Friday, March 24, 2017

RIP Sib Hasian

From this morning's RAMP newsletter, the story of the passing of Boston's drummer Sib Hasian...

John "Sib" Hashian, the original drummer for the band Boston -- died Wednesday night after collapsing onstage. Hashian's son, Adam, tells TMZ that his father, 67, was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise and was in the middle of his set when he suddenly collapsed. A witness says CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used but to no avail. The Legends Of Rock Cruise had departed from Miami on March 18 and made stops in St. Maarten on Tuesday and San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Nassau today. Other musicians on the cruise, according to the Legends Of Rock website include Hashian's fellow former Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau, as well as Lou Gramm, John Cafferty, Mark Lindsay, David Marks of The Beach Boys, Ron Dante, The Grass Roots and others, who paid tribute to Hashian last night. Hashian (center), who sported an epic Afro in the early days of his career, was famously involved with Boston's iconic 1976 self-titled debut album and their 1987 follow-up record, Don't Look Back. Pictured, back in the band's heyday, (l-r): guitarist Goudreau, Boston founder Tom Scholz, Hashian, Boston's late lead singer Brad Delp and bassist Fran Sheehan.