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Suggestions / Re: Video embeds?
« Last post by nb on Today at 03:07:59 PM »
 :P
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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« Last post by axlroseX on Today at 01:07:41 PM »
Id definitely stop caring completely if Toshi left. Massive lineup changes because of disagreement when bands are this old and big are almost always lame. I don't think hed ever leave though , so no worries
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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« Last post by Teemeah on Today at 12:32:27 PM »
As for the new song, initially i was disappointed and I voiced it on discord too. But I gave it some time, calmed down and tried to view it from other angles. I think I agree with what fluffy said before. It's their decision and there are too many personal possibilites of 'what X is', to say definitely that marketing a Yoshiki+Sugizo collab with hyde as 'X Japan' is wrong. I want Toshi on vocals, heck, I dislike hyde's way of singing. His previous X song renditions were horrendous. Without You also only has two members. Wriggle has two members and none of them are founding members of te band. ;) I can live with one song without Toshi's voice. As long as he is not replaced as the lead singer.

And even then, if ever, he would leave X japan, would we all leave the fandom? Did Queen fans leave the band when Freddy died? Can they live with other singers touring with the band?  http://diffuser.fm/replaced-lead-singers/ 30 bands that replaced their lead singers. They did still go on and their fans are still there (maybe not all of them, but hey, personal preferences).

Most bands have a gazillion lineup changes all the time. especially VK bands, sometimes you cannot even follow who is in which band at the time, they change bands every 2 years or so :) Somehow their fans still survive.

I'd be EXTREMELY sad if Toshi ever left X again. But probably I would survive. Just like 99% of fans survived hide's death and Taiji's departure, too.  This is just one single song with an unusual lineup. I can live with that. :)
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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« Last post by Teemeah on Today at 12:17:51 PM »
I think we should stop speculating why they didn't participate in the festival and whose decision it was. This is a pointless excersice, to blindly blame Yoshiki or Toshi or whoever else, without knowing the behind-the-scenes works. There can be a gazillion reasons why.
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Drawings / Re: X Japan Sketches
« Last post by nb on Today at 10:18:33 AM »
very nice!
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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« Last post by returner on Today at 07:16:44 AM »

That's why X Japan is no longer seen as a band after Taiji and Hide have left. (Of course, this is my personal opinion)

According to Yoshiki, he writes all the parts - even guitar parts and bass parts on his musical score and hands it out to each member. It brings out a question to me "Then why are they a band?". 
 

That's how they were operating as a band before hide and Taiji left though. During The Last Live when The Last Song was being written, hide approached Yoshiki to let him write the guitar part for The Last Song.


It's important to consider the time line and see whether he had anything personal business wise going on.

Do you believe Toshi did not attend the premiere because of another schedule?


I don't know but it could be the case since he's also a solo artist and seems to have an interest in other business ventures (food/desserts)


FYI, Chinese music market is the 10th in the world and one tenth of the size of Japanese market.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_music_industry_market_share_data

My bad, thank you for the correction. I don't know why I thought differently.
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Drawings / Re: X Japan Sketches
« Last post by LEMONedMe on July 15, 2018, 12:01:19 PM »
Oh Fluffy!!!

You did such a beautiful job with hide's face.  You have captured his essence, there.  I can feel it when I look at your drawing.  Beautiful! <3 <3 <3
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Suggestions / Re: Video embeds?
« Last post by LEMONedMe on July 15, 2018, 11:41:27 AM »
Like the new X Japan album?  ;D

Hahahahaha! Noooo! Please say it isn't so!  :'(
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Suggestions / Re: Video embeds?
« Last post by Sander on July 15, 2018, 09:19:57 AM »
Like the new X Japan album?  ;D
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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« Last post by lakeisle on July 15, 2018, 05:39:01 AM »
I'm sorry that this disillusioned you. If it helps, lots of bands operate this way. Yoshiki even said in an English interview that back in the day he would hand all the members their parts... "guitar part, bass part."

That's why X Japan is no longer seen as a band after Taiji and Hide have left. (Of course, this is my personal opinion)

According to Yoshiki, he writes all the parts - even guitar parts and bass parts on his musical score and hands it out to each member. It brings out a question to me "Then why are they a band?". 

In my opinion, it's not fair to jump to conclusions about anyone's relationship based on that statement, especially Yoshiki and Toshi. Toshi is not the only one who wasn't at Lunatic fest... the rest of the band wasn't either. Maybe they just didn't want to do it.

I don't think I jumped to conclusions. I just referred to the greatest possibility. From what I've read on Japanese sites, Toshi arranged a fan meeting on the day of Lunatic Festival(or the previous day. I don't remember exactly). There is no reason that Pata or Heath wouldn't want to participate in Lunatic Festival. At first, some people doubted whether heath was the cause of the conflict with yoshiki, because he had some trouble in the past, but this case is different. Heath has no source of income other than X Japan and said that he loves live concerts.

When did he make that name and how did he publicize it?

http://www.x-freaks.com/forum/index.php?topic=7431.0
Early this year. Of course, what people are talking about the name are just speculations.

It's important to consider the time line and see whether he had anything personal business wise going on.

Do you believe Toshi did not attend the premiere because of another schedule?

Japan is the No.1 music economy in the world follow by China and then the United States. X Japan gains nothing financially from going global unles they hit the jackpot. They gain financially from staying in Japan only. It definitely makes sense why Toshi's PR is never pushed towards an English audience.

FYI, Chinese music market is the 10th in the world and one tenth of the size of Japanese market.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_music_industry_market_share_data
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