Yoshiki Wins Asian Icon Award at Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo. X Japan Leader Performs David Bowie Tribute and Art of Life.
X Japan leader Yoshiki performed at the Classic Rock Awards held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, November 11. Yoshiki made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honored with the “Asian Icon Award.” Based at the venerable Roundhouse venue in London, the Classic Rock Awards are widely recognized by the world’s rock stars as the “annual must-attend event,” bringing together artists from rock’s global Hall of Fame. The show was held in Japan this year... Read More
Yoshikimono, the kimono brand engineered by Yoshiki, the famous composer, drummer, classical pianist, and leader of X Japan, has been announced as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S”, with Yoshiki giving a special musical performance on Monday, October 17th. The Yoshikimono line was conceived by Yoshiki, the first-born son of kimono shop owners, as a way to create a fusion of classic Japanese tradition and modern taste. The Yoshikimono collection... Read More
The special classical performance will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York City. Tickets, priced at $105/ $85/ $75/ $65/ $55/ $40, will be available at 11am (EST) on September 29th at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800 and Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org. “I began taking piano lessons and music theory... Read More
The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again “VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed!
Throwing down the gauntlet to the crowded festival scene The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again “VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed! Visual-kei bands from across Japan to gather at Makuhari! 3 Days, October 14th to 16th at Makuhari Messe For three days spanning the 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun) of October, Japan’s largest convention center Makuhari Messe will be decked out in Visual-Kei. Japanese Visual-Kei rock... Read More
Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival, the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are X” has been nominated for numerous competitions at various renowned film festivals around the world. The film was recently screened at Seattle International Film Festival which ran... Read More
Yoshiki Foundation donates JPY10,000,000 to Japan Red Cross Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, run by the leader of legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN, announced that the foundation is supporting the efforts of the Japan Red Cross rushing aid those who are affected by the recent Kumamoto Earthquake by donating JPY10,000,000. Yoshiki happened to be in Japan when the deadly earthquake hit Kumamoto and has been following the developing news related to this disaster.... Read More
YOSHIKI’s Signature TAMA Drum Set Auctioned for JPY6.04 Million as a 5-Year Commemoration of Biggest Natural Disaster in Japan’s History
Yoshiki’s Efforts for The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Continues… Signature TAMA Drum Set Auctioned for JPY6.04 Million as a 5-Year Commemoration of Biggest Natural Disaster in Japan’s History Proceeds to be Donated to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through Japan Red Cross 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... Read More
‘WE ARE X’ AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TX: FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (Satellite venue: Marchesa, 6:30p) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (Topfer Theater-Zach, 10:45a) FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (Paramount Theatre, 5:30p) Yoshiki To Perform Live At The Paramount Theatre On Friday, March 18 Immediately Following The Screening Of ‘WE ARE X’ ‘WE ARE X’ WINS WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR “BEST EDITING” AT 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL The award-winning, new documentary on the... Read More
DATE NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 4 2017 ALL TICKETS SOLD REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATE Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All tickets sold will remain valid for the rescheduled date. X JAPAN’s guitarist, PATA was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included... Read More
At Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City Uta, YOSHIKI had a piano performance at the base camp set to be the closing ceremony on January 22nd. The venue was filled with industry people but when YOSHIKI came up onto the stage, there came a big applause. He played “MIRACLE”’s sound effect, Star Spangled Banner, Forever Love, Swan Lake, Without You, Art of Life (DJ set). He commented on the passing of HIDE before playing Without You, saying “I tried to describe the... Read More