Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dies At 67 Mid-Performance

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After he suddenly collapsed mid-set, CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used to no avail and the rock star died at age 67, according to TMZ.

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian has died after collapsing onstage, TMZ reports.

Hashian, who was born John Thomas Hashian Aug. 17, 1949, became Boston's drummer after the band's label, Epic Records, insisted on a replacement for band founder Tom Scholz's first-choice timekeeper, Jim Masdea. Fellow classic rock musicians performing on the cruise included longtime Foreigner lead vocalist Lou Gramm, and members and former members of various classic rock and pop groups.

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Boston is remembering their early drummer Sib Hashian today. Listen to Hashian's skills on Boston's eternal hit, "More Than A Feeling". He stuck with the band as they released their sophomore album, Don't Look Back in 1978, which also enjoyed massive success, ultimately going Platinum seven times. He would leave the band before 1986's Third Stage.

"Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sib Hashian, who unexpectedly passed away yesterday", Boston said in their own statement.

Hashian's daughter, Lauren, has a daughter with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.