HIGUCHI CI HA LASCIATO! :(

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Munetaka Higuchi il grande batterista dei Loudness,
uno dei miei miti, se n'è andato.
Si è contraddistinto per il drumming unico e fantasioso.
Ha accompagnato la mia musica per molti anni come una fonte d'ispirazione.
Sicuramente un uomo dal grande valore umano.
Mi mancherà.


FONTE NEWS:
LOUDNESS guitarist Akira Takasaki has issued the following statement regarding the passing of the group's drummer Munetaka Higuchi:

"Our member Munetaka Higuchi has laid down his sticks as drummer of LOUDNESS and with them he has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. He was deceased on November 30, 2008 at 10:44 am because of liver cancer. His great drum works will remain forever with our music, and his rock spirits will be succeeded among many rock fans. Rest in peace, Munetaka."

Higuchi died at a hospital in Osaka, Japan. He was 49 years old.

Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) in April 2008. He had reportedly undergone two rounds of chemotherapy treatment and an operation to remove part of his liver.

In an October 18, 2008 statement released via the band's official web site, Munetaka wrote about his condition (translated from Japanese), "It has been half a year since I was diagnosed with liver cancer. I am really sorry that the fans are worried. The cancer has become worse despite the fact that I have been taking care of my health, and I will need more time for my treatment. [Even after undergoing the] big operation to remove half of my liver, I still need more treatment. There are various risks and dangers involved with my condition, but I'll do my best to keep my spirits up and maintain my physical strength to fight this illness. I know it is still the middle of my treatment, but I just wanted inform you about my progress since the operation. Thank you very much for all the support."

LOUDNESS utilized a session drummer — Kozo Suganuma, a member of one of the most popular fusion bands in Japan, FRAGILE, and a former member of DED CHAPLIN (featuring LOUDNESS singer Minoru Niihara) — for its "special guest" appearance at MÖTLEY CRÜE's October 26, 2008 concert at Saitama Super Arena.

LOUDNESS recently released a four-disc DVD set entitled "The Legend Of Loudness - Live Complete Best" in Japan through Tokuma Communications. It features footage spanning the band's entire career — from the early 1980s through 2008 — including the periods when it was fronted by Michael Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION) and Masaki Yamada (EZO).

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pecere 05/14/2009 21:38

@ Bonny:

Mi rispecchio pienamente nelle tue parole.
Una grande perdita ed un grande rammarico.
Neanche io sono mai riuscito a vederli dal vivo. :(

anonimo 05/14/2009 13:24

Sono addolorato dalla notizia.
I Loudness sono da sempre stati una e forse la mia Band preferita.
Grande mio rammarico x non averli mai visti Live.

Un ultimo sentito saluto al grande Drummer Munetaka

Bonny

pecere 12/22/2008 14:06

@antares666:

La nostra fugacità in questa realtà non mi disturba, semplicemente però provo dispiacere per una persona che pur non conosciuta, mi ha dato tante emozioni con la sua musica in questi ultimi 17 anni.

Ciao.

antares666 12/22/2008 13:27

Presto o tardi a tutti tocca andar via da questo mondo straniero e nefasto. Io tendo a vedere in ciò una buona cosa, e la mia felicità è contrastata solo dalla consapevolezza che ci tocca rinascere in nuove immonde vesti di carne...
Un caro saluto

anonimo 12/02/2008 10:23

Grazie Munetaka per tutte le emozioni che mi hai dato in questi anni, e che continuerai a darmi in futuro. La tua musica vivrà per sempre. Spero che adesso tu sia in un luogo migliore.

~ Alberto ~