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by MythofRock

Lou “L.A.” Kouvaris died at the age of 66. There hasn’t been an announcement, but manager Giles Lavery said that Lou developed symptoms of COVID-19. 

Kouvaris, who was born in Piraeus, Greece, was the first rhythm guitarist of Riot – he played in the two first Riot albums, “Rock City” (1977) and “Narita” (1979) and penned several classic Riot tunes along with Guy Speranza and Mark Reale. 

Last year, Kouvaris joined forces with another ex-Riot guitarist, Rick Ventura, to form Riot Act.

Riot posted the following on Facebook: “Lou (LA) Kouvaris (RIP). RIOT has lost another brother. Lou played on the very 1st RIOT record ‘Rock City’ and performed with the current lineup many times as we are Family. We are saddened by his passing and continue in his and the RIOT family honor! Rest in Power Lou! Now start working on music with Guy Mark and Rhett! Shine on Warrior!”


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