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23rd March 2017

sib hashian

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.

sib hashian
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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