Gene Hoglan Gets Ripped Off

Gene Hoglan

Okay, own up – who stole Gene Hoglan’s boots?

No kidding. While the ridiculously dexterous drummer was punishing his kit with Testament at The Metal Fest in Santiago, Chile a couple weeks ago, someone nicked Hoglan’s gig bag. Inside was a typical selection of drum-istic items, including Alesis DM5 modules, triggers, a stick bag, in-ear monitors, and leg weights. But the thing that really ticked off the drummer was the sudden disappearance of his boots.

“The same boots I’ve played and recorded in for almost the last decade,” he explained in a statement. “Sentimentality aside, they don't make these boots anymore, as the company who makes them, Boodaz, went out of business around the time I got them.”

So Hoglan has decided to reach out directly to the robber. “You would have me as friend for life if you would find a way to have them returned to me.” Anyone with information should contact Hoglan through his manager, Rob Shallcross, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).