November 27, 2015

YOSHIKI’s Breathtaking Performance at 11th Annual Classic Rock Award

Yoshiki opened for the 11th annual Classic Rock Award held on November 11th at Round House in London. YOSHIKI performed QUEEN’s Bohemian Rhapsody, followed by short versions of “WITHOUT YOU” and “ART OF LIFE” for the audience including legendary artists such as Brian Mae from QUEEN, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Manic Street Preachers. The performance for 1000 audience including the industry’s executives, was so well-received that Brian Mae, and Alice... Read More

November 26, 2015

X JAPAN’s Earth Quake Relief to be Live-streamed on Nico Nico Live

On November 28th (Sat) , X JAPAN will live stream their first music club show in 24 years “Ishimaki Charity LIVE”. Ishimaki show will be the opening performance for the world tour that follows. As X JAPAN, this is the first music club show in 24 years since Meguro Rokumeikan show on December 31st 1991. This rare show is only for 150 audience but will be available for the world to see as live-stream. Half of the 150 tickets for this charity show have been out for auction and... Read More

October 12, 2015


X Japan’s First Single “Born To Be Free” To Be Released November 6th. X Japan announced today that the iconic Japanese rock group will release, for the first time ever, a studio recording of their much loved song “Born To Be Free” on November 6th, 2015. The song, which the band has performed live to sold out shows around the world over the years, has never before been released as a studio recording. The new studio recording of the song will appear on X JAPAN’s upcoming... Read More

August 21, 2015

X JAPAN’s First “JAPAN TOUR” in Two Decades! The Details of the Seven Shows Announced!

Yoshiki Announced X JAPAN’s “JAPAN TOUR” at the last minute press conference on August 19th. X JAPAN hasn’t toured for 20 years since “DAHLIA TOUR” in 1995 and 1996. The press conference revealed the promotion video of “#XDAY”, to be held at SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY in UK, and a trailer of the documentary film which is to be aired for the first time at “#XDAY”. Moreover, it was announced that on October 23th, a new song from the new album will be released... Read More

August 19, 2015

X JAPAN urgent press conference confirmed! Live-streamed exclusively via Nico Nico!

X JAPAN has announced to hold urgent press conference from 2PM (JST) today, on August 19th. On behalf of the band, YOSHIKI will unveil their important announcement. This conference will be also live-streamed via Nico Nico. Furthermore, after the conference, an exclusive live interview with YOSHIKI will be live-streamed exclusively for the Nico Nico premium members or YOSHIKI channel members. He will answer to questions from fans in the program. Nico Nico Live “X JAPAN... Read More

August 11, 2015

“YOSHIKI CHANNEL” Opens on Nico Nico Video! There will be a live stream of premium dinner show exclusively for the channel members!

“YOSHIKI CHANNEL” is renewed on Nico Nico Video, One of Japan’s major video platforms. To celebrate its launch, the channel will live-stream the premium dinner show on August 14th (Fri), and 15th (Sat), which is to be held exclusively for the channel ‘s premium members (paid membership required). The channel will stream exclusive live shows and distribute links for movies and mail magazines. *Paid membership is available only in Japan. Do not take your... Read More

August 10, 2015

“JUNK STORY” a film about hide: Packaged and overseas premier project has started

The DVD & Blu-ray of “hide 50th anniversary FILM ‘JUNK STORY’”, a documentary movie about hide’s 50th birthday, will be released on December 11. A project to premier the movie overseas has started. The film is planning to premier in Los Angeles where hide was aiming for, as well as in France and Germany where culture events on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan are abundant. A crowdfunding project to gather funds for the overseas premier was started on the Makuake... Read More

July 7, 2015

X JAPAN Releasing Their First Album After 20 Years on March 11th! CD Release Event “#XDAY” Announced!

You might remember X JAPAN from their performance at Madison Square Garden in New York last year. At the main stage of “JAPAN EXPO” in Paris, France, on July 4th, The band leader, YOSHIKI, announced they are releasing their first studio album in 20 years on March 11th 2016. Also, another concert project will be held on March 12th at a traditional venue in UK, as legendary as Madison Square Garden in US, SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY. At the same time, there will be a documentary film... Read More

June 1, 2015

YOSHIKI as a LINE stamp. English version in the works leading up to world tour

YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) LINE stamps are now for sale via the LINE STORE “Creator’s Stamp”. This is the first time that YOSHIKI has been digitally distributed as a digital content original character. The stamp is now available as Japanese version, but an English version will also be released as YOSHIKI’s world tour approaches. There are 40 different stamps, including YOSHIKI with a microphone and YOSHIKI on drums. Interactions between fans are sure to surge because of this... Read More

April 10, 2015

Yoshiki’s Prediction “Humans will Compete Against AI’s compositions”.

“New Economy Summit 2015” was held by Japan Association of New Economy on April 8th (Wed). Along with notable names from different industries including George Roberts (KK & Co. L.P. Co-founder, CEO), Drew Houston (Dropbox Co-Founder, CEO), Larry Ellison (Oracle Corporation CEO, CTO), Shinya Yamanaka (a Noble Prize Winner for Stem Cell Research at Kyoto University Institute of Science and Technology), Yoshiki joined the conference as a guest speaker. Yoshiki played on... Read More