According to Japanese newspapers report, Loudness drummer Munetaka Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) earlier this month. He is still in hospital, where he has been undergoing radiotherapy for HCC. Loudness are going to play the scheduled 3 gigs with a replacement drummer, whose name hasn't been revealed yet. After those gigs the band are going to be put on hold indefinitely until Munetaka gets full strength back.

An official statement from the band's management can be found in the official Loudness website, though it is written in Japanese.

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Posted: 19.04.2008 by SlaytallicA


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Bad English - 19.04.2008 at 20:08  
OMG its sad .... damn I and alcholol, good that we cant get it from booze

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