Musicians Hotei, Machida fight over music
Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei is currently in trouble for physically assaulting writer and rock singer Ko Machida. The two have been friends for many years, but they apparently got into a dispute over music.
On June 13, the two men and a few other people stayed at Hotei’s vacation house in Chiba. On the morning of the 14th, they returned to Tokyo in the same car, but got into an argument along the way. The two have worked together many times before, and they recently began talking about forming a band together. However, it seems they had differing opinions about the direction of the project, causing the passionate Hotei to become violent.