Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp 2015 to feature Buck and Eric, Kasim and Rudy, too

November 07, 2014

March 5-8, 2015, Buck & Eric will be featured along with Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Rick Neilsen & Tom Petersson at the Las Vegas gathering of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp's "Classic Rock Camp."

Campers will be arranged into bands and begin working on a set of music under the wing of a rock star mentor. This session's mentors include current BÖC bassist Kasim Sulton, and former BÖC bassist, Rudy Sarzo, along with guitar virtuoso Gary Hoey, drummers Joe Vitale, Vinnie Appice & Lez Warner.

Campers will also get to meet and rock out with Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult.

The week-long camp experience then culminates in a performance of all the camper bands at the House of Blues.

No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! You'll be taught by the best in the biz! For more information on how to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp website!

Kasim Sulton Releases New Solo Album, titled 3

October 28, 2014

Kasim Sulton has released a brand new solo album, titled "3."

Recorded over the course of the last few years, Kasim's multi-instrumental talents are on display. On this new outing he plays guitar, bass, mandolin, piano and organ and more. The album also includes guest musicians from his former band Utopia -- Todd Rundgren adds guitar and vocals, Roger Powell contributes keyboards and drummer Willie Wilcox makes an appearance, along with The Cars' keyboardist Greg Hawkes.

The album also includes a song written by The Tubes' former guitarist, Bill Spooner, and a working of the old Gershwin classic, "Someone To Watch Over Me."

For more information, or to order the album, visit Kasim's website


BOC will NOT be appearing at the Born To Ride Jam

November 07, 2014

Due to contractual conditions beyond our control, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT will not be appearing at the Born To Ride Jam in Pinellas Park, FL on Nov 1st.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.

Other acts who've withdrawn from the event include:
Bachman & Turner
Billy Squier
Foghat
Lou Gramm

BOC Concert to stream live October 17 on Yahoo Screen

September 17, 2014

Blue Öyster Cult has partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 17, 2014 concert live from Hard Rock Live Northfield in Cleveland.

This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. You can watch the Blue Oyster Cult show live at 8pm on October 17th.

The Live National Channel on Yahoo Screen fuses together global superstars and emerging artists across genres, from rock to pop, hip hop to electronic. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the Blue Oyster Cult concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.

The performance will be recorded as well (multi camera video and multitrack audio ) with an eye towards a possible commercial release in the future.


Richie Castellano Creates Band Geek Podcast

May 21, 2014

Richie Castellano and his cohorts (including wife Ann Marie Castellano, BÖC jack-of-all-trades tech & sub Andy Ascolese) have begun a weekly podcast on the RiotCast network called "Band Geek."
The Band Geek ensemble assembles in Richie's studio, and then proceeds to talk about music, music gear, songs and geeky stuff, and at times they break into songs and play. You'll hear them describe the chord progressions or bits about the song (you can play along, if you like).
Periodically, Richie makes a call for song requests from his facebook & twitter followers, to be played on future Band Geek episodes.
Check it out! It's an hour-long romp of musical fun, and a new episode will be posted weekly. All episodes can be accessed on the RiotCast website: http://www.riotcast.com/bandgeek

Buck Appears on Big Joe Henry Variety Show

May 28, 2014

Buck Dharma made an appearance on the Big Joe Henry Variety Show, which taped on May 28, 2014. The show features talk and music, and will be broadcast locally in the Philadelphia, PA/Wilmington DE area only on Channel 2 / MeTV (sorry out-of-area folks!)

However, you can see a mobile phone video of "Reaper" being performed by Buck and the Big Joe Henry house band at Buck on Big Joe Henry Variety Show, and keep an eye out when the show airs, perhaps it will be posted for viewing.


BÖC to play SwedenRock's Rockbaten Cruise

May 12, 2014

Blue Öyster Cult has been booked to join the SwedenRock "Rockbäten" cruise this autumn. The cruse departs from Stockholm, Sweden, and travels to Helsinki, Finland from October 10-12. For more information, see the SwedenRock website.

Jules Radino opens Drum Lessons website

March 3, 2014

Jules Radino has recently launched his own drum lessons website, at JulesRadinoLessons.com!

By signing up for lessons via the site, a drummer can access video drum lessons from Jules, and view two live streaming lessons each week. Through chat, questions can be posed and answered during each live lesson. All lessons will be archived so you can access them later.

There is also a "Daily Beat" feature, each a tasty nugget of drumming insight.

Check it out, and see what Jules might have to show you, and get you on track to better drumming today!
JulesRadinoLessons.com


BÖC to Again Set Sail on the Rock Legends III Cruise

February 19, 2014

Just a reminder that Blue Öyster Cult will once again sail the deep blue sea on the 2015 Rock Legends III cruise one year from right now.

The cruise is scheduled for February 19-23, 2015 and will sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 5 days on the water on the way to Nassau, Bahamas.

Each of those on-the-water days features a plethora of concerts from the bands (each band performs 3 times, so you won't miss a chance to see any of the artists), as well as all the other action you might find on a cruise.

The bands booked for this unique music event are The Doobie Brothers, Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers, 38 Special, The Marshall Tucker Band, Don Felder, WAR, Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Rik Emmett, The Edgar Winter Band, Ten Years After, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Pat Travers Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Artimus Pyle Band, Swamp Da Wamp, Steve Rodgers, The Blue Lords and Citizens Band Radio.

For more information, or to book your cabin for this event, please visit the Rock Legends Cruise website.

BC appears with Alex Skolnick NAMM Show

January 23, 2014

BÖC once again did a mini-show at this year's Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. (NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, whose yearly trade show is a mecca for musicians of all sorts). On Jan. 23, they appeared at the Peavey booth for an acoustic performance, and were joined by Alex Skolnick (Testament) during "Don't Fear The Reaper".
You can find this performance (and many other videos from the NAMM appearances) on YouTube.