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another soon-to-be obit notice :(

Postby Doobie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:14 am


More tradgic news for hard rock fans, with this news just sent to me by Sleaze Roxx -
Micah Sheveloff, bandmate of original Steelheart drummer John Fowler, has sent the following to Sleaze Roxx regarding John's medical condition:
"This past Monday, dear friend and Voodoo Jets drummer John Fowler suffered a brain aneurism and is currently on life support in hospital. Doctors informed us today that John will not survive and is expected to pass by this coming Friday. I can't even express the sorrow and the loss that I feel... and that I have seen from John's family, friends, and various associated musicians who ALL love him dearly.
The Voodoo Jets was a special project and time for me thanks to both Francesco and John--two colorful and gifted human beings who I was blessed to have recorded and gigged with for over 5 years. John's many band mates from Steelheart, Smoke, and others all loved working with him because of his passion, skill, and unpredictable creative outbursts.
Please join myself and all who knew John in both celebrating his greatness and mourning the loss of a very special person - Micah Sheveloff."

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Re: another soon-to-be obit notice :(

Postby _will_ » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:39 am

Such a shame, seems to be quite a few at the moment that aren't doing too well.
Had almost forgotten about Steelheart, think I shall give their album a spin

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Re: another soon-to-be obit notice :(

Postby Gutterflower » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:25 pm



March 22, 2008

The Voodoo Jets Mourn the loss of Drummer John Fowler
Outstanding Talent Played With Steelheart, SMOKE, Others...
John Fowler: Nov. 21st, 1965-March 21st, 2008

Sleaze Roxx just received the following statement regarding the sudden passing of drummer John Fowler.

The Voodoo Jets (, have joined friends and family in mourning the loss of standout drummer, dear friend, and loving father John Fowler . Fowler, who gained notoriety for touring and recording with the band Steelheart, with the 1990 hit song "I'll Never Let You Go" (Angel Eyes), also dedicated himself to projects such as The Voodoo Jets, SMOKE, and Hipnotic. Fowler also instructed hundreds of drum students in the southern Connecticut region.

Fowler had been on life support in a Connecticut hospital after suffering a brain aneurism last Monday. John's beloved son Sebastian along with close friends and family shared his final moments bedside while blasting The Voodoo Jets track "Spaceman" in the hospital's ICU. Funeral and burial ceremonies will be held in the coming days.

Donations: Donations can be made to The Sebastian Fowler ROCKS Memorial Fund on behalf of John's son to the following address:
PO Box 819
Orange, CT 06477

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Re: another soon-to-be obit notice :(

Postby _will_ » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:55 am

Such a shame, have been listening to Steelheart for the past week quite a bit now, almost forgotten how good they are

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