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Boston was formed in, duh, Boston in the mid-’70s by Tom Scholz, a tech nerd whose homemade demo tapes became the cornerstone of the band’s self-titled 1976 debut album — one of the biggest-selling first albums of all time. With singer Brad Delp and guitarist Barry Goudreau, Scholz helped form the core of a band that charted three hit singles from that debut LP: ‘More Than a Feeling,’ ‘Long Time’ and ‘Peace of Mind.’ Two years later, they returned with ‘Don’t Look Back’ and their first No. 1 album. Eight long years later, Scholz and Delp returned with ‘Third Stage,’ another No. 1 album and the band’s only No. 1 single, the power ballad ‘Amanda.’ Delp was gone by the ’90s, and, sadly, killed himself in 2007 at the age of 55. Scholz has continued to lead various lineups of Boston since, with their latest album, ‘Life, Love & Hope,’ coming out in 2013.

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Kamal Asar / Caroline Jaecks

Win a Trip for Two to See Boston With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in Concert

Ultimate Classic Rock is giving one lucky winner a trip for two to Boston and Joan Jett's show in Boston on July 13.

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Jesse Grant, Getty Images / Epic Records

Dwayne Johnson Honors His ‘Second Dad’ Sib Hashian, Classic Rockers Pay Tribute to Deceased Ex-Boston Drummer

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who has had a long relationship with Sib Hashian's daughter, offers a particularly poignant tribute to the former Boston drummer.

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Epic

Boston Pays Tribute to Late Drummer Sib Hashian

The band issued a statement following the news that Sib Hashian, the drummer on their first two albums, died.

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Rob Pownall, Getty Images / Epic Records

Former Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67

John Thomas "Sib" Hashian, the drummer who played on Boston's first two bestselling LPs, has died at the age of 67.

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Bob Riha Jr., Getty Images

10 Years Ago: Brad Delp’s Suicide Ends Celebrated Career With Boston

Without Brad Delp's soaring vocals, Boston's first album might have been just a bunch of really cool guitar-focused demos from Tom Scholz.

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Thos Robinson, Getty Images / BandBoston.com

Boston Adds Joan Jett to New Summer 2017 ‘Hyper Space’ Tour Dates

Boston's 2017 Hyper Space Tour has added more than 20 extra dates — and a new partner in Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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Boston Announce 2017 Tour Dates

Boston will hit the road again in a couple months for a new tour.

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MCA

30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’

'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.

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Epic

The Story of Boston’s Blockbuster Debut Album

Boston mastermind Tom Scholz served up a multi-platinum work with his band's debut record in 1976.

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Boston Announce 40th Anniversary Tour Dates

Boston are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album by booking a round of tour dates that will keep the group's current lineup in front of fans throughout the summer.

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