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Monday 8pm ET: Feature Artist: Boston

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, which had its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholz, who played the majority of instruments on the debut album, the band is a staple of classic rock. Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, “A Man I’ll Never Be”, and “Amanda”. The band has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from its self-titled debut album and seven million were for its second album, Don’t Look Back, making the group one of the world’s best-selling artists. Altogether, the band has released six studio albums over a career spanning over 40 years. Boston was ranked the 63rd best hard rock artist by VH1.

Past members of the band include; Brad Delp, Jim Masdea, Fran Sheehan, Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau, David Sikes, Doug Huffman, Fran Cosmo, Anton Cosmo, Anthony Citrinite, Michael Sweet, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme

In Memoriam: Sib Hashian (August 17, 1949 – March 22, 2017)

As first reported by TMZ, and confirmed to ABC Radio by Adam, the veteran musician was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise when he suffered a heart attack and could not be revived.

Sib Hashian joined Boston in 1975, replacing the group’s original drummer Jim Masdea, and went on to play on the group’s hugely successful first two albums: 1976’s self-titled effort and 1977’s Don’t Look Back. Sib also contributed to Boston’s third album, 1986’s Third Stage, but he was replaced by Masdea during its recording.

After exiting Boston, Hashian played with a variety of smaller-scale groups and other musical projects, including Ernie and the Automatics, which also featured ex-Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Goudreau also was one of the musicians taking part in the Legends of Rock Cruise.

Besides his son, Sib is survived by two daughters, Asa and Lauren Hashian (left). Lauren is an R&B singer/songwriter who is the longtime girlfriend of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The couple has a one-year-old daughter.