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Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Hollywood on January 31, 2008, 08:01:10 PM
Does anyone know the current status of SKIN?  (Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I'm kind of out of the loop.)  I went to the concert but haven't heard any news about them since-- no singles, albums, additional concerts, nothing.

I assumed that Yoshiki would have dropped SKIN once the X Japan reunion became a reality-- after all, if you can get X Japan back together, why bother with SKIN anymore?-- but just curious if I've missed some news.

(That concert was a very strange experience, by the way.)
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Sander on January 31, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
Well, Yoshiki is probably still working with them, to some extent... But as he has ~a million other projects as well I wouldn't expect much from SKIN just yet.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Hollywood on February 01, 2008, 08:51:26 PM
Thanks both of you.  That's pretty much what I suspected... I wouldn't mind seeing more of SKIN in the future-- in my opinion any band with both Yoshiki and Sugizo in it has potential to be interesting-- but given that Yoshiki is now busy with X Japan (among other things) I'm certainly not complaining.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: UVER on February 01, 2008, 09:12:43 PM
Hmm I think Yoshiki said something after or before their concert that they had recorded around 7 or 8 demos I think ... they might want to finish them *someday*. Oh well. Too bad we don't have news thought, I really like Beneath Your Skin and Killing You Softly...
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: NinjaGeek on March 08, 2008, 06:19:35 PM
Any idea if there's gonna be a live DVD release of sorts?
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: AsukaMiyu on March 08, 2008, 08:08:38 PM
There haven't been any accouncements about SKIN for months...
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Hollywood on March 08, 2008, 08:19:15 PM
Quote from: "NinjaGeek"
Any idea if there's gonna be a live DVD release of sorts?


I think I remember seeing professional cameras at the concert... don't quote me on that, though, it's been a while.

But I feel like if there were to be a DVD of just that concert, it would have come out by now.  If X decides to tour or record after the Tokyo Dome concerts, I suspect it could be a long while until anything more happens with SKIN.  (Not that I'm complaining... I'd rather more X than more SKIN, personally.)
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: nage on April 29, 2008, 07:49:45 AM
There was an interview, where Miyavi said something about them recording... :?: The link is somewhere on JRR... And I didn't read it because I'm not interested in Miyavi, but this is what people were saying... So, hmmm...

But I don't think they'll release anything sooner than in 2009. That's my guess.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Matthias on April 29, 2008, 12:11:35 PM
S.K.I.N.s current status? I would say on hiatus. And honestly I don't expect there much to come anytime soon, now with X reunited and Miyavi resuming his sucessfull solocareer. Don't get me wrong, I would like to hear the material they recorded and would like to see them in concert, but if I have to chose between them and X ...  :wink:
The best thing so far from S.K.I.N. is, that Miyavi and Sugizo conctributed on a song by Miyavi, so perhaps in the future we will have more "crossovers" between the involved artists.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: nage on April 29, 2008, 03:03:24 PM
Quote from: "Saint(c)"
The thing is, I read Gackt said in a interview concerning his health he may retire in 2010.

Doesn't he say it every second year?  :?

Well, they will definitely do nothing before X Japan, imho... :3
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Yzaleen on April 29, 2008, 03:30:49 PM
Quote from: "nage"
Quote from: "Saint(c)"
The thing is, I read Gackt said in a interview concerning his health he may retire in 2010.

Doesn't he say it every second year?  :?


He does...
I think we just have to wait & see...
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Hollywood on April 29, 2008, 05:45:25 PM
Quote from: "Matthias"
but if I have to chose between them and X ...  :wink:

My thoughts exactly. ;)  And, I suspect, Yoshiki's too.

I'd be curious what a SKIN album would be like... I can't say I'd be THAT enthusiastic for one-- naturally I'd much rather a new X Japan album-- but I would probably buy it just out of curiosity and because of Yoshiki and Sugizo.

Not sure whether or not I'd see them in concert again, I guess it would depend on the circumstances and my mood at the time.  50-50 on that one, at this point.  It's hard to imagine Yoshiki and Sugizo playing any kind of concert nearby and me NOT going, but the whole SKIN thing has such a shrill "omg gakuto n myiavi kawaiiiii" fangirl vibe, so...
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Madjhatter on May 01, 2008, 06:17:31 PM
Quote
but the whole SKIN thing has such a shrill "omg gakuto n myiavi kawaiiiii" fangirl vibe, so...

but ZOMG they reely R kawaiiii and on tha same stage SQUEEEE! ...

I'm sorry couldn't help it. I actually do agree with you, I liked the concept at first but after so much of that, ..well theres only so much you can take. well just have to see but it wouldn't suprise me too terribly if the project was dropped.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Beauty/Broken on May 05, 2008, 01:42:27 AM
Quote from: "Hollywood"
Quote from: "Matthias"
but if I have to chose between them and X ...  :wink:

My thoughts exactly. ;)  And, I suspect, Yoshiki's too./quote]

I think so. I think with S.K.I.N the members wanted to spearhead the whole "Jrock Revolution Movement" in America with an all-star band of Japanese musicians. When the X Japan re-union started to become more of a reality than potential I think Yoshiki simply had to change his priorities.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: MiscastDice on May 22, 2008, 07:56:47 AM
Personally, I think S.K.I.N. is disbanded, but no one's said it has been so it's more of an informal "everyone wandering away" disbandment rather than an announced or openly dramatic disbandment. (Disbandments are kind of like divorces IMO: some are handled quietly away from everything, others are explosions of high drama)

I think the primary goal of it, whatever it was, has been accomplished, everyone is far more successful in their solo careers, Yoshiki and Sugizo and Miyavi are still all working together/are friends, Gackt is off doing his own thing, and everyone's moved on and is happy having done so.

That said, if you're one for rumors, there were quite a few of some major behind-the-scenes drama between Yoshiki and Gackt. Ego clashes, style differences, something to do with Miyavi, take your pick. I'd honestly agree with these rumors due to Yoshiki's picking TMR over Gackt for the Muteki Band. . . 8)
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: nage on May 22, 2008, 08:14:54 AM
Hahaha. Honestly? I think that TMR has more to do with hide than Gackt. XD

Ok, kidding. I have no idea.

But really, didn't Miyavi say that they've recorded something more as SKIN...? O.o
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: matsumoto on May 22, 2008, 10:07:44 AM
Just like MiscastDice said, they've probably disbanded informally. After all, it would be absurd to officially announce it when all the band has ever done was a couple of songs and a live concert.

I never expected this band to last, anyway. Most of what I think has already been said. I can't imagine the four of them coexisting pacifically; they're all too famous, too different, too much of an age (or era) gap between them. It would be a bit like mixing Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Billie Joe Armstrong in the same project.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: ilesoix on May 22, 2008, 12:54:07 PM
"JRR: Is S.K.I.N. planning on doing something in 2008?

MIYAVI: Yeah, I think so. You should ask him [YOSHIKI] (laughs). I talked to YOSHIKI a little bit about S.K.I.N., but you know he’s now back with X JAPAN. Besides, each member of S.K.I.N. is running their own projects including me, so it’s kind of difficult to arrange things."


http://www.jrockrevolution.com/index.php/webzine/article/miyavi_interview1/interviews
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Leo Van Newhouse on May 23, 2008, 08:02:53 PM
I'd like to see them work on some new music, when ever they can.
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Edside on May 23, 2008, 10:05:39 PM
I really hope they put something out in the market. They can do some interesting music.  :twisted:
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Menacia on May 23, 2008, 10:47:32 PM
I'd be happy if they just released their live concert.
Even though it's only 4 songs, I want a DVD. Those super stars on one stage!! Damn, I so want to replace crappy bootleg stuff with good quality retail footage ^_^
Title: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Beauty/Broken on May 29, 2008, 12:35:48 AM
I don't think Yoshiki picked TMR over Gackt for the hide memorial in any possible sense; but personally I think I would prefer TMR as the vocalist of SKIN in place of Gackt. I think Gackt is an extremely talented musician, and would bring expertise in several instruments to SKIN (much more than Takanori would) but I believe that puting him and Yoshiki in the same band is disaster waiting to happen.

Rumours of arguments between the members aside, I think it's simply a case of different people having different priorities. Gackt is currently busy being filmed in a big Hollywood movie, Miyavi is touring the world and Yoshiki is back with X Japan. It seems that Sugizo is just doing his own thing, helping out both Yoshiki and Miyavi recently as well as working with Juno Reactor and his other projects.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Aerce on August 14, 2008, 01:34:09 AM
I'd like to see them work on some new music, when ever they can.

Yea.. me too. I really want to hear what they can come up with.

But I doubt we will hear them.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Menacia on August 14, 2008, 09:51:16 AM
I might have missed something but as far as I remember there was never anything mentioned after the concert about further S.K.I.N. progress. sad in a way. I want the damn live on DVD!!!
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Aerce on August 14, 2008, 04:38:33 PM
I might have missed something but as far as I remember there was never anything mentioned after the concert about further S.K.I.N. progress. sad in a way. I want the damn live on DVD!!!

Same here.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Dead Fairy on October 02, 2008, 07:14:20 PM
Here is something Sugizo said in a new Interview

Since Luna Sea you’ve done a lot of collaborations, a lot of work with other people, and I wanted to check in on the current status of some of them. What happened with SKIN?
Well of course we’re going to continue.

Have you guys all just been too busy doing other things?
Yes, very busy, but all the members want to continue. I don’t know when, maybe next year we can all join again.

Quelle (http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2008/10/qa_luna_seas_sugizo.php)
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Menacia on October 02, 2008, 10:24:00 PM
now that'd be really cool if S.K.I.N. would do anything...anything at all, like releasing the concert on DVD.
anyways, let's hope for the best.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Dead Fairy on October 02, 2008, 10:39:13 PM
The concert on DVD would be so awsome... and one album... I want "Killing you softly" as studio version...
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: vayz on October 03, 2008, 12:52:52 AM
The concert on DVD would be so awsome... and one album... I want "Killing you softly" as studio version...
I second your motion >>>>>
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: AsukaMiyu on October 03, 2008, 08:07:59 AM
Same here! Concert dvd and the songs in studio version (preferably with some mroe :P) and I'll be happy. :D

Well, bussy as they are, let's see what'll happen... it's probably better not to keep one's hopes too high >.<;
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Menacia on October 03, 2008, 08:54:32 AM
At least they didn't anounce a break up... S.K.I.N. might be on hold, but that only means, that we've got to wait...
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: saanrio on October 03, 2008, 05:30:52 PM
I think if we see anything further from S.K.I.N., it will probably be something along the lines of what we've seen from L'arc en Ciel in recent years -- the whole one year on, one year off bit since everyone has other things they want to be involved with as well.

But, I'm not holding my breath waiting for an album.  Or a DVD, or anything else.  Miyavi hasn't announced any big plans for 2009, but Gackt has a huge tour coming up, and Yoshiki has several concerts with X, and I think IF anything happens next year, it will be late in the year.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: nage on October 04, 2008, 01:43:27 AM
Hmmm, do you really think their first concert is worth a DVD...? >.>

My guess now is very late 2009 or half 2010.... or it might be very well 2025.... x'D
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Menacia on October 04, 2008, 03:17:04 PM
The Concert is definetely worth a DVD. It's got those four guys on one stage performing together...enough said  ;)

well, seriously, I'd be happy if there were at least a TV broadcast or even a good quality bootleg.
I just want to own that. ;D
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Wearex316 on December 30, 2008, 01:07:43 AM
Here is something Sugizo said in a new Interview

Since Luna Sea you’ve done a lot of collaborations, a lot of work with other people, and I wanted to check in on the current status of some of them. What happened with SKIN?
Well of course we’re going to continue.

Have you guys all just been too busy doing other things?
Yes, very busy, but all the members want to continue. I don’t know when, maybe next year we can all join again.

Quelle (http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2008/10/qa_luna_seas_sugizo.php)


ILL WAIT A MILLION YEARS
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Dead Fairy on January 03, 2009, 09:18:20 PM
Something miyavi wrote in one of his blogs on 08/12/28 makes me hope a bit, that they all at least have met...

"I'm gonna go play guitar for a bi~t!

As a guitarist from "S.K.I.N""
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Yurga~ on January 03, 2009, 09:28:09 PM
I think this is offtopic but where i can get S.K.I.N concert video?
I wanna see it~ (yeah i don't like Camui, but Miayvi with Yoshiki are really OK)
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Matthias on January 03, 2009, 10:08:53 PM
Guess you can find some of the concert-footage on youtube, don't know if there's a proshot in circulation.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: mC on April 28, 2009, 08:54:18 AM
Just read a comment from miyavi about S.K.I.N:

What ever happened to S.K.I.N.?

miyavi: That’s a very good question. (laughs) It’s still alive. I want to do it so badly so we’ve been trying to make it happen, but, you know, Yoshiki is doing X JAPAN, Sugizo’s doing his stuff too and Gackt is too. I’ve been doing my world tour. Someday. Someday! I don’t know. Ask Yoshiki. (everyone laughs)

SOURCE: http://listentheworld.wordpress.com/category/jrock/x-japan/
THEIR SOURCE: http://www.jame-world.com/uk/articles-47967-press-conference-with-cockmongler-at-anime-matsuri.html
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Immortal Angel on April 28, 2009, 10:00:33 AM
Haha thats somehow so cute! Reminds me of "I dont know, mommy is very busy .. .I can ask her MOOOOOMMMYYYYY here are some strange people asking strange questions ..." X3
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: MIHO on April 28, 2009, 10:31:24 AM
Yes, Yoshiki is actually........... Miyavi's mother.

ThanX for posting, mC, good to know. XD
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Beauty/Broken on April 28, 2009, 12:15:41 PM
Just read a comment from miyavi about S.K.I.N:

What ever happened to S.K.I.N.?

miyavi: That’s a very good question. (laughs) It’s still alive. I want to do it so badly so we’ve been trying to make it happen, but, you know, Yoshiki is doing X JAPAN, Sugizo’s doing his stuff too and Gackt is too. I’ve been doing my world tour. Someday. Someday! I don’t know. Ask Yoshiki. (everyone laughs)

SOURCE: http://listentheworld.wordpress.com/category/jrock/x-japan/
THEIR SOURCE: http://www.jame-world.com/uk/articles-47967-press-conference-with-cockmongler-at-anime-matsuri.html

Wait, wtf is up with that URL?

"http://www.jame-world.com/uk/articles-47967-press-conference-with-cockmongler-at-anime-matsuri.html"

Cockmongler?!?
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Wearex316 on April 28, 2009, 12:59:56 PM
now thats funny didnt expect that there
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Sander on April 28, 2009, 01:20:17 PM
It's copied from X Boards, where Miyavi wordfilters to cockmongler. What a lovely board.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: radicalblues on April 28, 2009, 05:38:04 PM
My bad, I hope nobody takes an inner joke too harsh, hahaha.
Yes, SKIN is still active... just as Dope HEADz is active too... you never know. :P
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Matthias on April 28, 2009, 06:19:11 PM
LMAO, excellent, the URL at JAME looks funny as hell :)
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: mC on April 29, 2009, 04:38:39 AM
LOL, I never even saw that... :P
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: purplexpride on June 13, 2010, 04:47:34 PM
https://twitter.com/MIYAVI_OFFICIAL

- ロス地元の友達も沢山来てくれました。ヨシキさんとスギゾさんも来てくれたのでプチS.K.I.N.でした。GET BACK~~!! GET BACK~~!! (S.K.I.N.'s song that i forgot the name of that though)

- bunch of friends of mine in L.A. came tonite. Yoshiki n Sugizo also came n we did S.K.I.N. at the backstage.LOL

Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Beauty/Broken on June 13, 2010, 08:53:27 PM
Holy moly.

I'm gonna resist saying "SKIN LIVES!", as it sounds like a completely impromptu and trivial jam between Yoshiki, Sugizo and Miyavi.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: AsukaMiyu on June 13, 2010, 09:14:04 PM
I wonder what he's talking about now.... I have the impression that he's often talking crap when it comes to SKIN >< I mean, it wouldn't be the first time that he's like OMG SKIN IS ALIVE as the only one of the "band" :P

Well, either way... doesn't sounds very alive here actually...
http://purpleskymagazine.com/2010/06/interview-miyavi-samurai-guitarist-and-ceo-part-2/#more-2623
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: mC on June 14, 2010, 05:28:30 AM
I wouldn't put any hopes behind that, and I really don't think he means to give any hopes either. It just sounds as if they started playing some songs together, that's all.

I quite like his humor :P
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Beauty/Broken on June 14, 2010, 10:08:33 AM
"Something happened"

A.K.A - Gackt and Yoshiki fell out, big time - and haven't spoken since.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: purplexpride on June 14, 2010, 01:36:50 PM
"Something happened"

A.K.A - Gackt and Yoshiki fell out, big time - and haven't spoken since.

Gackt flew to LA for visit YOSHIKI after his surgery last year. He wrote on his blog, they had some fun together. At least, he joked about YOSHIKI's collar brace. They laughed together so much.

well! well! I don't think everyone serious with S.K.I.N, right ? This project has sounded so impossible since the beginning. 

BTW, I think they maybe have some fun together with a show of S.K.I.N. in the future, who knows!
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Sander on June 14, 2010, 02:25:04 PM
As Miyavi stated in his interview with the PurpleSKY Magazine (http://purpleskymagazine.com/2010/06/interview-miyavi-samurai-guitarist-and-ceo-part-1/), the idea behind S.K.I.N. in the beginning was that it'd be Yoshiki's last band and he wanted to go out with a big bang (which the band would've been had they decided to continue), but apparently X came back together and everyone continued with their own projects.

Apart from one smaller (or maybe even bigger) gig sometime when they are all old, or maybe a DVD release 10/15/20/... years after they played together, I don't really see any other possible action from there.
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: Ann1958 on June 14, 2010, 04:55:35 PM
Honestly, I prefer them being busy with X Japan!!!
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: ElefeX on June 14, 2010, 08:22:10 PM
Honestly, I prefer them being busy with X Japan!!!

I agree!!!

I always think of S.K.I.N. as a group of (very talented) friends just having a jam session of sorts! It didn't really seem too serious and it was sort of just for fun! Although that is just my impression of it all - I don't really know as all I have ever seen are a few dodgy youtube clips!
Title: Re: Current status of SKIN?
Post by: ZoinX on August 24, 2010, 09:16:32 PM
I think they should release the 7 or 8 songs they recorded... it's enough for an album, right? om i tunes maybe. or if the band's not to serious they could just upload them on a myspace page or something.
I really want to hear the songs and not just some screaming fans