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YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan

Friday, July 13, 2018

After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The Japanese Red Cross Society also began accepting donations for the “July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster Relief Fund” on July 10th. YOSHIKI sent the following message via social media, re-posting the article from the New York... 

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X JAPAN feat. HYDE to perform Attack on Titan Season 3 opening

Friday, July 13, 2018

X JAPAN’s “Red Swan” has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song, featuring YOSHIKI’s first-ever recording collaboration with vocalist HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel), was announced at Anime Expo on July 8, 2018 at the season opener’s world-premiere screening in Los Angeles. “Red Swan” is an unreleased original piece of music written by YOSHIKI himself for Attack on Titan, and is X JAPAN’s first new release in a year and four months, following “La Venus (Acoustic... 

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YOSHIKI shocks fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with HIDE collaboration and all-star guest performances

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

YOSHIKI shocked fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with a moving tribute to X Japan guitarist hide and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA, GLAY, and MUCC in his first-ever solo classical performance at a music festival. YOSHIKI opened his set with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” as a thematic homage to the festival’s organizers, LUNA SEA. As the final notes resonated over the audience, an image of HIDE appeared on the screen above the stage, causing shouts and tears from fans. With scenes from the documentary... 

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ASTERISM, Three Piece Heavy Metal Instrumental Band at the Average age of Sixteen, Is to Release Their First Full Album. The Album Will Feature Bootsy Collins(BASS/ex JB’S) and Buckethead(GUITAR/ex Guns N’Roses)

Friday, June 29, 2018

HAL-CA known as a genius guitarist for her furiously fast playing, right hand play, and right and correct picking for 15 year old, MIYU who only at the age of 16 can play slap and tap as well as right hand over seven-string bass, and MIO who at the age of 18 keeps the right time over flowing groove and passionate fills. This three piece heavy metal instrumental band at the average age of 16 is going to release their first full album “IGNITION” on August 22nd (Wed). This album showcases not only their performance... 

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HYDE Releases “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” – First Single in 12 Years

Monday, June 18, 2018

HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel / VAMPS) finally resumes his solo activities, with the release of his 8th single entitled “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, 2018. It will be his first solo single in 12 years, following “SEASON’S CALL,” released in 2006. The song is about how one must make their own way when confronting difficulties and struggles but without anyone extending a helping hand. The single also comes with the 2nd track “MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION II,” the re-arranged version “MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION”... 

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BRATS release hot “Doudatte yokatta” MV from first full-length album

Friday, June 15, 2018

BRATS have released their music video for “Doudatte yokatta”, one of the newly-recorded songs for the band’s first full-length album BRATS, scheduled for international release on July 25. VIDEO: BRATS – “Doudatte yokatta” The 10-song CD from the girls rock band — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — includes previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To Be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song), and will also be available... 

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LiSA becomes first anime song singer to top the chart with two best albums

Monday, June 4, 2018

\ LiSA becomes the first anime song singer and fourth female artist to top both her best albums on Oricon weekly album chart (5/21) at 1st and 2nd. A national hall tour beginning in October has also been announced LiSA released her first best albums LiSA BEST –Day- and LiSA BEST –Way- last week on Wednesday, May 9th. Both albums broke her chart record, with LiSA BEST –Way- debuting at 1st and LiSA BEST –Day- debuting at 2nd on the Oricon weekly album chart. (Chart date: Monday May 21st, 2018) This is a first... 

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Hikaru Utada’s “Good Night” announced as theme song for animated feature film Penguin Highway

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hikaru Utada is keeping up the buzz this year in anticipation of her first concert tour in 12 years as well as the announcement of upcoming album titled “Hatsukoi.” 2018 has so far been successful with her digital single “Play A Love Song,” the CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling that topped the five digital music sites in Japan as well as peaked a total of six charts globally including the iTunes chart and J-Pop charts around the world and Asia, and we now have additional news of another... 

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Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on July 25, 2018. The 10-song self-titled CD BRATS, including previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song) will also come in a limited edition package with a 24-page booklet and DVD with 5 music videos. VIDEO: BRATS – “NOUNAI SHOUKYO GAME” Track List 01. Pain 02. Kaihou Seyo 03.... 

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URBANGARDE Renews Vows With Fans At KEKKON SHIKI Anniversary Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki surprised the sold-out audience by entering the stage to an EDM arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in a custom bridal outfit adorned with URBANGARDE’s signature red polka dots. As the band took their places on stage, frontman Temma Matsunaga dramatically asked the question, “Do you swear to walk with your band forever?” Hamasaki... 

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YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan

Friday, July 13, 2018
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After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The Japanese Red Cross Society also began accepting donations for the “July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster Relief Fund” on July 10th. YOSHIKI sent the following message via social media, re-posting... Read More


X JAPAN feat. HYDE to perform Attack on Titan Season 3 opening

Friday, July 13, 2018
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X JAPAN’s “Red Swan” has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song, featuring YOSHIKI’s first-ever recording collaboration with vocalist HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel), was announced at Anime Expo on July 8, 2018 at the season opener’s world-premiere screening in Los Angeles. “Red Swan” is an unreleased original piece of music written by YOSHIKI himself for Attack on Titan, and is X JAPAN’s first new release in a year... Read More


YOSHIKI shocks fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with HIDE collaboration and all-star guest performances

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
RMMS-Yoshiki-Lunatic-Fest-20180624-A7A2288

YOSHIKI shocked fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with a moving tribute to X Japan guitarist hide and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA, GLAY, and MUCC in his first-ever solo classical performance at a music festival. YOSHIKI opened his set with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” as a thematic homage to the festival’s organizers, LUNA SEA. As the final notes resonated over the audience, an image of HIDE appeared on the screen above the stage, causing shouts and tears... Read More


ASTERISM, Three Piece Heavy Metal Instrumental Band at the Average age of Sixteen, Is to Release Their First Full Album. The Album Will Feature Bootsy Collins(BASS/ex JB’S) and Buckethead(GUITAR/ex Guns N’Roses)

Friday, June 29, 2018
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HAL-CA known as a genius guitarist for her furiously fast playing, right hand play, and right and correct picking for 15 year old, MIYU who only at the age of 16 can play slap and tap as well as right hand over seven-string bass, and MIO who at the age of 18 keeps the right time over flowing groove and passionate fills. This three piece heavy metal instrumental band at the average age of 16 is going to release their first full album “IGNITION” on August 22nd (Wed). This... Read More


HYDE Releases “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” – First Single in 12 Years

Monday, June 18, 2018
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HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel / VAMPS) finally resumes his solo activities, with the release of his 8th single entitled “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, 2018. It will be his first solo single in 12 years, following “SEASON’S CALL,” released in 2006. The song is about how one must make their own way when confronting difficulties and struggles but without anyone extending a helping hand. The single also comes with the 2nd track “MIDNIGHT CELEBRATION II,” the re-arranged... Read More


BRATS release hot “Doudatte yokatta” MV from first full-length album

Friday, June 15, 2018
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BRATS have released their music video for “Doudatte yokatta”, one of the newly-recorded songs for the band’s first full-length album BRATS, scheduled for international release on July 25. VIDEO: BRATS – “Doudatte yokatta” The 10-song CD from the girls rock band — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — includes previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To Be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film... Read More


LiSA becomes first anime song singer to top the chart with two best albums

Monday, June 4, 2018
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\ LiSA becomes the first anime song singer and fourth female artist to top both her best albums on Oricon weekly album chart (5/21) at 1st and 2nd. A national hall tour beginning in October has also been announced LiSA released her first best albums LiSA BEST –Day- and LiSA BEST –Way- last week on Wednesday, May 9th. Both albums broke her chart record, with LiSA BEST –Way- debuting at 1st and LiSA BEST –Day- debuting at 2nd on the Oricon weekly album chart. (Chart date:... Read More


Hikaru Utada’s seventh album “Hatsukoi” on sale June 27th Album cover & track list revealed!

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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As she celebrates her 20th anniversary since debut, Hikaru Utada has so far digitally released “Play A Love Song” (CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling) and the release date for digital single “Hatsukoi” (image song for TBS Drama “Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season”) is slated for May 30. 19 months from her album “Fantôme” in 2016 which proved her talents to stand the test of time beyond the hiatus, “Hatsukoi”... Read More


Hikaru Utada’s “Good Night” announced as theme song for animated feature film Penguin Highway

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hikaru Utada Artist Photo

Hikaru Utada is keeping up the buzz this year in anticipation of her first concert tour in 12 years as well as the announcement of upcoming album titled “Hatsukoi.” 2018 has so far been successful with her digital single “Play A Love Song,” the CM song for Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling that topped the five digital music sites in Japan as well as peaked a total of six charts globally including the iTunes chart and J-Pop charts around the world and Asia,... Read More


Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on July 25, 2018. The 10-song self-titled CD BRATS, including previously released studio tracks “Ainikoiyo” (To be Hero anime theme song) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen film theme song) will also come in a limited edition package with a 24-page booklet and DVD with 5 music videos. VIDEO: BRATS – “NOUNAI SHOUKYO GAME” Track... Read More


ROCK

YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan

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After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The Japanese Red Cross Society also began accepting donations for the […]


POP

LiSA becomes first anime song singer to top the chart with two best albums

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\ LiSA becomes the first anime song singer and fourth female artist to top both her best albums on Oricon weekly album chart (5/21) at 1st and 2nd. A national hall tour beginning in October has also been announced LiSA released her first best albums LiSA BEST –Day- and LiSA BEST –Way- last week on […]


IDOL

maidreamin collaborates with Candy holic for idol takeover event

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Japanese idol group Candy holic will take over maidreamin’s Akihabara Live Restaurant Heaven’s Gate on February 18th. The idols will wear maidreamin’s signature maid cafe outfits and perform special mini-concerts on the Heaven’s Gate music stage. Candy holic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/candy_holic_11 Candy holic’s performance at maidreamin is the latest collaboration at the maid cafe’s 16 […]


ANIME

LiSA becomes first anime song singer to top the chart with two best albums

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\ LiSA becomes the first anime song singer and fourth female artist to top both her best albums on Oricon weekly album chart (5/21) at 1st and 2nd. A national hall tour beginning in October has also been announced LiSA released her first best albums LiSA BEST –Day- and LiSA BEST –Way- last week on […]