The founder of the group Boston launched legal action against Herald editors and Inside Track columnists Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa in 2010 after they suggested he was partly responsible for late bandmate Brad Delp's 2007 suicide.

In the article in question, the writers cited an interview with the tragic star's widow Micki as evidence her husband took his own life when Scholz fired his close friend, Fran Cosmo, from the band's touring line-up.

The guitarist denied the allegations, and accused Herald bosses of ruining his reputation by publishing the story. He sued the newspaper and Micki Delp in two separate suits, but they were thrown out of court in 2011, only to be reinstated by authorities, and then rejected for a second time in 2013.

He challenged both rulings again in U.S. Superior Court, but his latest effort was also dismissed on Monday (06Jun16), reports The Associated Press.

The More Than a Feeling hitmaker has yet to comment on the legal loss.