We’ve just learned that drummer John Thomas “Sib” Hashian has passed away. Most famously known for his drumming on the Boston self-titled debut album and its follow up According to TMZ reports, Sib collapsed after a performance on the “Legends Of Rock” Cruise. He was 67 years old. Though I hadn’t kept up with Sib’s musical world for many years, I can admit that his skills on those albums was an educational part of my musical formative youth. It’s pretty safe to say that I wore out the debut album by Boston and as a young drummer studied each and every track to do my best to emulate the patterns he so deftly delivered on this masterpiece of a Hard Rock album. Oddly enough, I never did see Boston perform live nor get the chance to see Sib in anything else that he was participating in. That said, he was still an indelible part of what helped make me a better musician as a youth and I will never forget his influences. Sib also had a pretty awesome afro which you can see in the official Boston photo of old. That’s him in the center of the rest of the band.
On behalf of the outlet and myself, I wish the family, friends and worldwide fans of Mr. Hashian our very deepest condolences. Thank you Sib for the amazing stuff that none of us will ever forget. May you Rest In Peace.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sib_Hashian