Musician says lung cancer diagnoses won't stop his music - WKRN News 2

Musician says lung cancer diagnoses won't stop his music

Posted: Updated: Sep 27, 2013 08:18 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A world renowned percussionist has been recently diagnosed with cancer and is playing Friday evening with other musicians right here in Nashville.

Joe Lala has played with Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gee's and Rod Stewart, among many others.

He was recently diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, and says he's not ready to retire just yet.

"It's about attitude. Attitude is the most important thing. If you accept that big 'C' diagnosis as a death sentence, you are dead in the water. And like I say, I have too many people I would like to make mad yet," said Lala.

So far, he has acheived 32 gold records and 28 platinum records throughout his music career.

Lala has played on the movie soundtracks of "Saturday Night Fever," "Staying Alive," "D.C. Cab," "Streets of Fire" and many more.

He has also appeared in films and TV shows, such as "Seinfeld" and "Melrose Place."

Friday night, starting at 7:30 p.m. fans and supporters will spend "One Night in Lala Land" at 3rd and Lindsley.

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