As behind-the-music back stories go, Boston guitarist Tom Scholz has a good one. The MIT grad was a geeky engineer toiling at Polaroid when he recorded More Than a Feeling. The rest, as they say, is history. PBS/NOVA s web series The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers tells Scholz s story in its latest episode, and even managed to get the reclusive rocker to participate. (According to producers, it is Scholz s only filmed interview in more than a decade.) Tom cares deeply about science and engineering, and I think that s why he opened up to us. It was amazing to hear him talk about his rise to fame and to hear him play his songs for us, says Secret Life executive producer Joshua Seftel. In the episode, which will be posted next week, Scholz plays More Than a Feeling and Foreplay from Boston s 1976 debut, an album that has sold over 20 million copies. The Secret Life series explores the lives of scientists outside the lab, and has featured the likes of Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, actress Mayim Bialik, and astronomer Jill Tarter, among others.
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