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.
Michael Sweet Recalls ‘Short-Lived’ Stint With Boston
Stryper frontman says he was “shocked” to be asked to replace Brad Delp in 2007.
Win a Trip for Two to See Boston and Joan Jett 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.
Dwayne Johnson Honors His 'Second Dad' Sib Hashian, Classic Rockers Pay Tribute to Decease…
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.
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.
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.
How Boston Reached New Chart Heights With Belated 'Third Stage'
This was the nexus point between what could have been the end of group, and an entirely new beginning.