November 17, 2002

updated Sept. 15, 2002

Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma are donating these two Epiphone SG-style guitars for auction. A mutual friend of the band members has to deal with a serious family illness. As sole caregiver he's taken a leave of absence from his job and has no income during this family emergency.
100% of the funds derived from this auction will go to their friend. These guitars have been played by Eric and Buck for the last 2 years during the song "ME-262" and are autographed. The photo shows the last night these guitars were played on November 16, 2002 at a concert on Long Island.

UPDATE: The guitars sold for $3500, with all proceeds donated to the family. Thank you to all the participants.

October 31, 2002

Eric Bloom's Official Website opens TODAY, October 31st, at the stroke of Midnight. The site will includes news, photos, interactive features and all things Eric. Join the Eric Bloom Network!

Point your browser to

Be sure to note: it is a .net address.

October 29, 2002

DirecTV will be broadcasting "A Long Day's Night" throughout January on their FreeView Channel.

The broadcasts will be shown 6 am Friday through 6 am Monday, starting on New Year's Day and continuing throughout January.

BOC to appear on Rockline Oct. 30

October 25, 2002

Blue Öyster Cult members will be appearing on the syndicated radio show, "Rockline" on October 30. ROCKLINE is the radio show in which fans call in and query the stars. The toll free number for people to call in is 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

For show details, affiliate broadcast stations and other information, visit the Rockline Website.

Rockline Website

Black and Blue DVD release postponed

October 8, 2002

Classic Pictures' DVD release of "Black and Blue" has been postponed with no firm release date. A new release date will be announced in the near future.

Long Day's Night Charts at #8

October 17, 2002

"A Long Day's Night" will debut on next week's Billboard charts in three different catagories:

It will debut at #17 on the "Top Video" chart, #8 on the "DVD Music" chart and #4 on the "Retail Music Video" chart.

Long Days' Night DVD Released Oct 8

October 8, 2002

Today the DVD and VHS versions of "A Long Day's Night" was released. The DVDwas recorded at the June 21 concert at Chicago's Navy Pier Skyline Stage. See the "Media-->Movies" page for how to find the easter egg!

WATCH a video clip from "Don't Fear) The Reaper
View Windows Media Format
Download/view.mpg Format [NOTE: 10MB].

Available at most stores that carry DVDs and all online music merchants.

Note: The UK (Region 2) version will be released in two weeks: October 28.

ORDER "A Long Day's Night" DVD
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Allen, Buck and Eric perform at Jammy Awards

September 30, 2002

This Wednesday, October 2, Allen, Buck and Eric will take the stage with the band moe. (who happen to be fans of BÖC) at the 2002 Jammy Awards, to be held at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Tickets can be obtained at the Roseland ticket office: 17 Irving Place, New York, NY (212 777-6800) The box office is open 12-6:30pm.

Further information:

Coming Soon: Eric Bloom dot Net

September 25, 2002

Eric Bloom will be unveiling his new Official Website in sometime in October. (Launch date to be announced).


NOTE: it is a .net address, not .com.

Long Day's Nite CD released Sept 24

September 24, 2002

Today the long awaited new live album by Blue Öyster Cult, is released. "A Long Day's Night" features 13 songs from the June 21 concert at Chicago's Navy Pier Skyline Stage. Also recorded for DVD / VHS release (due out October 8), this show was reviewed by fans as one of the band's finest.

Take this opportunity to hear (and see!) the Amazing Blue Öyster Cult at the peak of performance.

LISTEN to two of the songs from the CD on the STUDIO page

Available at record stores and all online music merchants.

ORDER "A Long Day's Night"
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Rondinelli CD to be released Oct 21

September 22, 2002

"Our Cross Our Sins", the new CD from Rondinelli (featuring Bobby [dr] and Teddy Rondinelli [gtr] and Tony Martin [voc] and Neil Murray [bs]).

The CD will be released on the MTM music label in Europe and Japan. US fans may have to order it special from European music suppliers, or a local record shop that can special order imports.

HDNet premieres "A Long Day

September 06, 2002

updated Sept. 15, 2002

The high definition broadcast premiere of BLUE OYSTER CULT's "A Long Day's Night" will be on Sept. 19th 2002 at 10:00pm EDT on HDNet's channel 199 on DirecTV.

This will be followed by the CD release (in-stores 9/24/02), and the VHS and DVD (with bonus xtras) release (in-store 10/8/02).

To view a list of places that offer HDNet, click here

Long Day's Night Track List Announced

September 04, 2002

"A Long Day's Night" DVD / VHS track list is:

Stairway to the Stars, Burnin' For You, O.D.'d on Life, E.T.I., Dance on Stilts, Harvester of Eyes, Buck's Boogie, Quicklime Girl, Flaming Telepaths, Harvest Moon, Last Days of May, Cities on Flame, ME 262, Perfect Water, Lips in the Hills, Godzilla, (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Dominance & Submission, The Red & The Black.

The CD tracklist is Stairway to the Stars, Burnin' For You, OD'd on Life Itself, Dance On Stilts, Buck's Boogie, Quicklime Girl, Harvest Moon, Astronomy, Cities on Flame, Perfect Water, Lips in the Hills, Godzilla and (Don't Fear) The Reaper.

The DVD also includes interviews with the band and fans, footage from backstage and soundcheck, etc.

Black & Blue Movie to be Released Oct. 8

July 22, 2002
updated August 20, 2002

1981's "Black and Blue" Movie, a theatrical concert film featuring live footage of Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult will at last be released in the US (and overseas) on DVD. The US release is slated for October 8.

Release Dates Announced for BOC Live CD and DVD

August 12, 2002
updated August 27, 2002

"Long Day's Night" is the title of the live Navy Pier CD and DVD / VHS. The CD is slated for release on September 24, and the live DVD of the same show is scheduled for an October 8 release.

BOC Records Navy Pier Gig for DVD

June 21, 2002

BÖC recorded the June 21, 2002 show at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage for the upcoming live DVD. Recorded for the possible inclusion on the DVD were: Stairway to the Stars, Burnin' for You, OD'd on Life Itself, E.T.I., Dance on Stilts, Harvester of Eyes, Buck's Boogie, Mistress of the Salmon Salt, Flaming Telepaths, Harvest Moon, Last Days of May, Joan Crawford, Cities on Flame, ME 262, Perfect Water, Lips in the Hills, Godzilla, (Don't Fear) the Reaper, Astronomy, Dominance & Submission and The Red & the Black.

The DVD will be released in the Fall, on CMC Records. An accompanying CD of the concert will also be released.

photo: Lisa Collette

BOC Returns from Successful UK Tour

May 20, 2002

The band and crew in Birmingham, England, in front of their touring coach.

L-R: Soundman Steve "Woody" LaCerra, Bobby Rondinelli, Allen Lanier, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, Danny Miranda, Neville "The Best Damned Bus Driver in the World" Leak (kneeling), Stage Tech Charlie Milton, Eric Bloom, Tour Manager/Lighting Director Bill Lotzko (kneeling), and Stage Tech Garrett Alarcon.
Danny Miranda Launches Website

May 6, 2002

Danny Miranda is happy to announce the opening of his new website,

Find out where Danny's playing, check out his new music and keep up with all the news on what Danny's been doing. Stop by and sign his guestbook!

Bobby Rondinelli to Release New Record

March 1, 2002

Rondinelli is finishing up work on a new CD to be released in early summer. Rondinelli features Bobby Rondinelli [drums], his brother Teddy Rondinelli [guitar & vocals], Tony Martin [vocals] and Neil Murray [bass].

Tony Martin was formerly with Black Sabbath, and Neil Murray has worked with BlackSabbath, Gary Moore, Whitesnake and Brian May.

The album will be released on MTM records in Europe and will also be released in Japan.

Buck Dharma Articles in April Guitar World - Vintage Guitar

February 15, 2002

The current issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine features a new interview with Buck Dharma. In addition, the April issue of Guitar World also features an article on Buck. Both issues are on newsstands now.

BOC to Record Live DVD in 2002

February 20, 2002

BÖC announced that sometime this year they will be recording a show for a live DVD release. Further details as they become known.

BOC is Cover Feature in Discoveries Magazine

March 15, 2002

BÖC is on the cover and is the feature article in the April issue of record collector's magazine "Discoveries."