Boston is an american rock band from Boston, Massachusetts on Rock Band. The band makes the song Long Time They also make the songs Hitch A Ride, More Than A Feeling, Peace of Mind, Rock & Roll Band, Smokin', and Something About You. These songs are available for download on the X-Box Live Marketplace. These songs are all from Boston's 1976 self-titled debut CD. They were formed in 1976 by guitarist-keyboardist Tom Scholz as a vehicle for his songwriting skills. He soon recruited a full band by adding vocalist/guitarist Brad Delp, guitarist Barry Goudreau, bassist Fran Sheehan and drummer Sib Hashian. After their 1976 self-titled debut and 1978’s “Don’t Look Back,” the band ceased live activity. Goudreau left in 1981, followed by both Sheehan and Hashian 2 years later. This left Delp and Scholz to keep things going with a new lineup featuring drummer Jim Masdea, bassist David Sikes and guitarist and former Sammy Hagar sidekick Gary Pihl. The band released “3rd Stage” in 1986, featuring the hit power-ballad “Amanda.” During the tour for 3rd Stage, Masdea quit, to be replaced by Doug Hoffman. Doug Cosmo joined on guitar, and his brother Fran Cosmo briefly replaced Delp, but Delp returned in time for 1994’s “Walk On“ and a 1997 greatest hits album. Boston‘s 5th album, “Corporate America,” arrived in 2002. 5 years later, tragedy struck when Delp committed suicide. The band organized a tribute show in his honor, uniting all surviving classic members. Stryper‘s Michael Sweet deputized for Delp at the show, and later became a full-time member, but left in 2012 to focus on Stryper. He was replaced by Tommy DeCarlo, who joins Scholz in a new lineup of Boston that includes Pihl, bassist Kimberly Dahme and drummer Jeff Neal. The band released “Life, Love & Hope” in 2013, and went on a co-headlining tour with The Doobie Brothers that same year.

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