iHeart Radio Show Video Streams

December 14, 2012

A live video stream will be available for Monday, December 17th's iHeartRadio show.

The live stream begins at 7 p.m. Eastern Time at the website http://iheartradio.com/blueoystercult.

If you miss watching the show live, you can catch all the action with On-Demand videos, available on the site after the show.

Richie Castellano's MorningStarlett Releases First CD

November 21, 2012

Richie Castellano has released a new CD with his original metal band, MorningStarlett, featuring his longtime collaborators Ann Marie Nacchio and Andy Ascolese, plus the talents of Walter Bianco and Russ Jones.

The CD is available from the MorningStarlett website, or you can download the album on iTunes and Amazon.

Richie and Ann Marie were recently on the "Glory Hole" podcast talking about the album. You can hear the podcast at the Riotcast/Glory Hole website. Listen to "The Musical Geniuses" podcast.

iHeart Radio Show Rescheduled

November 20, 2012

The iHeart Radio concert originally scheduled for October 30 (and subsequently cancelled by Superstorm Sandy) has been rescheduled for December 17.

This show is an intimate, exclusive show for 200 fans at the iHeartRadio Theatre in New York, put on by P.C. Richard & Son, who host many exclusive concerts each year at their iHeartRadio Theatre venue.

The show will be aired via streaming webcast on the Q104 website.

BOCdownloads Overwrite Issue Fixed

November 12, 2012

If you have purchased the Columbia Albums Collection Box Set, your purchase comes with an exclusive download code to gain access to four live concert recordings of BOC.

Unfortunately, there was a problem with duplicate file names amongst the four concerts, and as they download into your local directory, those duplicates overwrite the previously-written files.

As of November 12, this problem has been remedied. If you have not yet downloaded the four bonus concerts, it will download all songs as intended.

However, if you downloaded the concerts before November 12, you likely have had tracks from one concert overwrite those from another.

If your download was so affected, please visit the below link and fill out the online form in order to rectify the error and get you the proper tracks.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Click here to go to the customer service form: bocdownloads customer service

BOCdownloads site now functional

November 9, 2012

The bocdownloads site where owners of the Columbia Albums Collection Box set can download the four bonus live concert recordings is now up and running!

Due to a technical glitch, the site was not accessible until today, November 9.

Fans who purchased the box set may now go to bocdownloads.com, enter their claim code and download the four live concert recordings. Sorry for any inconvenience!

BOC NYC 40th Anniversary Show to feature onstage reunion of the original 5 members

November 2, 2012


BLUE OYSTER CULT 40th Anniversary Bash


The rescheduled show which takes place Monday November 5th will feature an onstage reunion of the 5 original members of BLUE OYSTER CULT. Don't miss your chance to see this very special event.

BOC NYC 40th Anniversary Show postponed due to Hurricane Sandy

October 28, 2012

Blue Oyster Cult's 40th Anniversary Show at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City has been postponed due to the approaching Hurricane Sandy.

The rescheduled date will be November 5. Tickets for the October 28 show will be honored for the November 5 rescheduled date.

Ticketmaster is offering ticket refunds to those people who can not attend the rescheduled date.

Hurricane Sandy scuttles all week's BOC events

October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's unwanted arrival has also cancelled the iHeartRadio Theatre show (including the live internet stream) originally scheduled for October 30.

BOC plays first-ever acoustic show

October 27, 2012

Blue Öyster Cult played their first-ever all-acoustic show at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington, NY on October 27.

The fans were treated to a six-man line-up of BOC, with added percussion from Richie Castellano's musical partner (and BOC roadie) Andy Ascolese.

The band's acoustic set included rare tracks such as "Dancin' in the Ruins" from 1986's Club Ninja album, as well as the biggest surprise--a pre-BOC cut from the Stalk Forrest Group days, "Gil Blanco County."

The songs were arranged in new ways with new instrumentation, and were a real treat to hear.

Watch a video of "Dancin' in the Ruins" on YouTube!

BOC to appear on the Rockline Radio Show on Oct. 31

October 4, 2012

Blue Oyster Cult will be the featured guest on the Halloween edition of nationally syndicated radio show "ROCKLINE" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET.

Fans are encouraged to call in during the show and speak with members of Blue Oyster Cult at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

To find a station near you that will broadcast the show or for information regarding how to hear the broadcast on the internet go to www.RocklineRadio.com

The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website the day after the broadcastbeginning the evening after the day of broadcast.

BOC to perform exclusive concert at iHeartRadio Theatre Oct. 30

October 3, 2012

UPDATE!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17!! Blue Öyster Cult will be performing an intimate, exclusive show for 200 fans at the iHeartRadio Theatre in New York on October 30. This show is put on by P.C. Richard & Son, who host many exclusive concerts each year at their iHeartRadio Theatre venue.

Tickets are not for sale for this show--you must enter to win tickets by going to their Facebook or Twitter pages.

Or enter on the Q104.3 radio webpage for a chance to win! You can also win tickets by listening to Q104.

If you can't attend, the show will also be streamed live on the Q104 website.

Track listing for 'Rarities' and 'Best of the Broadcasts' discs released

October 1, 2012

What songs are on two bonus discs of rarities that will be included in the upcoming "Columbia Albums Collection" box set? Ask this question to your psychic no longer. Please download these pdf excerpts from the CD bookets (links at right) and sate your curiosity!

BOC Box Set - Rarities Disc

Download pdf booklet song list for "Rarities"

BOC Box Set - Best of the Broadcasts disc

Download pdf booklet song list for "Radios Appear - Best of the Broadcasts"

BOC announces 40th Anniversary Concert to coincide with release of Columbia Albums Collection box set
Presale ticket code is BOC40

August 13, 2012




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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Blue Öyster Cult--unleashed in 1972, the eponymous debut album from America's heaviest psychedelic metal band presaged punk, thrash and hardcore--with the release of Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection, a monumental career-spanning BÖC library comprised of 16 CDs (the full official canon plus two discs of rarities) and the mythic Some OTHER Enchanted Evening DVD (a blistering concert video from 1978). The highly-collectible boxed set will be available Tuesday, October 30.

Blue Öyster Cult (led by founding members Eric Bloom and Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser) will perform an historic New York City/Times Square show--featuring special guests and other surprises--at the Best Buy Theater (44th & Broadway, Manhattan) on Sunday, October 28 (doors at 7pm). Tickets go on sale, Friday, August 17. Reserved seating is available for the show.

A limited number (100) of individual deluxe VIP packages for the Times Square Show will also be offered. Designed to provide the ultimate BÖC experience, each deluxe VIP package includes Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection (in advance of street date!) in addition to a guaranteed seat in the first five rows of the Best Buy Theater for the BÖC Times Square concert; a pre-show meet & greet with the band; an autographed limited edition Blue Öyster Cult event poster and an exclusive commemorative laminate.

Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection brings together the group's 14 official Columbia Records albums--including newly-mastered editions of On Your Feet or on Your Knees, Fire of Unknown Origin, The RevÖlution by Night, Mirrors, CultÖsaurus Erectus, Extraterrestrial Live, Club Ninja and Imaginos--alongside two newly-curated bonus discs: Rarities and Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts (a special collection of classic live performances).

In addition, the Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection box set comes with a special download code good for four live concert broadcasts as well as as a forty page booklet chock full of photos and liner notes from celebrated music writer and guitarist Lenny Kaye.

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Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection includes:

  • 1. Blue Öyster Cult (1972 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
  • 2. Tyranny and Mutation (1973 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
  • 3. Secret Treaties (1974 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
  • 4. On Your Feet or on Your Knees (1975 - live) - 2012 Remaster
  • 5. Agents of Fortune (1976 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
  • 6. Spectres (1977 - studio - with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
  • 7. Some Enchanted Evening CD (1978 - live - with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
  • 8. Some OTHER Enchanted Evening DVD (1978 - live)
  • 9. Mirrors (1979 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
  • 10. CultÖsaurus Erectus (1980 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
  • 11. Fire of Unknown Origin (1981 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
  • 12. Extraterrestrial Live (1982 - live) - 2012 Remaster
  • 13. The RevÖlution By Night (1983 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
  • 14. Club Ninja (1985 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
  • 15. Imaginos (1988 - studio) - 2012 Remaster

  • 16. Rarities
  • 17. Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts

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Originally formed in Long Island as Soft White Underbelly in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult combined adventurous lyrical themes with an aggressive instrumental sound. With passion and intelligence on display in equal measure, Blue Öyster Cult became the thinking fan's rock band and a sign of life in a sea of dull, anemic soft-pop. Anthems like "Godzilla," "Harvester of Eyes" and "Don't Fear the Reaper" stretched the boundaries of rock topics while lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser became a hero to legions of budding axe-wielders. The band's mystique extended to their album artwork, resulting in some of the most distinctive and iconic LP covers of the rock era. Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection gathers the essential pieces of the Blue Öyster Cult story into one mind-boggling totality.

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Kasim Sulton joins BOC - Rudy Sarzo joins Animetal

July 1, 2012

Next time you see BÖC, you'll notice a new face manning the bass... Kasim Sulton (formerly of Utopia, Meatloaf, Joan Jett).

Kasim comes with plenty of experience and amazing vocals to add to the mix, along with his own unique bass playing style.

Kasim and BÖC go back a long way--Buck Dharma played on Kasim's 1982 solo record, "Kasim" (below).

Learn more about Kasim by visiting his website: http://www.kasimsulton.com

Rudy has joined the popular Japanese band Animetal USA, and is also forming a new band called Tred with Dan Nelson (Anthrax), Mike Orlando (Adrenelin Mob) and AJ Pero (Twisted Sister).

Buck and Eric to appear at Autism Benefit

April 5, 2012

Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma will be two of the artists participating in Dee Snider's (Twisted Sister) "Jam for Autism" on April 19 at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY.
Other artists on the roster include former BÖC drummer Bobby Rondinelli, Mountain's Leslie West, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Mark Mendoza, and more.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center's Special Needs Center.

Advance tickets are available at http://www.sjjcc.org/sjjcc/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Jamforautism

Village Voice - Baseball and Blue Oyster Cult

April 4, 2012

A rather unusual blog post was published on the Village Voice website--a rundown of National League baseball teams and their associated Blue Öyster Cult song. Obviously the work of a devoted BÖC fan, and likely to be very amusing to those fans who follow baseball, and even those who don't.

Click on over and persue! Sound Of The City's 2012 Major League Baseball Preview, Featuring The Music Of Blue Öyster Cult: National League Edition

BOC NAMM Acoustic set

January 27, 2012

The NAMM Show, the annual mecca for musicians, music gear vendors and manufacturers just wrapped up last weekend. All the members of BÖC were in attendance, and on Saturday, January 21, all but Rudy gathered in the Peavey booth to treat passers-by to a three-song acoustic performance using Peavey's new Composite Acoustics line of carbon fiber acoustic guitars.

They played "Burnin' For You," "In Thee," and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." You can see two of these performances on YouTube by clicking the links above.

Richie releases new youtube Video, Bohemian Rhapsody

January 25, 2012

Update! Richie's "Bohemian Rhapsody" has gained the recognition (and stamp of approval) on Brian May's website. He featured it in his "What's New" section on Jan. 25. If you haven't yet seen this masterwork, well... what are you waiting for? 100,000 views and counting!

Roadie movie now Showing

January 9, 2012

"Roadie," the new movie that follows the story of a one-time (fictional) roadie for Blue Öyster Cult is now showing in theatres. (And also available on some cable "On Demand" services).

See the website for more details and which theatres are showing the movie: http://www.magpictures.com/roadie.

Director Michael Cuesta is a BÖC fan, and he using the band as a backdrop for this story, which follows the exploits of a longtime BÖC roadie, fired from his job, and returning to his home turf. Fans that have seen the film highly recommend it, as it is chock-full of BÖC references!

Richie releases new youtube Video, Bohemian Rhapsody

January 2, 2012

Richie Castellano has unleashed another split-screen video masterpiece, this time, covering Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." This video is in the same style that he did with his brillant cover of the Jackson 5's "ABC." (in case you managed to miss it: Watch it here )

Richie (or many Richies) plays and sings everything himself, showing in multiple frames each part of the recording. These are amazing and fun videos, so have a look! Watch "Bohemian Rhapsody"