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on: December 24, 2009, 07:07:27 AM
X Japan in Hollywood on January 9th @ Xplosion-online.com
X Japan filming 4 new PVs in Hollywood @ Xplosion-online.com

As you know, X-Japan will be filming 4 new PVs in Los Angeles, CA on January 9th, 2010. X-Freaks forum will try to bring you as many updates and news as fast as possible, during the shooting. The road is closed from 10pm until 7am the next day, but fans will surely start gathering earlier. To check, what time it is in Los Angeles now, click here.

Updates will be posted below (newer ones first):
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A pic of the band on the stage by Twink6



And a picture of the fans by Stu Levy:



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The chief operating officer of MySpace, Michael Jones is currently backstage the PV shooting. He also posted a picture:



Some more pics, two by LinerNotes:





... one by Kismetn:



... another by MySpace's chief operating officer Michael Jones:



... and one by Peoso:



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Apparently, according to a tweet by Max_zumwalt, X Japan just covered Loudness. This has not yet been confirmed though.

A ~2 min recording of the PV shooting, you can hear Jade playing: Qik video / YouTube

Some pics from the scene by LinerNotes (first 1000 people got X Japan glowsticks):










And one from inVERTIGO:



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A shot of the pyrotechnics by Davi:



A picture by CalebSherm:



And a picture by ANN_Bamboo:



And another by Agouty



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X Japan preforming Jade (by Davi):



And two picture from a fans perspective, by Frandango:





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Another picture from Davi:



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A 10 second video clip from the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1fp39iMzP0

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A few pics from the scene:

By sasukekun22:


By KariniMiki:


By Badymaru:


By Davi Alvarado:



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A picture of an 'invitation' to the live shooting (from Davi Alvarado's Twitter):



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The music videos are for Rusty Nail, Endless Rain, I.V. and Jade!

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Peek of X Japan's Video Shoot for "Jade" by Liz Ohanesian at LA Weekly! Click here for 29 more pictures!









Pictures by Shannon Cottrell

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According to KarmaTweet, the filming today starts at 3pm. The fans have been previously asked to start checking in at 4pm and the road itself is closed from 10pm, so at 3pm, the filming probably starts at an indoor studio.

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Apparently the director of the PVs is Dean Karr, who has done music videos for artists like Marilyn Manson, Slayer and Megadeth. He also did Zilch's "Electric Cucumber". You can see his videography here!

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The PV shooting has apparently been going for several days already.

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A picture of the PV shooting at an inside studio, provided by Karma Kollektive video production (Twitter, Home Page):


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Some pictures from the PV shooting, provided by Davi Alvarado of Models International LA (apparently a member of the PV cast - Twitter . Personal Site):










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Some pictures from the set (when it was being built on January 8th), posted on JRockRevolution and taken/provided by Chase Wang of BAM! Marketing:

















Note: the pictures are hosted on our server to save bandwidth and traffic for the persons individual sites. You can, however, find links to those with the pictures.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 08:32:35 PM by Hypno »

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Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 07:27:47 AM
Hahahah I saw it on XRD
At first I thought, "HOLY SHIT CONCERT" and then I started to think logically. XD
They sure announced it on time.... >>



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Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 08:00:27 AM
Well the "early announcement" doesn't bother me too much, I can think of several reasons for it:

Assuming it's a PV:

a) ... they really don't need the fans there, unless they are included in the PV somehow, and I think they'd probably just hire a mass crowd if it's so (try to control a mob of fangirls to act in a PV as the filming crew wants? HA!);

b) ... getting permission to film there (as you saw, they closed a part of Hollywood Boulevard!) would take a while, also arranging the filming crew and everything related to that;

c) ... just a random thought, but maybe they wanted a favorable weather forecast, which is impossible a few months in advance (and is still tricky to get).

So yeah....

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Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 08:00:33 AM
So it has something to do with filming? Whatever it is, I am looking forward to it.....if it happens.....which, given the track record.... Toshi's current voice problems......Yoshiki's neck and hands......yup.....looking forward.....:D



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Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 08:02:00 AM
So it has something to do with filming? Whatever it is, I am looking forward to it.....if it happens.....which, given the track record.... Toshi's current voice problems......Yoshiki's neck and hands......yup.....looking forward.....:D
true that, this might get interesting. o_o


@Hypno, yeah, you have a point 8D (three actually...)



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Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 08:28:06 AM
Finally some awesome news, at first I thought there was gonna be a live in CA. Greyhound tickets popped into my head at first lol, but I guess if they're just filming a pv I will stay put.



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Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 08:31:37 AM
Lebenden, as far as we know, it might be a concert shooting also, there are no details available really...

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Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 08:34:12 AM
I'm placing my bets on it being a PV shooting....^^
But hey, whatever it is...I'm gonna be happy about it....XD
(That is...tillI start reading the comments of those who won't be happy about it and get pissed off...XDDDD)



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Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 08:38:00 AM
Well I guess I'll have to wait for more details then :D



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Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 10:07:46 AM
So...that hibernating was to prepare something...
I like hibernatings from now on!!!!
Very curious and excited...



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Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 10:24:02 AM
hmm, this is very good news and interesting indeed.



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Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 10:30:46 AM
wow wow, this is indeed good news after No news for so long!
hope it turns out to be some PV thingy <:



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Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 10:49:46 AM
Jade PV?

OR

Without You PV? XD

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Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 11:29:04 AM
Jade PV?

OR

Without You PV? XD
OH GOD XD I'm sick of Without You. Please, Yoshiki... X_x

A PV for JADE sounds nice. Then we'll finally hear the "real" studio version. Might get interesting.



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Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 11:40:31 AM
I think it would be a bit random to see a PV of Without You now....plus with a Jade PV is a good opportunity to listen to the whole studio version of the song! :3


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Reply #15 on: December 24, 2009, 12:09:01 PM
there are more info here:http://navigatehollywood.com/node/534
All lanes of Hollywood Blvd., between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr., will be closed from January 9, 2010 10:00 p.m. to January 10, 2010 7:00 a.m.
I guess maybe they need a lot of crazy fans to be included in the new PV.
Are there anyone here will go to this activity?

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Reply #16 on: December 24, 2009, 02:01:41 PM
Ha, the mayority of this forum is in Europe... hard to go there for us *laughs*

I hope they get enough people for the PV then, if they are supposed to be included...

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Reply #17 on: December 24, 2009, 03:22:56 PM
Hmmm, this is interesting...
Have they ever shooted a PV outside of Japan before?



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Reply #18 on: December 24, 2009, 04:07:08 PM
rose of pain :P

and if i'm not wrong the studio takes from silent jealousy, joker and some other videos were recorded in an LA studio (later released as film gigs)

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Reply #19 on: December 24, 2009, 08:43:03 PM
X Japan to shoot 4 new music videos

http://jrocknation.com/

;)

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Reply #20 on: December 24, 2009, 08:44:21 PM
^ ahahaha, I just posted that when you did.

This is fantastic news!!



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Reply #21 on: December 24, 2009, 09:09:33 PM
YEAH
I JUST READ IT





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Reply #22 on: December 24, 2009, 09:16:26 PM
Sigh, being in Europe sucks.... ::)
Oh well..FOUR videos though?
Jade and Without You are still only 2 songs....right? Or am I THAT bad at counting?..XD



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Reply #23 on: December 24, 2009, 09:31:17 PM
Sigh, being in Europe sucks.... ::)
Oh well..FOUR videos though?
Jade and Without You are still only 2 songs....right? Or am I THAT bad at counting?..XD

LOL I was just wondering about that
Maybe they have 2 new songs? Hmmmm



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Reply #24 on: December 24, 2009, 09:49:49 PM
Sigh, being in Europe sucks.... ::)
Oh well..FOUR videos though?
Jade and Without You are still only 2 songs....right? Or am I THAT bad at counting?..XD

LOL I was just wondering about that
Maybe they have 2 new songs? Hmmmm
hahaha, they must be new songs then, but I hope they aren't ballads.Well, of course I wouldn't mind if they were but I just hope they're heavy.
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Reply #25 on: December 24, 2009, 11:33:50 PM
if "heavy" means like i.v. and jade, maybe some ballad would be nice to get something different again. xP ...but well, I don't care, as long as it's good. ha! :P

Well, let's see what they are up to... o_O

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Reply #26 on: December 25, 2009, 02:23:24 AM
Sounds like it could be Without You, Jade and like ppl have said 2 new songs
unheard songs. YOSHIKI did say he was working on a new song, and at one stage
that there could be up to 5 new songs on their best of album (we've heard 3 so far).

I wonder if they are trying to do like what some other artists are
doing in japan (namely Amuro Namie's Best of), which is include
PVs for every song on the album. Though I doubt it would be as
affordable as Amuro Namie's 4000yen-ish CD+DVD set.

Still this news is awesome and made my xmas;)
(hoping for a blu ray edition of those pvs)

btw.. was wondering what you guys think of contacting
rollingstone to see if they will cover this! This is a pretty huge opportunity
for X to get some attention..

Anyways, was thinking of emailing them once all the details are announced.
editors@rollingstone.com

If more and more ppl email them about this, maybe
they'll cover it!

D

p.s. h.naoto wrote some stuff on his blog
about working on a big project for x japan (one was yoshikitty i think)..
so maybe there will be some fashion show type aspect in some of
the pvs.



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Reply #27 on: December 25, 2009, 04:27:02 AM
So.......Yoshiki is trying to blend in a little Violet UK in to X-Japan? Did it say that this Hollywood thing is just for X-Japan, or is he putting in his other projects? So many possibilities!



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Reply #28 on: December 25, 2009, 06:33:20 AM
I'm not sure what h.naoto's blog was exactly referring to, since he's now worked on
VUK fashion show and yoshikitty too. If he is involved in the PV's in some way, it could just be designing some clothes for the members, not sure;(

YOSHIKI's fashion & music thing isn't only restricted to VUK
as X's VISUAL SHOCK always incorporated pretty out there fashion,
photography, and make up.

The news so far only mentions X JAPAN and kinda looks
like its being marketed as an X JAPAN only event.

But I personally wouldn't mind if 1 of the 4 videos was
for ROSA or VUK-R ;) But I'm a VUK addict so..

Mandi (bassist) is touring with her new punk band right now
so dunno if the VUK members are even in CA that day.

D

ps. jrocknation small print confirms its pre-recorded sound and not a live performance.
guess we'll be getting 4 studio clips on youtube come the 11th or 12th. great start to
2010!

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Reply #29 on: December 25, 2009, 08:04:04 AM
so maybe there will be some fashion show type aspect in some of
the pvs.

D8
why?

Not gonna lie, I like alternative fashion, and h.Naoto is very talented, but I rather hear a good song than a bad song with a fasion show in it.