Tom Scholz
Musician
Tom Scholz
Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. As noted by Allmusic, he is 'a notoriously "un-rock n' roll" figure who never enjoyed the limelight of being a performer' but instead concentrated almost exclusively on his music.
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How to Create and Maximize Killer Content
Huffington Post - about 3 years
All companies need to focus on content in 2014. Good content marketing is about giving people what they want, this will mean they come back to you and a relationship has started. Successful marketers have had to learn how to: 1. Entertain 2. Persuade 3. Educate 4. Convert I recently watched Lars Silberbauer Andersen explain some of the reasons why Legos content has been a huge worldwide success. They excel at content marketing. So much so that experts now compare their output to that of a successful media company rather than a maker of plastic bricks. The company has mastered pushing great ideas out which get traction with Lego fans. Lego fans now produce a large portion of Legos content and promote it on social channels, i.e. they post pictures of Lego structures they or their kids have made. Lego might make a video explaining a competition they are running, potential customers then post their entries on social media and Lego then make a video at the end showing the best entr ...
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'Life, Love & Hope' Review: Boston Returns Strong On New Album
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Boston "Life, Love & Hope" (Frontiers) Give Tom Scholz credit for knowing one of the core tenets of business success: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. On Boston's first album in 11 years, and the first since the tragic death of legendary vocalist Brad Delp in 2007, the band sticks with its tried-and-true sound, one that has come to nearly define the classic rock genre. From the first time the world heard "More Than a Feeling" in the 1970s, Boston burned its way into rock's DNA with an identifiable sound: layer upon layer of angry guitars, harmonic solos and angelic vocals backing Delp, who could hit notes only dogs could hear. There's an unreleased Delp track here, "Sail Away," about the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, and it's the only one of the three Delp tracks on this album that's new. Two others — "Someone" and "Didn't Mean to Fall in Love" appeared on the band's "Corporate America" album, but Scholz was never really happy with them and has rebuilt them from ...
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Judge dismisses Tom Scholz' lawsuit against Brad Delp's ex-wife - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Superior Court Judge Judge John C. Cratsley has thrown out Boston founder Tom Scholz' defamation lawsuit against Micki Delp, the ex-wife of Boston lead singer Brad Delp. Brad Delp took his own life in March of 2007, and in the following days his
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Tom Scholz's defamation suit against Micki Delp dismissed - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
A courtroom feud between Tom Scholz, a founder of the band Boston, and Micki Delp, ex-wife of its late lead singer Brad Delp, may have come to an end with a judge's dismissal of Scholz's defamation claim against her
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Rock Reports 22 augustus 2011 - City FM
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Scholz, oprichter, componist en producer van de band liet weten dat dit album de bekende en zeer herkenbare Bostonsound zal dragen. In de serie Top Tien Rockalbumcovers vandaag het verhaal van #3. Het tweede album van de Amerikaanse band Nirvana,
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New Boston Album To Feature Brad Delp Vocals - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
And Tom Scholz has revealed he's nearly finished work on the long-awaited follow-up album to 2002′s Corporate America. Sweet had played guitar and shared lead vocals since Boston gathered for a tour in 2008, with chief writer, guitarist and producer
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Interview with Joel Hoekstra from Night Ranger: Enlisting In History - Aquarian Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
I also love the melodic players like Neal Schon, Trevor Rabin, Tom Scholz and then there's the—I hate using the term shredder—so all the guys like Yngwie and Steve Vai. You're touring with Night Ranger, you toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra this
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Quick quips: Tony Bennett, Slash, Boston, Scott Ian, Patti Smith, AC/DC - Music News
Google News - over 5 years
As far as the music, a statement from the group says "an intentional effort by principal songwriter and producer Tom Scholz to capture the recognizable sound and energy of his original releases, combined with the musical sophistication expected from
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Boston's New Album Will Feature the Late Brad Delp on Vocals - Ultimate Classic Rock
Google News - over 5 years
The new album reportedly reflects “an intentional effort by principal songwriter and producer Tom Scholz to capture the recognizable sound and energy of his original releases, combined with the musical sophistication expected from exceptional players
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Big Stars Have Karaoke Roots - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
His daughter later uploaded videos of his karaoke performances to MySpace, which caught the eye of Boston founder Tom Scholz. Now DeCarlo is living out his dreams as Boston's front man. Taylor Swift The girl with the angelic face and the emotionally
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VIDEO: Say Hello To Bye Bye Birdie - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
There will also be a raffle held at the show, with the grand prize a guitar signed by Tom Scholz of the band Boston. Interested in a follow-up to this article? Great, we'll send you an email as soon as a follow-up is published!
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Say Hello to 'Bye Bye Birdie' - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
This year, LYST hopes to raise more money than ever, thanks in part to the generous donation of an Ephiphone electric guitar signed by Tom Scholz, lead guitarist of the rock band Boston. Scholz, a well-known philanthropist dedicated to supporting
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Boston's Classic Self-Titled Album Marks 35th Anniversary - Ultimate Classic Rock
Google News - over 5 years
Boston founder Tom Scholz will revisit the band's classic 1976 self-titled debut album this weekend on the syndicated radio program In The Studio. Scholz sat down with program host Redbeard for a one-on-one interview to discuss the creation of the
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"In The Studio" Celebrates The 35th Anniversary Of BOSTON's First Album - Music Indistry News Network
Google News - over 5 years
InTheStudio producer and host Redbeard gets a "one-on-one" interview with the reclusive creative genius, lead guitarist and songwriter of BOSTON, Tom Scholz, who reveals that he worked in a basement home studio for seven long years to make the demo
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Lexington Youth Summer Theatre performing "Bye Bye Birdie" - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
The theater group gives proceeds from its shows and fundraisers to children's charities selected by the cast. This year the theater group is also hoping to raise more money by auctioning a signed electric guitar donated by Tom Scholz,
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Picture Lennon as closet Reagan backer - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Scholz, co-founder of the rock group Boston, demanded that Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign stop using "More Than a Feeling" for its theme. The rock duo Heart was less than flattered by Sarah Palin's use of "Barracuda" during her campaign
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Waxing Nostalgic: The Mantras of the Music Geek - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
This makes band mastermind Tom Scholz a natural target thanks to his proclivity to polish everything with a studio sheen in the name of amassing monstrous commercial success. Forrest relayed this story :“I bitched about that album one time to a guy who
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Supertramp without Hodgson: It's not the first group to survive losing its ... - Ottawa Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
His suicide in 2007 didn't spell the end for Boston, which under the guidance of leader Tom Scholz now tours with singers Michael Sweet and Tommy DeCarlo. 3. Styx: Lawsuits over who owns the Styx moniker, following a falling-out between singer Dennis
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Scholz
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    After the death of Boston lead singer Brad Delp in March 2007, Delp's adult children organized a concert in his memory on August 19, 2007 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston and invited the group to perform.
    More Details Hide Details Fran Cosmo was unable to sing due to a vocal injury, so Scholz invited guest singers to appear in his place, including Michael Sweet from Stryper and long time Boston fan Tommy DeCarlo who, after auditioning for Scholz, made a guest appearance on lead vocals.
    Scholz married his second wife, Kim Hart, in the Florida Keys on January 11, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details They live in the Boston area.
  • 2005
    Age 57
    From his first marriage, Scholz has one son, Jeremy, who graduated from MIT in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
    More Details Hide Details When asked if his son likes his music, Scholz joked, "I think he does, but he's such a nice kid that he would pretend he did even if he didn't." At MIT, the younger Scholz made his own pedals for electric guitar and experimented with various sounds. Scholz has remarked on the relationship with Boston's various record labels that "The music business would be a good thing, except that it's dominated by drug addicts and businessmen." In regard to the theme of his album Corporate America, Scholz told the Sierra Club that "The thing that made me decide to break with previous albums and include an overtly political song, was when I discovered that for the first time in American history big business owns the news media." He also stated that "The public has been sold a bill of goods about the free market being a panacea for mankind. Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 39
    Scholz has been a vegetarian for over thirty years. He set up his own charitable foundation, the DTS Charitable Foundation in 1987 to help support such causes as animal protection, providing vegetarian resources, stopping world hunger, creating homeless shelters, food banks, animal rescues, and sanctuaries, and advocating for children's rights.
    More Details Hide Details Through his work with his foundation, he has raised millions of dollars. PETA awarded him their Compassionate Action Award in 2013.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    The album was released in 1976 and became the biggest-selling debut album by any artist up to that time.
    More Details Hide Details Scholz's reputed perfectionism delayed the follow-up album for two years. When it was finally released, he was unhappy with the result, Don't Look Back, and claimed that it was released under pressure from the record company. Scholz then declared he would not release any more music unless he was completely satisfied with the final product. Consequently, Boston's third album, Third Stage, did not appear until 1986. That album was certified 4x platinum, and "Amanda" reached the top of the singles chart. Scholz and Brad Delp were the only members of the original group to appear on the album. Scholz also started his own line of guitar effects under the name Rockman. These were supposed to sound like the "true Boston" sound. The boxes were arranged in cabinets and played through an (analog) stereo signal path. The originals have today become collectors' items.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 17
    As a child, Scholz studied classical piano. He also had a penchant for tinkering with everything from go-carts to model airplanes and was always building or designing. A top student and a member of the varsity basketball team, he graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to his musical career, Scholz received both a bachelor's degree (1969) and a master's degree (1970) in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for Polaroid Corporation as a senior product design engineer. Scholz would then reside in Boston. Scholz had a keen interest in music and began recording demos in his home studio while working at Polaroid. These demos attracted the interest of Epic Records who signed Scholz and singer Brad Delp to a recording contract. Scholz believed his demos were good enough to comprise the full contents of Boston's debut album, but Epic told Scholz to re-record the demos. Most of the guitar, bass, and keyboards were performed by Scholz, although other players were involved sporadically throughout the recordings. Epic did not want the album recorded entirely in Scholz's home as Scholz had intended (the label suggested using a recording studio), but most of what ended up on the album was indeed ultimately recorded by Scholz in his basement.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on March 10, 1947.
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