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Boston leader, guitarist Tom Scholz admitted that he hasn't listened to new music in nearly four decades, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Scholz, who wrote and produced Boston's upcoming album, Love , Life, And Hope -- due out on December 3rd -- was asked about other guitarists with a distinctive sound, such as The Edge and Andy Summers, and revealed to MusicRadar, "I have to confess: I don't know who they are. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I don't listen to any other music -- not since about 1974. The only times when I'll hear other music will be at the ice-skating rink or the gym -- you know, if I go out and somebody's playing something. I don't listen to the radio in the car, and I do that because I don't want to be influenced."
Tom Scholz told us that there's a reason why his music just simply sounds like Boston: ""I don't take the first (Boston) album and put it on the player before I start and say, 'Okay, I've gotta make this sound like that one.' I don't do that. I think the reason there's always a similar thread is my sort of measuring stick for deciding whether something is good, or whether this is the sound I want to use -- my measuring stick for that is simply whether I like it. That's what got me to the point in 1976 of getting a record deal and making an album that turned out to be a huge success."
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