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  BOSTON DRUMMER SIB HASHIAN DIES ON LEGENDS OF ROCK CRUISE
23rd March 2017



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Sib Hashian, the Boston drummer who played on the band's biggest hits, has died after collapsing onstage last night, Wednesday 22nd March 2017).

The incident happened on the Legends Of Rock Cruise in the Western Caribbean where Sib was playing Boston's greatest hits with Barry Goudreau, one of the band's original guitarists.

A witness told TMZ that CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used but to no avail.

The LOR Cruise began on March 18th in Florida and had stops in several places including Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Apparently the cruise will continue and other musicians are performing tributes to Sib on the boat today, Thursday.

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Sib with daughter Lauren in 2011

Sib was chosen by Boston founder Tom Scholz in 1975 to replace original drummer Jim Masdea when Epic Records demanded that Masdea be replaced for recording.

He performed on Boston's self-titled debut album, which included their biggest song, 'More Than A Feeling', as well as on the follow-up, 'Don't Look Back'.

Hashian was involved in the early sessions for Boston's 'Third Stage' album, but was later replaced when Masdea returned to the band.

After leaving Boston, Sib sued Tom Scholz for back royalties and the two later settled out of court.

He was also the drummer for fellow Boston member Barry Goudreau's self-titled solo album which was released in 1980. The album achieved moderate success with the rock radio hit 'Dreams'.

Boston and the Barry Goudreau album were the last mainstream projects he worked on and he went on to own a chain of tanning salons in Boston, as well as a small record shop but still occasionally played gigs in the Boston area with former bandmates, including Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and also, prior to the singer's suicide in 2007, Brad Delp.

In 2001 he made his first stage appearance as an actor at the Cape Cod Repertory Theater in the world premiere of the play '9-Ball', which was written by his friend Art Devine.

In 2003 he appeared on Sammy Hagar's 'Live: Hallelujah' as an unofficial member of The Waboritas.

He had two daughters, songwriter Aja Hashian and singer-songwriter Lauren Hashian who has been in a relationship with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson since 2007.









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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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