Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Boston

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1974 – present)

Boston is a band which formed in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Centered on guitarist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, a former product designer at Polaroid Corporation and an MIT engineering student, the band’s best known works include the singles “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace Of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Don’t Look Back”, and “Amanda”. Their 1976 self-titled debut is the second biggest-selling debut album of all-time in the U.S. with more than 17 million copies sold. “Third Stage” was only the second album to ever be certified triple platinum in its first month of release, in Nov. of 1986. The first was Lionel Richie’s “Dancing On The Ceiling” which did it one month earlier.

On March 9th, 2007 Brad Delp (vocals) committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. He was 55. Delp sang all the lead and harmony vocals on Boston’s first 3 albums. Though well known for his “golden” voice with soaring vocals and range, Delp was also a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica and keyboards. Additionally he wrote or co-wrote several songs for Boston and many other artists. He has since been replaced with a singer from Asia who Tom Scholz’s wife heard singing Boston songs and couldn’t believe it wasn’t actually Brad singing.

More than 10 years in the making, Boston will be coming out with a new studio album, “Life, Love & Hope” on December 3, 2013.

Videos

Top Albums

Events

Add event

Listening Trend

1,048,160listeners all time
11,275,952scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • Leonardo_p07

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    14 Apr 2:15am Reply
  • MupD

    Peace Of Mind класна

    11 Apr 1:06pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    7 Mar 9:00pm Reply
  • JeremyAce4

    @zeppelin1717 cool story bro :) {2}

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Overture1383

    New album is amazing! :)

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> The new album is OUT! >> Wikipedia English article

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Question: “Has your process changed at all, or do you still do it like you did it in the 1970s? >> Answer by Tom Scholz :There is one change. Regrettably at the end of the process I have to do a conversion from analog to digital. I have to deal with what that does and do maybe some editing. Typically I will spend three to six months recording a particular song. As I’m going along, I have versions and incarnations. I like to relax a minute at the end of the day and let the tape play. I really enjoy that. But in that last step in converting to digital, even “good” digital at 24 bit, after a few hours I don’t want to hear the song anymore. It’s an agonizing process for me. It’s heartbreaking. What I hear is fantastic. It sounds spacious and beautiful.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Part#2: Then it gets converted to digital and sounds like crap. I can’t do anything about it. However, I have made a series of mixes that are completely analog. So for most of the songs all analog versions. I’m just in the process of finishing that up and we will be releasing this on vinyl, which will be completely analog. I’m very much looking forward to that. I’m not sure if there are any other analog recordings on vinyl these days. It sounds great. I can’t stand digital. I can’t stand listening to it. If I had to record in digital, I would stop.” >> Read here the full article

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JoeyThrasher

    @zeppelin1717 cool story bro :)

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Timothy21121993

    SLTS

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dr_bun

    haha I don't even like black Sabbath but i'll agree with the guy below

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • zeppelin1717

    calling black sabbath metal is just plain stupid. they in a way invented their own style of hard rock that Zeppelin popularized, but sabbath twisted the style and shifted it away from blues, made it heavier, and darker. "metal" is just a shitty umbrella word for talentless retards with their amps cranked up to 11, smacking their instruments like monkeys.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    " I'm interested in hearing what music style you assign to Rainbow, Black Sabbath or Scorpions. Not to mention bands like Metallica. " how about metal you retard

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • tntmk

    When the new album will be released?

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    They don't stop surprising me!

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hauzzer

    They're for the most part.

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Scalage

    Boston is hard rock? Really? If this is hard rock I'm interested in hearing what music style you assign to Rainbow, Black Sabbath or Scorpions. Not to mention bands like Metallica.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Kasowicz

    My favorite band :)

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • wburris

    The album dates often give the date for the CD version, and not the original album.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • All 720 shouts

Listening Now

Top Listeners

Email Newsletter

Universal Music Group Get exclusive tour, release & promotion updates on Boston from Universal Music.