X Japan Yoshiki – Part I

On June 22, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

No Compromise I think what I admire most about Yoshiki is that he makes no compromise about his music. He said in an inverview that: Before the North American tour last year, he was advised by their American management to drop ballads for the tour as the US audience does not appreciate ballads mixed with metal. […]

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X Japan – 2011 WORLD TOUR Starts June 28 in London

On June 20, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized, X Japan,

Just following the itineraries on the map, I feel dizzy and jet lagged. I hope everything goes well for them. Here’s the itineraries, announced so far: Europe: June 28 (Tue) London, United Kingdom July 01 (Fri) Paris, France July 02 (Sat) Utrecht, Netherlands July 04 (Mon) Berlin, Germany Japan: August 13 (Sat) Osaka August 14 […]

X Japan – U.S. First Single “Jade” release on June 28

On June 16, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

In North America, Europe and Latin America in digital format. Finally! Jade teaser : http://www.xjapanmusic.com/audio/ Their European tour starts the same day in London. I like watching someone trying to achieve something against odds. This year it’s X Japan and Yoshiki. X Japan official web site: http://www.xjapanmusic.com Here’s a couple of articles. The first two have […]

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X Japan – English Lyric Part 2

On June 13, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized, X Japan,

“Scarlet Love Song” is written almost entirely in Japanese. A poster at YouTube translated the lyric in English, begging understanding in advance if the translation is awkward. X JAPAN – Scarlet Love Song -BUDDHA Mix (Click “Show More” for English translation.) Someone commented on difficulty to translate between two languages even for a person who is bilingual in […]

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X Japan – Last Live Full Version

On June 13, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized, X Japan,

On June 11 Yoshiki tweets that he finally finished editing X Japan Last Live Full Version after 13 years, that it took 13 years because it was so pailful that he could not watch till the end. Good news is then, can we expect its DVD release in the US soon? I would love to have it. […]

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X Japan – Scarlet Love Song

On June 10, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

“Scarlet Love Song” is the main theme song of anime Tezuka Osamu’s “Buddha – Akai Sabaku yo Utsukushiku”, released in Japan on May 27, 2011. I read the song would be released on June 08 worldwide. But it was not available either at Amazon or iTune. It turned out available only in Japan. On iTune there, it […]

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X Japan ToshI – After the Reunion

On June 1, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

X Japan was reunited in 2007 for I.V., a theme song of a movie for worldwide release. First forward, they did North American Tour in 7 cities in the US and Canada in 2010, finishing with New York sold out concert. Comments in media were very favorable. I have been reading fun’s comments at YouTube […]

X Japan – Best Cover – Auvernia – Blue Blood

On May 15, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

I happen to like X Japan. I do not care much about other metal bands. But like posters at YouTube say, this is the best cover of X Japan I came across. They are metal band from Argentina. Here’s their cover and X Japan’s original: Auvernia – Blue Blood (X Japan Cover) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5LYjqJRtQI X […]

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X Japan – Yoshiki on Sirius XM Radio

On May 13, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

Is he a financial stake for investors? SeriusXM’ news release was widely distributed by PRNewswire, including financial web sites and investment blogs like: Yoshiki Radio to Debut on SiriusXM at Yahoo! Finance Yoshiki Radio to Debut on SiriusXM at Seeking Alpha Another market report says: “Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) declared today that Yoshiki, Japanese […]

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X Japan – ToshI

On April 30, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

He is the vocalist of X Japan. (He started using recently the spelling, the first and the last in upper case.) Funs comment most on Yoshiki (Leader/composer/drum/piano) and late Hide (guitar), but not so much about ToshI.  It’s a bit strange. Because without his voice, X Japan would not be X Japan. His voice is […]

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