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Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BizKiTRoAcH on February 22, 2005, 03:23:50 PM
Only the greatest rock band ever created.

Agreed? :D
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Ayabie on February 22, 2005, 04:03:46 PM
Overrated. :D
Title: Re: X Japan
Post by: tamatron on February 22, 2005, 04:09:37 PM
Quote from: BizKiTRoAcH
Only the greatest rock band ever created.

Queen, you mean?

I remember my friends trying to shove X in my face back in Jr. High. The only songs I like are Foever Love and Endless Rain live ver.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Xenoman on February 23, 2005, 12:13:45 AM
I will agree with you roach.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Redturtle on February 23, 2005, 07:17:59 AM
They're good and I like most of their songs (especially ballads). They are probably the best rock band in Japan, but that's basically it.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: halcali on February 23, 2005, 07:40:57 AM
i like x-japan, but i'll take luna sea over them anyday lol.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: chin0bo on February 23, 2005, 07:42:54 AM
i love x-japan and the songs endless rain and kurenai also the song X.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: VigoVedict on February 23, 2005, 08:04:51 AM
I like them okay.  I wouldn't call them the best rock band ever, but then again, I'm more into a classic rock kind of sound.  

They are probably one of the best in that grouping of rock.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on February 23, 2005, 10:46:22 AM
Love X Japan.  Definitely influential, I wouldn't know if I'd call them the greatest - since I haven't heard all of them, it wouldn't be fair for me to judge now, would it?

Now if only Yoshiki could finally get some Violet UK off the ground....
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BizKiTRoAcH on February 23, 2005, 01:17:21 PM
Well Yoshiki has a new Eternal Melody album getting release within the next month or 2 :D

Ayabie: you suck >:
Quote from: tama-chan
an"]Queen, you mean?

I remember my friends trying to shove X in my face back in Jr. High. The only songs I like are Foever Love and Endless Rain live ver.


Other way round here. I remember my friends (and some family) trying to get me to listen to Queen when I started listening to rock music because they thought they were the greatest band ever.. but they arent that good. They have like 4 good songs in my opinion, whereas X Japan have well over 30 :D
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on February 24, 2005, 08:10:48 AM
Quote from: BizKiTRoAcH
Well Yoshiki has a new Eternal Melody album getting release within the next month or 2 :D

Ayabie: you suck >:
Quote from: tama-chan
an"]Queen, you mean?

I remember my friends trying to shove X in my face back in Jr. High. The only songs I like are Foever Love and Endless Rain live ver.


Other way round here. I remember my friends (and some family) trying to get me to listen to Queen when I started listening to rock music because they thought they were the greatest band ever.. but they arent that good. They have like 4 good songs in my opinion, whereas X Japan have well over 30 :D


I like Queen too, they've got some hits.  But yeah, X Japan is way higher on my list than Queen is.

Oh, and I dig your avatar, BizKiTRoAcH.  Jack Bauer is the fuckin' man.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tamatron on February 24, 2005, 10:01:48 AM
Quote from: BizKiTRoAcH
Other way round here. I remember my friends (and some family) trying to get me to listen to Queen when I started listening to rock music because they thought they were the greatest band ever.. but they arent that good. They have like 4 good songs in my opinion, whereas X Japan have well over 30 :D

Freddie >>>> Toshi.
Plus, he's dead, man. That gives him advantage.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BizKiTRoAcH on February 24, 2005, 05:11:36 PM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Oh, and I dig your avatar, BizKiTRoAcH.  Jack Bauer is the fuckin' man.


hell yeah \o/

and LIES! Toshi > Freddie
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: ytl on March 02, 2005, 06:19:03 PM
I would say X-Japan to Japanese = Queen to British.

I like both.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: gunsNroses on April 17, 2005, 11:00:50 AM
Quote from: ytl
I would say X-Japan to Japanese = Queen to British.

I like both.


u are totally correct
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: maliciel on April 18, 2005, 12:51:56 PM
Watch the necromancy, yo.

Anyways, I got Art of Life up for grabs. Anyone wants it? Drop me a pm. Art of Life is that 29 minute mini-album track.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: giagia00 on April 18, 2005, 02:43:46 PM
:w00t: After read ... don't really know what are you guys talking about???
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: TheQuickening on April 20, 2005, 03:32:31 AM
X-JAPAN: THE Japanese rock band of the late-80's and 90's.  Lead by Yoshiki (drums), other members were Toshi (vocals), Pata (guitar), Hide (guitar), and Heath (bass guitar).  When they first broke on the scene there was a different guy on bass, but I don't remember his name.

Anyway, a lot of people have likened their style of music to Queen, in that they've done everything from hardcore rock, to symphonic rock, to some pretty kick-ass ballads.  

Yoshiki, as leader, was also the principal songwriter, composer, and producer for the group (as well as many other JRock acts which he still works with).  He's musically very daring and bold, willing to try new sounds in an attempt to continually evolve the sound of the music.  He's also a major perfectionist, which may be part of the reason his newest/latest/current project, Violet UK (which has been "in the works" for at least 6 years), hasn't been able to really get off the ground.

Anyway, X-Japan had broken up sometime in '96 or '97, partially 'cuz the guys wanted to do solo projects, but largely due to tensions within the group reaching an all time high. Sometime in '98 (I think), the guys apparently mended some of their fences and had planned to reunite/re-form the band (everyone except Toshi was in).  Tragically, this reunion never happened because Hide died (overdose, I think).  They did have a psuedo-reunion when the remaining members got together at Hide's funeral and played some of their songs as a tribute to him.  With Hide's death, X-Japan was dead.

So now, Yoshiki is still writing, producing, and on occasion playing drums with some other bands.  I'm not sure if he's still working on Violet UK.  As for the others, they've each released some solo works (saw them on EBay).  Other than that, I'm sorry to say I don't know much about what they've been up to.

Hope that helps a bit.  I'm sure I'm leaving out a ton of other stuff.  If anyone else can add to this, feel free to do so.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 03, 2005, 05:27:33 AM
Just reminding everyone of the 7th anniversary of a certain guitarist's tragic death.  Vive le Hideto Matsumoto.  Long live, Hide!! :cheers
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kinsei on May 03, 2005, 05:58:18 AM
wow its been 7 years already
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: jar on May 03, 2005, 10:57:10 PM
Something to add, Toshi got arrested last year for hitting little kids.  He also tries to sing at local bars and clubs.  It's sad to see an artist with world class abilities singing gigs that arent even close to what he can be singing.

X Japan is the greatest rock band ever.  What other band is/ was as versatile as them.  I've never seen a band or heard of a band that can top X.  Yoshiki is a genius and Hide is/was unstopable on the guitar.

Sorry, I got a heated up there cause X Japan is so great.  Anyways, I think they are awesome :x
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 04, 2005, 01:15:28 AM
Quote from: jar
Something to add, Toshi got arrested last year for hitting little kids.


Hey, sometimes the little brats just need a paddlin'.  Who better than a makeup clad, long haired, high pitched screaming V-Kei singer?

That shit would scare me straight - so no need for the "Toss the salad" man. :P
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Happosai on May 04, 2005, 01:20:30 PM
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Just reminding everyone of the 7th anniversary of a certain guitarist's tragic death.  Vive le Hideto Matsumoto.  Long live, Hide!! :cheers


... and here is a nice "present" to celebrate this anniversary...  :(

http://1164.rapidforum.com/topic=100378619533

That suckzors...  :cry:
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: TheQuickening on May 05, 2005, 04:51:42 AM
Quote from: jar
Something to add, Toshi got arrested last year for hitting little kids.  He also tries to sing at local bars and clubs.  It's sad to see an artist with world class abilities singing gigs that arent even close to what he can be singing.

X Japan is the greatest rock band ever.  What other band is/ was as versatile as them.  I've never seen a band or heard of a band that can top X.  Yoshiki is a genius and Hide is/was unstopable on the guitar.

Sorry, I got a heated up there cause X Japan is so great.  Anyways, I think they are awesome :x


Don't feel like you have to apologize for being such a big fan of theirs.  We're all fans of our own fave artists/groups, and we're not ashamed of it.  Totally agree about what you said about Yoshiki-san and Hide-san.  When the two of them and Toshi-san worked together, FUCK it was magic!!!  Their type of greatness will never be seen again.

Quote from: Happosai
Quote from: Kuno_Thunder
Just reminding everyone of the 7th anniversary of a certain guitarist's tragic death.  Vive le Hideto Matsumoto.  Long live, Hide!! :cheers


... and here is a nice "present" to celebrate this anniversary...  :(

http://1164.rapidforum.com/topic=100378619533

That suckzors...  :cry:


Fuck that sucks about the museum closing down.  I didn't even know one had been established.......This one's for you, Hide-san   :JD:
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Redturtle on May 05, 2005, 05:56:35 AM
I've been to that museum before. (I went for my friend who asked me to get stuff from there) It was 2 years ago and I already noticed there weren't many people....
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: mikitty on May 07, 2005, 05:22:28 PM
I love X-Japan, i think Art of Life is a masterpiece.

I want to visit the hide museum before it closes, hopefully ill go in july.

I have a question tho, do you pronounce 'Hide' as Hi-De the japanese way or 'Hide' the english way?
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: TheQuickening on May 07, 2005, 11:18:48 PM
It's pronounced Hee-De.  At least that's what I was told and that's how I've always pronounced it.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: mikitty on May 08, 2005, 03:07:29 AM
yeh thats what i thought, just checking.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: jar on May 11, 2005, 04:38:13 AM
Holy shit man.... I've been there twice and that place is fucking awesome!  I can't believe they are going to close it down.  But it's true, both times I went there only about a handful of people were there.  The first time I tried to go, they were closed for maintenence.  I don't see how that place needs it but yeah.  Shit, I really need to go there then before it closes.

RIP Hideto Matsumoto
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: sendai sky on May 23, 2005, 04:43:10 AM
Hm. Hard to say the best ever, what with the beatles, etc, and other old bands .. rock's a very large category and it's hard to make such sweeping generalisations, especially in the face of literally billions of Beatles/Stones fans.

Certainly the best heavy rock band. Certainly the best rock band in the last 30 years. Certainly my favourite. Certainly there will never be another band like them, ever.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: sendai sky on May 23, 2005, 04:45:53 AM
"Hee-De"???!

It's pronouced the japanese way, as you'd expect, "hi-de" with "hi" as in "hit" and "de" as in "dead".

Anything else is wrong!
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Katchoo on May 25, 2005, 03:42:56 AM
i believe "hee-deh" or hee-day" is the correct pronunciation.  The japanese "i" is pronouced like the english letter "e". So "hi" is pronounced "he" (as in male) not "hi" (as in hello)

from: http://wiki.theppn.org/hide

"hide [always spelled with lower case 'h'] (pronounced hee-day, not to be confused with L'Arc~en~ciel's [1] HYDE"

I'm not sure if this is what you were getting at, regardless, X owns  :)
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kinsei on May 25, 2005, 03:53:03 AM
just watch x (the song) live and you can hear toshi calling him hee-deh
from what ive heard from tv and music japanese vowels are pronounced the same way as spanish vowels (i dont know japanese so i could be wrong)
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: TheQuickening on June 01, 2005, 10:56:34 PM
Yoshiki-san is BACK!!!  He was on HEY! HEY! HEY! recently.  Dunno what for yet, haven't finished DL'ing it yet.  Gackt was also a guest on the same episode, apparently.

http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/?page=details&id=5879
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Katchoo on June 02, 2005, 06:52:58 AM
I saw that, I wasn't sure if it was the same Yoshiki, I thought it might have been to good to be true ^^
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: TheQuickening on June 04, 2005, 04:49:43 AM
Finally got around to watching that HEY! HEY! HEY! with Yoshiki and Gackt.  Man, just watching them eat all that food made me hungry, and Iron Chef Sakai personally made one of Yoshiki's chosen dishes!!!  :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:  
Fuck I wanna get some of that Yoshiki-brand curry and X-Japan wine!!!
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 02, 2006, 08:17:53 PM
Not to be the jackass that bumps old threads, but today marks the 8th year anniversary of the passing away of Hide.  Still resting in peace, I thought I would use this time to bring up old memories of our fandom?  Continue to rest, Matsumoto san.  I still remember how damn good you were.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: suki* on May 02, 2006, 08:28:28 PM
KT bumping this just reminded me of 'Forever Love' as performed by Yoshiki at hide's funeral. >_< That was completely heartbreaking! >_<
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BizKiTRoAcH on May 02, 2006, 09:00:49 PM
We'll all miss hide :(
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: 777 on May 09, 2006, 07:36:02 PM
Hide  T-T
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on June 06, 2006, 01:06:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gBvFdGvtcU
Jesus, now that shit's depressing...
It's hard to accept whats happened to the singer of my favorite band. Goddamn cult fucked with his head.
Heh, and I thought Ryuichi's solo stuff was bad.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on June 06, 2006, 08:28:06 AM
I actually like some of toshi's solo works o_o
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on July 12, 2006, 06:16:23 PM
I love Art of Life. The song is just awesome:)
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Princess Pudding on July 12, 2006, 06:34:09 PM
I want to go to Maryland to see Yoshiki and his old, but very hot self :ksad:
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on July 12, 2006, 06:48:31 PM
Is he really in the United States? That would be so cool!
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Princess Pudding on July 12, 2006, 07:19:00 PM
Quote from: cool_kickin_dude
Is he really in the United States? That would be so cool!

He has a place in LA (Or somewhere in CA) :) He was at one of the premieres for... Pirates, maybe? The first one... I don't remember! It was for something, but yeah.. He's going to be one of the music guests for one of the August cons
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on July 12, 2006, 07:37:04 PM
man, that is so cool! wish I could go:(
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on July 13, 2006, 06:34:28 PM
He's in Maryland this week to be a guest at this year's Otakon.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on December 23, 2006, 08:23:36 PM
Ok... rumor has it that X is going to return! Yoshiki, Pata, Heath, and Toshi with Sugizo (LUNA SEA) filling in for hide. This news apparently comes from Heath's fan club.
They will play the Budokan on February 11. One night only. God, those tickets will go for $5,000 on yahoo auctions. And I'll be bidding on one.
Now, I couldn't think of anyone more appropriate to fill in for hide than Sugizo.  
But I just can't believe that Toshi would have any part of this. The article says he hasn't signed up yet.
Here's the site:
http://ameblo.jp/uraurageinou/entry-10020300093.html
I would love it if someone could translate it.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on December 24, 2006, 08:44:59 AM
^ Oh....mah......GAH!!! :shocked:
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on December 25, 2006, 12:24:19 AM
ooh nice, with Sugizo. that would be pretty damn awesome... It says Luna Sea have plans to comeback too? o_O

I think it says they're doing this because they're running out of money. There's a quote that talks about Yoshiki's crazy spending in America :lol:

I personally wouldn't get my hopes up on this >_>
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on December 25, 2006, 03:23:22 AM
What?! Yoshiki whoring out his band for money? You must be kidding.
Yeah, like I said, it's all a rumor. Plus, I'm 99.99% sure Toshi would never do it.  If anything, it might just be collaboration between the two bands for fun. Although, it would be badass to hear Ryuichi singing X songs!
Title: Hideto Matsumoto
Post by: Nobodylikeher on December 27, 2006, 06:17:57 PM
Hideto Matsumoto my favourite guitarist.





Birth name Hideto Matsumoto
Born December 13, 1964
 Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Died May 2, 1998
Tokyo, Japan
Genre(s) Japanese Pop ,Japanese Rock, Visual kei, Punk rock, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1980-1998
Label(s) Sony
Associated
acts X Japan, hide with Spread Beaver, Zilch, Saver Tiger



His death was the greatest grieve i ever had.. a musuem was open for him.. but was already close =(
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Nobodylikeher on December 27, 2006, 06:20:31 PM
i think all their song was realli great especially kurenai  lol.. and i was awaiting yoshiki violet UK hahax..
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on December 28, 2006, 06:20:44 AM
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20061228-00000020-spn-ent
Someone please tell me I read that wrong and Gackt isn't the vocalist of the X reunion thing?
I literally yelled "NOOOOO!!" when I saw that. Plus, I think I threw up in my mouth a little. I've lost all faith in Yoshiki. I'm so fucking disgusted over this bullshit. God, I hope this fails and never happens.
Fuck you Yoshiki. You piece of shit.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Nobodylikeher on December 28, 2006, 08:58:45 AM
GACKT ?! -.- i cant take the blow -.-
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: S+S on February 06, 2007, 02:13:35 AM
X-Japan is my fav rock band... so the song Art Of Life (the studio and live versions) is my fav song.... I agree with mikitty.. Art Of Life is a master piece... X-Japan was unique.... one of the greatest ever...
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on February 06, 2007, 03:50:48 AM
Art of life would've been better half of the length they made it IMO, they stretched it too long and it just got boring.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: boykun on February 06, 2007, 04:15:25 AM
The whole piano section in the middle made me dizzy.


Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: S+S on February 06, 2007, 05:29:34 AM
maybe you're right ... The first time I listen to it I really think the same.... too long the piano solo.... no good the melodical thingy, but wait a minute... I realized that is like a metaphor of life.... All the lyrics are complement with all the music and melodical solos... so the piano part is like a part of the life itself... expresed like that.... very sad moments... desesperate... angry... confusion.... is like all the bad-sad moments we lived are there....
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on February 13, 2007, 10:48:12 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/violetuk/59475.html
http://chuspo.chunichi.co.jp/00/hou/20070212/spon____hou_____000.shtml
Ok... All this reunion stuff has really let me down recently, but this looks like it could actually be something serious... Toshi saying he's willing to do it (even though it seems like he's only going to because he's broke)... BUT!!! I'm not going to get excited till I see something from Yoshiki confirming this.. That whore
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on February 13, 2007, 11:02:29 PM
Wow... This was unexpected o_o
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: S+S on February 14, 2007, 07:30:07 AM
this looks a little better now....:pen_eat:
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: redux on February 17, 2007, 06:27:01 PM
I'm not sure what to make of this...that's really all I can say right now.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: xtree on February 26, 2007, 12:08:37 AM
all i gotta say is x japan is the best band ever...well that's just my opion

they have soo much range from hard rock to soft to even their power ballads

anyways, if they did have a reunion i would definitely be excited
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: snuff on March 03, 2007, 08:38:25 PM
I love Crucify My Love song
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: santanoyume on March 05, 2007, 05:30:48 PM
well that is probably correct ^^
but to me they are very different..but they are greaaaaaaaaat
i like x for 2 years..and i am so happy because i listen to them...only if hide was alive...it would be much better ....
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on March 06, 2007, 07:52:11 PM
I was really disappointed with the new remastered versions of BLUE BLOOD and Jealousy. They really don't sound much better than the originals. I had such high hopes for those... I'll upload them if anyone wants, but don't expect anything amazing.
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: storyboard on March 07, 2007, 12:53:15 AM
Quote from: BradVickers;323513
I was really disappointed with the new remastered versions of BLUE BLOOD and Jealousy. They really don't sound much better than the originals. I had such high hopes for those... I'll upload them if anyone wants, but don't expect anything amazing.
Eh...thats kind of sad to hear. Has anyone seen toshi? He's so different now! His songs are kind of corny too and he doesn't sound as good as he used to IMO.

And that thing about Gackt...*sigh* i just hope yoshiki can make it good...
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: lemonado on March 08, 2007, 06:44:44 AM
Agreed. X Japan. Best band ever.

Loved their power ballads. So power. :)
Title: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on March 22, 2007, 12:48:49 AM
http://www.naturallyart.net/new_project_english.html
wow, it might actually be happening... holy shit...
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on May 18, 2007, 04:07:01 PM
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=GNBL-7001
KILLER!!!

5 dvd box set of the red and white night concerts from 1994! limited edition comes with a 50 minute bonus dvd of backstage footage and a cd! expensive, but I just preordered it (I'm sick). You could also just buy each concert individually for around 40 bucks each. Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on May 19, 2007, 03:07:43 AM
^ 20 000 yen????? :o Holy shit that's expensive! Given the content, however, it is somewhat reasonable...and damn tempting too. <_<
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on June 04, 2007, 02:58:42 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=73874
I'll be dammed... Blabbermouth is usually pretty accurate... 10 support guitarists? that actually sounds pretty cool. Who wants to take bets that Marty Friedman is one of them? HA!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on October 18, 2007, 03:12:14 AM
NEW X JAPAN SONG RELEASE INFO!

http://www.xjapan.ne.jp/new_c/index.html

looks like it's going to be in saw 4. anyone wanna be a dear translate?
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on October 18, 2007, 03:53:54 AM
^ A NEW SONG??? :o
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on October 18, 2007, 04:08:57 AM
all I've been able to get out of it is:
it'll be the theme for saw 4
it's all in English
they sampled some old hide stuff, so he'll be in the song

Zombie hide rides again!

Edit:
kk, official English info

http://www.jrockrevolution.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=166&Itemid=171

guess I'm going to see saw 4
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on October 22, 2007, 10:51:32 PM
ooh new song, pretty cool.

I was thinking of watching saw 4, though I haven't seen any of the older movies. Maybe now I really should :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on October 23, 2007, 12:49:07 AM
You can check out an interview with Yoshiki and a short clip of the PV filming here:
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=20588043

I'm pretty excited. Song sounds good. I just hope they do a short tour here in the US.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on October 31, 2007, 07:29:46 AM
Saw Saw IV this weekend. It was a kick ass song to end a kick ass movie.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on October 31, 2007, 03:57:29 PM
Yeah, I saw it opening day. It was great to hear it over the theaters sound system. Great song, but I was disappointed by the lack of a real guitar solo. I figured that's where they would have thrown in one of hide's old recordings.
Yoshiki said during the pv shooting that they would preform in Tokyo next spring. I would assume at Tokyo Dome. No word on when the single will be released. Rumor has it that it will contain three tracks, including "Without You" and a secret song.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: mckool on November 15, 2007, 07:59:22 PM
I was really disappointed with the new remastered versions of BLUE BLOOD and Jealousy. They really don't sound much better than the originals. I had such high hopes for those... I'll upload them if anyone wants, but don't expect anything amazing.

hey brad, have been reading alot of your post about Jrock stuff and learning alot of different bands, as i'm still a new comer to this type of music    :pimp:

Pls up for a fellow J-rock/X 'new' fan!!   :D

** a friend sent me the old version, but somehow the mix is very muddy and there's couple of skips here and there, esp. between the first instrumental track into 'blue blood"..
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: redux on November 16, 2007, 04:33:44 PM
Just checked out a rip of it at last...damn I had no idea it would be so soon. First impressions are pretty good but yeah I'm hoping there's a full version with a guitar solo.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tenkei on December 16, 2007, 07:42:33 PM
HUEG dvd box set coming out, check it: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=13935
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on January 09, 2008, 07:05:57 PM
Here is the full version of I.V. that was ripped from the SAW4 DVD. Still not positive if this is the final version that will be released as a single, I've heard rumors that the unedited version is a lot longer.

ENJOY \m/
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f939zo

credit to Menacia over at Tonberry forums. His rip also included about a minute of the song played after I.V., so I edited that out, so it stops right when the piano stops.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on January 09, 2008, 09:06:57 PM
cool, thanks
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 10, 2008, 12:05:20 AM
^
^
Hella SWEET! Thanks dude! :rockon:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on January 16, 2008, 12:00:03 AM
X Japan press conference to be held on the 20th. They will be playing Tokyo Dome at the end of March. A hide memorial concert, European tour and new album will follow.
Please, please, please... Come to America! Shit, Yoshiki's such a Hollywood whore nowadays that they should be playing out there first.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Katchoo on February 24, 2008, 02:26:43 AM
I rented the "Catacombs" dvd the other day. It has a 5 minute interview with Yoshiki about the song Violet UK did for the film ^^
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: mckool on February 29, 2008, 03:14:55 PM
X Japan press conference to be held on the 20th. They will be playing Tokyo Dome at the end of March. A hide memorial concert, European tour and new album will follow.
Please, please, please... Come to America! Shit, Yoshiki's such a Hollywood whore nowadays that they should be playing out there first.

hhahahaa  :w00t:!

true, true, consider how much press he did in "american english" compare to say, french or german  8)

now a REAL surprise is if he did a tour BESIDES sanfran/west coast; with the coverage of the internet, heck, he could prb tour mid-states and still get a full house   :lol:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on April 03, 2008, 12:45:45 PM
WOW!

X Japan is going to play at Madison Square Garden on September 13th...

I'll be there! really I hope they can sell it out, I think it holds around 20,000 people.

http://www.jrockrevolution.com/index.php/news/article/x_japan_in_new_york_city_and_paris/jrock_news
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on April 03, 2008, 11:03:26 PM
^ Lucky. :stunned:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: makistar on April 06, 2008, 10:56:44 PM
Debating if I should get ticket (maybe it's more like if I could)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on May 12, 2008, 06:08:32 AM
WHOA. So how was it Brad? I just saw this video online but it's so huge...anyone watch it?

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3267/delishbeddg8.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=delishbeddg8.jpg)

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: StreakInTheSky on May 12, 2008, 10:10:15 AM
oh wow looked like great sets.

Wish I coulda seen it :/

Wonder how they did the Spread Beaver o_o (no pun intended)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BradVickers on May 14, 2008, 12:57:14 AM
oh wow looked like great sets.

Wish I coulda seen it :/

Wonder how they did the Spread Beaver o_o (no pun intended)

There's a bunch of torrents up over at jpopsuki and most of the show is up on youtube. I only downloaded X's and Luna Sea's sets, but they were awesome. Best part was the muteki band at the end of X's set.
For the spread beaver thing, all the band members played live and they played hide's vocals over the speakers.
[youtube=425,350]61MvPDpicXA[/youtube]
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: nachdenki on October 19, 2008, 06:49:26 AM
Weird I just saw X-Japan is going to have a concert in Paris next month.
"Lucky" french having such a strong connection to Japan.

Anyway I thought about going there but some online shop lists tickets for 214$ D:
It's probably worth it for fans but I'm not fan enough to spend that much... especially not since I would also have to pay for a flight/train ticket as well  :bleed eyes:
Hopefully they'll have success in Europe though
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on October 26, 2008, 02:35:40 AM
D'oh yeah I saw it... too huge for me...always great to see great acts come together like that.
 
More rare footage from hide: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=UPBH-9421

hide Alive LIVE DVD

drops: 2008/12/03

Quote
Live DVD release from hide featuring footage of his performance in first tour "HIDE OUR PSYCHOMMUNITY" at Yokohama Arena, second tour "PSYENCE A GO GO" at Yoyogi Dai Ichi Taiikukan, and unreleased footage on two discs. Includes reprinted edition of the tour staff pass. Also includes application card (only valid in Japan). Limited release.

looks like there's lotsa reissues on Super High def CD too.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: flawlesly on November 09, 2008, 02:56:54 PM
the first japanese band that i know is x japan....
moment on the last live really make me sad..... :bleed eyes:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: mckool on November 11, 2008, 04:08:25 PM
no love for the good of US of A yet??  the madison show was canceled early...WHEN IS IT GONNA BE RESCHEDULED!?!??!?!?!

seemed like yoshiki love europe more  :cry: ~~
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: kuno_thunder on May 02, 2009, 09:30:10 PM
Thought it might be important to bump this thread again.  Today's the 11th anniversary of hide's death.  Just wanted to throw that out there for the fans who might have forgotten, or if its slipped their minds or whatever.  I'm crankin' the X ballads today for sure.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on May 02, 2009, 10:12:04 PM
haven't forgot it bro..and I'm absolutely sure that none of the fans have forgot it either..

I've been playing some songs in memory of one of the best guitarists there ever played, foreign or domestic.

*salutes and toasts drink to hide*
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on October 25, 2009, 01:17:48 AM
Hangry & Angry designer h.NAOTO with THE MAN! himself YOSHIKI

X-JAPAN YOSHIKI interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx5KMURBrtE#normal)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on December 27, 2009, 10:51:21 AM
From Chase Wang!!

>
> Mark your calendars!
>
> ONE NIGHT ONLY
> Be part of history!
> X-JAPAN
> 01-09-2010
> Hollywood, CA
>
> More info coming soon.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on January 01, 2010, 09:32:28 AM
From Chase Wang lol

Quote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
X JAPAN INVITES FANS TO BE A PART OF HISTORY
 
Mega Super J-Rock Band Filming on January 9, 2010 in Hollywood
 
X JAPAN, one of Japan¹s most popular and influential bands, invites American
fans to the streets of Hollywood, CA to film four major music videos! It
will be a huge and momentous event in the band¹s history. Fans will need to
pre-register online to participate in the event. More information can be
found at http://www.jrocknation (http://www.jrocknation).

BE THERE!!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on January 09, 2010, 08:40:20 AM
D'oh!! Totally late. Coulda got someone to cover this. SCARLET?! Who's going?

From the desk of CHASE WANG.

===
X JAPAN Hollywood & Highland Event 1/9/2010-INFORMATION UPDATE‏

Our official start time is at 4:00 pm with the massive "you just can't miss
it" special X JAPAN laser light and pyro show in the early evening.  Please
come and gather on Hollywood Blvd. across from the El Capitan Theatre (6838
Hollywood Blvd.; Hollywood, CA 90028)
 
Dress in your best "X JAPAN" styles and feel free to bring signs/banners of
support and love!  Feel free to bring your friends too!
 
Because of unforeseen traffic and potential parking issues we encourage you
to consider taking public transit down to the location.  One fantastic and
easy way to get to the location is via the L.A. METRO Red Line
(www.metro.net/riding_metro/red_line.htm (http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/red_line.htm)).  Just hop on the Red Line and
take it to the Hollywood/Highland station and you are there!
 
If you would like to still drive on down, parking information is as follows:
HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND CENTER GARAGE (0 feet away from location)
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hours of Operation: 24 Hour Lot
Rates: $10 All Day; $1 for each 20 minutes
 
CALIFORNIA PARKING SERVICES (69 feet away from location)
6800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Rates: $10 All Day; $5 for each 20 minutes
 
CALIFORNIA PARKING SERVICES (85 feet away from location)
6818 Hollywood Blvd.
Hours of Operation: 6:00 am-6:00pm
Rates: Regular $15; VIP $20; $20-50 weekends/special events; SUVs and Trucks
$5 extra; After 6:00 pm $10 additional
 
GRANT PARKING (328 feet away from location)
1666 Highland Ave.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am-12:00 am (Sun.-Thurs.); 24 Hours Fri. & Sat.
Rates: $2/15 minutes; $10 maximum; $12-15 on weekends
 
FIRST CLASS PARKING (0.1 miles away from location)
1710 McCadden Place
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am-12:00 am
Rates: $10 All Day; $15 evenings; $15-30 weekends
 
Remember to dress to impress in your best "X-JAPAN styles" and we will see
you on January 9, 2010!

===
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on January 09, 2010, 08:44:33 AM
of course be pimping another site jrocknation.com? ....where all the X Japan fans at?

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2047/xjapan20091210logowhite.th.jpg) (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/xjapan20091210logowhite.jpg/)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on April 07, 2010, 01:57:15 AM
I remember my friends trying to shove X in my face back in Jr. High. The only songs I like are Foever Love and Endless Rain live ver.

Hear em again, for the first time tam!

From the desk of CHASE WANG!

THIS SUMMER'S HOTTEST TICKET: X JAPAN TO ROCK LOLLAPALOOZA

Japan's Mega Super Band to Rock the Summer Stage in Chicago August 6-8, 2010

Hollywood, CA and Tokyo, Japan (April 5, 2010) ‹This summer will sizzle and
explode like no other as X JAPAN, one of Japan¹s most popular and
influential bands, takes over the hottest and most anticipated summer music
event, Lollapalooza, in the jewel of Chicago, Grant Park. More information
can be found at www.lollapalooza.com (http://www.lollapalooza.com) <http://www.lollapalooza.com>
<http://www.lollapalooza.com> <http://www.lollapalooza.com>.

³We¹re very excited to have X JAPAN on this year¹s Lollapalooza,² states
Marc Geiger, Head of Contemporary Music for William Morris Endeavor, ³Japan
has known for years how great this band is, and now America is about to find
out.²

X JAPAN¹s leader and drummer, Yoshiki, states ³Performing at Lollapalooza is
a wonderful opportunity for X JAPAN to perform for our U.S. fans, to bring
our music to new fans and to debut some of our newest songs.²
Complete line-up, tickets and show information are available at
www.lollapalooza.com (http://www.lollapalooza.com) <http://www.lollapalooza.com>
<http://www.lollapalooza.com> <http://www.lollapalooza.com> .

About X JAPAN
X Japan is the biggest band in Japan rock history. Their popularity has
spread throughout Japan, throughout Asia and Europe, and now is about to
explode in the US. X Japan has sold over 30 million albums/singles/videos to
date and are credited as the pioneers of the Visual-Kei movement-which is
infecting Anime fans worldwide with its unique musical sound and
mind-blowing sense of fashion.


The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause X JAPAN¹s actual future results to
differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking
statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays,
industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards,
protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key
personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and
political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or
expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such
factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes
no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



###
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: BigFreaky on April 07, 2010, 02:09:20 AM
Last time I went to Lollapalooza... it was like... 50 dollars... lol shit... 215.. is a bit steep.. and there is Lady GaGa too... ugh. I'm too old for this shit!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on June 17, 2010, 11:19:04 PM
more news, from the home office of Chase Wang, they are main stage acts and.....

FIRST SONY, TOYOTA, CANON, NINTENDO/Wii, and SUSHI; NOW X JAPAN IS COMING TO AMERICA
A Lollapalooza Main Stage Appearance and U.S. Record Debut Set for 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - (Thursday, June 17, 2010) -- X Japan, the biggest rock
band in Japanese history, has been confirmed to play the Main Stage at this
summer's hottest ticket, the Lollapalooza Festival.  On Sunday, August 8, X
Japan will make its U.S. concert debut as it shares the stage with other
international superstars such as Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden, MGMT,
and The Strokes.

Calling X Japan the most successful rock band in Japan is not a statement
made lightly.  X Japan has sold more than 30-million albums, singles and
videos, headlined and sold out Japan's 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times - so
far - and has started playing to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan.
Going back to the 1980s, the band's look and sound sparked a global interest
in Japanese entertainment, especially with the Japanese cultural rock
phenomenon, "Visual-Kei," a movement X Japan pioneered that went on to
become a catalyst for today's worldwide Anime craze.

Yoshiki, the band's leader/songwriter/drummer and classically-trained
pianist, has been referred to by his first name only throughout his
professional career, and is arguably Asia's most influential musical artist
and biggest rock icon.  According to one industry insider, "Yoshiki is to
Japan what Bono is to the UK."

"We are very honored to be asked to play Lollapalooza," said Yoshiki.  "This
is a wonderful opportunity for X Japan to bring our music to new fans, to
play some of our brand new songs, and to play for our U.S. fans."  At least
one of the new songs, "Born to be Free," will make its worldwide debut
during X Japan's Lollapalooza set.

The members of X Japan - Yoshiki, Toshi (vocals), Pata (guitarist), Heath
(bass), and Sugizo (guitar) - have been spending time in Yoshiki's Los
Angeles recording studio working on what will be the band's U.S. debut, and
its first album sung in English.  "We decided to record English lyrics for
four or five of our most popular, previously released songs," Yoshiki
explained, "and then write an additional four or five brand new songs, also
sung in English.  We have worked very hard on this album, and are very
excited to present our music to the American rock fans."

Immediately following their August Lollapalooza set, X Japan will fly back
to Tokyo where they will play their biggest concert ever - headlining two
nights at the Nissan Stadium, performing to nearly 150,000 fans.


AND!!! DC Represent!

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED J-ROCK BAND X JAPAN MEMBERS TO APPEAR AND PERFORM
AT OTAKON 2010


X Japan Members, Yoshiki and Sugizo, to Appear in Baltimore Maryland July
30- August 1

Baltimore, MD (June X, 2010) - Attendees of Otakon and J-Rock fans rejoice
as the YOSHIKI and SUGIZO, of the legendary visual kei rock band X JAPAN,
will make a special appearance and and perform a brief live performance at
Otakon 2010's Masquerade-just one (1) week prior to the band's appearance at
Lollapalooza in Chicago. Full details on the appearance will be posted to
the convention website in coming weeks at www.otakon.com (http://www.otakon.com)
<http://www.otakon.com> .
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on June 22, 2010, 05:28:34 AM
^ check this out!!

 
THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA TO HOST AN OFFICIAL FAN PARTY TO BENEFIT CHARITY
Join Yoshiki (X JAPAN) on July 1, 2010; 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2010) – In the spirit of giving, the YOSHIKI FOUNDATIONwill be throwing a free benefit bash for charity on July 1, 2010 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation and has applied to obtain tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) organization.Fans are encouraged to make donations during the party, all of which will be donated to charity.

Fans can expect more fun and excitement than ever with exclusive surprises, never before seen videos, an H. Naoto fashion event, videos of upcoming projects, chances to win rare X JAPAN items, and much more. Dress to enter the evenings Masquerade contest to win prizes like a spot in X JAPAN's next music video (to be held the following day), or an invite to meet Yoshiki in person at the Club Nokia VIP room.

“I am so pleased to bring this event to the fans, and very happy to be supporting organizations such as the Grammy Foundation and the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels at this time." states Yoshiki

THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA KICKOFF PARTY (July 1, 2010, 8:00pm - 11:00pm) Cost: FREE with online registration (limited to a first come first serve basis until the venue capacity is full). Register for free admission to the party at: www.jrockrevolution.com (http://www.jrockrevolution.com) or www.jrocknation.com (http://www.jrocknation.com).  Beneficiaries of the fundraising event includet the GRAMMY Foundation® and St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

About THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA
The Yoshiki Foundation America is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation founded in 2010 by Japanese musician Yoshiki of the multi-million-selling rock band, X JAPAN. A number of personal experiences brought Yoshiki to the launch of his foundation beginning with the loss of his own father when he was just a teenager. Like so many people around the world, he read news accounts and was deeply moved by the devastating effects of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe; in 2009, he paid an emotional visit to an orphanage in Sichuan, still reeling in its recovery, with so many children still displaced and orphaned. Additionally and as a tribute to Yoshiki's late X JAPAN band-mate, Hide, who embraced the support of children with bone marrow disease, The Yoshiki Foundation America provides funds to offer assistance through music to children with this debilitating illness. Music is what kept Yoshiki moving forward with life after his father's passing, and bringing music to children in need is at the heart of his Foundation. While he was thankful he was in a position to donate several pianos and other musical instruments to the schools affected by the Kobe and Sichuan earthquakes, as well as having the children in the local orphanages as his personal guests at local X JAPAN concerts, he wanted to do more, something permanent and enduring.

http://club2themax.com/PR-YoshikiFoundation.php (http://club2themax.com/PR-YoshikiFoundation.php)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on June 22, 2010, 06:53:11 AM
I knew it!! :lol:

GJ mang! Go meet him and write an awesome report!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on June 23, 2010, 10:44:14 PM
an update to that press release!

Dear Friend:

We have an update on the press release that was sent out yesterday. Fans can expect more fun and excitement than ever with exclusive surprises, never
before seen videos, an H. Naoto fashion event, videos of upcoming projects, chances to win rare X JAPAN items, and much more. Dress to enter the
evenings Masquerade contest to win prizes like a spot in X JAPAN's next music video (to be held right after-not the next day as previously stated in
the original release), or an invite to meet Yoshiki in person at the Club Nokia VIP room.

Also, those that participate in either KAI-KI: TALES OF TERROR FROM TOKYO screenings or either AniMaid Café events will be given a special limited
edition X JAPAN/Yoshiki keepsake that will also provide them premier access into the evening's Yoshiki Foundation America event. More information can
be found at www.Club2theMAX.com (http://www.Club2theMAX.com)!

===

FEELING YOU!!! Slack and ckd mixing it up with Yoshiki!
Title: X JAPAN TO TAKE OVER DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AND INVITE FANS TO X-PERIENCE A ONE DA
Post by: daigong on June 25, 2010, 03:05:03 AM
GET IN THE VIDEO!! Wear your :hipheart: shirts with pride! :jphip:

Chase Wang Press Release:

X JAPAN TO TAKE OVER DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AND INVITE FANS TO X-PERIENCE A ONE DAY MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT EVENT SPECTACULAR

Mega Super J-Rock Band to Hold Music Video Recording Event the Evening of July 1, 2010 at Club Nokia Immediately Following the Yoshiki Foundation
Launch Party

Los Angeles, CA and Tokyo, Japan (June 24, 2010) ‹ Fans of X JAPAN, are in for a once in a lifetime treat, will have the opportunity to X-perience
the power and magic of the legendary J-Rock super-band in the filming of the epic band¹s upcoming music video at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live on the evening of July 1, 2010 immediately following the Yoshiki Foundation launch party.

Fans are encouraged to dress to impress as the entire band will take over the famous Club Nokia venue and rock the house!

Calling X Japan the most successful rock band in Japan is not a statement made lightly. X Japan has sold more than 30-million albums, singles and
videos, headlined and sold out Japan's 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times - so far - and has started playing to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan.
The band's look and sound sparked a global interest in Japanese entertainment, especially with the Japanese cultural rock phenomenon,
"Visual-Kei," a movement X Japan pioneered that went on to become a catalyst for today's worldwide Anime craze.

Yoshiki, the band's leader/songwriter/drummer and classically-trained pianist, has been referred to by his first name only throughout his
professional career, and is arguably Asia's most influential musical artist and biggest rock icon. According to one industry insider, "Yoshiki is to
Japan what Bono is to the UK." The members of X Japan include Yoshiki, Toshi (vocals), Pata (guitarist), Heath (bass), and Sugizo (guitar).

Check out http://www.club2themax.com/ (http://www.club2themax.com/) for more
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on June 25, 2010, 06:47:56 AM
Oh that is beyond awesome. :O
Title: MEMBERS OF X JAPAN TO PERFORM AT THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION OFFICIAL FAN PARTY
Post by: daigong on June 28, 2010, 10:36:02 PM
Oh that is beyond awesome. :O

shit, if only we were there homie! GO HiPSTAZ GO!  :jphip:

MEMBERS OF X JAPAN TO PERFORM AT THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA OFFICIAL FAN PARTY TO BENEFIT CHARITY

Join X JAPAN on July 1, 2010; 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA (June 28, 2010) X JAPAN fans rejoice as another surprise is coming your way!  Fans will be in for a treat as, X JAPAN band members ­
Yoshiki (piano), Toshi (vocals) and Sugizo (violin) will perform a rare acoustic LIVE set, During the evening festivities, during the YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA KICK OFF PARTY and benefit bash for charity on July 1, 2010 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation and has applied to obtain tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) organization. Fans are encouraged to make donations during the party, all of which will be donated to charity.

Fans can expect more fun and excitement than ever with exclusive surprises, never before seen videos, an H. Naoto fashion event, videos of upcoming projects, chances to win rare X JAPAN items, and much more. Dress to enter the evenings Masquerade contest to win prizes like a spot in X JAPAN's next music video (to be held right after), or an invite to meet Yoshiki in person at the Club Nokia VIP room.

THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA KICKOFF PARTY (July 1, 2010, 8:00pm - 11:00pm) Cost: FREE with online registration (limited to a first come first serve basis until the venue capacity is full). Register for free admission to the party at: www.jrockrevolution.com (http://www.jrockrevolution.com) or www.jrocknation.com (http://www.jrocknation.com).
Beneficiaries of the fundraising event include the GRAMMY Foundation® and St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Linna2040 on July 04, 2010, 07:17:51 PM
Posted official pics from Yoshiki's press appearance (with Stan Lee) at www.ogfuture.com (http://www.ogfuture.com)!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: alohellofan on August 21, 2010, 09:19:33 AM
Let's hope that they can break in the US market. Could always use different blood on the charts. Wonder Girls kinda got it started. Hope it continues
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Rickker708 on August 21, 2010, 09:34:04 AM
Got the Email that their coming to town and will probably be getting tickets tomorrow.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan WORLD TOUR (well Canada and US)
Post by: daigong on August 26, 2010, 09:17:26 AM
That's right, who is going?? HOLLER!!

X Japan WORLD TOUR (well Canada and US)

SEPTEMBER
25 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
28 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

OCTOBER
1 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
3 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
6 Riviera, Chicago, IL
7 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA
10 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Mugen on August 26, 2010, 07:06:40 PM
im looking for someone to go with
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan - official video message from X JAPAN leader-YOSHIKI!
Post by: daigong on September 19, 2010, 05:11:25 AM
Here is an official video message from X JAPAN leader-YOSHIKI!

X Japan's 2010 North American Tour Video Message
X Japan's 2010 North American Tour Video Message (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqBDg7FmJ84#ws)

Thx Chase Wang!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Kio_ on September 19, 2010, 10:21:49 AM
I got to know X Japan through my friend who is SUPER fan! I don't know any cd or dvd that she doesn't own. And she is huge hide fan, she owns almost all hide plushies that had been made. She said only two is missing from her collection. (talk about fan)
I like X Japan's music too...guess was I jealous when she went to watch X Japan's concert to Japan..twice! Unfair!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Rickker708 on September 20, 2010, 10:30:29 AM
just printed out my ticket for the Oct 1st show here in Seattle.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on September 23, 2010, 10:39:43 AM
^ you wanna do a report for JPHiP News, Rick?

X JAPAN LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN WEB SITE, XJAPANMUSIC

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 22, 2010 -- In conjunction with the band's first North American tour dates, X Japan - one of the biggest rock bands in
Japanese history - having sold 30-million units and set a record by filling the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times - has launched its first American
website, XJapanMusic - http://www.xjapanmusic.com/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/)

The site offers news and updates on the band's activities, including their upcoming debut American CD release, and first-ever North American tour, set
to kick off this Friday, September 25 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition, XJapanMusic features a special video message from the band's
leader Yoshiki, "teaser streams" of brand new songs, background info on the band, and recent American press. Fans can purchase concert tickets on the
website, and can join the X Japan Fanlist for access to exclusive content. The site also enables X Japan's Yoshiki to interact with fans and includes a
rich widget application run from ehab.com <http://ehab.com/> , a cutting edge content management system. The app can be grabbed by millions of fans
and placed on Facebook, Bebo, blogs, MySpace and anywhere a consumer has a profile on the web. The site also includes integrated feeds and links to the band's FaceBook and Yoshiki's Twitter.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: Rickker708 on September 24, 2010, 05:15:25 AM
^ let me know what you want me to do. Not much experience just point me in the right direction and I'll do what I can.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on September 24, 2010, 06:49:55 AM
Props man, I'll get back to you via PMs n stuff. :thumbsup
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on September 28, 2010, 09:19:59 AM
PARTY WITH X JAPAN AT THEIR LOS ANGELES RECORD RELEASE PARTY
The Band's Blue Blood Fan Club Announces Special Online Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 27, 2010) - Now that X Japan has finally made it to North America with the September 25 launch of their first-ever North
American tour - first date at the L.A. Wiltern Theatre SOLD OUT - they've got lots more planned for their western invasion, including the release of
the band's brand new album in early 2011, the first with English lyrics.

The members of the band want you to be part of their American dream-come-true, so invite you to sign up for Level II of X Japan's Blue
Blood Fan Club and be eligible to win a trip to Los Angeles and party withthe band at their exclusive record release party. Here's how it works:

First, if you're not already a member of X Japan's Blue Blood Fan Club, go to http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest) <http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest> , join the fan club and register as a Level II member. For every friend that you sponsor to also join the Blue Blue Fan Club, you¹ll be awarded one entry into the drawing to win a prize, including the grand prize - attending the record release party. The more friends you sign up, the better chance
you'll have of winning, and you can use the website's scoreboard to help keep track of how many entries you've accumulated and where you rank in the
contest.

X Japan wants to have lots of winners for this contest, so here's what else you could be eligible to win:

One (1) GRAND PRIZE winner will win two (2) round trip Coach airline tickets to Los Angeles, CA from a major airport nearest winners residence and one
(1) hotel room accommodation for the X Japan Record Release Listening Party. Prize also includes one year of FREE Level IV membership in the forthcoming X Japan global fan club, Blue Blood (a $99 value)

One (1) Second Prize winner will receive a signed X Japan snare drum head and pair of drumsticks used at one of X Japan¹s shows plus one year of FREE
Level IV membership in the aforementioned Blue Blood, (ARV $500);

Two (2) Third Prize winners will receive iPod Nanos with customized, limited edition X Japan cases plus one year of FREE Level IV membership in Blue
Blood (ARV $200);

Fifty (50) Fourth Prize Winners will receive a free custom ringtone from one of the new tracks plus one year of FREE Level IV membership in Blue Blood
(ARV $102); and

One Hundred (100) Fifth Prize winners will receive one year of FREE Level IV membership in Blue Blood (ARV $99).

WOW!!! :shock: Thanks Chase!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on October 11, 2010, 08:25:42 PM
man tried to go see him at NYAF but shit was so packed, line up like wall to wall to wall O_O

Here's what went down:

COMIC BOOK LEGEND, STAN LEE¹S POW! ENTERTAINMENT and WORLD RENOWNED MUSIC
ARTIST, YOSHIKI, JOIN FORCES TO CREATE MUSIC SUPER HERO MOTION COMIC AND
COMIC BOOK SERIES

New York, NY October 9, 2010 Stan Lee¹s POW! Entertainment, the comic
book legend who co-created Super Heroes such as  Spider-Man ,  and The
Hulk , and Yoshiki, Asia¹s most influential music artist and founder and
drummer of the band, X Japan, join forces to develop a music Super Hero
comic book and motion comic series that will incorporate both Stan Lee¹s
literary genius and Yoshiki¹s music genius.

³When I met Yoshiki, I was so impressed with his musical talents and unique
creative eye that I knew immediately I wanted to work with him on something
special where we could combine both our strengths. Creating a music Super
Hero character was the natural evolution of our efforts,² said Stan Lee,
Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of POW! Entertainment
(PK:POWN)

Combining the talents of these two great artists, Stan Lee¹s gothic-styled
music Super Hero will be based on Yoshiki and his passion for music and his
fascination with dragons. The music Super Hero will be a vigilante.
Yoshiki¹s music will be inspired by Lee¹s story and will play an important
role in the comic series. The Super Hero¹s powers are triggered when certain
musical notes are played on drumsticks by Yoshiki¹s character. Additionally,
Yoshiki will create music that will be heard in the motion comic.

³Just like the rest of the world, I have admired Stan Lee and his creations
my entire life. Just meeting him was so great and now working with him is
one of the most fun and creative experiences I have ever had.  To watch his
mind at work is amazing and inspiring,² said Yoshiki.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: shurrupak on December 23, 2010, 01:08:50 PM
I Love endless rain but the studio recording version is bad
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 28, 2011, 06:08:42 AM
Quote
X Japan signs 3-year contract with EMI Music North America

Rock band X Japan has signed a 3-year exclusive agreement with EMI Music for production and distribution of their music in North America. Their first release through EMI is the single "Jade," scheduled for March 15. This will be the band's first single in North America, and their first CD single anywhere since "THE LAST SONG" in 1998.

X Japan successfully completed their first U.S. tour last summer, which included their debut U.S. performance at the rock festival Lollapalooza.

Leader Yoshiki said that they have plans for an album this summer, with about half of it being new songs. Naturally, they are also aiming to do a tour for the album before the end of the year.

Yoshiki also stated that the band is currently negotiating for releases in other countries, particularly Europe and other parts of Asia.

In addition, Yoshiki announced that he is getting his own regular radio show, called "YOSHIKI RADIO," on the U.S.-based satellite radio service Sirius XM. The show is currently planned as a one-hour broadcast once a month, starting in February.
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-7374 (http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-7374)

FUCK YEAH! NEW SINGLE AND YOSHIKI RADIO SHOW!!!   :guitar: :guitar: :guitar:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on January 28, 2011, 06:26:10 AM
Check out some song teasers from the new album, here: http://www.xjapanmusic.com (http://www.xjapanmusic.com)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on March 01, 2011, 04:47:44 AM
X Japan is probably my favorite band of all time!!! Pretty versatile, but I like their earlier work better, since you can see more of other band members involvement, such as HIDE and TAIJII, but after HIDE's tragic death and TAIJI leaving (or fired by YOSHIKI according to his own autobiography), now X Japan feels like YOSHIKI's doing everything and the music style is getting more dramatic.  I still prefer their newer music than any other modern music, and I appreciate Yoshiki's talent in both Rock and Classical music, but I gotta say, I miss the good old X days... even though I wasnt actually a fan until after HIDE passed.

They are doing the theme song to the new Japanese animated film Buddha, which sounds closer to X Japan Dahlia Era music, check it out on youtube when u guys get a chance!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tutu48 on March 01, 2011, 04:35:05 PM
X Japan is probably my favorite band of all time!!! Pretty versatile, but I like their earlier work better, since you can see more of other band members involvement, such as HIDE and TAIJII, but after HIDE's tragic death and TAIJI leaving (or fired by YOSHIKI according to his own autobiography), now X Japan feels like YOSHIKI's doing everything and the music style is getting more dramatic.  I still prefer their newer music than any other modern music, and I appreciate Yoshiki's talent in both Rock and Classical music, but I gotta say, I miss the good old X days... even though I wasnt actually a fan until after HIDE passed.

They are doing the theme song to the new Japanese animated film Buddha, which sounds closer to X Japan Dahlia Era music, check it out on youtube when u guys get a chance!

im curios about this new song on animated film Buddha, could u share some link?

and... yeah.. this my my all time ever-best band...

because of Yoshiki-sama, i play drums and piano also.. hahaha  :inlove:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on March 01, 2011, 07:45:00 PM
Here you go! It's looking really good, reminds me of Prince of Egypt and Princess Monomoke.  The song is called Scarlett Love Song. IMO it sounds more similar to their older slow songs then the recent songs that has the Violet UK feel to it.  Not saying Violet UK is bad but I miss their older songs.

EDIT: sorry I dont know hwo to embed video... here's the actual link
Buddha trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGD1Tyxug9A&feature=related#ws)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tutu48 on March 02, 2011, 04:33:07 PM
@ fobmy : many thanks man for sharing links...

now i wanna hear the song more and more...

We Are X !!  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on March 08, 2011, 08:10:16 AM
 :fap

X JAPAN'S YOSHIKI HAS MARILYN MANSON WALK THE RUNWAY AT HIS "ASIA GIRLS EXPLOSION" FASHION EVENT IN TOKYO

Japanese music/fashion icon, X Japan's Yoshiki, co-produced and hosted "Asia Girls Explosion" on Sunday, March 6, an East-meets-West/fashion-meets-music event held at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, and rocker Marilyn Manson walked the runway.

"When we came up with the concept for AGE, the first person I thought of was Marilyn Manson," said Yoshiki. "He is the fashion icon in rock'n'roll, and
I'm very excited he agreed to be part of the show."

Manson and other international celebrities that included Shenae Grimes. Jessica Stroup and AnnaLynne McCord from the TV series "90210," presented
trendy but wearable collections from a variety of high-end, international designers that combined Japanese street fashion with progressive Western
design, and a healthy dose of rock'n'roll style.

"Asia Girls Explosion" also unveiled Yoshiki's own fashion line, "Yoshikimono," that paid tribute to his parents who ran a Kimono shop when
he was growing up. "It is a tradition in Japan that the eldest male takes on the family business," Yoshiki explained. "But I rebelled and got into
rock'nroll. With the Yoshikimono line, I feel I'm keeping my parents' dream alive."

Yoshiki's band, X Japan, one of the biggest rock bands in Japanese history, is currently recording what will be their first-ever album to be released in
North America. The album's first single, "Jade," will premiere on March 15, and the album will be out later this year.


# # #

  (http://img205.imagevenue.com/loc202/th_567990637_Yoshikimono113_122_202lo.jpg) (http://img205.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=567990637_Yoshikimono113_122_202lo.jpg) (http://img163.imagevenue.com/loc248/th_567995507_YoshikiMansonCarpet513_122_248lo.jpg) (http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=567995507_YoshikiMansonCarpet513_122_248lo.jpg) (http://img281.imagevenue.com/loc250/th_956799862_YoshikiMansonCarpet113_122_250lo.jpg) (http://img281.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=956799862_YoshikiMansonCarpet113_122_250lo.jpg)(http://img128.imagevenue.com/loc349/th_568006132_MansononAGERunway15_122_349lo.jpg) (http://img128.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=568006132_MansononAGERunway15_122_349lo.jpg)
   
Pictured: Yoshiki and Marilyn Manson on the Red Carpet; Manson on the runway; one of Yoshiki's "Yoshikimonos."

source: Chase Wang Email blast
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on March 08, 2011, 09:26:36 AM
YOSHIKI definetly have some of the oddest friend that's totally not from his world...

We've seen him chilling with Stan Lee,
also a friend of Danny Trejo (the gangster looking mexican guy)
have to say, Marlyn Manson is actually someone closer to his "world" lol....

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on March 16, 2011, 09:34:20 AM
but his heart is :thumbsup

X JAPAN'S YOSHIKI TO AUCTION OFF HIS CRYSTAL PIANO TO AID JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE/TSUMANI VICTIMS

LOS ANGELES, CA ­ March '5, 20'' ­ Yoshiki, leader of the Japanese rock band X Japan, will put his favorite "crystal² piano on the auction block,
donating all proceeds to help provide aid to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

  (http://img255.imagevenue.com/loc64/th_026425135_STAGEDAYONE_2481_122_64lo.jpg) (http://img255.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=026425135_STAGEDAYONE_2481_122_64lo.jpg)
     
The custom-made, plexi-glass "Yoshiki Signature Piano by Kawai" with Yoshiki's name engraved on it, was used when the band played their legendary
shows at the Tokyo Dome.

The Japanese-born Yoshiki, who lives in Los Angeles, felt the earthquake tremors while in a Tokyo recording studio working on X Japan's first North
American album, and was shocked by the large-scale damage across Japan. "It took awhile to locate my mother, but she is, thankfully, OK," said Yoshiki, "and I've spoken with [band members] Toshi, Pata, Sugizo and Heath, and they are all safe as well. I am praying for the people here who are still trying to locate their family and friends."

X Japan has decided to postpone the release of their first U.S. single, "Jade,² that had been scheduled to be released today, so that they may focus
their time and energies on helping with the recovery.

In addition to raising money by auctioning his "crystal" piano, Yoshiki will collect donations for the Japanese disaster relief through the Yoshiki
Foundation America, his California non-profit, public benefit corporation with tax-exempt status as a section 50'(c) (www.yoshikifoundation.com (http://www.yoshikifoundation.com)
<http://www.yoshikifoundation.com> ). The Yoshiki Foundation has already donated to American organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
America, the Grammy Foundation, and St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

via Chase Wang newswire
Title: X JAPAN EUROPEAN TOUR!!
Post by: daigong on April 16, 2011, 09:50:59 AM
hey EUROPEANS JROCK FANS!!

JAPANESE ROCK ICONS X JAPAN CONTINUE THEIR WORLDWIDE EXPANSION WITH FIRST-TIME EUROPEAN CONCERT DATES PLUS SPECIAL GUEST SLOT AT SUMMER SONIC FESTIVAL

(FRIDAY, April 15, 2011) ­ They¹ve sold more than 30-million records and DVDs, filled the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times, made
their North American concert debut last summer at the Lollapalooza festival, and sold out their New York City debut at the famed Roseland Ballroom.  And this year, for the first time ever, X Japan will bring its long-awaited, epic rock¹n¹roll to Europe, with three special concerts set to take place in
London (June 28, Islington O2 Academy), Paris (July 1, Zenith de Paris) and Berlin (July 4, Huxleys). Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 15.  Go to
http://www.xjapanmusic.com/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/)   for ticket info.


More X Japan concerts are currently being confirmed around the globe and will be announced shortly.

³We are all so excited to finally come and play in Europe," said Yoshiki, X Japan's leader/drummer/pianist/songwriter. "This is something we've wanted to do for many years, and we are ready to rock our European fans."

In addition, X Japan has confirmed they will play a special guest slot at the two-day "Summer Sonic" festival set for August 13 in Osaka and August 14
in Tokyo.  Although on its own, X Japan sells out Japanese venues twice the size of the "Summer Sonic," it is a big honor for the band to be part of
this bill as the annual festival features the biggest and most-buzzed about international artists. This year¹s headliners also include the Red Hot Chili
Peppers and The Strokes.

In Asia, X Japan - Toshi (vocals), Pata and Sugizo (guitars), Heath (bass), and Yoshiki (drums, piano) - plays arenas and stadiums, bringing in
elaborate production including lasers, catwalks, and holograms.  For these upcoming European dates, X Japan will tailor its ³stadium-sensibility
theatrics" to the more intimate venues, focusing primarily on its "Queen-meets-Guns-N-Roses-meets-The-Matrix" rock assault.

"We had a wonderful time last fall on our first North American tour, playing theatres, something we hadn't been able to do in Japan since the early
days," Yoshiki explained.  "We were able to make a strong connection with our audiences because they were right there, just feet away from the stage. I even crowd-surfed a few times!  So, we¹re looking forward to the same sort of close-up-and-personal but intense experience on these dates."

Yoshiki and X Japan¹s vocalist Toshi were in Paris last July, making a special appearance for more than 5,000 fans.  The duo performed a handful of
X Japan songs "unplugged," and had the entire audience singing the chorus to one of the band's most exquisite compositions, "Endless Rain."

The members of X Japan have been writing and recording what will be their first album to be released outside of Japan with English lyrics.  According
to Yoshiki, about half of the album will feature some of the band's most popular songs from throughout their career, with nearly all of the lyrics
re-recorded in English, and the other half, brand new songs written specially for this album.  The album's first single will be "Jade," and will
be on the 2011 European set lists as well.

With many more dates coming, X Japan¹s 2011 global concert schedule is as follows:

JUNE
28            Islington O2 Academy, London, UK

JULY
 1            Zenith de Paris, Paris, France
 4            Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

AUGUST
13            Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan
14            Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan

via Chase Wang newswire
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tolgacan on April 22, 2011, 11:01:27 AM
Hi guys, I'm new on X-Japan. What's the song name playing on this page? Anybody knows?

http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tutu48 on April 22, 2011, 07:47:41 PM
Hi guys, I'm new on X-Japan. What's the song name playing on this page? Anybody knows?

http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/)

it's called "Jade"  8)2
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on June 19, 2011, 08:08:03 AM
What more can I say! The old school paving the way:

Hi guys, I'm new on X-Japan. What's the song name playing on this page? Anybody knows?

http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/contest/)
it's called "Jade"  8)2

YUP!! here's an official news release:

Quote
X JAPAN'S FIRST SINGLE, JADE TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 28

(June 14, 2011) -- Jade, the long-awaited new single from X Japan, one of the most influential rock bands in Japanese history, will be released in
North America, Europe and Latin America on Tuesday, June 28 in all digital formats.  Jade is the first track from the band's English debut album,
currently in the final stages of recording.

A Jade full-length ringtone will be made available exclusively in Japan on June 28, and the single will be released there and in Southeast Asia two
weeks later on July 13.

"This is a years-long dream of X Japan's, to release a record in the Americas and in Europe," said Yoshiki, X Japan's leader/producer/songwriter/drummer/pianist.  "Music is very powerful, and we believe it can help us bridge the gap between east and west. We hope that Jade will be the first step."

Written and produced by Yoshiki and mixed by Andy Wallace, Jade was recorded in both Japan and at Yoshiki's Los Angeles studio, the same studio
where Metallica recorded its classic Black album before Yoshiki bought it and turned it into a private facility.

The song features the thunderous drums and bass of Yoshiki and Heath, respectively, the searing twin guitar work of Pata and Sugizo, and Toshi's
dynamic vocals.  With most lyrics sung in English, Jade is a hauntingly romantic tale of embracing the beautiful sadness of death, and showcases X
Japan¹s eclectic mix of rock, goth, and classical music.

The release of Jade coincides with the X Japan's June 28 sold-out show at London¹s Shepherd's Bush Empire and the kick-off of their world tour that
includes stops in Europe and South America.  Click here http://www.xjapanmusic.com/ (http://www.xjapanmusic.com/)  for the full itinerary.

and some news from BARKS: http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070792 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000070792) with MAJOR links from US Press WHOA!
(http://img.barks.jp/image/review/1000070709/300.jpg)

(and preview via soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/xjapan (http://soundcloud.com/xjapan))

Here they perform it last year in Yokohama:
X JAPAN JADE@World Tour in YOKOHAMA, 8 14 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLhyGSZmY1I#ws)

who going to the tour?
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2013/xjapan160x500.png)

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tutu48 on June 21, 2011, 04:34:11 PM
YOU STILL SHINE.. WHEN YOU SINK INTO THE SEA

WHEN ALL THE BLEEDING SCARLET JEALOUSY

GOES AWAY WITH ME !!!!!!!!!

dang, gotta watch the friggin concert !!

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: storyboard on June 24, 2011, 05:37:27 AM
PV for Jade!!! Can't wait for their album >.<!!!
X JAPAN - JADE (Official Promotional Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37_xInM448#ws)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: tutu48 on June 24, 2011, 08:13:02 PM
thank you soo much sir for the links....

Hope X will concert in asia (i hope sing or indonesia)..

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: ~Dan~ on July 14, 2011, 01:51:05 AM
I found an audio of an X-Japan concert here...

mp3
http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/x-japan-live-at-tivoli-oudegracht-utrecht-nl-2-july-2011-cd-amp-covers-119854.html (http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/x-japan-live-at-tivoli-oudegracht-utrecht-nl-2-july-2011-cd-amp-covers-119854.html)

lossless
http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/x-japan-live-at-tivoli-oudegracht-utrecht-nl-2-july-2011-cd-amp-covers-119855.html (http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/x-japan-live-at-tivoli-oudegracht-utrecht-nl-2-july-2011-cd-amp-covers-119855.html)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: storyboard on July 18, 2011, 08:55:21 AM
Damn...Just heard that Taiji died after attempting suicide. RIP
Here's an article about it...
Musician Sawada Dies (http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=111126&cat=1)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: alwaysbiasa on July 23, 2011, 06:36:52 AM
Damn...Just heard that Taiji died after attempting suicide. RIP
Here's an article about it...
Musician Sawada Dies (http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=111126&cat=1)

I've known it from 2 days ago
and I feel sumthin' fishy about his death
suicide?? I don't think so
lots of rumors out there
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on July 28, 2011, 08:14:01 AM
there are some sources that claimed that Taiji had no bruises around his neck when it was reported he tried to hang himself, and also traces of ductapes can be found around his mouth, now we dont know the credibility for the reports, all we can do know is just wait.
Title: X JAPAN Announces Southeast Asia Conc
Post by: daigong on August 20, 2011, 10:02:31 PM
X Japan about to go HAM!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Japanese Rock Icons X JAPAN Announces Southeast Asia Concert Dates

(August 14th 2011)  With sales of more than 30-million records and DVDs, arecord 18 sell-outs at Japan¹s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a North American
concert debut last summer at the Lollapalooza festival, and a sold out New York City debut at the famed Roseland Ballroom, X Japan announces its
long-waited tour of Southeast Asia. Latin America and South East Asia dates will follow X Japan¹s first-ever concerts in London, Paris, the Netherlands,
Berlin and Latin America.

The tour begins October 28 in Korea (Seoul at the Olympic Park Gymnastics
Stadium) with stops in China (Shanghai at the Shanghai Grand Stage; Beijing
at the Beijing Workers Stadium),Hong Kong (Asia World Arena), Taiwan (Taipei
at the Nangang Exhibition Hall)and ending in Thailand (Bangkok at Impact
Arena) on November 8. Log onto http://www.xjapanmusic.com (http://www.xjapanmusic.com) for ticket
information.

X Japan¹s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER
9 Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
11 Venue, Sao Paulo, Brasil
14 El Teatro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 Scencia, Lima, Peru
18 Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico

OCTOBER
28 Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium, Seoul, Korea
30 Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai, China

NOVEMBER
 2 Beijing Workers Stadium, Beijing, China
 4 Asia World Arena, Hong Kong, China
 6 Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
 8 Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on September 20, 2011, 11:03:47 AM
South America Tour is official over, from what I heard it rocked HARD!  But there were also quite a few bizarre moments.  A strand of YOSHIKI's hair got pulled off intentionally while he was doing a crowd dive, then that person actually tweeted that picture to YOSHIKI, of course the dude got a lot of heat for doing that and he took it down.  And then his neck brace got stolen on another crowd dive. I guess people were having too great of a time, but still show some general respect!

YOSHIKI's been addressing he's a nurse-con tweeter while interacting with fans, but he caught everyone by surprise when he actually changed into a nurse costume in a few concerts, just looking at the pictures totally ruined Nursed themed AV for me!!! but nothing wrong with them having some fun, and the crowd seemed to love it. I just wish they can come back and play at LA again soon, I happened to miss it last year, but attended the their Yokohama Live, which also happened to be former bassist Taiji's last live performance....  RIP Taiji...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/Crolion/tumblr_lrr7c9GtRg1r276jqo1_500.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/Crolion/399928444.jpg)


Nurse Yoshiki checking Toshi's heart. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_FTTk9-uc#)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: shurastriker on September 21, 2011, 06:39:22 AM
Sugizo playing "El Condor Pasa" (Traditional Peruvian song) during their concert in Lima, Peru... some might say is from Bolivia but that's not important here

X-Japan - El Condor Pasa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk3Xz9Qh1ik#ws)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on October 25, 2011, 10:45:09 AM
South East Asia Tour Dates kicking off in Korea!

October 28th – Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul, Korea
October 30th – Shanghai Grand Stage in Shanghai, China
November 2nd – Beijing Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, China
November 4th – Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong, China
November 6th – TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
November 8th – Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on November 06, 2011, 04:47:41 AM
X Japan in Taipei was pretty successful.  Wish I was there though! Last year when they had tour in the US, I was on Taiwan and Shanghai, now that I'm back in the States, they are having a South Asian tour, including Taiwan and Shanghai! noooooo

2011 X JAPAN台北演唱會 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSpjoVo_lcA#ws)

An emotional YOSHIKI talking about HIDE and TAIJI

X Japan World Tour Live Taiwan 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTTck4SfEo#ws)





Ok, you're still my favorite drummer/pianist/musician/song writer of all time, but tune it down YOSHIKI!  This is almost in the realm of H!P photobooks, it's too much! As a straight man, I gotta say he's already ruined Nurse themed AV for me! no more ahhh!!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/GiR7Y.jpg)

And.... Just got my Last Live Complete Limited Edition! Cost me a fortune though.

(http://i.imgur.com/I7BMG.jpg)



Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: beneso on November 18, 2011, 08:19:08 AM
I love the little Hide's guitar alarm clock! This is really cute!

I visited the concert in Paris last summer (I was there on vacation and lucky enough they had their concert at the same time :)) and it was a wonderful experience. The crowd was awesome! The whole atmosphere was breathtaking. I really felt the love of the audience for the band!
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on January 13, 2012, 12:28:40 PM
YOSHIKI's doing the theme song for Golden Globe!

(http://i.imgur.com/6IF6z.jpg)

X JAPAN-YOSHIKI for the 2012 Golden Globe theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=154Fuv-mz-w#)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on April 14, 2012, 01:42:13 AM
CONGRATULATIONS TO X JAPAN ON WINNING "BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND" AWARD AT GOLDEN GODS REVOVLER AWARD!
http://loudwire.com/x-japan-take-home-best-international-band-award-at-golden-gods/


It's pretty impressive that they beat out Rammstein, the band is huuuge!

Now really looking forward to their next World Tour, as well as their new album (which is 99% done 2 years ago, hurry up bro!)

(http://i.imgur.com/rnA0e.jpg)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on October 28, 2012, 08:14:12 PM
hey look at all the great stuff!! GREAT CAUSE YO.

YOSHIKI DONATES TO "MAKE-A-WISH®OF JAPAN" A CHANCE TO SING AN X JAPAN SONG ACCOMPANIED BY YOSHIKI ON PIANO

(http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img329.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/7/4/3/2/make_a_wish_of_japan-img600x400-1351155775okiofk51169.jpg)

TOKYO, JAPAN October 26th, 2012 - Make-A-Wish® of Japan, an official affiliate of the Make-A-Wish® International, will welcome its 20th year since its foundation in 1992. To celebrate this anniversary, a dinner party was hosted at Tokyo American Club on the evening of October 26th, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

During this dinner party, a charity auction was announced to raise funds for the organization. YOSHIKI, international musician/producer and leader of the rock band X Japan, donated "A Chance to Sing an X Japan Song Accompanied by Yoshiki on Piano" alongside other items donated by celebrities and other supporting corporations.

Yoshiki is continuing the tradition of the late X Japan member Hide who was an active supporter of Make-A-Wish of Japan®. Hide's encouraging and supporting one girl in particular, who was a big X Japan fan as she faced a life-threatening medical condition, was a captivating story, which continues to inspire people and remains a legacy.

Yoshiki put his own favorite "crystal" piano up for auction in 2011, as well as collecting donations from various Hollywood celebrity friends, providing aid for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, through Yoshiki Foundation America (USD 213,658 to date). In addition, Yoshiki's charitable work includes donating pianos to schools in the affected area by the Kobe Earthquake, as well as donating musical instruments and helping build music rooms for children affected by the Sichuan earthquake in China, and many more.

Yoshiki's previous auction with Points of Light was a "Private Dinner /w Yoshiki", which closed at 37,100 USD.

"It's been over 15 years since I first moved to the US, and charity work is very much a part of people's everyday life, this has also grown to be a part of mine as well. Your mission to: 'Make a wish come true', very much resonates with my passion which is why I have, and would like to continue supporting your organization and all of its many efforts," Yoshiki says.

The online auction opened at 1 a.m. (US PST) on Friday, October 26th and will close one week later at 1 a.m. (US PST) on Friday, November 2nd.  To place your bid, please visit:
http://www.j-grab.com/auction/jp/page/c372518589/en/ (http://www.j-grab.com/auction/jp/page/c372518589/en/)

Further details regarding this auction item is as follows:

ITEM: A Chance to Sing an X Japan's Song Accompanied by Yoshiki on Piano
DONATED BY: Yoshiki Foundation America [a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation]
LOCATION: Tokyo or Los Angeles
TIME: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase
AUCTION HOSTED BY: Yahoo (Japan) Auction
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: L4verra on October 28, 2012, 09:36:44 PM
Do you honestly wanna know how I found about this band?

Rock Band 2 - Guitar - X Japan - I.V. 100% FC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hP1VdcoX_8#)

Dead serious :)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on December 25, 2012, 06:51:23 AM
lol THE power of crossover.

hey, he'll be doing more music here:

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GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® THEME COMPOSED BY JAPANESE MUSIC SUPERSTAR YOSIHIKI TO BE DIGITALLY RELEASED ON ITUNES IN 111 COUNTRIES ON JANUARY 15, 2013
 
(http://i.imgbox.com/adypLNFn.jpg)

HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 20, 2013 - In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards®, the show's musical theme, composed by Japanese superstar Yoshiki, will soon be available for download on iTunes. Written for the awards ceremony by the classically trained multi-instrumentalist and leader of one of Japan's most successful rock groups, X-Japan, the theme will be available for download as a full-length digital single in 111 countries starting January 15, 2013. All proceeds from sales of the single will be donated to charity.

"It's such an honor to be a part of this esteemed event which is enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the world," said Yoshiki. "Composing this music was a journey that involved creating numerous versions in order to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining. I'm very proud of the result and am thrilled that Warner Music has chosen to make it available around the world."

Yoshiki recorded the theme, which opens the show and is used at other key moments during the broadcast, in his native Japan. He played many of the instruments himself before adding a full string orchestra.

"To have world-renowned musician Yoshiki compose the theme song for the Golden Globes is an honor for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and we are delighted that the single is now being released worldwide," said HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly. "Our international organization recognizes the most accomplished entertainers in film, television and music, and Yoshiki certainly fits right in among our honorees,"

All profits from the iTunes sales of the single will be donated to charities chosen by the HFPA.

YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) answers questions about composing the theme song for the Golden Globes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVDWARgas84#ws)

GREAT CAUSE!! wonder if he'll be a presenter with Jim Rome lol
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: fobmysterio on January 16, 2013, 02:22:32 AM
Full version of Golden Globe theme written by YOSHIKI just got released on iTunes today!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/gorudengurobunotema/id590422275?i=590422279&l=ja&v0=9990&ign-mpt=uo%3D1 (https://itunes.apple.com/album/gorudengurobunotema/id590422275?i=590422279&l=ja&v0=9990&ign-mpt=uo%3D1)

YOSHIKI at 2013 Golden Globe
(http://i.imgur.com/Dmu0G.jpg)

I made the purchase and gotta say it's pretty good!

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: daigong on February 12, 2014, 07:41:33 AM
YOSHIKI Social Toaster is LIVE http://www.yoshiki.socialtoaster.com (http://www.yoshiki.socialtoaster.com) join the contest to win an invite to his Feb 19 Grammy Museum event in LA! SPREAD THE WORD!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgQRKaWCQAAUf9w.jpg:large)

if anyone goes, post a pic :pimp:
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on April 26, 2014, 01:17:38 AM
CROSS-POSTING FROM THE "RANDOM IDOL POSTWHORE" thread. Much thanks to shurastriker for originally posting it there (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=30255.msg1273076#msg1273076).


Ever wonder what an X Japan song would be like if it was "idol-ified"?

MMS Jeanne 『Rusty Nail』 MCR×OSAKA&DREAM in OBP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_TDwrlJjL0#ws)


Some may say it's blasphemous, but personally, I'm not mad at this. :)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on May 01, 2014, 03:13:41 AM
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X JAPAN announces Madison Square Garden Concert this October
April 29, 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/T2o21uhl.jpg)

Last night at his solo classical concert performance at San Francisco's Davies Hall, YOSHIKI announced that his iconic band X Japan will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 11, 2014. 

The concert announcement comes as YOSHIKI embarks on his first ever Yoshiki Classical World Tour, on which YOSHIKI will perform 13 concert dates in 10 countries.

X Japan, who pioneered the Visual Kei genre, last played the United States in 2011.

The record breaking Japanese rock band has sold out Japan's Tokyo Dome, seating 55,000, a record 18 times and surpassed 30 million albums and singles combined. Ticketing details will be announced soon.


For more information please visit www.yoshiki.net .
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/04/x-japan-announces-madison-square-garden-concert-this-october (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/04/x-japan-announces-madison-square-garden-concert-this-october)
- http://www.yoshiki.net/ (http://www.yoshiki.net/)




/me really, really, REALLY wishes he could go.
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: storyboard on July 29, 2014, 06:23:56 AM
Tickets for MSG Concert going on sale this friday at 10AM EDT
X Japan - Madison Square Garden - Oct 11, 2014 (announcement) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI-zQehlQaI#ws)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on August 06, 2014, 04:47:55 AM
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YOSHIKI Twitter Q&A to take place on August 6th
August 2, 2014

X JAPAN's co-founder and leader YOSHIKI tweeted that he will announce big news on August 6th via his official Twitter account (@YoshikiOfficial) during a special Q&A session, where he will answer questions from fans using the hashtag #AskYoshiki.

YOSHIKI successfully completed "Yoshiki Classical World Tour Part I" after 13 shows in 10 countries in June, which was followed by a performance in front of 4,000 European fans at the 15th annual JAPAN EXPO in Paris. Yoshiki is scheduled to make an appearance and perform at OTAKON on August 9th and 10th, an anime culture event happening in Maryland, featuring guest performers PATA and HEATH from X JAPAN.

Tickets for X JAPAN's highly anticipated October 11th concert at Madison Square Garden are available for purchase on August 1st. (The GA floor tickets were sold out within the hour of sale.)

Since their debut at Rockefeller Center press conference in New York on August 24th 1992, X Japan's explosive live show has captivated a worldwide audience. The band has had a notoriously tumultuous career, which includes the loss of two of its five founding members to tragic death and breakups. Despite its hardships, the band has steadfastly maintained the X Japan vision and brought themselves together to perform this October where their U.S. story started, in New York City.

This performance will no doubt be a historical event. The band will be performing both fan favorites and previously unreleased music from their decades of recordings.

In June 2014, "THE WORLD -X JAPAN- The World's First Best of Album" was released after 13 years since their last release. On August 6th (Japan Time), YOSHIKI will announce details of an exclusive Japan concert during his Twitter Q&A. Fans can tweet in their questions using the hashtag #AskYoshiki.


[Twitter Q&A Session: YOSHIKI]
Date & Time: Wednesday Aug 6th 2014 7PM Japan Time [Aug 6th 3AM PST]
Twitter Account: @YoshikiOfficial
Official hashtag: #AskYoshiki
LINK - http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/yoshiki-twitter-qa-to-take-place-on-august-6th (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/yoshiki-twitter-qa-to-take-place-on-august-6th)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on August 10, 2014, 03:16:52 AM
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X JAPAN to hold a 2-day live at Yokohama Arena
August 8, 2014

It's been revealed that X JAPAN will hold a 2-day live on September 10 and October 1 at Yokohama Arena.
 
This was announced on August 6 through YOSHIKI's official Twitter account. The tweet included an artist photo with a message saying, "prelude to Madison Square Garden, long-awaited Japan concert determined!!!"


[X JAPAN Japan Concerts]
Tuesday, September 30 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)
Wednesday, September 1 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)

Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/122996)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/x-japan-to-hold-a-2-day-live-at-yokohama-arena (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/x-japan-to-hold-a-2-day-live-at-yokohama-arena)
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/122996 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/122996)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on September 02, 2014, 03:07:10 AM
^
Related to the above.


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Tickets to X JAPAN's Yokohama Arena concerts sell out in 1 minute
August 31, 2014

X JAPAN will be holding a 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena on September 10 and October 1. This will mark their first time in about 4 years to hold a solo concert in Japan. Tickets to these concerts were sold out in just 1 second after they went on sale to the general public on August 30 at 10:00 pm.

The 2-day Yokohama Arena concerts will be held as a "prelude" to the band's upcoming concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on October 11. It was announced by member YOSHIKI on August 6 through his official Twitter account.

The last time X JAPAN held a solo concert in Japan was back in 2010 at Nissan Stadium. It will also be 23 years since the band performed at Yokohama Arena.


Source: Oricon (http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2041563/full/)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/tickets-to-x-japans-yokohama-arena-concerts-sell-out-in-1-minute (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/08/tickets-to-x-japans-yokohama-arena-concerts-sell-out-in-1-minute)
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2041563/full/ (http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2041563/full/)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on September 19, 2014, 08:11:23 AM
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X JAPAN unleash anime version PV for 'Rusty Nail'
September 18, 2014

X JAPAN has unleashed the anime version PV for their song "Rusty Nail" via YOSHIKI's official YouTube account.

The video, called "X Japan - Rusty Nail (Anime Version 1994)", was included in the video tape that came with the Limited Edition of their 3-disc best-of album "PERFECT BEST" released back in February of 1999. It features an animated version of YOSHIKI, Toshl, PATA, HEATH, and HIDE.

X JAPAN will hold a 2-day Japan live on September 30 and October 1 at Yokohama Arena. The 2nd show is scheduled to be broadcast in theaters nationwide. This live is considered to be a prelude to the band's concert on October 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/126322)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/09/x-japan-unleash-anime-version-pv-for-rusty-nail (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/09/x-japan-unleash-anime-version-pv-for-rusty-nail)
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/126322 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/126322)


X Japan - Rusty Nail (Anime Version 1994) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1dcM1pGZS8#)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on October 10, 2014, 07:06:56 AM
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X Japan to get U.S. Documentary

Rock band X Japan is set to film a documentary filmed by Stephen Kijak at their upcoming Madison Square Garden concert date in New York City on October 11.

Formed in 1982, X Japan’s journey to stardom is filled with much dramatic back story, persevering through breakups and the deaths of two members and selling over 30 million albums and singles to this day. The band originally disbanded in 1997 but reunited in 2007 as if nothing had changed, selling out their previous Madison Square Garden date back in 2010.

The band’s co-founding drummer-pianist-songwriter Yoshiki and the rest of X Japan are planned to appear before their concert at New York Comic Con where they take part of a panel with Marvel legend Stan Lee and talk about the comic book based on based on the band’s leader.

Thanks Becky for the news tip!

(Via Deadline (http://deadline.com/2014/10/x-japan-documentary-searching-for-sugarman-madison-square-garden-844445/))
LINK - http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japan-to-get-u-s-documentary/10813/ (http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japan-to-get-u-s-documentary/10813/)


And the article on Deadline on which the above Arama! Japan article was based:

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‘Searching For Sugarman’ Exec Producer Plots Docu On Rockers X Japan

EXCLUSIVE: Award-winning producer John Battsek (Searching For Sugarman, The Imposter) is ramping up for a new feature documentary on glam rock/hair metal band X Japan. Megastars in its native Asia who sell out arenas overseas, X Japan has yet to break stateside with as much success. Formed in 1982, X Japan’s evolution into glam-metal-pop superstars is laden with as much dramatic backstory as any international rock outfit. The lineup, anchored by co-founding drummer-pianist-songwriter Yoshiki, has navigated breakups and the deaths of two members while selling over 30 million albums and singles to date.

With director Stephen Kijak (Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, Stones In Exile) at the helm, principal photography on the Passion Pictures production will begin October 11 at New York’s Madison Square Garden when the band plays their first U.S. concert since 2010. New York also is where X Japan first landed stateside when it signed with Atlantic Records in 1992.

While lesser known in the States, X Japan enjoys icon status in Japan, where its glam fashion and musical aesthetics were influential on other bands and youngsters in the “visual-kei” rock movement. When original member Hide Matsumoto hanged himself at age 33, it spawned a wave of copycat suicide attempts. His face still is projected as a hologram onstage during X Japan shows, where he’s still introduced as a member of the band.

Yoshiki and X Japan are set to appear this month at New York Comic-Con with Marvel legend Stan Lee, who with Todd McFarlane created the Blood Red Dragon comic inspired by Yoshiki. Yoshiki is repped by WME.
LINK - http://deadline.com/2014/10/x-japan-documentary-searching-for-sugarman-madison-square-garden-844445/ (http://deadline.com/2014/10/x-japan-documentary-searching-for-sugarman-madison-square-garden-844445/)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on June 27, 2015, 11:41:35 PM
Not sure of when Toshi started stylizing his stage name as "ToshI" instead of "TOSHI", but whatever.


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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI & ToshI to perform in 'HYPER JAPAN Festival 2015' in London
June 27, 2015

X JAPAN's YOSHIKI (Dr, Piano) and Toshl (Vo) will be hold a live concert at the event 'HYPER JAPAN Festival 2015' on July 11 in London, England.

The live will be titled "YOSHIKI x TOSHI from X JAPAN special show case live", and it will be held on the "HYPER Live! Stage" for about 2,700 people. YOSHIKI has uploaded a video called "Message from Yoshiki - #XDAY coming soon!" onto his official YouTube channel. In the video, he revealed that he will be visiting Europe in July to announce an upcoming big event. Fans can look forward to when this "XDAY" will be.

From July 10 to 12, there will be an X JAPAN booth in the exhibition hall of 'HYPER JAPAN Festival 2015'. It will feature YOSHIKI's crystal drum set as well as X JAPAN's photo gallery. In addition, there will be X JAPAN CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, and original goods on sale.


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/151702)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/06/x-japans-yoshiki-toshi-to-perform-in-hyper-japan-festival-2015-in-london
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/151702


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-MFGed4uw
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on July 07, 2015, 04:00:29 AM
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X JAPAN announce new album after 20 years
July 5, 2015

X JAPAN's new album (currently untitled) will be released worldwide on March 11, 2016.

The new album announcement was made on July 4 by YOSHIKI (Dr, Piano) during the event 'Japan Expo' in Paris, France. This album comes about 19 years and 4 months after the band's last studio album "DAHLIA", which was released way back in November of 1996.

To commemorate this album's release, X JAPAN will hold a release party called "#XDAY" on March 12, 2016 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in England. Besides a live concert, the event will screen X JAPAN's documentary movie directed by Stephen Kijak. Tickets are currently on sale via Live Nation's official website.

Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/gallery/show/news_id/152911/image_id/420300)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/07/x-japan-announce-new-album-after-20-years
- http://natalie.mu/music/gallery/show/news_id/152911/image_id/420300
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on July 30, 2015, 05:04:33 AM
RocketNews24.com - X Japan’s Yoshiki hints at a possible collaboration with BABYMETAL (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/29/x-japans-yoshiki-hints-at-a-possible-collaboration-with-babymetal/)
- http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/29/x-japans-yoshiki-hints-at-a-possible-collaboration-with-babymetal/


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YOSHIKI AND BABYMETAL TEARS ON MY FREAKING GUITAR
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08724.jpg)
- https://twitter.com/MadameAesthetic/status/486321597972639744/photo/1
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on August 21, 2015, 12:57:38 AM
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X JAPAN offers euro tour packages to 'Wembley SSE Arena' concert
August 20, 2015

Shortly after announcing their new studio album release, documentary film premiere, and Wembley SSE Arena Concert event, X JAPAN announced special travel packages that will be made available to fans across Europe for the London events. The travel packages will offer fans located across Europe an easy and cost-effective opportunity to travel to London for the X Japan's album release event: #XDAY.

Detailed pricing for the travel packages will be announced soon. Fans can request more information as soon as it becomes available at: http://eepurl.com/buSI6r

For more information visit http://www.xjapanmusic.com/

VIP Packages from Live Nation will be available at a later date.

For details regarding travel packages for territories excluding Japan and Europe visit http://entame.knt.co.jp/2016/xjapan/world/

Iconic rock powerhouse X JAPAN will release the band's first new studio album in 20 years on March 11, 2016 in conjunction with #XDAY, a special album release concert and worldwide film premiere event at London's SSE Arena at Wembley on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Tickets for #XDAY are available now via Live Nation at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/x-japan-tickets.

In addition to the long-awaited studio album release, X JAPAN will premiere its untitled film on March 12 at the #XDAY event prior to the band's performance. The film chronicles the evolution and groundbreaking history of Japan's most iconic rock band from their start to their current projects - including 2014's magnificent Madison Square Garden concert, the band's first US show in 4 years. The film is produced by (UK-based) Passion Pictures' John Battsek and directed by Stephen Kijak, who was commissioned by The Rolling Stones to direct their 2010 documentary "Stones in Exile".

- https://youtu.be/fIw9hUWGTmI?t=1s

X JAPAN is regarded as the visionary force that founded the Visual Kei genre of music expression and has long been celebrated by some of the most devoted and ardent fans in the J-Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock and Anime worlds.
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/08/x-japan-offers-euro-tour-packages-to-wembley-sse-arena-concert


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIw9hUWGTmI
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on October 14, 2015, 02:33:23 AM
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X JAPAN to release a digital single next month
October 13, 2015

It's been revealed that X JAPAN will release a digital single, titled "BORN TO BE FREE", on November 6.

"BORN TO BE FREE" is a song loved by fans, and it's regularly performed at the band's lives. It will be included in their new album (currently untitled) that's scheduled to be released on March 11 of next year. On the song, YOSHIKI (Dr, Piano) commented, "When I started composing 'BORN TO BE FREE', I believed that it would be a special song for X JAPAN... I believe everyone was born to be free and has the ability to live toward infinite dreams." The full song will be available for listening for 24 hours on UK music magazine Metal Hammer's official website from October 13 at 6:00 pm JST.

X JAPAN are currently recording their album at a studio in Los Angeles. In the past, big name bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Rolling Stones have used this studio.

Furthermore, X JAPAN are getting ready to hold their tour "X JAPAN JAPAN TOUR" from late-November to mid-December. Then on March 12 of next year, they will hold an event called "#XDAY" at The SSE Arena, Wembley to commemorate the release of their documentary film and new album.


[BORN TO BE FREE]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08824.jpg)


Source & Image: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/162677)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/10/x-japan-to-release-a-digital-single-next-month
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/162677
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on November 26, 2015, 06:09:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKsfmo0nI9M
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on December 11, 2015, 12:59:24 AM
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X JAPAN's documentary film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival
December 10, 2015

X JAPAN's documentary film "We Are X" will be screened on January 23 in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

"We are X" traces X JAPAN's career from the beginning until now. It features topics such as the band's influence on the Japanese rock scene and members' deaths. Stephen Kijak, who was also in charge of The Rolling Stones' documentary film "Stones in Exile", spent over one year directing the film. It's produced by production company Passion Pictures from the UK.


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/168478)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/12/x-japans-documentary-film-to-be-screened-at-sundance-film-festival
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/168478
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on January 05, 2016, 03:30:56 AM
紅白 performance on New Year's Eve.
Opens with Tribute to Hide....

Toshi & Yoshiki
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip01646.jpeg)
Credit appledailydotcomdottw


X JAPAN 紅白 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKAlXzZ1gDQ)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 23, 2016, 03:32:27 AM
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X Japan Announces World Premiere of Documentary Film 'WE ARE X' at Sundance Film Festival
January 22, 2016

As X JAPAN lay down tracks in a Los Angeles studio for their as-yet-untitled album,  Japan's most iconic rock band have announced that the world premiere of the new documentary film from Passion Pictures--'WE ARE X'--will take place this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

'WE ARE X' explores the evolution, groundbreaking history, and hopeful future of the land of the rising sun's most legendary rock group. X JAPAN have sold 30 million singles and albums combined and continue to tour the world performing sold-out shows to massive arenas in 16 countries throughout the U.S. and Europe.

On Friday, January 22 at 9pm, YOSHIKI -- songwriter, drummer, classically-trained pianist, and the creative force of X JAPAN -- will perform live with a string quartet for the first-ever Sundance Festival Base Camp party presented by Canada Goose. YOSHIKI will headline the Festival Base Camp (http://www.sundance.org/blogs/flying-lotus-neon-indian-dan-deacon-to-perform-at-the-sundance-film-festival), a new outdoor venue located at Swede Alley behind Main Street. Other artists confirmed to perform include Dan Deacon, Flying Lotus, and Neon Indian.

"It's overwhelming to see the full documentary 'WE ARE X,'" says Yoshiki of X JAPAN. "Stephen Kijak and John Battsek opened doors, which I shut and never intended to re-open. I didn't realize that on the other side, dark memories could co-exist with a meaningful future. Audiences will be a witness to our history and future."

Saturday, January 23 will mark the world premiere of 'WE ARE X' in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Prospector Square Theater in Park City at 2:30pm. YOSHIKI and the film team will be on hand for the red carpet at 2:00pm and a Q&A after the premiere. 'WE ARE X' was created by the production team behind the Academy Award-winning film Searching For Sugarman: producer John Battsek (Passion Pictures) alongside renowned director Stephen Kijak (Stones In Exile) and Scott Walker: 30 Century Man-- (executive produced by David Bowie). From X JAPAN's massive success (over 30 million albums, singles and videos sold) and sold-out tours worldwide, 'WE ARE X' chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of this legendary quintet who will never give up. On Sunday, January 24, YOSHIKI will perform live at the ASCAP CAFÉ (http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/sundance/2016/artists/x-japan.aspx) at Sundance at 4:00pm. For the full Sundance 2016 schedule for performances and screenings of 'WE ARE X,' see the grid below.
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/01/x-japan-announces-world-premiere-of-documentary-film-we-are-x-at-sundance-film-festival
- http://www.sundance.org/blogs/flying-lotus-neon-indian-dan-deacon-to-perform-at-the-sundance-film-festival
- http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/sundance/2016/artists/x-japan.aspx
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on February 05, 2016, 07:19:50 AM
 :shocked:


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X JAPAN guitarist PATA diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis
February 4, 2016

It's been reported that X JAPAN guitarist PATA has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis, making it difficult for him to be musically active. As such, the band have announced that they will temporarily halt their activities.

On January 15, PATA was suddenly hospitalized and admitted into the intensive care unit. He is currently receiving IV drip and is in a state of reduced activity.

Due to this urgent situation, X JAPAN's concert "X Japan World Tour 2016 #XDAY", which was originally scheduled to be held on March 12 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in England, will be rescheduled to March 4, 2017. As for the release date of their new album (currently untitled, March 11 release), it will be announced after further discussion.


We hope PATA gets well soon!


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/174758)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/02/x-japan-guitarist-pata-diagnosed-with-diverticulitis-and-pylethrombosis
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/174758
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on March 12, 2016, 07:26:57 PM
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X JAPAN reveal trailer for documentary film
March 12, 2016

X JAPAN have revealed the trailer for their documentary film 'We Are X'.

'We Are X' was nominated for the movie division in the event 'SXSW 2016', which is taking place in Texas. The two-minute trailer shows interview footage of YOSHIKI and other persons concerned.

YOSHIKI is scheduled to make an appearance in 'SXSW 2016' on March 18 after the showing of the film. He plans on performing classical versions of X JAPAN's songs with a string quartet.


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/179565)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/03/x-japan-reveal-trailer-for-documentary-film
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/179565


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yJhsrgg4g
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on March 15, 2016, 03:56:02 PM
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Yoshiki to donate special drum set for charity auction as 5-year commemoration of the Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
March 15, 2016

On March 11 Japan local time, X Japan's leader Yoshiki donated his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set for a charity auction to commemorate Japan's 5 year memorial of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. (*see below for details)

The drum set will include Yoshiki's autographed signature drum sticks. If the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand them over to the winner, and they will be granted a photo op with Yoshiki.

This charity auction is presented by Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, and will be hosted by Yahoo Auction Japan. The online auction will kick off around noon, Monday, March 14 Japan time and end around 11PM on March 21 Japan local time. This auction is open to worldwide users and the entire proceeds from the final bid will be donated to Japan Red Cross for the Great East Japan Earthquake relief fund.

X JAPAN and Yoshiki have continuously done charitable work, including donating musical instruments and helping build music rooms for children affected by the Kobe Earthquake in 1995, the 2009 Sichuan earthquake in China, and much more. Yoshiki put his own favorite "crystal" piano up for auction in 2011 as well as donating X Japan's entire performance fee at one of Japan's biggest summer festivals a-nation to help provide aid for the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami. Most recently in 2015, X Japan kicked off their Japan Tour at a club size venue in Ishinomaki City, a city that was most severely affected by the 3.11 disaster where they held a charity concert performing to a very small crowd of 150 people. Seventy five tickets were gifted to the selected local fans and the remaining tickets were auctioned off on a charity auction site, raising 28 million JPY. Proceeds were donated to Central Community Chest of Japan to help aid the children in need who were affected by the disaster.

X JAPAN recently announced a suspension of their current performance commitments due to band member Pata's sudden illness.


YOSHIKI'S DRUM SET INCLUDES:

[Drum Set (Black Color)]
TAMA Bass Drum 24" x 18" (X JAPAN LOGO HEAD)
TAMA Bass Drum 24" x 18" (X JAPAN LOGO HEAD)
TAMA TamTam 10" x 10"
TAMA TamTam 12" x 12"
TAMA TamTam 13" x 13"
TAMA TamTam 14" x 14"
TAMA FloorTam 16" x 16"
TAMA FloorTam 18" x 18"
TAMA Snear Drum 14" x 6.5" (Crome Color)

[Kick Pedals]
TAMA IRON COBRA x 2

[Cymbals]
A ZILDJIAN HI-Hats Top Quick Beat 14"
A ZILDJIAN HI-Hats Bottom Quick Beat 14"
A ZILDJIAN China LOW 18"
A ZILDJIAN Rock Crash 18"
A ZILDJIAN Rock Crash 18"
A ZILDJIAN Medium Rock Crash 18"
K ZILDJIAN K Ride 20"
A ZILDJIAN China HI 18"

[Stand]
TAMA Cymbal Stand x 5
TAMA Hi-Hats Stand x 1
TAMA Tam Stand x 1
TAMA Tam Holder x 2

[Drum Chair]
TAMA Drum Throne

[Sticks]
TAMA Signature Sticks Yoshiki Model 1 (Autographed by Yoshiki)


Auction begins: Monday March 14th around 12PM
Auction ends: Monday, March 21st around 11PM
Auction Website: http://reuse.yahoo.co.jp/archives/311charity/2016/yoshiki.html


- Auction item is being stored in Japan. The shipping fee across countries and custom duties will be at owner's expense

- If the winner requests Yoshiki's presence to receive the drum kit, time and place will be discussed at a later time before confirmation.
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/03/yoshiki-to-donate-special-drum-set-for-charity-auction-as-5-year-commemoration-of-the-great-japan-earthquake-and-tsunami
-  http://reuse.yahoo.co.jp/archives/311charity/2016/yoshiki.html


YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA Official Website: http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org/
YOSHIKI Official Website: http://www.yoshiki.net/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on March 28, 2016, 05:57:26 PM
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Yoshiki's Charity Auction Closing Bid at 604 Million JPY
March 27, 2016

X Japan's leader, Yoshiki auctioned his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 14th JST. The last hour of the auction saw a bidding war that spiked the closing bid to JPY6.04 million ($53,870 USD). There were some 766 bids made worldwide and the proceeds will be donated in their entirety to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through the Japan Red Cross.

Yoshiki announced his participation in the charity auction by joining forces with the Japan Red Cross, which offers ongoing support to the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and donating his drum set on March 11th. This donation was made by Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, on Yahoo Auction Japan. The special drum set includes Yoshiki's autographed signature drumsticks. If the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand it to the winner and they will be granted a photo op with Yoshiki.

X JAPAN and Yoshiki have continuously done charitable work. Yoshiki put his own favorite "crystal" piano up for auction in 2011, as well as donating X Japan's entire performance fee from their appearance at one of Japan's biggest summer festivals a-nation to help provide aid for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Most recently in 2015, X Japan kicked off their Japan Tour in a club size venue in Ishinomaki, a city that was most severely affected by the 3.11 disaster. They held a charity concert performing to a very intimate crowd, raising 28 million JPY. Proceeds were donated to Central Community Chest of Japan to help aid the children in need who were affected by the disaster. Other charitable contributions from Yoshiki Foundation America include donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Points of Light, Grammy Foundation, etc.


YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA Official Website: http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org/
YOSHIKI Official Website: http://www.yoshiki.net/
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/03/yoshikis-charity-auction-closing-bid-at-604-million-jpy
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on December 28, 2016, 04:35:28 AM
TokyoHive.com - X JAPAN's new song 'La Venus' nominated for the Academy Awards (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/12/x-japans-new-song-la-venus-nominated-for-the-academy-awards)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/12/x-japans-new-song-la-venus-nominated-for-the-academy-awards
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/214789
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on December 31, 2016, 08:36:22 PM
AramaJapan.com - X Japan’s ‘La Venus’ Is One Of The Contenders For Oscar Nomination (http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japans-la-venus-is-one-of-the-contenders-for-oscar-nomination/68785/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japans-la-venus-is-one-of-the-contenders-for-oscar-nomination/68785/
- http://www.oscars.org/news/91-original-songs-vie-2016-oscar



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Jm8gFXbcI
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 21, 2017, 03:09:47 AM
AramaJapan.com - Yoshiki sells out Carnegie Hall, heads to Wembley Arena with X Japan next (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/yoshiki-sells-out-carnegie-hall-heads-to-wembley-area-with-x-japan-next/69836/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/yoshiki-sells-out-carnegie-hall-heads-to-wembley-area-with-x-japan-next/69836/

Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 29, 2017, 03:48:40 AM
AramaJapan.com - X JAPAN’S “We Are X” soundtrack to be released worldwide (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/x-japans-we-are-x-soundtrack-to-be-released-worldwide/70269/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/x-japans-we-are-x-soundtrack-to-be-released-worldwide/70269/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8T1zFMeU7M
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on February 06, 2017, 11:05:15 PM
From the archives:


X Japan - Say Anything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVw513pyWBY)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on March 04, 2017, 07:52:13 PM
They were featured on the 2017.03.02 episode of the TV show "SONGS".

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5dq9xf_
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on May 11, 2017, 03:37:08 AM
TokyoHive.com - YOSHIKI to undergo surgery for cervical disc herniation (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/05/yoshiki-to-undergo-surgery-for-cervical-disc-herniation)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/05/yoshiki-to-undergo-surgery-for-cervical-disc-herniation
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/231897
- http://www.yoshiki.net/YoshikiSurgery.html
- https://www.instagram.com/p/BT5P3TLg203/
- https://www.instagram.com/p/BT5TYbYg1fh/


EDIT:
SoraNews24.com - Yoshiki, leader of legendary band X Japan, to undergo emergency surgery in the U.S. (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/05/10/yoshiki-leader-of-legendary-band-x-japan-to-undergo-emergency-surgery-in-the-u-s/)
- http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/05/10/yoshiki-leader-of-legendary-band-x-japan-to-undergo-emergency-surgery-in-the-u-s/
- http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1705/10/news055.html
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2017, 06:09:47 AM
AramaJapan.com - YOSHIKI to attend Anime Expo for special “We are X” screening (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/yoshiki-to-attend-anime-expo-for-special-we-are-x-screening/76645/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/yoshiki-to-attend-anime-expo-for-special-we-are-x-screening/76645/
- http://www.anime-expo.org/schedule/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on July 11, 2017, 07:32:03 AM
AramaJapan.com - Award-Winning X Japan Documentary “We Are X” Now Streaming Exclusively on Hulu (http://aramajapan.com/news/award-winning-x-japan-documentary-x-now-streaming-exclusively-hulu/78198/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/award-winning-x-japan-documentary-x-now-streaming-exclusively-hulu/78198/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on July 24, 2017, 06:27:22 AM
TokyoHive.com - 'With soul in every note' : X Japan completes 6 nights of miracles at Yokohama Arena (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/07/with-soul-in-every-note-x-japan-completes-6-nights-of-miracles-at-yokohama-arena)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/07/with-soul-in-every-note-x-japan-completes-6-nights-of-miracles-at-yokohama-arena
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on April 04, 2018, 04:26:34 AM
SoraNews24.com - X Japan’s Yoshiki announces diner show for fans who love his music and have 800 bucks to spend (https://soranews24.com/2018/03/30/x-japans-yoshiki-announces-diner-show-for-fans-who-love-his-music-and-have-800-bucks-to-spend/)
- https://soranews24.com/2018/03/30/x-japans-yoshiki-announces-diner-show-for-fans-who-love-his-music-and-have-800-bucks-to-spend/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on April 13, 2018, 04:58:58 AM
AramaJapan.com - X-JAPAN’s Coachella performance will have HIDE & TAIJI holograms (http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japans-coachella-performance-will-have-hide-taiji-holograms/87151/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/x-japans-coachella-performance-will-have-hide-taiji-holograms/87151/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on May 20, 2018, 08:06:40 AM
AramaJapan.com - YOSHIKI’s “Yoshikitty” makes strong debut in annual Sanrio character ranking (http://aramajapan.com/news/yoshikis-yoshikitty-makes-strong-debut-in-annual-sanrio-character-ranking/88355/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/yoshikis-yoshikitty-makes-strong-debut-in-annual-sanrio-character-ranking/88355/
- https://sanriocharacterranking.com/en/characters/#js-mainContent_list
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on June 24, 2018, 06:18:43 AM
Double posted

X Japan song performed by two Thai Girls with very nice piano accompaniment

Beautiful performance!
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip09802.jpeg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09802.jpeg)

(Would like to know their names, but not sure if Google Translate will get it right).....
But some comments from another YouTube post:
“First girl, Paengjang, is 10 yrs old and the 2nd girl, Krista, is 9 yrs old.”

And

“The pianist in this show is Tor Saksit who is a famous singer/pianist in Thai !”



Say Anything | น้องคริสต้า น้องแพงจัง | X-japan | We Kid Thailand เด็กร้องก้องโลก (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z99L2LZ7rhY)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on June 24, 2018, 06:37:15 AM
Triple Posted

Toshi accompanied by Sayaka Yamamoto
Brilliant

(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48b/jphip236778.jpeg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48b/jphip236779.jpeg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48b/jphip236780.jpeg)



UTAGE Toshi 山本彩 Say Anything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGB5M27Cfv0)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on July 15, 2018, 10:14:39 AM
Post 24,000 (and 24,001) dedicated with thanks to Yoshiki san for his generosity and concern...


“X Japan’s Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to disaster relief after western Japan’s torrential rain”

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/soranews24.com/2018/07/14/x-japans-yoshiki-donates-10-million-yen-to-disaster-relief-after-western-japans-torrential-rain/amp/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on November 13, 2018, 01:26:50 AM
New Page! :deco: :otomerika: :cow: :welcome :jphip:


And Yoshiki san is handy in the kitchen

(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip01895.jpeg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip01894.jpeg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09950.jpeg)


YOSHIKI、CMで“手料理”披露 ケチャップでサインも 「きよら グルメ仕立て」新CMが公開 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O90-Kf4JhnU)
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on December 21, 2018, 05:49:40 AM
Was just randomly going through Youtube, and found these 2 girls who did an INCREDIBLE cover of one of my favorite X-Japan songs, Say Anything.


The cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z99L2LZ7rhY


The original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqXJHUdQPA


and as a bonus, a TOSHIxSayanee acoustic version from UTAGE
https://www.bilibili.com/video/av25337270/


EDIT: YouTube link got borked for the TOSHIxSayanee video, found an alternative link
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 24, 2019, 07:05:43 AM
TokyoHive.com - YOSHIKI appointed music director for Hollywood film 'xXx 4' (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2019/01/yoshiki-appointed-music-director-for-hollywood-film-xxx-4)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2019/01/yoshiki-appointed-music-director-for-hollywood-film-xxx-4
- https://natalie.mu/music/news/316890



AramaJapan.com - YOSHIKI to create theme song for the 4th xXx film starring Vin Diesel (http://aramajapan.com/news/yoshiki-to-create-theme-song-for-the-4th-xxx-film-starring-vin-diesel/94947/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/yoshiki-to-create-theme-song-for-the-4th-xxx-film-starring-vin-diesel/94947/



NeoTokyo2099.com - X JAPAN leader will create music for action film xXx 4 and animated feature Spycies (https://neotokyo2099.com/2019/01/22/x-japan-leader-will-create-music-for-action-film-xxx-4-and-animated-feature-spycies/)
- https://neotokyo2099.com/2019/01/22/x-japan-leader-will-create-music-for-action-film-xxx-4-and-animated-feature-spycies/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on January 29, 2019, 07:42:15 PM
TokyoHive.com - YOSHIKI to make cameo appearance in 'xXx 4' (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2019/01/yoshiki-to-make-cameo-appearance-in-xxx-4)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2019/01/yoshiki-to-make-cameo-appearance-in-xxx-4
- https://natalie.mu/music/news/317510
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on February 12, 2019, 05:55:35 PM
NeoTokyo2099.com - YOSHIKI’s “2016 Y by YOSHIKI Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley” wine sold out in 6 minutes (http://neotokyo2099.com/2019/02/11/yoshikis-2016-y-by-yoshiki-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-wine-sold-out-in-6-minutes/)
- http://neotokyo2099.com/2019/02/11/yoshikis-2016-y-by-yoshiki-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-wine-sold-out-in-6-minutes/
- https://www.instagram.com/p/BtpUM6wgKMr/
- https://www.instagram.com/p/BsaetM5FP_E/
- https://goetheweb.jp/person/slug-n57e1085ea423
- http://www.ybyyoshiki.com/index.html
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: JFC on March 04, 2019, 05:33:45 PM
NeoTokyo2099.com - YOSHIKI goes to Carnegie Hall on PBS – new TV special premieres March 8 (http://neotokyo2099.com/2019/03/03/yoshiki-goes-to-carnegie-hall-on-pbs-new-tv-special-premieres-march-8/)
- http://neotokyo2099.com/2019/03/03/yoshiki-goes-to-carnegie-hall-on-pbs-new-tv-special-premieres-march-8/
- https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/yoshiki-at-carnegie-hall/
- https://www.thirteen.org/schedule/?search=yoshiki


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjK_tro8GnQ
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on June 25, 2019, 11:43:09 PM
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I'm so sorry it happened, but a gust of wind blew up. I talked to the Queen afterwards and Her Majesty was very sweet.

"Yoshiki’s scarf came into contact with the monarch during a gust of wind."

Note: Gillian Anderson is the ‘freaking out’ expression lady.

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With thanks to neo-tokyo 2099

https://neotokyo2099.com/2019/06/25/yoshiki-comments-on-instagram-in-regards-his-scarf-hitting-queen-elizabeths-face/
Title: Re: (Band) X Japan
Post by: muppet on August 11, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
Keeping up with the Windsors!

With thanks to moshimoshi-nippon dotjp

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https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/242680