ATKINSON, New Hampshire (AP) - Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead in his home in southern New Hampshire. He was 55.
Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. Friday and found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play.
"There was nothing disrupted in the house. He was a fairly healthy person from what we're able to ascertain," Police Chief Philip Consentino told WMUR-TV.
Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said.
The cause of his death remained under investigation by the Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office. Police said an incident report would not be available until Monday.
Special to the Danvers Herald
Danvers High School’s own Brad Delp, lead singer of the rock band Boston, will return to DHS stage with his group BeatleJuice in a concert to benefit the Falcons baseball team this Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
"BeatleJuice is a really self-indulgent thing, it is the only thing that I can do to feel 15 again, and that is very gratifying" explains Delp.
An avid Beatles fan from youth, Brad has many fond memories of the British phenom.
"I remember when the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was in February 1964 and I was in the seventh grade," says Delp. "The next day at the Holten-Richmond, that is all anyone talked about. It is funny, people could not believe they wore their hair combed down over their foreheads the way they did. No one did that back then."
He also remembers listening to the Beatles via AM transmission, the only source available in the mid 60s.
By Brian Kladko
Boston Business Journal
But Scholz, 59, is hardly a pussycat when it comes to his own business.
Scholz has filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against one of his more recent band members, accusing him of violating a band participation agreement by touting his past affiliation with the classic rock legend.
The agreement between Scholz and Anthony Migliaccio, whose stage name is Anthony Cosmo, requires him to perform "in such places and at such times as Scholz may designate." It also forbids him from playing with any other member of the band.
By: Guitar World Staff
Guitarist Tom Scholz proudly recalls the making of Boston and Don't Look Back, two of rock's all-time greatest albums.
When Boston's self-titled first album was released in the fall of 1976, few industry insiders thought that a guitar-heavy rock record could make much of a dent in the charts, much less become the best-selling debut of all time. "Everybody thought that it was impossible, because disco ruled the airwaves at the time," recalls Boston leader Tom Scholz. "But we stumbled onto a sound that worked, and soon everybody was imitating it."
It may have been unlikely that an album dominated by brawny riffs, harmonized guitar leads and multilayered vocal workouts would capture the imagination of America's bell-bottomed youth. What was positively bizarre was the source of this blockbuster. Scholz was hardly your typical rock-star-in-waiting; then 29, he was a gangly project manager for Polaroid, with a Master's degree from M.I.T. in engineering, who spent his off hours writing and recording in his basement. "I was basically a dork that hit the books and liked to build things and did all of the things that you weren't supposed to do to be popular," he says. "But somehow I ended up onstage, playing guitar in front of everybody else."
By Brett Milano
Try to imagine this happening today: A band with no profile, no connections and virtually no fans gets signed to a major label. The first album consists of material the leader had been tinkering with in his basement for the past six years. It turns into the biggest-selling debut album of all time.
It happened 30 years ago, when Boston released its self-titled 1976 debut. The group hadn't even played live much before its release; and leader Tom Scholz recorded most of the music with singer Brad Delp at his home studio in Watertown. But the album came to define the sound of AOR radio, and its tracks are still getting played today.
"The remasters sound like the original vinyl, as played through a better stereo system than you ever had before," said Scholz, who's enough of a perfectionist to spend years on a single track. "I couldn't listen to the CDs that were out before. But this was a real interesting technical exercise, and fun because I had to use every bit of technical knowledge I've gained over the years. We made the vocals fuller and louder, the power chords are mo' bigger. We removed the screech factor from the lead guitars. We literally went through each song second by second."