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Japanese rock star Yoshiki to host masterclass in Miami on June 27 at Frost School of Music

Japanese rock star Yoshiki will conduct a masterclass at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Thursday, June 27. Yoshiki was invited to make his first-ever academic presentation in the United States by the music school’s dean, Shelton G. Berg, with whom he has collaborated on many notable projects including the “Golden …

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LOVEBITES triumphs over storm at Download Festival 2019

(photo: Nocturna Photography/JPU Records) Japanese heavy metal group LOVEBITES beat the storm at Download Festival 2019 to grab attention from worldwide media and pound sinister guitar rock into some rain-soaked heads. Full story:

Initial’L to Make USA Debut at Katsucon 2020

Japanese rock band Initial’L will make their USA debut at Katsucon, Feb. 14-16, 2020, in National Harbor, MD.

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LUNA SEA’s first Hong Kong performance in 6 years coming June 7

Japanese rock band LUNA SEA will perform for the first time since 2013 outside of Japan in Hong Kong this Friday, June 7th, 2019, at Asia World Expo. Info: The concert will be the first opportunity for fans in Hong Kong to see LUNA SEA live since “LUNA SEA ASIA LIVE TOUR 2012-2013 – …

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YOSHIKI to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 2019 Dinner Shows sell out with record high demand

Sarah Brightman has invited internationally acclaimed composer YOSHIKI to perform on the stage of London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on November 11, 2019, for the final concert of her HYMN World Tour. YOSHIKI accompanied the world famous soprano in guest appearances at Radio City Music Hall (New York), The Masonic (San Francisco), Dolby Theatre (Los …

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Yoshiki feat. Hyde win Best Japanese Artist in Hong Kong’s 30th International Pop Poll

YOSHIKI feat. Hyde won two awards at the 30th International Pop Poll in Hong Kong on May 10th, 2019. YOSHIKI feat. Hyde’s single “Red Swan” – the first Season 3 theme song from the hit anime Attack on Titan – was voted “Top Japanese Gold Song” at the event hosted by the major Hong Kong …

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ASTERISM Live in Los Angeles 2019 (Photo Gallery)

ASTERISM Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019 Photos by David Cirone Supplemental Photo Gallery Click here for more ASTERISM photos, set list, and live report from their first live concert in Los Angeles at Club Los Globos.

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Budo Grape releases new album Koubito wa Koushite Kieta

Nagoya’s new wave rock band Budo Grape has released their 9th album, Koubito wa Koushite Kieta, now available on digital services worldwide. The band announced the 10-track collection at their special April 21 concert, “Another Side of Grape”, which featured guest singers in addition to frontwoman Quminco Grape.

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HYDE kicks off U.S. tour this week, new album streaming worldwide

HYDE’s new album anti, his first solo album in 13 years, in now available on digital services worldwide, giving fans an intense, high energy primer before his 2019 U.S. tour which launches this week. The long-anticipated album from the L’Arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS vocalist features previously-released singles “AFTER LIGHT”, “SET IN STONE”, “MAD QUALIA”. Singing the …

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ASTERISM blazes through L.A. on first U.S. tour (Live Report)

ASTERISM Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019 Live Report and Photos by David Cirone Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began at SXSW the week before. The young group, …

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