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Ex-Boston Guitarist Sued

More Than A Feeling ...

You're Ripping Me Off!

4/19/2013 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The founder of the '70s band Boston has more than a feeling that his ex-guitarist is ripping him off ... and that's why he's suing the guy.

Boston founder Tom Scholz says former axe-man Barry Goudreau -- a member from 1976-1979 -- is committing musical blasphemy by using the band's name to promote his solo career.

Let's go way back in time ... when Tom gave Barry a severance package to leave the band  ... including 20% of the royalties for the band's first two albums.  According to the lawsuit,  Barry agreed to leave the Boston name alone for good.

Now Tom says Barry has been trading on the name ... even performing their songs at his shows.

But really, all Tom wants is to have his peace of mind. And lots of money.

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ChitownCletus    

Am I going to be the first to fall prey to TMZ's Diabolical post timing? ...... No, I am not.

364 days ago
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Mr.Mackey    

You can always tell when a old washed up hippy runs out of $$$. Time for the reunion tour. Mkay

364 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

Boston- I get it.

364 days ago
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flyskimmer    

I didnt know Jeff Spicoli was a member of Boston!

364 days ago
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spectator72    

It's more than a feeling when your being ripped off .
If Tom Scholz isn't in the band then it's just a cover band .

364 days ago
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What???    

Tom Scholz is a great human being. He donates to many great charities. I have personally received large checks from him for animal rescue and other projects aimed at preventing cruelty to animals. I'm talking into six figures for my nonprofits alone. And i know he supports many other charities besides mine. And he continues giving every year, even without being asked. He is a fantastic person and I'll always respect him for caring about those who can never thank him or do anything for him in return.

364 days ago
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Chuck bass    

WOW trying to pull off Boston internet traffic

364 days ago
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Kelly05    

Are you kidding me!!!! Why in the world would you post this stupid story!!!! OMG

364 days ago
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JW    

Man... First Tom drives one member of his band to suicide and now this!

364 days ago
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catharinemily    

Thanks for posting. Some of us like stories about actusl musicians unlike some of the other idiot comments

364 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

what about Amanda?

364 days ago
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JC    

That was all such a long time ago. The record industry is now dead, and people aren't even supporting artists by buying there music. Why can't they all just get along?

361 days ago

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