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Gong Frontman Says Current Lineup Was What Daevid Wanted

05/18/2015
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(Classic Rock) Gong frontman Kavus Torabi is certain the 2015 version of the band are exactly what late founder Daevid Allen wanted them to be. He died of cancer in March - but not before hearing the results of their first work without him, and wishing them all the success they could imagine.

Torabi is happy that the latest incarnation, which also features Ian East, Dave Sturt, Cheb Nettles and Fabio Golfetti, isn't like any previous version. "That's exactly what Daevid wanted," he states.

After their initial doubts the band are determined to continue. "His passing, if anything, has strengthened our resolve. There's bound to be a 'No David, no Gong' contingent. I understand that completely. I never expected or particularly desired to front Gong - but it sounds so good it would be stupid not to continue.

"It's an honour to play this stuff. Daevid trusted us with it and it sounds wonderful. If anyone has a problem with that then that's their trip, not ours." Read more here.

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