Steelheart Drummer “Expected To Pass By This Coming Friday”


March 19, 2008

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. John’s family has asked that everyone who wishes to say goodbye please visit him at Danbury hospital ( Connecticut ) 7th floor ICU.

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

John Fowler

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