By Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan
Boston Globe


Brad Delp's death hasn't exactly healed old wounds. Far from it. Since the Boston singer committed suicide last March, relations among members of the multiplatinum act have become poisonous, as evidenced by a lawsuit filed by the band's mastermind, Tom Scholz, against Delp's ex-wife Micki and Connie Goudreau, wife of Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. In the suit, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, Scholz alleges that Micki Delp and Connie Goudreau defamed him by suggesting that Scholz was the reason Delp killed himself. The lawsuit cites a story in the Boston Herald, published just days after Delp's suicide, which carried the headline: "Pal's Snub Made Delp Do It: Boston Rocker's Ex-Wife Speaks." Scholz also claims that Micki Delp and Connie Goudreau, using aliases, repeatedly made statements in online chat rooms and Boston fan sites impugning Scholz's character and creating an "aura of suspicion" about his charity, the DTS Charitable Foundation. In one instance, the suit claims, the women concocted a bogus website - DTSFoundation.com - in an attempt to divert traffic away from Scholz's actual site, dtscf.org. In her response to the lawsuit, filed with the court, Goudreau admits to creating the phony site, but denies many of Scholz's other allegations. (Her attorney Daniel Tarlow didn't return a phone call yesterday.) Pending a final ruling, Judge Isaac Borenstein has issued a temporary restraining order, preventing Goudreau from destroying, erasing, or altering evidence on her computer. Micki Delp, who lives in California, never responded to the suit, and as a result was automatically found liable, according to Scholz's attorney Sue Stenger. Delp could not be reached yesterday. Stenger said a monetary judgment against Micki Delp will be decided in the coming months. While Scholz is seeking damages for the alleged harm done to his reputation and emotional distress, the lawsuit does not specify a dollar amount.

By Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan
Globe Staff

Nine months after Brad Delp's death, wrangling over the Boston singer's estate continues. Delp's fiancee, Pamela Sullivan, is still living in the house the couple shared, but it's unclear for how much longer. We're told Sullivan would like to stay, but she's so far been unable to reach an agreement with Patricia Komor, Delp's long-ago girlfriend who got the house in Atkinson, N.H., when the singer died. Neither side is talking, but word is Komor, who's married and living in Colorado, is planning to sell the house when the real-estate market improves. Until then, Sullivan could continue as a tenant, paying rent to Komor. Delp was 55 when he committed suicide last March by carbon monoxide poisoning. To the surprise of almost everyone, the "More Than a Feeling" singer left the house in New Hampshire and all of its contents to Komor even though he'd proposed to Sullivan last Christmas. Delp and Komor were together for six years after his separation from his wife Micki in '91. The Boston frontman also helped put Komor through law school, a fact that hasn't been forgotten by Delp's two grown children, Jennifer and Michael, who, we're told, may ask Komor to repay the loan if she insists on giving Sullivan the boot.

By Larry Katz
Boston Herald
 
Brad Delp, the late vocalist for the band Boston, is "Rockin’ Away" on radio again with original Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau.

"Rockin’ Away," which hit the airwaves yesterday, was the last song Delp and Goudreau recorded together. Delp committed suicide at age 55 last March in his New Hampshire home.

The song will have special meanings for fans of the band - and fans of Delp in particular. Goudreau and Delp wrote and recorded it in the summer of 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Boston album. Goudreau hoped that hearing it might end Boston mastermind Tom Scholz’s longtime estrangement from some of the original Boston band members.

"Unfortunately," Goudreau said yesterday, "it didn’t.

"Last year Tom Scholz and I had gotten back in touch," he said. "I thought a good way for us to reconnect would be through music. I gave this musical track I had written to Brad and said, ‘What I think fans would like to hear is a new song that sounds like it could have come from the first Boston record.’

"So Brad wrote some lyrics for it which talk about how he started out in music and he thanks his fans for their support. Listening back now it’s pretty ironic."

Goudreau said "Rockin’ Away" -which he expects will be made available for purchase as a download through iTunes in the near future - "gives fans one more shot to hear Brad’s voice. His family and I felt it was the way to go.

"It’s unfortunate that things turned out the way they did," Goudreau said. "When I heard this song for the first time today on the radio, I cried."
By Brett Milano
Boston Herald

There were tears shed in Boston when singer Brad Delp committed suicide in March, and a few more were likely shed at the Bank of America Pavilion Sunday night. Despite some somber moments, the five-hour, seven-band show amounted to a party in Delp's honor.

"The best way we can honor Brad is to have a really good time tonight," the band Boston's leader Tom Scholz announced at the start of its closing set. And the band's first show since losing Delp stressed the more upbeat side of its catalog, opening with "Rock 'n' Roll Band" and closing with "Party." Stryper singer Michael Sweet did most of the vocals, but leads were also done by past band members, current bassist Kimberley Dahme and even a Boston fan, Tommy DeCarlo, who was invited up from North Carolina.

The night ended with Scholz taking the mike and introducing almost everybody who'd ever been a member of Boston. Original drummer Sib Hashian is still feuding with Scholz, so he was neither mentioned nor included in the "Don't Look Back" encore, though he'd played with two bands (RTZ and Ernie & the Automatics) earlier in the show. Both bands also featured former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau.

RTZ and Beatle Juice, both former bands of Delp's, played with rotating singers. Beatle Juice had a surprise guest in the Fools' frontman, Mike Girard. And longtime Boston friend and touring partner Charlie Farren did a workmanlike hard rock set with his band Farrenheit.

By Sarah Rodman, Globe Staff
Boston Globe

If what matters, as Brad Delp once sang, is what you leave behind, then the former Boston singer's legacy is in good hands.
    
Last night at the Bank of America Pavilion, family, friends, and former bandmates paid tribute to not only the singer behind the microphone for classic rock songs including "More Than a Feeling," but the man they loved and are no doubt still grieving following his death by suicide in March.

Dubbed "Come Together: A Tribute to Brad Delp," the five-hour event was much more celebration than memorial.

Big speeches were shelved in favor of playing the music that meant so much to the vocalist and the fans he so clearly cherished.