LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) earlier this month, according to Japanese media reports. He is still in the hospital, where he has been undergoing radiotherapy for HCC.
LOUDNESS will play the three previously announced Japanese dates with a replacement drummer, whose name hasn't been revealed yet. After those gigs, the band will be put on hold indefinitely until Munetaka gets his full strength back.
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I really hope he will get well soon
Munetaka HIGUCHI is definitively one of JAPAN greatest drummer - Hightly influenced by John BONHAM - and a PEARL endorsee for years...