September 14, 2012

STEREOPONY / New Band with Avril Lavigne’s Producer

STEREOPONY formed a new band with Evan Taubenfeld, Avril Lavigne’s producer and a guitarist, and announced of their future activities. After AIMI(vo/g)’s successful surgery for polyposis, STEREPONY made a comeback in the scene with their performance at “MUSIC MONSTERS -2012 summer-” and also performed at “Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012” in Jakarta, Indonesia in front of an enthusiastic audience of 5,000. With such a successful overseas live, STEREOPONY has now... Read More

September 13, 2012

CROSSFAITH / First Japanese Band to Participate in Australian Rock Festival

Prior to their second UK tour and first Europe tour, CROSSFAITH will participate in a big-scale outdoor event “Soundwave Festival 2013” in Australia. “Soundwave Festival” is one of the biggest rock festivals in Australia and for the year of 2013, it will take place over 5 days as indicated below. It will be held in various locations in Australia with an artist lineup of world renowned artists such as METALLICA, LINKIN PARK, SLAYER and BLINK-182. This will be the very... Read More

September 12, 2012

j-Pad Girls / Ultimate Human Beat Box! Covers by Social Media Beauties Unit “j-Pad Girls” in ‘Zenbu Jibun (All by Myself)’ Version!

1st Release: ‘Just the way you are’ Bruno Mars cover by May (ex-member of Sweet Vacation) Project unit “j-Pad Girls” in promotion of social media art from Tokyo to the world succeeded in reaching the goal on the crowd funding site “CAMPFIRE” within 19 hours of their fundraiser. The members of j-Pad Girls are now beginning a series of releases for the whole world! For the first release, Bruno Mars cover of ‘Just the way you are’ by May from j-Pad Girls will be... Read More

September 12, 2012

YOSHIKI ATTENDS 2012 POINTS OF LIGHT TRIBUTE AWARDS, OFFERING A PRIVATE DINNER FOR THE CAUSE WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2012-YOSHIKI,

international musician/producer, and leader of X Japan, attended The 2012 Points of Light Tribute Awards “Changing Lives Through Service”, held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan on Friday, September 7, 2012. Points of Light is a charity nonprofit inspired by former President George H.W. Bush, and is the world’s leading volunteer service organization. A tribute was made to those whose extraordinary contribution to volunteerism and service had made the... Read More

September 11, 2012

YAMATO / Major Debut of World Renowned Taiko Unit

Visiting more than 50 countries around the world while gathering total audiences of more than 5 million, the globally active Taiko unit “Yamato” made their major debut on 9/5 with the release of “YAMATO BEAT Vol.1″ This major mini album presents many new possibilities that Taiko has never challenged before. Produced by Homma Akimitsu(producer of Ikimonogakari and Porno Graffitti), lyrics by Mori Yukinojo and collaborated by talented vocalists such as Atari... Read More

September 10, 2012

7!! / First live performance overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia!!

A newcomer band from Okinawa, 7!! (pronounced seven oops) performed at “Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012” on Sep.1 at Jakarta International Expo. “AFA” is one of the largest anime festivals in South East Asia where many Japanese animation and Japan anime song fans gathered from all over the world. “AFA” has since been egarded as the platform to reach out to Japanese contents lovers and “AFA Singapore 2011” attracted more than 80,000 visitors. his is the... Read More

September 10, 2012

BENI / Live Performance in L.A.

Releasing a cover album “COVERS” on 3/21 which is setting the sales record of more than 300,000 CDs as a long-run hit, BENI performed a live in L.A., her second hometown. While communicating with the audience in fluent English, she performed ‘Ti Amo’ and Stevie Wonder’s cover ‘Overjoyed’ from the cover album among other numbers in her 20-min stage in all-acoustic setting. “COVERS” has been released in 63 countries on iTunes... Read More

September 7, 2012

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION / Sending J-ROCK Out to Asia!

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has been invited as the first guest artist group for “LIVE Direct from Tokyo Radio (LIVE 直送 from 東京電台),” TOKYO FM’s monthly live project that hosts lives in various locations in Asia as it targets listeners in Asia. This project’s objective is to spread Japanese music around Asia and its very first live with ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERAION will take place on11/18 at Legacy TAIPEI in Taiwan. Live Information: 1st Live of “LIVE Direct from... Read More

September 6, 2012

KREVA / “LIVE in ASIA” in Taiwan & Hong Kong

During the tour of “KREVA LIVE in ASIA,” KREVA will hold a live in Taiwan on 9/20 and in Hong Kong on 9/22. He has been to Taipei before as a member of KICK THE CAN CREW, but this is the very first time for him to present a solo stage. For Hong Kong, he is planning to make a CD release of ‘JAPANEASE RAP STAR for ASIA.’ It will certainly be a great chance for more music lovers in Asia to get to know KREVA better. Live Information: “KREVA LIVE in ASIA” Date: 9/20/2012(Thurs) Venue:... Read More

September 5, 2012

w-inds. / Live in Hong Kong

As part of w-inds.’s [LIVE TOUR 2012 “MOVE LIKE THIS”], a live in Hong Kong has been added to their October schedule. Check out the live information below and make sure to join the excitement if you’re in Hong Kong! Live Information: w-inds. LIVE TOUR 2012 “MOVE LIKE THIS” in HONG KONG Date: 10/20/2012(Sat) Venue: Star Hall at KITEC (九龍灣國際展貿中心- 匯星) (Address: 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong / 九龍灣展貿徑1號) Time: OPEN... Read More