Late BOSTON Drummer SIB HASHIAN's “Smokin’” Remake With QUIET RIOT Guitarist ALEX GROSSI Now Streaming
April 4, 2017, a year ago
Former Boston drummer, John Thomas “Sib” Hashian, passed away on March 22nd at 67 years of age. His son, Adam, told TMZ that Sib collapsed onstage while performing on the Legends Of Rock cruise. A witness says CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used but to no avail.
"Smokin '96”, featuring former Boston drummer Sib Hashian (drums, lead vocals), Donnie Vito (bass), Jim Collins (vocals) and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, is available for streaming below.
Alex Grossi states -"Sibby was the real deal in every sense of the word. Writing and recording with him, Donnie and Jim was an amazing opportunity at age 18. I know many people will miss his smile, sense of humor and amazing drumming. He was a class act all around, which is VERY rare in this business.”
Sib performed on Boston’s self-titled debut album, released in 1976, and on the band's sophomore release, Don't Look Back, issued in 1978. Due to pressure from the Epic Records label, Boston leader Tom Scholz chose Hashian to replace original drummer Jim Masdea prior to the recordings of the debut album. Sib left Boston during the recordings of their 1986 album, Third Stage, marking the return of Masdea.