Sib Hashian, the original drummer for the rock group Boston's debut album, has died. He was 67.
According to TMZ, Hashian was on the Legends of Rock Cruise and was in the middle of a set when he suddenly collapsed. CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used.
He was playing alongside fellow ex-band member Barry Goudreau, former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, former Beach Boy David Marks and former Kansas singer John Elefante at the time of his death, the Boston Globe reported. Hashian’s son Adam confirmed his death.
The Legends of Rock Cruise began on March 18 in Florida and had stops in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.
Hashian was part of Boston’s famous 1976 self-titled album, which featured the mega-hit “More Than a Feeling.” He joined the band before it signed a record deal and recorded the album. Drummer Jim Masdea had recorded demos with the band (and performed on later albums) before being replaced by Hashian, who was then eventually replaced by Masdea, as part of the band's contentious lineup history.
From Lynnfield, Massachusetts, Hashian owned a record shop and a string of tanning salons in Boston, according to WCVB-TV, ABC-5.
Hashian is survived by his two daughters, songwriter Aja Hashian and singer-songwriter Lauren Hashian, who has a daughter with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.