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Former drummer for Boston, Lynnfield resident Sib Hashian dies

BOSTON, MA March 22, 2017— Sib Hashian, a former member of the rock group Boston, has died at the age of 67 after collapsing onstage, the drummer's family said Thursday.

Hashian's wife, Suzanne, said the 67-year-old drummer collapsed Wednesday night while performing during the Legends of Rock Cruise. Medics on board administered CPR and attempted to resuscitate Hashian with a defibrillator, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

"It is with deep and profound sadness I share the news of my husband's, John 'Sib' Hashian, the drummer formerly of the band Boston, sudden death," said Suzanne Hashian, his wife of 38 years.

Hashian played on Boston's first two hit records, including their self-titled debut album in 1976 featuring the hit song "More Than a Feeling," and their second album, "Don't Look Back."

In addition to his work with Boston, Hashian played on bandmate Barry Goudreau’s 1980 self-titled record. He also sang backing vocals on Sammy Hagar’s 1979 “Sittin’ On (The Dock of the Bay)” cover.

Hashian, who called Lynnfield home, owned a record shop and a string of tanning salons in Boston.

Suzanne Hashian said arrangements will be announced at a later date.




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23 New dates added to the Hyper Space Tour!



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Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a BOSTON album actually happen?  See for yourself this summer at a live show on BOSTON's Hyper Space Tour! The band is currently planning four dozen shows in North America and is set to launch in Hollywood, Florida on April 14, at the Hard Rock Live.  Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, other-worldly sound, and exceptional musicianship, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show, delivering an extraordinary experience that is faithful to their studio recordings.

Be sure to check for the latest confirmed BOSTON tour dates on the band’s official website: www.bandboston.com
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BOSTON Welcomes Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Aboard THE 2017 HYPER SPACE TOUR

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 6, 2017) -- Music legends BOSTON continue their Hyper Space Tour this summer with the iconic JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, for an additional 21 cities, presented by Live Nation. Performances with Joan Jett will begin on Wednesday, June 14 in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre, and continue eastward across North America. More information can be found at livenation.com. Itinerary for the Live Nation portion of BOSTON’s Hyper Space Tour with Joan Jett now added to the Tour Calendar.

Presale for BOSTON and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts fan club members begins Tuesday, March 7th at 10am local, through Thursday, March 9th at 10pm local time. General on-sale begins Friday, March 10th at LiveNation.com and on the Live Nation app.

Be sure to check for the latest confirmed BOSTON tour dates on the band’s official website: www.bandboston.com
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BOSTON announces their HYPER SPACE TOUR, launch date: April 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a BOSTON album actually happen?  See for yourself this summer at a live show on BOSTON's Hyper Space Tour!  The band is currently planning four dozen shows in North America and is set to launch in Hollywood, Florida on April 14, at the Hard Rock Live.  Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, other-worldly sound, and exceptional musicianship, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show, delivering an extraordinary experience that is faithful to their studio recordings.

 
Photo: Jon Viscott - www.bostonontheroad.com

Unlike most bands at the time, all of BOSTON’s albums were conceived in a basement, written, produced and recorded by Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate who designed specialized equipment to capture the songs that he heard in his head.  Scholz created his music with the intention of playing it live, in real time with real musicians, making it one of the few bands in history to reproduce seemingly-impossible-to-perform productions on stage, without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements.

The timeless songs appeal to young and old alike, so it’s not surprising to see concert audiences that span generations. Fans can expect to hear the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring guitars, and exceptional vocal harmonies, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation, from mind-blowing lightning bolts and spectacular lights to an interstellar “journey" from the cockpit of the BOSTON spaceship, along with plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on earth.

"From the opening licks of 'Rock & Roll Band,' it was a night of heart-pounding rock the way it was meant to be — raw, powerful, and with endless guitar solos delivered in the pure analog splendor that makes BOSTON one of the most enduring live acts on the planet.”
~ Wendy Rhodes, Broward/Palm Beach New Times

"It's not an easy task to reproduce BOSTON's lush studio albums in a live setting, yet the sound was thick and layered with spot on four-part vocal harmonies.”
~ Ken Tomczak, 995TheMountain.com

"This band has been firing on all cylinders for 40 years and they still know how to give it up BIGTIME to their faithful fans! They are 'not just another band out of Boston', they are 'THE BAND OUT OF BOSTON!'”
~ Michael Mckenna, Nor’easter Entertainment

It’s been over 40 years since BOSTON’s self-titled debut album first hit the airwaves and turned the world on to a new kind of sonic experience. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” "Peace of Mind,” "Foreplay/Long Time,” and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don't Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda.” Walk On, Corporate America, and Life, Love & Hope complete the band’s discography. With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time.

Be sure to check for the latest confirmed BOSTON tour dates on  the band’s official website: www.bandboston.com
To receive updated tour information and interact with BOSTON fans, please join their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BandBOSTON

For the latest dates visit The GonnaHitchaRide.com Tour Calendar
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Celebrate National Guitar Day and Catch Up with a Rock Star

Tom Scholz, the 69-year-old guitarist behind the band Boston, is about as different from a rocker stereotype as you can get. The MIT-trained engineer with a passion for music, problem-solving and inventions, would watch his band become a musical force in the ’70s when ‘More Than A Feeling’ became a celebrated rock anthem. Scholz called the six-plus-year process before this, a “calculated expenditure.” Says the musician, engineer, sound technician and inventor, “Actually, I was expecting nothing. What I was hoping for was that, at some point, I might record a song that would get played on local radio stations. And then I could go out on local stages, and I could play in a band and play a piece of music that people knew—That was mine. And that was sort of my goal. It was very modest.”

Today, there is even a Gibson Guitar named after the legendary artist. Scholz and Boston recently celebrated the band’s 40th anniversary with a tour—reminding people that if you give a math geek a guitar, he or she just might become one of the coolest rockers ever. Read more of the story. Listen to the podcast on iTunes.

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SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC

Tom is going to be featured in this incredible series @Soundbreaking, where he talks about the making of BOSTON. Tom will be on tonight’s episode, November 15, the second in an 8-part series. Watch tonight on PBS 10/9c (check local listings) SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC Charting a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, SOUNDBREAKING offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. As Sir George Martin’s final project, the series combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack, to deliver one of the most wide-ranging series on the art of music recording literally ever.