Thunder gushes about Rain: Singer says MBLAQ 'remains a beautiful memory'

Thunder talked about his first solo album THUNDER.

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South Korean singer/actor Thunder cannot stop praising South Korean pop star Rain. The 26-year-old artist, whose real name is Park Sang Hyun, talked about his rapport with the Full House star.

During an interview with Ilgan Sports, Thunder talked about his first solo album THUNDER, and how Rain had been a big influence. He said: "I learned a lot when Rain hyung was the producer. He's really really big on effort. He's still a hyung that I admire and he's the king of effort. Hyung often said, 'When you're done preparing for an album that means it's time to prepare for the next'."

Thunder added: "I saw him once while preparing for this album. I saw him at a concert this year but I wasn't able to talk to him for long."

Thunder, also known by the Korean version of his name Cheondung, left MBLAQ after his contract expired. The group debuted in 2009 with five members. When asked if he has any regrets for parting ways with the boy band, he responded: "[MBLAQ] comes to my mind often, not because of any regret but because it's a good memory. There are a lot of fans that I met through MBLAQ. It remains a beautiful memory."