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‘This is the best-sounding band I’ve ever heard': Why Boston’s Tom Scholz suddenly became a road warrior

‘This is the best-sounding band I’ve ever heard': Why Boston’s Tom Scholz suddenly became a road warrior

Boston’s huge new tour began last Thursday, and continues through October.

‘It was hard to keep myself focused': Tom Scholz wondered if he’d ever finish Boston’s Life Love and Hope

‘It was hard to keep myself focused': Tom Scholz wondered if he’d ever finish Boston’s Life Love and Hope

Boston’s new Life Love and Hope project had a lengthy gestation period, even by this famously slow-moving band’s standards. It didn’t help either that, over the years, Boston has become a one-man operation run by Tom Scholz.

New Music Monday: Drive-By Truckers, Robben Ford, Dave Stryker, Bob Dylan, Billy Hart

New Music Monday: Drive-By Truckers, Robben Ford, Dave Stryker, Bob Dylan, Billy Hart

There may have been a lineup change with Drive-By Truckers, but they’ve lost none of the momentum that makes them one of the best rock bands operating today. Robben Ford, meanwhile, follows up a well-received covers album with one focusing on originals — all recorded on a single, sizzling day in Nashville.

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Boston, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (2013)

Boston has issued a churning new take on a Christmas classic, lathered with a typically tornadic riff from Tom Scholz — though, alas, it still misses the stratospheric presence of the late Brad Delp. Stream it here!

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love & Hope (2013)

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love & Hope (2013)

The incredible perfection showcased on Boston’s 1976 self-titled debut album astonished fans, as well as most music critics. The songwriting of the highest quality, and the playing technique of Tom Scholz was from another planet.

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

There was a time when Boston could do no wrong. Their 1976 debut album dominated the rock scene with that signature combination of Tom Scholz’ guitar cathedrals and Brad Delp’s soaring vocals.

New Music Monday: Boston, Paul Carrack, Velvet Underground, Benedictum, Ramsey Lewis

New Music Monday: Boston, Paul Carrack, Velvet Underground, Benedictum, Ramsey Lewis

Boston is back for one of its rare forays into new music. Only, this time — despite the typical years-long wait — Tom Scholz included some polished up previously released stuff, as well.

‘There are other recordings': Boston’s Tom Scholz on future songs with Brad Delp

‘There are other recordings': Boston’s Tom Scholz on future songs with Brad Delp

The arrival of a new album featuring the late Brad Delp has some Boston fans inevitably wondering if band mastermind Tom Scholz has more leftover tracks in the vault.

Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

The incredible perfectionism that went into Boston’s self-titled debut album back in 1976 amazed the ears of the general rock and pop fan base as well as most music critics everywhere.

‘I don’t know who they are': Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

‘I don’t know who they are': Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

There’s a reason the signature Tom Scholz guitar sound — indeed, Boston’s basic feel, from its 1976 debut through to the forthcoming Life, Love and Hope — has remained unchanged.