The Gold Coast rockers have been re-launched by drummer Cliff and will play Sweden Rock in June after an absence from international stages of almost two decades. But Jeffrey Hoad has contacted Hot Metal magazine in response to claims he is no longer interested in the music business.
“I’ve never left my musical career behind, nor did I ever leave Kings of the Sun,” Hoad tells us via Facebook. “This is all pure fabrication on the part of my brother…I’m alive and well and still making music.
“I have taken some time out from performing to tick a few items off my bucket list like marrying the girl of my dreams, and becoming a father to my very own children – both still young (two kids under five God help us) but loving the dad experience.
“My brother and I have gone our separate ways and he is operating under the moniker Cliff Hoads KOTS…however Kings Of The Sun and The Rich And Famous are not defunct. I play and write constantly and when the moment is right will be performing again…
“Anyway, now you have the truth for the first time.” Hoad appeared in court in 2011 on drugs charges.
– STEVE MASCORD