Sep 21 2017

Yoshiki chosen to headline 10-hour long Music Station Ultra Fes 2017


Backed by a live orchestra, Yoshiki was invited to perform the closing song at TV Asahi’s “Music Station Ultra Fes 2017″ on Monday, September 18th. Playing a special arrangement of the X Japan masterpiece, “Forever Love ‘Life, Death, and Love…’ Piano with Orchestra Version”, which was prepared specifically for this day, Yoshiki brought an emotional finale to the 10-hour long special program which featured a total of 57 artists.

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Sep 16 2017

DOLL$BOXX – New mini album arrives November 8th


DOLL$BOXX hinted that something new would be coming from them at their reunion show in February earlier this year. The band has now revealed more details on their website. A yet to be titled mini album comprised of 5 songs will be released on November 8th. There will be two versions: a regular edition and a special edition which will come with a DVD. The specifics of what the DVD will contain has not been revealed yet. It is probably safe to assume that one of the songs that will be on the album is “Shout Down”, which the band performed for the first time at Gacharic Spin’s recent one man live at Hibiya Yaon.

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Sep 15 2017

Yoshiki announces We Are X European promotion tour


Passion Pictures and X Japan have announced that the critically acclaimed film WE ARE X about Japan’s most successful rock band of all time will be released theatrically across Europe this October.

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Sep 15 2017

Miyavi announces Samurai Sessions vol.2


Miyavi has announced the upcoming release of SAMURAI SESSIONS vol. 2, a collaboration album featuring appearances by HYDE, EXILE SHOKICHI, m-flo’s MC VERBAL, Miura Daichi, and more.

SAMURAI SESSIONS vol. 2 is scheduled for release on November 8th, with a special edition that includes a music video for “Dancing With My Fingers” (featuring Daichi Miura) as well as five live tracks and documentary footage from Miyavi’s 15th Anniversary Live “NEO TOKYO 15″.

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Sep 14 2017

VAMPS – Break Free lyric video

VAMPS have released the official lyric video for their song “Break Free” from their new album UNDERWORLD.


Sep 11 2017

Yoshiki makes surprise appearance at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2017


On September 9, 2017, YOSHIKI made a special guest appearance during the opening ceremonies of VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2017, sponsored by Condé Nast Japan. The surprise performance was kept secret until 1 hour before the event, when YOSHIKI made the announcement on his official Instagram.

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Sep 10 2017

Yoshiki completes sold-out 2017 Dinner Show tour in Tokyo


On Saturday, September 2, “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” ushered in its final day at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. The sold-out tour, which began with a first-ever set in Nagoya, moved on to Osaka and Tokyo for a total of 7 shows, including the addition of a last-minute breakfast show to meet the overwhelming demand to witness a rare, intimate YOSHIKI performance. The Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom — having undergone 2 months of extensive renovations — was unveiled for the first time for the YOSHIKI dinner show,where 2,400 pendant LED lights (a first-ever arrangement for a hotel in Japan) glittered brilliantly.

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Sep 03 2017

Esprit D’Air to support The Birthday Massacre in London


London-based J-rock band Esprit D’Air have announced that they will be special guests supporting The Birthday Massacre on October 24th at London’s O2 Academy Islington.

“I’m really looking forward to supporting one of my favorite bands at their upcoming London show. I went on a 7-day tour with The Birthday Massacre last year playing bass for my great friends Stereo Juggernaut. It was an awesome experience and it’s an honor to support The Birthday Massacre on stage again—this time with Esprit D’Air.”
– Kai (Vocalist & Guitarist of Esprit D’Air)

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Sep 01 2017

Evening With Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017 begins in Nagoya


On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show — “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” — kicked off with a first-time-ever performance in Nagoya.

This marks the fourth year of this concert series, offering fans a precious once-in-a-year opportunity to see a YOSHIKI performance in an up-close and intimate setting. Accordingly, tickets for all 7 performances were immediately sold out after becoming available. Because the demand for tickets has been overwhelming every year, additional seating was quickly added to the Nagoya and Osaka performances even after the original establishment of the show layout. The opportunity to see YOSHIKI — who has conquered musical venues all across the world for crowds of over 10,000 a night — in such a rare, intimate setting is a privilege only this premium dinner show can provide. Over the course of three-and-a-half-hours, the live performance was held for 500 lucky guests who were able to acquire the limited edition tickets.

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Aug 31 2017

BO-PEEP featured on first episode of Tokyo Rock City web series


Japanese punk band BO-PEEP is featured on the first episode of Tokyo Rock City, a new YouTube series shot at Ruby Room Tokyo, one of the city’s well-known live music venues.

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