TAIJI to play at a Munetaka Higuchi memorial show

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According to Bravewords.com, the Japanese heavy-metal band Loudness has recently announced a third memorial show to Munetaka Higuchi, the band’s drummer and founding member, who passed away in 2008 after an eight-month battle with liver cancer. The ex-X JAPAN bassist TAIJI was announced as one of the support acts.

The memorial show will take place at the CC Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo on November 14th. Other support acts will include LAZY, PAY MONEY TO MY PAIN and DUSTAR-3.

Posted: October 20th, 2010

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X JAPAN’s world tour plans for 2011

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The North America Tour is hardly over as YOSHIKI already announces X JAPAN’s plans for next year to the press.

YOSHIKI said, they already decided to play in France and Germany, and also the UK and other European countries are under discussion. The European Tour will take place in spring. Further, they want to play in Japan and North America again by May, followed by concerts in Asian countries like Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. X also got offers to play in Chile, Peru and Brazil.

No definite dates have been announced yet, but we’ll immediately let you know if anything is announced. We can’t wait!

Sources: Sanspo, Barks, Tokyograph

Posted: October 13th, 2010

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X JAPAN North American Tour – New York

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The last stop for X Japan on their North American tour was New Yorks’s Roseland Ballroom. The show was played to a sold-out venue of over 3,000 spectators. The line to the concert circled the block of the venue twice and at one point Yoshiki reportedly ordered around 100 pizzas to the people standing outside.

Consequence of Sound has a really nice reveiw with spectacular pictures, beaten in length only by the Examiner. The Hollywood Reporter believes that “X Japan is bringing spectacle and excitement back to music” and is a force to be reckoned with. Barks also has a beautiful gallery of the show.

Setlist:
• Jade
• Rusty Nail
• Silent Jealousy
• Drain
• Violin Solo
• Piano Solo
• Kurenai
• Born to be Free
• Drum Solo
• I.V.
• X
• Endless Rain
• Art of Life

Posted: October 12th, 2010

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YOSHIKI and Stan Lee announce Music themed super hero comic

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Yesterday at New York Comic Con, YOSHIKI and comic legend Stan Lee announced details about their collaboration project.

It will be a music super hero comic book series, which will be translated into multiple languages. It’s also planned to be adapted into a motion comic (that’s a slightly animated comic with music, sound effects and voice actors) for which YOSHIKI will make the music.

Posted: October 10th, 2010

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Happy Birthday, ToshI!

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Have a great birthday, ToshI! We’re wishing you all the best and the fullfillment of 90% of your wishes! (The rest is for next year. :D )

This year, he’s celebrating his birthday in New York, so if you’re going to X’ concert today, don’t forget to sing “Happy Birthday” to him!

Posted: October 9th, 2010

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