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X Japan related / Re: X Japan: A blast from the past with hide, Yoshiki, and Toshi
« Last post by akina on January 19, 2022, 04:36:56 PM »
In case anyone is curious here’s the blog post I originally intended to post about (in the right topic category ofc 😔) https://asiatravelbug.net/2010/02/25/x-japan-a-blast-from-the-past-with-hide-yoshiki-and-toshi-2/
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X Japan related / X Japan: A blast from the past with hide, Yoshiki, and Toshi
« Last post by akina on January 12, 2022, 06:15:38 PM »
Edit: my apologies, I accidentally posted this in the wrong topic category Z_Z
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Merchandise / fool's mate archives hide×hide
« Last post by denaskiss on January 09, 2022, 09:34:13 PM »
Can anyone tell me about this? Is it a picture book and dvd? Is the dvd subtitled in English?
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hide / hide and Ricky Martin
« Last post by Feudal on January 05, 2022, 02:56:22 AM »
I had an amusing discovery recently that I wanted to share, considering I usually stop by once a year to complain about Yoshiki.

For the first time in about 15-20 years, I heard "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin, and call me crazy, but I immediately thought of hide. I feel like he would have absolutely dug this song. The progression, melody, and instrumentals are totally something I could see him doing. Then there's the guitar. At 2:43 in the song, there's this guitar slide that's strummed all the way down the neck and it's just like what hide would do in a song like Ever Free (1:23 mark). HAHA this has me laughing my ass off. Both artists couldn't be more different.

This song came out in 1999, a year after we lost hide, so he never had a chance to hear it. I wonder if he would have liked it. What a guy - he really was ahead of his time and cultural boundaries musically.

Have some fun and take a listen for yourself. I can literally hear hide singing this song in a funky voice and making it sillier. Let me know what you think. Maybe I'm losing my mind entering the 2nd year of the pandemic :)
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Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki taken into emergency hospital
« Last post by AloysK on December 30, 2021, 06:32:40 PM »
Is he finally giving birth to the album ?  ???
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Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki taken into emergency hospital
« Last post by axlroseX on December 30, 2021, 04:20:47 AM »
Get well soon, Yoshiki
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Yoshiki / Yoshiki taken into emergency hospital
« Last post by akina on December 29, 2021, 05:07:21 PM »
According to this article Yoshiki was taken into an emergency hospital today due to “increasing abdominal pain” https://topics.smt.docomo.ne.jp/article/hochi/entertainment/hochi-20211229-OHT1T51131?fm=topics&fbclid=IwAR3jPfEF9AVlIfnEnVRN6ZDnq4AWGKRwUOLl74Ab17UF1yq4TReuV2lxzdM
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Yoshiki / Re: Evening with Yoshiki 2022 press conference?
« Last post by friday on December 27, 2021, 12:11:53 PM »
Thank you so much for the synopsis and update; much appreciated!

That’s really interesting about Under the Sky; I completely forgot about it until you mentioned it!

Perhaps this major distribution of We are X is the “right time” for the album to drop…….. In 2032.
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Yoshiki / Re: Evening with Yoshiki 2022 press conference?
« Last post by mC 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.