Ex-Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dead After Collapsing on Cruise Ship

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian has died, TMZ reports. According to his son, Hashian was performing on stage at the Legends of Rock Cruise when he collapsed and died. He was 67 years old. Hashian joined Boston in 1975. He played on the band’s 1976 self-titled debut, which includes “More Than a Feeling,” perhaps their best known song. Rolling Stone named Boston the 41st best debut album of all time, praising Hashian’s “climactic drum fills in the final fade-out” on “More Than a Feeling.” He also played on the follow-up (1978’s Don’t Look Back) and began recording on their third LP—1986’s Third Stage—before leaving the band. In addition to his work with Boston, Hashian played on bandmate Barry Goudreau’s 1980 self-titled record. He also sang backing vocals on Sammy Hagar’s 1979 “Sittin’ On (The Dock of the Bay)” cover.

Was sorry to hear about Sib’s passing..  I actually saw Sib play probably one of his last gigs with Boston when he played a few tunes during Boston’s tour in support of their Third Stage recording in the late ’80s.  He came out and played a half dozen tunes, or so, with the band, and then slipped offstage.  We send our prayers to Sib’s family.  To see a nostalgic video of Sib (with his signature big fro back in the ’70s) and Boston playing their iconic song “More than a Feeling,” click on the text above.  Thanks for the tunes, Sib.  R.I.P.

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