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Boston
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA[1]
Genre(s) Rock
Hard rock
Years active 1969 - present
Label(s) Epic Records, MCA Records, Artemis Records
Associated acts Barry Goudreau, Orion the Hunter, RTZ, Cosmo, Beatlejuice, Stryper
Website http://www.bandboston.com
Members
Tom Scholz
Michael Sweet
Tommy DeCarlo
Gary Pihl
Kimberley Dahme
Jeff Neal
Former members
See: Boston past member section

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston's best-known works include the singles "Smokin'," "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time," "Don't Look Back" and "Amanda". They have sold over 50 million albums worldwide[2], including 31 million albums in the United States.[3] Boston redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Artemis Records is a New York-based independent record label, founded in July 1999, by current chairman/CEO Danny Goldberg. ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... Orion the Hunter album cover Orion the Hunter was a 1980s rock combo and offshoot of the popular band Boston. ... This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ... Cosmo is a currently active Rock band formed in 2005 by Fran Cosmo and Antonio Cosmo both former members of Boston. ... Beatlejuice is a Boston-based The Beatles cover band that featured the late Brad Delp, former front-man of the band Boston, on vocals. ... Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Gary Pihl (pronounced Peel) is a guitarist most famous for playing for Sammy Hagar and the band Boston. ... Jeff Neal has been the drummer for Boston since 2002. ... This article is about the genre. ... Boston redirects here. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Viewed as Humble Pies best album in the public eye Smokin sure is a strong album, drenched in hard rocking guitars and blues (probably die to Peter Framptons departure and the arrival of new guitarist Clem Clempson) with Marriott wailing at his soulful best. ... More Than a Feeling is a song by the rock band Boston in 1976. ... Foreplay/Long Time are two popular arena rock songs commonly grouped together from the classic rock band Boston, on the 1976 eponymous Boston album. ... Dont Look Back was a big hit by the classic rock & roll band Boston. ... Amanda is a popular song by arena rock band Boston. ...

Contents

History

Early years (pre-1976)

The classic lineup of guitarists Tom Scholz and Barry Goudreau, vocalist/guitarist Brad Delp, bassist Fran Sheehan and drummer Sib Hashian didn't fully crystalize until the band was signed by Epic Records. However, the five musicians had been working together in various combinations for several years. Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. ... Bostons first, self-titled album cover Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Sib Hashian is a drummer who was a member of the rock band Boston during their classic lineup. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Boston began when Tom Scholz, an MIT engineering graduate who worked at Polaroid answered a newspaper ad placed by guitarist Barry Goudreau, seeking a keyboard player for a band called "Mothers Milk." [1] (Scholz was predominantly a keyboard player at the time, although he developed rapidly as a guitar player during Boston's early years.) Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... Polaroid is the name of a type of synthetic plastic sheet which is used to polarise light. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ...


Scholz made many recordings at his home studio with the future members of Boston, as well as drummer Jim Masdea (with whom Scholz played in a prior band), and singer Ron Patti from the band Boston Creme. The roots of the first album were created in these early demo sessions with songs such as "More Than a Feeling," "Hitch a Ride," "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time" and "Rock & Roll Band." Scholz soon became frustrated with the limitations of the technology at the time and his inability to capture the sound he wanted, so he began building and designing his own equipment. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The first tapes Scholz produced were rejected by the record labels. A second set of tapes with Scholz on guitar, newly hired singer Brad Delp on vocals and Masdea on drums drew the attention of executives at Epic Records, a division of CBS. The label was dissatisfied with Masdea's performance, so he was replaced by Sib Hashian. The label also insisted that Scholz re-record the demo tapes in a professional studio with a full band, which led to the hiring of bassist Fran Sheehan. With the exception of "Let Me Take You Home Tonight," which was recorded in California, Scholz re-recorded the other seven tracks in his home studio. For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Bostons first, self-titled album cover Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Boston (1976)

In 1976, at the suggestion of CBS, it was decided that the band should come up with a name different from the one (Mother's Milk) they'd been using. The result was Boston. Their debut album, Boston, was an enormous success. The record ranks as the best-selling debut album in U.S. history, with over 17 million copies sold, a rank it still holds.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. ... Boston is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Boston. ...


During the summer of 1976 Boston got much publicity when they toured with Black Sabbath and Moxy. The band then embarked on a worldwide tour to support the new album. This helped establish Boston as one of rock's top acts within a short time.[4] For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Moxy is a Canadian hard rock band, formed in Toronto, Canada in 1974, from previous members of Leigh Ashford — including singer Douglas Buzz Shearman (former singer of Sherman & Peabody which also featured Greg Godovitz of Goddo and Gil Moore of Triumph), toured with Earl Johnson (former member of King Biscuit...


The album spawned one Top 10 single, "More Than a Feeling" and two other Top 40 hits, "Peace of Mind" and "Foreplay/Long Time". Additionally, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts. Eleven years later, Boston would reappear in the Billboard Top 200, reaching #101. Boston is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Boston. ...


Don't Look Back (1978)

Despite much bickering between Epic and Scholz, the second Boston album had the finishing touches put on it "just" two years after the debut album's release. Album #2 Don't Look Back, was officially released by Epic in August 1978.


At the time this was considered a long gap between albums, but Scholz still considered Don't Look Back to be a rush job and was unhappy with the album's second side in particular. This was confirmed on the Third Stage episode of In the Studio with Redbeard when he said that "CBS had no confidence in a second Boston album" and "Epic/CBS was trying to cash in on the success of the debut album". Although it sold four million copies in its first month, overall Don't Look Back sold less than half as well as the extraordinarily successful first album. Third Stage is the third album by hard rock band Boston released September 23, 1986 on MCA Records. ...


Another tour followed, and the album's title track became a Top 10 hit, peaking at #4. Additionally, two other singles, "A Man I'll Never Be", and "Feelin' Satisfied" went Top 40 and Top 50 respectively. Despite the success, Scholz's relationship with Epic continued to deteriorate steadily. Scholz eventually began the process of working on Boston's third album, determined to complete the album at his own pace.


Boston disintegrates (1979-1983)

In mid-1979 Scholz began writing new material and recording in the studio. But a lawsuit filed by Boston's former co-manager, Paul Ahern, slowed things down. In the meantime, at Scholz' suggestion, Goudreau decided to record a solo album which featured Boston members Delp and Hashian. The album, release in 1980, was titled simply Barry Goudreau and featured a minor charting single "Dreams."


CBS began marketing the Goudreau project as an "Almost Boston" project and the album featured a sticker on the front that proclaimed "The guitar sound heard on the classic Boston album", a move which angered Scholz who sought to reduce corporate support for the Goudreau project behind the scenes (Boston magazine, 2006). The label eventually dropped Goudreau's album citing lack of interest. Goudreau later claimed Scholz attempted to derail his solo career and left Boston by 1981. Goudreau filed a lawsuit against Scholz, which was later settled out of court. Boston (almost invariably called Boston magazine and often incorrectly written as Boston Magazine) is a glossy monthly magazine concerning life in the Greater Boston area and has been in publication for more than 40 years. ...


In the mid-80s Scholz claimed that Hashian and Sheehan had brought a lawsuit against him in an attempt to wrest the Boston name away and continue on as Boston without him. He also claimed that this attempt to remove him from Boston was done with the knowledge and assistance of Epic/CBS who also sued him for failing to deliver the third Boston album in the time they thought it should be delivered. The case later went to trial and Scholz eventually emerged victorious over the record label. Sheehan and Hashian eventually settled their suit out of court. Scholz has stated on numerous occasions that this process left him extremely jaded and wary of record labels and outside musicians.


CBS lawsuit (1980-1985)

In the course of recording new material for the third Boston album, CBS filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by Scholz. The move was seen by some as retribution against Scholz for his earlier battle with the label over the Goudreau album. Regardless, the legal trouble experienced by Tom further slowed progress toward the completion of the next album which was now being recorded in much the same way the original tapes were: in Scholz' home studio. Joining Scholz in the album's development at this time were original singer Delp (who had briefly left to work with Goudreau but eventually returned to work on the record with Tom), original drummer Masdea (who joined after Sheehan & Hashian left by 1983), and former Sammy Hagar guitarist Gary Pihl who joined by 1985. Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Gary Pihl (pronounced Peel) is a guitarist most famous for playing for Sammy Hagar and the band Boston. ...


As the lawsuit played out in court, CBS opted to withhold royalty payments to Scholz leaving him without funds to continue recording a new album. However, Scholz rallied and was able to finance the new album with his successful musical instrument company, Scholz Research & Development, Inc. The most notable of the products from the company is the Rockman amplifier. Scholz Research & Development, Inc. ... Rockman Rockman Rockman The Rockman is a headphone guitar amplifier. ...


Third Stage (1986-1990)

Despite the adversity, progress continued to be made on the third Boston album. A tape of one of the songs, "Amanda", leaked out of the studio in 1983 and was widely bootlegged throughout the fan community who were eager for new material. For other uses, see Bootleg. ...


"Amanda" became the lead single when Third Stage was finally released in September 1986,[1] after Scholz signed a new contract with MCA Records. The album is loosely built around the theme of life's "third stage" (the onset of middle age). During Boston's subsequent tour the new album was played in sequence in its entirety. Third Stage was the strongest charting Boston release to date. The album and lead single "Amanda" both went to #1 on Billboard, and subsequent singles, "We're Ready" and "Can'tcha Say" were Top 10 and Top 20 respectively. Despite the strong start, sales of Third Stage were below the first two albums with fewer than five million copies sold to date. Third Stage is the third album by hard rock band Boston released September 23, 1986 on MCA Records. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Middle age is the period of life beyond young adulthood but before the onset of old age. ...


The group headed off on tour to promote Third Stage in the summer of 1987, with Canadian dates added in the fall of 1988. For the tour the group was joined by David Sikes (ex-Aldo Nova) on vocals, bass & keyboards and Doug Huffman (drums, keyboards, backing vocals) Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio, 13 November 1956, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and producer. ...


Boston also participated in a local charity concert sponsored by Tea Party Concerts to benefit AIDS awareness. This move was lauded by local radio personalities, owing to the stigma attached to AIDS at that time. Boston has continued involvement in a number of charities, including anti-domestic violence groups and local homeless programs. (Boston Herald, 1988; Boston Globe, 1988; bandboston.com). In 1990 a jury ruled in favor of Scholz in the CBS lawsuit, and the court awarded him 1.6 million dollars in punitive damages. A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


Delp departs & Walk On (1991-1994)

In the wake of Third Stage, Scholz headed back to the studio to work on an album tentatively titled Boston IV. This was the first album without Delp because of his prior commitment to Barry Goudreau's band RTZ. The departure of Delp in 1989 officially reduced Boston to a one-man band and left Scholz as the last original member. Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ...


With Scholz working at his usual slow pace, eight years passed before Walk On was released (in June 1994). Walk On included vocalist Fran Cosmo who had previously performed on Goudreau's solo album and his band, Orion the Hunter, a project that also featured songwriting and backing vocals from Delp. Like its predecessors, Walk On went platinum but only reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It failed to reach the usual multi-platinum level or chart in the Top 5 like all their previous albums. It produced no hit singles, although "I Need Your Love" was widely played on rock radio and did enter the Billboard Top 100 Singles chart. Francis Cosmo Migliaccio is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. ... Orion the Hunter album cover Orion the Hunter was a 1980s rock combo and offshoot of the popular band Boston. ...


After RTZ faded away, Delp was invited by Scholz to re-join Boston in December 1994 in time for the Walk On tour (in the summer of 1995), sharing lead vocal duties with Cosmo on stage. By this time drummer Huffman had been replaced by Curly Smith (ex-Jo Jo Gunne) This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ... Jo Jo Gunne was a rock group formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Jay Ferguson (b. ...


Greatest Hits & Corporate America (1994-2006)

On the heels of the Walk On tour, Boston released their first ever Greatest Hits package in 1997, titled simply Boston: Greatest Hits. The album has sold over two million copies since its release. The album featured all of the charting classics, except "We're Ready," along with 3 new songs, including "Higher Power," the first new Boston song with Delp on vocals since 1986 and featuring a harmonica solo by Curly Smith (the drummer during the Walk On tour and the Summer 1997 Greatest Hits tour). The album also included "Tell Me" with bassist David Sikes on vocals and an instrumental version of the "Star Spangled Banner." Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ...


Scholz again headed back to the studio in 1998 (minus Sikes and Smith) in order to work on their fifth album. Fran's son, Anthony Cosmo began helping out on the album as well. Three songs were leaked prior to the release of the album: "Someone" (featuring Delp on vocals) and "Turn It Off" (featuring Cosmo) were aired on the Rockline radio program in 1999. "Corporate America" was uploaded by Tom Scholz to MP3.com under the name "Downer's Revenge" in early 2002 in order to test the album's appeal to a non-biased (college) demographic. Anthony Cosmo is a professional box lacrosse goaltender. ...


On New Year's Day 2002 Boston sang the Star Spangled Banner at the opening of the Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona. The lineup was now Scholz, Delp, the Cosmos and Pihl plus new members Kimberley Dahme (vocals, bass, guitar) and drummer Anthony Citrinite. The latter was replaced later that year by Tom Hambridge for a short time before Jeff Neal joined at the tail end of 2002. Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ... Jeff Neal has been the drummer for Boston since 2002. ...


August 2002 marked the official release of Corporate America on the independent label Artemis Records. This album featured the largest Boston lineup ever; returning members included Delp and Cosmo on guitar and lead vocals, Scholz on lead guitar and organ, Gary Pihl on guitar, Curly Smith on drums for a live cut(from 1997) of Living for You, along with the new members: Anthony Cosmo on rhythm guitar, and Kimberley Dahme on bass and vocals. Dahme contributed lead vocals to a country song she wrote, "With You", and Anthony Cosmo wrote and produced three songs, "Stare Out Your Window", "Cryin'" and "Turn it Off". The group embarked on a national tour in support of the album in 2003 and 2004. Corporate America is the fifth studio album by American band Boston, released in 2002. ...


In 2006, Anthony and Fran Cosmo departed from Boston and formed the band Cosmo, which left Delp as the sole remaining lead vocalist in Boston. Tom Scholz later sued Anthony Cosmo for allegedly performing live billed as Boston.[2] The lawsuit was later dropped by Scholz.


Another significant piece of news for Boston was that Scholz and guitarist Barry Goudreau overcame their previous differences and rekindled their friendship; both have expressed regret for their past actions. (Boston magazine, 2006)


In 2006 Scholz supervised and released the first two Boston albums in their remastered form.


Death of Brad Delp (2007)

Boston lead singer Brad Delp took his own life March 9 2007, at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Police found Delp dead in his bathroom. Police Lt. William Baldwin called the death "untimely" and said that no foul play was indicated. Delp was alone at the time of his death according to the police report. According to a New Hampshire TV website, Delp was preparing for a summer tour and marriage. His family later revealed that his death was a result of suicide and that he was found by his fiancée. Associated Press reported that, according to the New Hampshire medical examiner, Delp's death was the result of suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning as evidenced by carboxyhemoglobin.


Tribute to Delp (2007)

A concert in honor of Delp named Come Together: A Tribute to Brad Delp occurred on August 19, 2007 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA. The concert included, in order of appearance, Ernie and the Automatics, Beatlejuice, Farrenheit, Extreme, Godsmack, RTZ, and, of course, Boston. Before the tribute concert, Tom Scholz attempted to put together a single Boston concert in tribute to Delp, but was unable to schedule a venue. Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th_century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Ernie and the Automatics is a blues band based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Beatlejuice is a Boston-based The Beatles cover band that featured the late Brad Delp, former front-man of the band Boston, on vocals. ... Extreme is an American rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... For the Alice in Chains song, see God Smack (song). ... This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ...


All of the original surviving members of Boston performed in the concert on August 19. The lead singers for Boston included Michael Sweet of Stryper, former band member Curly Smith, band member Kimberley Dahme, and a Boston fan from North Carolina named Tommy DeCarlo, who was chosen to sing based on his performances on Boston cover songs on his MySpace page.[3] Mickey Thomas (formerly of Jefferson Starship), and Sammy Hagar were originally in the plans to sing lead but were unable because of other commitments. Original Boston members Barry Goudreau, Jim Masdea, and Fran Sheehan joined the band on stage for the finale, "Don't Look Back". Former Boston vocalist Fran Cosmo was originally chosen to sing lead in the finale but was unable to sing because of a ruptured blood vessel in his throat. Instead, Fran Cosmo played guitar and Curly Smith and Kimberly Dahme split the lead vocal on the finale. Although Sib Hashian was present at the concert and briefly played for RTZ he refused to go on stage for the finale because he was uncomfortable with being onstage with Scholz. Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949, in Cairo, Georgia), is an American singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bostons first, self-titled album cover Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Francis Cosmo Migliaccio is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. ... Sib Hashian is a drummer who was a member of the rock band Boston during their classic lineup. ... This article is about the Rio Tinto mining company. ...


The entire concert was videotaped and recorded and it is very possible that it will be available for purchase on DVD in the future. According to The Boston Globe, at considerable expense to himself, Ernie Boch, Jr. recorded the entire affair. The auto magnate, whose band Ernie and the Automatics opened the show, arranged to have seven cameras and a 48-track mobile unit capture the concert's sights and sounds. "I did it because it was a historical moment," said Boch. The bands all signed off on the recording, though Scholz did request that he be given the tapes of Boston's performance. (He's promised to give Ernie a copy.) The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Ernie Boch, Jr. ... Ernie and the Automatics is a blues band based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


The Future of Boston (2008-)

The ongoing conflicts between the surviving band members spilled over to the 2008 Presidential campaign. Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan endorsed Mike Huckabee (who is a musician himself) and played with him at some rallies in New Hampshire. Huckabee used "More Than A Feeling" as a campaign theme song. Scholz, a self-described "Obama supporter," eventually sent an open letter to Huckabee stating that the band had never endorsed any candidate. Scholz made a point of stating that he, and not Goudreau or Sheehan, "actually played all the guitars on that BOSTON hit as well as most of BOSTON’s songs, not the person holding a guitar in your promotion." [4] [5] The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... Huckabee redirects here. ... More Than a Feeling is a song by the rock band Boston in 1976. ... Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, officially announced on January 28, 2007 his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for the 2008 presidential election in the United States. ... “Barack” redirects here. ...


Tom Scholz has announced on the band's website that he is remastering the Greatest Hits album for compact disc, and is preparing to mix an album of live Boston performances. [6] He also hinted that the band Boston may continue on with a new unnamed vocalist, stating on the website that he is currently working on new Boston studio material [7].


In late January 2008, Michael Sweet of the band Stryper said that he had been recording with Tom Scholz, and that he might be touring with a new version of Boston soon. [8]. On February 29, 2008, a Canadian web site stated that Boston would be playing in Thunder Bay, Ontario on June 6, 2008. The show would be in conjunction with the worldwide "Great Race 2008" auto rally (a centennial celebration of the 1908 New York to Paris Race), which stops in Thunder Bay on that day. [9]. Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn...


In late March, Scholz released a list of approximately thirty more scheduled dates, beginning with the June 6 Thunder Bay event. The touring band will feature Stryper guitarist and vocalist Michael Sweet as well as a relatively unknown singer named Tommy DeCarlo. Longtime band member Gary Pihl (who dates back to Third Stage in 1986) will be joining Scholz and Sweet on guitar. Original members Goudreau, Sheehan, and Hashian are not expected to be part of this tour, and neither is longtime vocalist Fran Cosmo. [10] Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Gary Pihl (pronounced Peel) is a guitarist most famous for playing for Sammy Hagar and the band Boston. ... Third Stage is the third album by hard rock band Boston released September 23, 1986 on MCA Records. ... Francis Cosmo Migliaccio is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. ...


Innovations and style

Guitarist and primary song writer Tom Scholz' blend of musical styles, ranging from classical to 1960s English pop, has resulted in a unique sound, most consistently realized on the first two albums (Boston and Don't Look Back). This sound is characterized by multiple lead and blended harmonies guitar work (using a minor third interval), often alternating between and then mixing electric and acoustic guitars. Scholz and Brian May are well regarded for the development of complex, multi-tracked guitar harmonies. Another contributing factor is the use of handmade, high tech equipment, such as the Rockman, used by artists such as Journey guitarist Neal Schon, the band ZZ Top and Ted Nugent. Def Leppard's album Hysteria was created using only Rockman technology. Scholz' production style combines deep, aggressive, comparatively short guitar riffing and nearly ethereal, generally longer note vocal harmonies. A heavier, lower and darker overall approach came in the next two albums (Third Stage and Walk On). The original track, "Higher Power," on the Greatest Hits album exhibits a near Germanic, almost techno influence with its sequencer-sounding keyboards, a sound most fully realized on Corporate America's title track. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... A minor third is the smaller of two commonly occurring musical intervals compounded of two steps of the diatonic scale. ... Two different electric guitars. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... The Rockman is a headphone guitar amplifier. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Neal Schon (b. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Singles from Hysteria Released: July, 1987 (UK) September, 1987 (US) Released: August, 1987 (US only) Released: September, 1987 (UK) April, 1988 (US) Released: November, 1987 (UK) January, 1988 (US) Released: April, 1988 (UK) November, 1988 (US) Released: July, 1988 (UK) August, 1988 (US) Released: February, 1989 (UK, US) Hysteria is... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ... { Ethereal could refer to: Ethereal oils, concentrated, hydrophobic liquids containing volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plants Ethereal (software), a network traffic analyzer, or its Wireshark spinoff Ethereal, a horse that won Australias Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in 2001 An Ethereal Division, found in some large pipe organs The Ethereal...


The late singer Brad Delp, who was strongly influenced by the Beatles,[citation needed] is also credited for helping to create Boston's sound with his signature vocal sound, one that associates him with Boston as closely as Steve Perry is with Journey, Dennis DeYoung with Styx, Peter Cetera with Chicago and Steve Walsh with Kansas - all fellow classic rock bands. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... — Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx, a tenure which lasted from 1962 to 1999. ... Styx is an American rock band that has been popular since the 1970s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... This article is about the American pop-rock-jazz band. ... Steve Walsh (born June 15, 1951 in St. ... For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation). ...


Boston's albums are played on heavy rotation on Classic Rock radio stations, with an emphasis on the earlier works. For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ...


Band members

The following list features musicians who have worked with the band Boston. ...

Current members

Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Percussion redirects here. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Gary Pihl (pronounced Peel) is a guitarist most famous for playing for Sammy Hagar and the band Boston. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Jeff Neal has been the drummer for Boston since 2002. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ...

Past members

  • Brad Delp (d. March 9, 2007) lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion (1970-1989, 1994-2007)
  • Jim Masdea: drums, percussion, keyboards (1969-1975, 1983-1988)
  • Barry Goudreau: guitars, backing vocals (1969-1981)
  • Sib Hashian: drums, percussion, backing vocals (1975-1983)
  • Fran Sheehan: bass guitar, backing vocals (1975-1984)
  • David Sikes: bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards (1987-1998)
  • Doug Huffman: drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals (1987-1994)
  • Curly Smith: drums, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals (1994-1998)
  • Fran Cosmo: lead vocals, guitar (1992-2007)
  • Anthony Cosmo: guitar, backing vocals (1998-2007)
  • Anthony Citrinite: drums (2001-2002)
  • Tom Hambridge: drums (2002)

Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... Sib Hashian is a drummer who was a member of the rock band Boston during their classic lineup. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Francis Cosmo Migliaccio is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. ...

Discography

U.S. chart data: Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100. UK chart data: UK Singles Chart, UK Albums Chart. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...


Albums

Year Album U.S. UK RIAA certification and additional information
1976 Boston 3 11 17x Multi-Platinum
1978 Don't Look Back 1 9 7x Multi-Platinum
1986 Third Stage 1 37 4x Multi-Platinum, Scholz & Delp, only remaining original members.
1994 Walk On 7 - Platinum, only album without vocalist Brad Delp.
1997 Greatest Hits 47 - 2x Multi-Platinum, greatest hits compilation + 3 new songs
2002 Corporate America 42 - Features vocals by Delp, Fran Cosmo & Kimberly Dahme.

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... RIAA redirects here. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Boston is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Boston. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Third Stage is the third album by hard rock band Boston released September 23, 1986 on MCA Records. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... Greatest Hits is the 1997 compilation album by Boston. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... Corporate America is the fifth studio album by American band Boston, released in 2002. ...

See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is a list of notable bands named after real or fictional places. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c "Boston". The New Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. (1995). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Inc.. 0-684-81044-1. 
  2. ^ Boston Biography
  3. ^ RIAA Best Selling Artists - Boston
  4. ^ Rockwell, Jorn (February 12, 1977). Rock: Boston Heads a Triple Bill. New York Times

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External links

Goldmine, established in 1974, is an American magazine that focuses on the collectors market for records, tapes CDs, and music-related memorabilia. ... Donald Thomas Tom Scholz (born March 10, 1947), is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and electronics engineer. ... Michael Sweet Singing Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. ... Gary Pihl (pronounced Peel) is a guitarist most famous for playing for Sammy Hagar and the band Boston. ... Jeff Neal has been the drummer for Boston since 2002. ... Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. ... Barry Goudreau (November 29, 1951) is one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston. ... Sib Hashian is a drummer who was a member of the rock band Boston during their classic lineup. ... Francis Cosmo Migliaccio is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the band Boston. ... The following list features musicians who have worked with the band Boston. ... Boston is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Boston. ... Third Stage is the third album by hard rock band Boston released September 23, 1986 on MCA Records. ... Corporate America is the fifth studio album by American band Boston, released in 2002. ... Greatest Hits is the 1997 compilation album by Boston. ...

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