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News / Re: Angel will be released on July 28th
« on: May 23, 2023, 07:45:15 AM »
Yea, I am going to guess we won't see a physical release. If we did, they have enough post reunion material to spin out a nice EP with some live tracks as well.

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: May 19, 2023, 08:56:22 PM »
The possibility of getting TLRS album is much higher than X.
I am really looking forward to TLRS, very impressed by their concert performance.
Agreed, that concert in LA was great.

They are all amazing musicians in their own right, imagine if they prioritised the band over solo work for the next few years…We could end up with some epic albums…one can dream.

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: May 18, 2023, 08:50:11 PM »
So, based on comments Yoshiki made at the Grammy Museum press conference and Q & A, we have confirmation that there will be a The Last Rockstars album, (for what it is worth!).

A fan also asked about their second single, PSYCHO LOVE. Yoshiki confirmed that they were still "working on it".

In the perfect world, we would see another single or so this year, a full album and supporting tour next year, and then maybe a live video/album release...wouldn't that be something!

News / Re: Angel will be released on July 28th
« on: May 18, 2023, 08:44:01 PM »
I hope Angel is pretty different from the live versions. In “We are X” it was alluded that it would have more guitars. Fingers crossed
After the press conference, they did a Q & A with the audience. Yoshiki confirmed then that it would be a full band version.

And yea, while I am more than excited about the prospect of hearing some new X, the announcement has been a bit off...

The first thought I also had was whether Yoshiki had simply got another vocalist to feature. However, during his performance, he made reference to the controversy surrounding Red Swan and Hyde as vocalist, and wanting to avoid any future controversy. So it makes me pretty certain that it is Toshi that will be singing.

Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: January 07, 2023, 02:31:03 AM »
Yea, I agree that there must be some legal stuff tying things up. I just don't understand how they have a complete album sitting there and there doesn't appear to be any plans at this stage to release it.

Yoshiki did use the line that it wasn't the right time before, (and yes, with the pandemic, it wouldn't have been the best time), but there is definitely something more to this.

I would like to point out that we haven't even had any re-releases of material either. If it was just relationship issues, then I don't see why that would hold back re-releasing albums, compilations, etc.

I only hope that whatever it is, it is resolved so I can at least have the chance to see my favourite band live ONCE in my lifetime!

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: January 03, 2023, 12:34:40 AM »
Are there going to be more songs?

The original teaser they released included samples of both The Last Rockstars and a song called Psycho Love.

Both were labeled debut singles and, from memory, they mentioned on planning to have released a couple of songs before the live shows, so hopefully Psycho Love will be coming out in the next few weeks?

Latest from Twitter was that Yoshiki was busy putting together a full music video for The Last Rockstars...what do people think of music videos now a days? I have to say, even if it is an artist / song I like, I hardly ever seek out the MV to watch...


I reckon they will end up releasing a couple of singles throughout 2023 and then it will either end, or they will pull something together for an album.

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: December 25, 2022, 07:17:53 AM »
For a generic Yoshiki pop song it’s be ok but the We ArE tHe RoCkStArS really ruins it

Agreed. And, does anyone know what “Bigidin Bigidin Ban Ban Ban” means?

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: December 21, 2022, 08:34:07 PM »
Debut single “THE LAST ROCKSTARS (Paris Mix)” is out on the 23rd. Looking forward to hearing what the full track sounds like.

How does everyone see this project going? Think we will see an album or two out of it?

Will we need to create a child board here under other projects or will this thread ultimately suffice? XD

Other Projects / Re: The Last Rockstars
« on: November 11, 2022, 11:02:45 PM »
So it’s S.K.I.N. with Hyde instead of Gackt?
Cringe name…

Feeling much the same.

I am interested in seeing what they come up with however, new music is always a good thing.

I am sure a lot of X Japan fans will be slightly frustrated by this though...an album that has been in the works for 15ish years, apparently complete, though unreleased, and here we are getting a couple of new songs from Yoshiki in the very near future, from a band that I presume hasn't been together very long at all?

General chat / Re: X JAPAN FILM GIG 93 HOUSE TOUR
« on: September 30, 2022, 06:02:17 AM »
From memory, I an pretty sure this was included in the Complete II box set. If you want to know for certain, let me know and I can advise on what disc it features.

General chat / Re: Yoshiki update on new album
« on: July 31, 2022, 08:48:15 AM »
I reckon we will see some sort of re-release of the older albums or perhaps another compilation album, before the new one.

And that is actually saying something, considering we haven't even had that many re-releases of anything in recent years...at this point I would go for anything at all...

(It would be nice to see a box set that included Vanishing Vision, Blue Blood, Jealousy, Art of Life and Dahlia all in one.)

We know Yoshiki is working on getting all the albums available on streaming services, so it could be timed with this?

Yoshiki / Interview 25/02/22 on STATIONHEAD with Matt Pinfield
« on: February 26, 2022, 05:19:47 AM »
On 25/2/22, Yoshiki joined Matt Pinfield on STATIONHEAD for an interview.

Though it started off with a few technical hiccups on Yoshiki's side, the interview actually went really well, with Matt spending a good portion of the airtime asking Yoshiki questions that were submitted in the chat.

Topics of conversation were wide ranging and I am afraid I can't remember all that was discussed, but here are some highlights:

  • The purpose of the interview was to promote We Are X being released on Amazon Prime, 5 years after its initial debut.
  • The release of Under The Sky was also talked about, with Yoshiki again confirming it was coming, though no solid timeframe was given.
  • On the new X Japan album, Yoshiki confirmed that the delay was due to a variety of things, including COVID, but also confirmed that he is continuing to edit it. Not that it isn't complete, it is just that he admits to being a perfectionist and is still making adjustments here and there. (He mentioned working on Kiss the Sky before this interview.)
  • As to the release of X Japan's album, he advises that it is 100% coming out, he just can't say when. Though he hopes it is soon.
  • He actually invited Matt Pinfield to his studio in LA to hear the new album.
  • His solo projects were also discussed. He confirmed, though it hasn't been announced, that he will be performing a classical show somewhere in the US this year.
  • He also mentioned work on his "rock" solo album. I am assuming this is Violet UK. Even though fans have been waiting 20+ years, he still intends to release this as well.
  • As to what we can expect to see in the next 6 months or so, he mentioned that he is somewhat confused at the moment, not too sure what direction to head, though his main goal is to please his fans.
  • Something interesting to note, he mentioned priorities and that his solo album, (Violet UK, I didn't get the impression it was Yoshiki Classical 2), was a higher priority release that X Japan? That was the impression I got, anyway.

I have to say, that was the most enlightening interview I have heard with Yoshiki in a very long time. It did give me confidence that we will see new releases at some point in the near future, when is anybodies guess.

If anyone else listened, feel free to add further to the above. Unfortunately, I don't think STATIONHEAD keeps radio shows to be streamed at a later date.

Yoshiki / Re: Evening with Yoshiki 2022 press conference?
« on: December 27, 2021, 05:23:34 AM »
I watched the announcement and Q & A from press. It was all done to announce his Breakfast / Dinner shows he will be doing in late 2022.

I was most interested in the Q & A’s but got the impression the press were advised not to ask about X Japan because not a single one did!

When answering the questions from foreign press, (sorry, there were a couple but I can’t remember what they were), there was a question around the documentary “We Are X”. Yoshiki did drop that “We Are X” had been picked up by a major network for distribution, and also randomly mentioned that he hoped to release the “new album” soon. I am assuming this is X Japan’s, but take that for whatever it is worth.

Also got an “update” around Under The Sky. There should be an announcement in a couple of months, (he changed from weeks to months XD), about a release date. This is that show which featured Yoshiki performing with various artists, including Marilyn Manson. I think it was meant to be originally released early 2021 but the announcement video has been taken down…

He did also mention a other documentary that was in the works…I am guessing this was that Youtube Originals one…but no release window was given.

Yoshiki / Re: Unnamed song 9/11 + Interview
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:18:24 AM »
This track was released in 2005 on Yoshiki's classical album Eternal Melody II, but does date back to at least 2002 where it was performed live in Tokyo as part of his Symphonic Concert, (which was released on DVD in 2005).

If not familiar from the above, Toshl did perform it with Yoshiki in 2010 when he did his "Last Concert".

News / Re: Yoshiki Channel International
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:51:05 PM »
I skim watched it last night, will have another look today. A good setlist, was nice to hear River of Light in full.

I believe they will also be adding English subtitles to all the talks in between at some stage soon.

News / Re: Yoshiki Channel International
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:14:10 AM »
Yea, the time is a bit meh, (11pm work night for me). Some one posted a comment about the ime and not being able to watch the broadcast live, and Yoshiki staff replied:

“The concert will be available for replay at a later date for Yoshiki Channel International members.”

So sounds like an on demand video of the concert will be up at a later date for a short period of time?

Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki ft. Hyde : Red Swan
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:21:36 AM »
To those interested, there is a preview of Red Swan up on the iTunes store, along with pre-order.

The Concerts / Re: TV Asahi 2018 Dream Festival
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:06:43 AM »
According to setlist.fm, here is last night’s set:

1. Miracle (S.E)
2. Rusty Nail
3. Hero
4. Forever Love
5. Kurenai
6. Endless Rain
7. Kiss the Sky
8. Born to Be Free
9. X
10. Say Anything (S.E)

Solid set, not too sure what version of Forever Love they played, and I assume Kiss The Sky is the piano version with a verse or so and audience participation in the chorus.

As a side note, I like that they chose Rusty Nail, rather than Jade, as they first song. Such an epic opening for concerts.

If anyone finds any footage, link please!

Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:11:49 AM »
Well, according to today’s press conference, Yoshiki has finally, after 10 years, finished recording the album.

He mentioned that he now needs to start talks on how and when it will be released, so I assume this means mixing is also complete.

Yoshiki / Yoshiki & Sarah Brightman
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:08:25 AM »
At his press conference today, Yoshiki announced he would be performing with Sarah Brightman on a song featured on her new album, Hymn, out soon.

After a little snooping, it looks like she will be performing a version of “Miracle”. See below Twitter video.


General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
maybe Red Swarn...

Yea, I think that might be a possibility. To show that the whole Red Swan thing was a big misunderstanding?

General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:08:39 AM »
Does anyone know of at least one of the nights will get broadcast?

Would be nice to have some professional footage.

General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:43:01 PM »

Video of Yoshiki playing Red Swan on piano. Sorry, a Twitter link.

Can hear hints of Art of Life and Rosa in there?

General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:18:28 AM »
I will reserve judgement until I hear it, but if it is true that it is only Yoshiki, Sugizo and Hyde, why not just call it a “YOSHIKI” feat., song?

Unless it is actually a X Japan song and this is just the Hyde version?

Still excited to hear.

General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:36:00 AM »
So! Are we still expecting some sort of announcement in a few days time?

General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:26:00 AM »
I’m not excited...I’m not excited...OOOOOOO.

Toshi / Re: Toshi's Remarkable Voice
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:30:53 AM »
I have always admired how Toshi sings his high notes.

Please, someone correct me if I am wrong, but Toshi hardly, if at all, sings falsetto to reach high notes. I always feel this makes his high notes sound a lot more clear, stable and more impressive.

Is this correct to say?

General chat / Re: Your New Favorite Song
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:04:16 AM »
Hmmm, I would have to say Hero, (band version).

However, from the bits we have heard recently of Kiss the Sky, the full studio version is going to be epic!

The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:39:23 AM »
Keep an eye on YouTube. The whole concert was up there in three parts, but was taken down rather quickly...I am sure more copies will crop up over the next few days.

The Concerts / Re: X Japan 2017 World Tour - Acoustic Special
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:23:07 PM »
Setlist from Yokohama, 14/7:

1. Forever Love
2. Tears
3. Kiss the Sky
4. Pata and Heath Solo
5. Drain
6. Sugizo Violin Solo
7. Silent Jealousy
8. Yoshiki Piano Solo
9. Miracle
10. La Venus
11. Hero
12. Without You
13. Kurenai
14. Art of Life


15. World Anthem
16. I.V.
17. Unfinished
18. Longing ~Togerita Melody~
19. Endless Rain

There has been surprisingly next to no videos circulating around the net. I guess it hasn't helped that there have been no official streams of the concert.

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