SCANDAL – Fuzzy (MV)

Just in time to ease the summer doldrums, SCANDAL has released a music video to their new digital single “Fuzzy”, which they had recently performed on their “Fuzzy Summer Mood” tour. A cute “will boy and girl stay together?” story plays out over a pounding yet melodic tune.

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SCANDAL guitarist Haruna featured in Fender’s “Rock Freaks” photo series

SCANDAL guitarist Haruna Ono is the latest artist to be featured in Fender’s “The Rock Freaks” photo series, which highlights guitar players in intimate portraits with their instruments.

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SCANDAL ushers in 2019 with “Masterpiece”

Following up on the news of launching of their own record label, SCANDAL has announced that their first release on March 27 will be a double A-side with songs “Masterpiece” and “Mabataki.” The tunes will be available as a CD single with cover art by collage artist Q-TA and available as a regular edition or special …

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JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2018

Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album/single jackets for 2018, chosen by JRock247 contributors David Cirone, Michelle Minikhiem, Marc Bowie, and Nhu Nguyen. Click here to view the full list, including BAND-MAID, DIR EN GREY, Kaya, Man with a Mission, SCANDAL, Mary’s Blood, and many more!

SCANDAL launches new record label “her’

Fab foursome SCANDAL have always been a band full of surprises, and they teed up a big one to close out 2018 by announcing the launch of their own private record label, “her.” The group dropped the news on social media and during their BEST XMAS 2018 concert on Christmas Eve. The accompanying Instagram video …

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SCANDAL to represent Japan for International Cassette Store Day

Grab your boombox — International Cassette Store Day is coming up on October 13, and SCANDAL has been designated the official ambassador for Japan. As part of the event, the band plans to sell a limited edition SCANDAL-branded portable tape player. The unit will be available for sale at their Tokyo Feedback! store as well …

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SCANDAL brings the “Special Thanks” party to House of Blues Anaheim (Live Report)

SCANDAL House of Blues Anaheim September 9, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen A healthy line of Scandal fans snaked in front of House of Blues in Anaheim Sunday night hours before the 8pm start time for SCANDAL from JAPAN US & Mexico Tour 2018 “Special Thanks” – they’d waited three years for the band’s …

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SCANDAL takes a bite out of the Big Apple (Live Report)

SCANDAL Playstation Theater, New York City Live Report by Marc Bowie September 5, 2018 SCANDAL kicked off their “Special Thanks” 2018 North American tour with a furious show at New York’s PlayStation Theater on September 5th that entertained from beginning to end, powering through a nearly two-hour set peppered with old favorites and choice new …

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SCANDAL – Interview (2018)

SCANDAL Interview by Marc Bowie August 20, 2018 SCANDAL seem to get better with every passing year, and 2018 saw the release of their sweetly-satisfying yet hard-hitting eighth album, HONEY, which they supported with an extensive tour of Japan and stops in new territories like China and the Philippines. The band are set to bring …

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SCANDAL keep things caliente with US and Mexico concerts

SCANDAL, truly one of Japan’s best and hardest rockin’ bands, will play two September shows in Mexico as part of a select batch of North American dates on their “Special Thanks” tour. The concerts are sandwiched in between their Anaheim, CA and Dallas, TX stops. SCANDAL played Mexico City back in 2015 but this is …

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