MEGADETH Drummer Shawn Drover Comments On Death Of LOUDNESS' Munetaka Higuchi
November 30, 2008, 11 years ago
As reported earlier today, BW&BK;'s source in Japan has contacted us with the sad news that LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi, who has been battling liver cancer since the begining of the year, passed away this morning (November 30th).
MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has issued the following tribute:"I just found out that 1 of my favourite drummers passed away - Munetaka Higuchi from the band Loudness. Munetaka Had been diagnosed with liver cancer less than one year ago, and lost his battle yesterday, which makes me very sad. I have been a Loudness fan since 1983 and have continued to follow them throughout the years. Every time we tour Japan, I would always ask our promoter if it was possible to get in touch with the Loudness guys in hopes that they may attend one of our shows. Akira was rumoured to swing by at one of our shows in 2005, and though it didn't happen, Glen (Drover) and I sure were excited about that possibility. This is once again a reminder to enjoy life and be thankful for what I have.