Classic rockers Boston are hoping to score a Christmas (13) hit by releasing their first album since frontman Brad Delp committed suicide in 2007 at the beginning of December (13).

Life, Love & Hope will hit stores on 3 December (13), according to Music Tap, and it will be the band's first album of new material for over a decade - the band’s last studio album was 2002's Corporate America.

Delp’s vocals will reportedly not appear on any of the tracks. He has been replaced in the band by Tommy DeCarlo.