Tag: Yoshiki

YOSHIKI x Hello Kitty collaboration character Yoshikitty nominated in 34th Sanrio Character Ranking

Yoshikitty, the collaboration between Hello Kitty and YOSHIKI – composer, rock drummer, and leader of X JAPAN – is nominated once again in the 34th Annual Sanrio Character Ranking contest this year. Yoshikitty has climbed higher each year since debuting in the competition four years ago – ranking 12th place in 2015, moving up to …

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YOSHIKI donates 100 million won to South Korea fire victims

YOSHIKI – composer, pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock group X JAPAN – has donated 100 million won (approximately $90,000) through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Yoshiki Foundation America, to ChildFund Korea to support victims of the devastating forest fire which struck South Korea last week on April 4, 2019.

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YOSHIKI stars in THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS 1st anniversary campaign

YOSHIKI creates the “S” pose (based on his famous “X” pose) for Bandai Namco’s first anniversary campaign for the top-selling smartphone game THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS. “I’m also active in various ways as a producer, but I had an image of the world of idols as being at the opposite end of the spectrum,” YOSHIKI …

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YOSHIKI’s final performance of Anniversary in the Heisei Era

YOSHIKI gave a special performance of his composition “Anniversary” at the “Principal Gala 2019” presented by the Asami Maki Ballet on March 16 and 17 in Tokyo. “Anniversary” was composed in 1999 by YOSHIKI at the Emperor of Japan’s request to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his reign. The 2019 performance marked the final time …

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YOSHIKI goes to Carnegie Hall on PBS – new TV special premieres March 8

New York’s PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon. “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” features rock star and composer …

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YOSHIKI makes guest appearance at Radio City Music Hall with Sarah Brightman

YOSHIKI joined Sarah Brightman on Wednesday, February 6, at Radio City Music Hall for Brightman’s 2019 HYMN world tour. YOSHIKI and Brightman’s emotional delivery brought roaring applause and tears from the New York audience. Many fans traveled from as far as Europe and Asia to see the live performance of YOSHIKI’s composition “Miracle”, which Brightman …

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HYDE – ZIPANG (MV)

“ZIPANG”, the latest single from legendary vocalist HYDE, featuring YOSHIKI masterfully tickling the ivories, has finally been released after what has been (for some) a half-year long wait. The ballad debuted during HYDE’s first solo tour in over a decade this past summer and has stunned thousands with its moving message meant to convey “the …

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YOSHIKI to create theme song for new xXx 4 film starring Vin Diesel

Photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images The H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. The film will feature a theme song with music written by YOSHIKI. xXx 4 is in pre-production with casting currently under way, and principal photography …

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YOSHIKI at SSFF & ASIA Hollywood Red Carpet Event

YOSHIKI was swarmed by reporters when he appeared at the Hollywood red carpet event for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) Film Festival on January 17, 2019, presented by Japan House and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. YOSHIKI serves as an advisor for the Japan House organization and …

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Halloween Party 2018 — Day 3 (Live Report)

HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 October 28th, 2018 MAKUHARI MESSE Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka The final day of HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 showed the same dedication to the Alice in Wonderland theme as the days prior. After seemingly falling from the ceiling like Alice down the rabbit hole, Kanon …

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