Eric Bloom sings "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on an new Metallica tribute album called "Metallic Assault." Guitarist on the track is none other than Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Savatage) who graced the stage with BOC for 2 weeks in California two years ago.

Danny Miranda appears on a new release by guitarist Vick LeCar, called "Blue
Moon". To learn more, visit LeCar's website at


Tommy Zvoncheck, keyboard player on Club Ninja (the album and tour), has released a new CD called "ZKG," on which our own Buck Dharma guests on one of the tracks, called "Storm Chaser." Zvoncheck has worked with a plethora
of musicians including PiL, Clarence Clemmons, Aldo Nova and more. You can hear samples and order the disc at Tommy's website:

ZKG music


If you have a BÖC fan on your holiday gift list, we're happy to announce that BÖC's Official Merchandise is now available for purchase online!

See what's available visit the Blue Öyster Cult online store!

(updated 00/01/04)

BÖC begins major recording for the new record this week.

Basic tracks for the new record were finished in December, and the band will spend most of January in the studio doing more work.

Estimated release will be in late spring/early summer.


BÖC appeared on VH1's recent "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," a 5-part series aired in November.

Each artist had a brief spot about them, with commentary from their peers. BÖC appeared at #55 on the list, and in the third show of the series.

Watch VH1's schedule for possible repeats of the program.


Buck Dharma's new website opened on Oct. 1, 2000. It features information, news, games, photos and cool goods, including the Buck Dharma Archive Series, a retrospective of 25 years of home demos and other recordings remastered by Buck.

Buck Dharma


Danny Miranda and Al Pitrelli have worked together often, and one of their projects, Place Called Rage, has a new CD available. Go visit their website and check out the disc.

Place Called Rage

(updated 00/09/10)

House of Blues will repeat the previously-broadcast cybercast concert on Sept. 17, 2000 starting at 6pm PDT.

The House of Blues announces a 24 hour, Pay-Per-View video cybercast featuring the Blue Oyster Cult scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th. This was recorded live at the House of Blues, Orlando, on May 5, 2000.

First Show Time at the website: June 27, 2000 at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT



VH-1 had a Pop-Up video marathon recently (and is currently in repeats) that features the premiere of Blue Öyster Cult's "Burnin' For You" video.


Online brokerage Web Street Securities is running a new ad campaign that features the guitar solo section of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper". As the music plays, the ad shows two young boys hurredly bicycling away from an unseen danger during a lightning storm.


Yes, yet ANOTHER compilation record has been released, however this one is a REPACKAGE of two previously-released compilations in a 2-disc "value series" package for Canadian release.

This package, pictured at bottom right, is called "Blue Öyster Cult 2 CDs" on the Platinum Records label (on some online CD merchants, it appears titled "2000." The set repackages the discs "On Flame with Rock and Roll" and "Don't Fear the Reaper". The discs themselves weren't remade for this set-- they still bear the printed labels identifying them as "OFwRaR" and "DFTR."


(updated 00/04/20)

The April 8 broadcast of Saturday Night Live featured a skit that was a loose take-off on VH-1's "Behind the Music" series, and the subject chosen for the skit was Blue Öyster Cult, shown in the process of recording "(Don't Fear) The Reaper". Guest host Christopher Walken plays "super producer" Bruce Dickenson, and cast members playing the band members are shown struggling as the producer nags them to play more cowbell in the song.

In answer to the skit, Blue Öyster Cult's Cowbell player, Stage Tech Tommy Skriver, joined the band onstage in Las Vegas on April 15, giving the song every bit of "more cowbell" that was needed.

See both the skit and BÖC's answer to it in Vegas (Quicktime).


Sony's latest Blue Öyster Cult compilation is now available at record stores. This compilation features a "fan's choice" of favorite songs.


The sought-after and long out-of-print Imaginos CD has been recently re-released in Europe.

You can order it at

Music Selection

(updated 00/02/15)

There will be a memorial for Helen Robbins (aka Wheels) this coming Sunday, February 20, at the Orensanz Center for the Arts, which is located in the East Village at 172 Norfolk Street (between Stanton and Houston) between the hours of 2PM and 4PM.

Rock and roll luminary and BÖC collaborator Helen Wheels passed away due to complications from surgery. One of the pioneering women rockers, she was omnipresent on the New York music scene since the '70s. Her relationship with BÖC goes back to the Soft White Underbelly days, and her lyrical contributions are found on many of the BÖC catalog. Her most recent record, "Archetype" was released last year.

helen wheels website

(updated 00/07/16)

Blue Öyster Cult is currently in rehearsal working up songs for the new record, to be released early next year.

The band has featured three of the new songs thus far in their live sets: the Bloom-penned "Eye of the Hurricane" and "Now is the Time the Old Gods Return" and a new Buck song called "Pocket."