Boston Guitarist Loses Big in Defamation Case
Posted 7/2/2013 12:18:00 PM

Boston’s Tom Scholz suffered a major blow in his defamation case against the Boston Herald, with the judge ordering him to pay more than $100,000 of the publication’s legal fees.

Scholz sued the Herald, claiming the paper blamed him for Boston frontman Brad Delp’s suicide six years ago. Scholz lost the lawsuit, and a Superior Court judge ruled that he has to fork out $132,000 in legal fees. The judge cited the First Amendment argument, saying that forcing the publication to pay damages could affect the “free expression of ideas and opinions by media defendants,” according to Rolling Stone magazine.

It's hard to say if this will have any affect on the rumored new album. Last year, Classic Rock Magazine quoted rumors that it would be released this year.

“Unfortunately I don’t have a time frame on that,” said Boston’s new frontman, Tommy DeCarlo, according to the article. “Tom’s quite a perfectionist when it comes to his sound and his music. It’s not always done in a timely fashion.”

Posted By: Spencer  

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