Friday, March 09, 2007

Boston's lead singer Brad Delp was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. There was no indication of foul play. Delp apparently was alone at the time. The cause of death remained under investigation. An incident report would not be available until Monday.

Delp joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording music. Delp sang on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002. The band's last appearance was in November 2006 at Boston's Symphony Hall.

Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau was not available for comment on his band mate's sudden passing.

On Friday night, Boston's website was taken down and replaced with the statement: "We just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."