BOSTON's TOMMY DECARLO Interviewed; Audio Available

Tommy DeCarlo, the fan that posted his BOSTON covers on his MySpace page and ended up on stage with the band, recently spoke to Matt Becker of Melodic Rock Concerts. During the interview, Tommy shared some of the remarkable experiences and situations he has encountered since he sang "Smokin'" at the Brad Delp tribute concert. He said, "Had I known that I was putting the songs out there for [BOSTON founder] Tom Scholz to hear, I probably would have been a little skeptical about it, and maybe I would have second-guessed it. But never thinking in a million years that his ears would come upon my BOSTON cover tunes; I really didn't think twice about it."

Check out the chat in audio format at this location.

In addition to DeCarlo, BOSTON brought another new recruit on tour last year. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sweet, the veteran STRYPER frontman, both sang and traded riffs with Gary Pihl and Tom Scholz on guitar.

Many remember where they were when they first heard "More Than A Feeling" or "Hitch A Ride" on the airwaves back in 1976. BOSTON's self-titled first album has sold over 17 million copies to date, and was the highest-selling debut of all time. It remains a rock classic, and has seen a resurgence in sales after it was remastered by Scholz, along with their second album, "Don't Look Back", in 2006. "Amanda", off 1986's "Third Stage", shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at #1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not accompanied by a TV video.

With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, hits like "Peace of Mind", "Smokin'" and "Rock And Roll Band" are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new.


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