the original LP label. Like a Japanese album, these releases also have have a removable "Obi" (paper band) that wraps around the CD with some information about each release.

For information on the CDs, please see their website.

1975 BÖC Performance from France Television available on YouTube

September 10, 2013

In 1975, a TV show in France called "Jukebox" filmed Blue Öyster Cult, and broadcast it in France. No one had seen or heard about it in years, but now it has been digitized and uploaded to YouTube! Enjoy this multi-camera professionally-shot film of BÖC in all their 1975 glory!

Either click the pictures, or link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-jF-X6zbo


Allen Lanier and Patti Smith rehearse Career of Evil for the 40th Anniversary Show

August 16, 2013

Longtime BÖC manager Steve Schenck posted this on BÖC's facebook page:

"When we were in the planning stages for last year's 40th Anniversary celebration show one of the "surprises" was going to be Allen joining the band on stage with guest vocalist Patti Smith, performing one of the many BÖC songs for which Patti had written the lyric.

Sadly, the show was postponed by Hurricane Sandy, and Patti was out of the country on the rescheduled date.

I captured a rehearsal take on my cell phone, and Patti has been gracious enough to let us share it with everyone.

So here's Eric, Buck, Richie, Jules, and Kasim joined by Allen and Patti for "Career of Evil."


Allen Glover Lanier, 1946-2013

August 14, 2013

We have extremely sad news to report.
We've lost our friend and bandmate Allen Lanier.

Allen succumbed to complications from C.O.P.D.
He is survived by his wife Dory, sister Mary Anne and mother Martha.

Although he retired from touring in 2006 Allen returned to the stage for what turned out to be his final appearance, reuniting with BÖC at the 40th Anniversary show in New York this past November.

DFTR sweet man. We love you and miss you.


Buck and Richie Appear on new Eyeblinder album by the Lizardz

June 1, 2013

Buck Dharma and Richie Castellano make cameos on the new album, "Eyeblinder" from Wisconsin band, The Lizardz.

The Lizardz have been together over 25 years, and this is their first release of original music. Two of the members are big BÖC fans, and asked Buck and Richie to contribute. Richie plays a guitar duel on one song, and Buck contributes not only guitar playing on one, but also the mixing of that and another song.

The album mastering and manufacturing just had a successful Kickstarter, and the album will be available on vinyl and CD by August.

You can hear some snippets from the album here:
"Newcastle" with Richie Castellano.
"Back From Milwaukee" with Buck Dharma.

For information on ordering the LP and/or CD, please see The Lizardz website.

Buck Dharma to Appear on VH1 Classic That Metal Show

May 15, 2013

Buck Dharma and the band Kix will be appearing on an episode of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show!"

Buck taped the appearance back in April, and it will be aired Saturday, July 20 on VH1 Classic at 11pm. Check your local listings to confirm.

Buck, Kix and the hosts from That Metal Show.Here is a photo from the taping:


Blue Oyster Cult First Ever Australian Tour

March 5, 2013

Blue Oyster Cult may be the ultimate 'cult' band. Revered by punks, metal heads, sci-fi geeks and horror movie fans alike, B.O.C. have carved out a 40-year career via a string of complex hard rock albums and killer live shows. The author Steven King adores them and so does Dave Graney. Their best known track Don't Fear The Reaper, was a U.S. top twenty hit in 1976 and the album it came from, Agents Of Fortune achieved platinum status (featuring a collaboration with songstress Patti Smith) while their overall catalogue sales are in excess of 24 million. They also provided Radio Birdman with the album title Radios Appear, a lyric taken from the track Dominance and Submission from the Blue Oyster Cult album Secret Treaties.

Most recently B.O.C. have released The Complete Columbia Albums Collection, a 16 CD/ 1 DVD box set comprising all their studio albums from 1972 - 1988; three live albums; a rarities disc and the appropriately named radio broadcast collection: Radios Appear.

The live albums, starting with 1975's On Your Feet or On Your Knees, clearly demonstrate BÖC's strength as a live act; they're a bracingly powerful band, the rock solid support of the rhythm-bass-drums embellished by Buck Dharma's stinging guitar leads. Already announced as a co-headliners at the 2013 Dig It Up! Feel are now proud to announce headline shows for Blue Oyster Cult in Sydney & Melbourne. For the these two special performances, B.O.C. will perform the entire show, no support - like wow!

This will be the first-ever Australian tour for Blue Oyster Cult and it's all thanks to Hoodoo Gurus.

* Tickets on-sale Monday 11th March

Blue Öyster Cult Spring 2013 Australian Tour:

Thu 18th AprilBrisbaneThe Tivoliwith Hoodoo Gurus & Flamin' Groovies On-sale now from ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.com, oztix.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at all Ticketek and Oztix outlets.
Fri 19th AprilTweed HeadsTwin Townswith Hoodoo Gurus. On-sale now from twintowns.com.au or phone 1800 014 014.
Sat 20th AprilSydney* Hi-FiB.Ö.C. perform the whole show. On-sale MONDAY, MARCH 11 Tickets $60.00 + bf from thehifi.com.au, feelpresents.com or phone: 1300 THE HIFI
Sun 21st AprilSydneyDig It Up!with Hoodoo Gurus, Flamin' Groovies, Buzzcocks & more. On-sale now from ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.com, oztix.com.au, phone (02) 9550 3666 or in person at the Venue Box Office and all Ticketek and Oztix outlets.
Wed 24th AprilMelbourne* Prince Bandroom B.Ö.C. perform the whole show. On-sale MONDAY, MARCH 11 Tickets $60.00 + bf from moshtix.com.au, feelpresents.com, phone: 1300 GET TIX or in person at all Moshtix and Oztix outlets.
Thu 25th AprilMelbourneDig It Up!with Hoodoo Gurus, Flamin' Groovies, Buzzcocks & more. On-sale now from showticketing.com.au, feelpresents.com, oztix.com.au, phone (08) 9370 5888 or in person at the Venue Box Office.

Buck Dharma Makes Guest Appearance on new Blue Coupe CD

February 26, 2013

Blue Öyster Cult guitarist Buck Dharma has recorded some scorching lead guitar for the new Blue Coupe CD, "Million Miles More," slated for an early April release.

Blue Coupe consists of former Blue Öyster Cult rhythm section Albert & Joe Bouchard, with original Alice Cooper Group bassist Dennis Dunaway. The record will feature other notable guest appearances: Alice Cooper sings lead on one track, and guitarists Ross the Boss (Dictators) and Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) make an appearance, as well as keyboardist Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf).

For more information visit: www.bluecoupeband.com

Blue Oyster Cult to play Australia

January 31, 2013

BÖC is heading "down under" for the first time ever! This April they will be playing the Hoodoo Guru's Invitational "Dig It Up" Festival.

BÖC will be playing three shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne during the run. The Gold Coast show purports to have special guests, as well.

For more information visit the event website: http://digitup.net.au


BC People make multiple appearances at Winter NAMM Show

January 23, 2013

Members of BÖC will be making several appearances at the Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, CA. On Thursday, Jan. 24, they will be doing an acoustic performance at the Peavey booth. Then, on Friday, they will appear at the Legends Jam (5pm on the Grand Plaza Stage). Saturday will feature a special 8pm performance at the Menage Hotel with Richie Castellano, Jules Radino, MorningStarlett's Anne Marie Nacchio & Andy Ascolese, BÖC alum Danny Miranda and a special guest appearance of Buck Dharma.

If you're visiting the NAMM show, be sure to stop by and see these performances!

UPDATE!
You can find many videos from the NAMM appearances on YouTube.

Blue Oyster Cult Sets Sail on Rock Legends Cruise

January 10, 2013

It's unusual to have an entirely new, unique tour experience when you've been "On Tour Forever" for 40+ years--but this morning Blue Öyster Cult had just that as they set sail on a huge ship for the Rock Legends Cruise, a four-day music-infused journey from South Florida to a resort in Haiti.

Over 20 bands are slated to perform 2-3 times during the duration of the cruise. Other notable acts onboard include Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Kansas and Foghat, as well as many, many others.


iHeart Radio Videos are Posted

January 8, 2013

Three live videos from the webcast of the December 17th iHeart Radio Theatre concert have been posted for your live-streaming pleasure!

The videos include BÖC's biggest hits, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Burnin' For You" and "Godzilla." You can watch anytime at the iHeart Radio site!

Richie releases new split-screen video of Abbey Road

January 8, 2013

Richie has released a new, amazing split-screen video. If "Bohemian Rhapsody" wasn't enough, this time it's a one-man recreation of the last portion of the epic "Medley" from The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album--including the string and brass sections! To see Richie's latest brilliant masterwork... Click Here! or paste http://youtu.be/nxds-5YSWw8 into your browser.