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Long Time: Tom Scholz, The Pop Rock Genius Behind Boston, Talks New Tour with Joan Jett

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Long Time: Tom Scholz, The Pop Rock Genius Behind Boston, Talks New Tour with Joan Jett
Even if you don’t like Boston, you’ve heard them. The group’s hits, like the transcendent “More Than a Feeling,” right on down to “Peace of Mind” or “Amanda,” have remained staples of rock radio for nearly half a century (the group’s self-titled debut turned 40 last year) thanks to, among other things, their impeccable craftsmanship. To talk about Boston is to talk about Tom Scholz, who’s been the literal architect and driving force behind the group since its inception. Currently in the middle of Boston’s Hyperspace tour with Joan Jett, Scholz sat down with People
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Hillary Clinton-Katy Perry in 2016? A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns

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Hillary Clinton-Katy Perry in 2016? A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns
"Hey, Hillz! Nice meeting you. Lemme write you a song when you run for president!" That's basically how Katy Perry followed up her meeting with Hillary Clinton at a book signing last Friday. And Clinton seemed down with it, oddly enough. .@katyperry Well that's not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 22, 2014 But before you say that a Hillary Clinton-Katy Perry team-up seems a little out of left field, know that the Ready for Hillary Super Pac already used "Roar" in a promotional video earlier this year. "Eye of the tiger?
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Attorney Donald Engel, Record Contract Buster, Dies at 84

Attorney Donald Engel, whose groundbreaking legal victories for Olivia Newton-John and other musical acts snapped a record-industry stranglehold by freeing artists from their contracts, has died. He was 84. Engel, who also successfully represented Donna Summer, Teena Marie and Boston's Tom Scholz in key court cases, died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif., after a long battle with leukemia, attorney Mark Passin of Los Angeles-based Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi told The Hollywood Reporter. Engel specialized in representing musical performers who were reeling from their contracts, and record companies often chose to settle rather than litigate when they

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Ex-Boston Guitarist Sued -- More Than A Feeling You're Ripping Me Off

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The founder of the '70s band Boston has more than a feeling that his ex-guitarist is ripping him off ... and that's why he's suing the guy. Boston founder Tom Scholz says former axe-man Barry Goudreau -- a member from 1976-1979 -- is committing musical blasphemy by using the band's name to promote his solo career.Let's go way back in time ... when Tom gave Barry a severance package to leave the band  ... including 20% of
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Marvel's Avengers superhero team recast with classic rockers

In 1970, the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath released a song called Iron Man.

And although it was not inspired in any way by the Marvel Comics armour-clad superhero, it was an obvious choice for the soundtrack of the 2008 movie starring Robert Downey Jr and can be heard over the closing credits.

Taking the connection even further, Downey Jr can now be seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt (see below) in a scene in the new team-up movie Avengers Assemble.

With all those references, it's no surprise that Ultimate Classic Rock has decided to recast Marvel's superhero ensemble with rockers. So who did they pick?

Ted Nugent has been named the new bow-and-arrow master Hawkeye and Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott the perfect choice for donning the eye-patch and leather coat of Nick Fury.

The website listed four candidates for each of the other characters, allowing readers to vote. The
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More Than a Feeling: Boston Band Founder Sues Herald

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By Dylan Stableford

Tom Scholz, co-founder of the 1970s-era rock band Boston, has filed a libel suit against the Boston Herald over the stories that placed the blame of lead singer Brad Delp’s suicide on Scholz.

In the lawsuit -- filed last week in Massachusetts Superior Court -- Scholz claims the paper and two of its columnists (Laura Raposa and Gayle Fee) published “malicious,” “false” and “defamatory” reports in March 2007 that said Delp’s wife blamed his ...
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