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It was a piece of news that passed unnoticed by much of the music world, but for fans of 1980s music, and in particular for a small group of Japanese musicians, the news that former Japan bass player Mick Karn was suffering from cancer came as a terrible shock.

As a result, some of Karn’s former bandmates are getting together to record two songs, hopefully for a September release, to raise money for Karn and his family.

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