Michael Sweet looks back fondly at his time in iconic band Boston
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet had the opportunity to be a part of Boston from 2008 to 2011, and the singer / guitarist looks back fondly at his time in the iconic group.
The following message was posted on Sweet‘s Facebook page yesterday (with slight edits):
“The first Boston album changed my life. Mostly due to the voice of Brad Delp. He was one of a kind and is irreplaceable IMO. I was shocked when they asked me to join the band after his passing. I’m not 1/10th the singer Brad was but I gave my all and was somehow able to relate to all the Boston fans in a powerful way as we celebrated Brad‘s life. I’ll never forget meeting everyone after every show and hearing the most kind comments about my involvement. It was truly amazing and so memorable. Were you able to see me perform with Boston in 2008 and if so, did you enjoy it? I sure did? Even though it was short lived, I was a member of one of the most iconic bands in rock & roll? RIP Brad Delp, I never met you but I sure do wish I had………”
Wikipedia states the following about Sweet‘s time in Boston (with slight edits):
“Sweet performed lead vocals, background vocals, and guitar work for Boston. Sweet was asked to be a part of what was supposed to be Boston‘s last performance on August 19, 2007. It was a benefit and tribute show and names such as Sammy Hagar, Mickey Thomas and Ann Wilson were among the invited guests. Tom Scholz was moved by what Sweet had written about the late Brad Delp and then heard Sweet sing and play guitar. Scholz was so impressed with Sweet‘s talents that he invited him to join the band and become a permanent member. Boston began booking a tour for 2008 with Styx as the opening act. Sweet handled lead vocals on roughly half of the set list and played guitar for the entire set and handled solo work as well. In August 2011, it was announced that Sweet had left Boston to focus on his priorities and contributions to Stryper.”
Boston performing “More Than A Feeling” (with Michael Sweet on lead vocals) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, USA on August 10, 2008: