May 18, 2015

TEMPURA KIDZ and Angry Birds collaboration digitally released to 39 countries worldwide

TEMPURA KIDZ have collaborated with Angry Birds, the world famous game that has been downloaded 25 million times, on a song called “SUKI SUKI! TEMPURA KIDZ”. The song is now available for digital download in 39 countries worldwide. iTunes: Angry Birds has collaborated with STAR WARS, Transformers, the NBA, and even Prince William of England in the past. This collaboration with TEMPURA KIDZ will be their first with a Japanese... Read More

May 15, 2015

LITE release SXSW concert video & will go to England in August

LITE performed at in Austin, Texas this March. A video of their performance of “Pirates and Parakeets” from the concert is now up on YouTube. This video was produced as a collaboration with the HDR-MV1 Sony Music Video Recorder. The video combines live footage, candid backstage shots, and local footage. LITE will perform at “ArcTanGent Festival 2015” in Bristol, England in August. ArcTanGent Festival 2015 August 20, 2015 (Thursday) – August 22, 2015 (Saturday)... Read More

May 14, 2015

CAPSULE’s new album “WAVE RUNNER” confirmed for Taiwan release. Taiwan concert also announced

CAPSULE have confirmed the Taiwan release of their 15th album, “WAVE RUNNER”. The album will be titled “Yīn Làng Lǐngháng Zhě” and will be released by Warner Taiwan on May 15. CAPSULE will also play their first Taiwan concert to commemorate the release. They will appear at in Taipei, Taiwan. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in Taipei Dates: June 13 (Saturday) and 14 (Sunday) 2015 *CAPSULE performs only on the 14th (Sunday) Venue: Taipei, Taiwan ATT4FUN (commercial... Read More

May 13, 2015

Tomoyasu Hotei signs with overseas rock label

Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei announced that he has signed with overseas rock label, Spinefarm Records. His first release on the label will feature American “punk rock icon”, Iggy Pop (67), on guest vocals. The song is called “How the Cookie Crumbles” and will be digitally released in the UK and Europe under his “HOTEI” moniker on June 15. Hotei moved to England in the summer of 2012 and grabbed this huge chance in just three years. Official Website: Facebook:... Read More

May 12, 2015

EGOIST’s huge sing along at their first Hong Kong “one-man”

EGOIST held their first overseas “one-man” concert at Hong Kong STARHALL on Thursday, April 30. 2000 fans attend the concert, and many of them formed long lines to buy CDs and other merchandise before the show. EGOIST performed “Great Distance”, a song by ryo (supercell) and sung by chelly, for the first time. The fans were blown away by this song that had not been performed in Japan before. EGOIST played 20 songs in front of a crowd of 2000 fans. Chelly said, “We’ll... Read More

May 11, 2015

Ayumi Hamasaki’s official YouTube channel tops 100 million plays

Ayumi Hamasaki’s official YouTube channel, “ayu”, has topped 100 million total plays. Official YouTube Channel: The “ayu” official YouTube channel has released various hit songs and concert videos since it was launched in 2009. Currently, there are 200 videos on the site, including a preview of ayu’s latest album, “A ONE”, and a cover of Hikaru Utada’s “Movin’ on without you” that has topped 2 million plays already. There... Read More

May 1, 2015

GLAY’s “Promised Tokyo Dome concert” to be broadcast live overseas

GLAY will hold a solo concert, “20th Anniversary Final GLAY in TOKYO DOME 2015 Miracle Music Hunt Forever”, at Tokyo Dome on May 31. The concert will be broadcast live to 50 movie theaters in Japan as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan. New GLAY visuals were also released to coincide with this announcement. Kazuaki Seki did the artwork and also directed the music video for “HEROES”, which is their new single that will be released on May 25. Live viewing “20th Anniversary... Read More