Takashi Return After A 30 Year Hiatus
January 31, 2011
’80s rock group Takashi has announced a return after 30 years. The band, which was originally formed in 1981, will reunite in 2011 to release classic, remastered and new material.
In 1983 Mongol Horde Records released albums from Takashi, Alien, Thor and Virgin Steele. Takashi’s ‘Kamikaze Killers’ release received great press from such noted magazines as Kerrang!, Hit Parader and more. Takashi supported Metallica on the “Kill ‘Em All” tour, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Joe Perry and more.
All the members of Takashi have remained active in the music business.
Today, Takashi frontman Danny Stanton is president of Coallier Entertainment in New York City, which handles and/or works with artists such as Twisted Sister, Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Steve Augeri and many more. Danny is also owner of Diamond Drop Recording Studios and Evolution Sound Stage in New York.
Craig Cory (then Khoury) still writes and records while rocking the Las Vegas music scene with his band and company CK Productions.
Bob “Space” Simonson has worked with Public Enemy, Terminator X, Advanced Idea Mechanixx and continues to produce and record.
Tom Cangemi owns a production company for artist development in Colorado and continues to produce, write and engineer. Some of Tommy’s credits include Mandy Moore, Willa Ford, LFO, as well as jingles and commercials for Budweiser, 20th Century Fox, Gap, the TV series “Charmed” and more.
Takashi had two drummers in the ’80s – Chuck Khoury, a founding member who was on the ‘Kamikaze Killers’ release in 1983, and Mike Haar. Khoury owns the special FX company Explosive Personality in Las Vegas which does production on the “Phantom Of The Opera”, Criss Angel’s show and many more. Mike Haar, who toured in the later years with Takashi, owns Pure Ink Ltd. in New York City and has done a lot of session work for artists worldwide. Both drummers are scheduled to participate on the new release, with Mike Haar doing the majority of the recording and any live performing at this time.
When asked why they decided to reunite now after 30 years, the response from the Takashi band members was, “Why not? We have the material, we all stayed in touch and it will be fun. Plus we all still look good after all this time.”