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Offline Kasumi

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on: November 11, 2022, 11:59:05 AM
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My dear fans, we (YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO and MIYAVI) have formed a band called THE LAST ROCKSTARS. Kind of like the Avengers. My fans I need your love.  アベンジャーズのような、バンドを結成しました。 ファンのみんな、力を貸してください。  Yoshiki  http://thelastrockstars.net  @TheLastRockstars @yoshikiofficial @hydeofficial @sugizo_official @miyavi_ishihara #yoshiki #hyde #sugizo #miyavi #thelastrockstars  https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck0Qo5Grj1Y/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

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Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 02:53:56 PM
Song snippets were pretty lame. Disappointing it’s another new project and the X album is still unreleased. That being said, this might be my best shot at seeing Yoshiki with my friend. Got him into X over a decade ago and he didn’t get to see them with me. Might fly to NY



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Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 09:07:54 PM
So it’s S.K.I.N. with Hyde instead of Gackt?
Cringe name…

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Reply #3 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?



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Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 04:58:31 PM
I think this is the last (rusty) nail in the X Japan coffin.

S.K.I.N was Yoshiki's big return to playing drums and first foray into the 'international' market. It fell apart because Gackt got cold feet and Toshi returned to X Japan shortly afterwards. Yoshiki's focus was then going global with X.

It sounds like Yoshiki wasn't able to keep X going with Toshi over the last few years. Maybe Red Swan being listed originally as an X Japan song featuring Hyde was Yoshiki trying to buy more time to get Toshi back on board. That didn't happen, so he decided to revive S.K.I.N with Hyde on vocals.

Either way, we'll never see an album. I'll eat my shoes if we do.



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Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 11:39:03 AM
Well, that's disappointing. I check in once every six-ish months to see if there's any actual X news.

What a fizzle out for X this feels like. I know that it isn't a definite end, but come on, the writing has been on the wall for years. It's been excuse after excuse, and a long time coming.

I live in New York and checked on the cost of tickets for seeing Last Rockstars for their live performance here in a few months out of morbid curiosity and the cheapest ticket is $143 USD for standing room only. No thanks. But it's also Ticketmaster, so, no surprise there anyway.

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Reply #6 on: December 07, 2022, 09:49:54 AM
The name of the band should've been Passionate Grannies ft. Sugizo and Miyavi



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Reply #7 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



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Reply #8 on: December 24, 2022, 11:56:36 AM
Well the first single is very modern Yoshiki.
Cringe lyrics, lots of piano runs, but some of the riffs are pretty cool!

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Reply #9 on: December 24, 2022, 01:46:55 PM
For a generic Yoshiki pop song it’s be ok but the We ArE tHe RoCkStArS really ruins it



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Reply #10 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?



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Reply #11 on: December 31, 2022, 09:35:25 PM
Just watched the live version of the song from the Kohaku. It's a very Yoshiki song. Nothing too special. But these four guys look just too great together on the show.
I also want to know what is the meaning of Bigidin ban ban? Are there going to be more songs?



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Reply #12 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...

EDIT: Just pulled the below headline from melodee.com, “INTERNATIONAL SUPER GROUP THE LAST ROCKSTARS TO RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “THE LAST ROCKSTARS (PARIS MIX)” DECEMBER 23RD
- NEW MUSIC TO ROLL OUT THROUGH 2023”

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.
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Reply #13 on: January 25, 2023, 02:51:14 PM
Not into how the first two songs sound at all. There's a teaser out for the 2nd called called "SHINE". How creative to have another song called Shine considering Luna Sea also has a song called Shine......come on, Yoshiki

Yoshiki keeps reusing certain phrases like "time after time", "We will fly". Other than cringe weaboos and 45-60 year old Japanese women, I don't see who is going to these shows lol



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Reply #14 on: January 25, 2023, 08:32:48 PM
While I was watching the video of the Paris mix, my husband asked if it's a new Yoshiki/X song.
Even someone who is not a X fans can recognise the song is from Yoshiki, it said it all.



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Reply #15 on: January 26, 2023, 04:55:50 PM
To each their own.
I would go! (but hey, I am matching at least two stereotypes  ;)  )
The first concert videos are popping up on  YT and even if they might be the ultimate cover band I don't mind them hijacking X Japan songs and using them.
Or even releasing them,



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Reply #16 on: January 26, 2023, 10:02:08 PM
There will be a lifestream for the Feb 10th concert!
https://thelastrockstars.veeps.com/events/27a4be9a-bf68-4dd9-89f1-af3bac03e292



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Reply #17 on: February 01, 2023, 07:33:57 PM

I think this last Tokyo live is so much better than the previous ones...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BnMHkoygmY

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Reply #18 on: February 01, 2023, 08:34:54 PM

I think this last Tokyo live is so much better than the previous ones...


wait.. that person hold the iPhone to film the whole concert over two and a half hour? I wonder if he has arm pain afterward. LOL.
Truly, respect! 
The opening is 100% X Japan concert.



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Reply #19 on: February 02, 2023, 04:56:24 PM

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wait.. that person hold the iPhone to film the whole concert over two and a half hour? I wonder if he has arm pain afterward. LOL.
Truly, respect! 
The opening is 100% X Japan concert.
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I thought so too.

I am looking forward to the global livestream.
I don't mind waiting until the last concert, until then they had pretty of time to perfectionise the show  ;D



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Reply #20 on: March 13, 2023, 08:31:20 PM
Someone posted the LA concert on YouTube.
To be honest, I love it a lot. There's so much energy going on every member on stage.
Hyde definitely did a great job singing beneath the skin and born to be free.

« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 09:00:05 PM by magucathy »



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Reply #21 on: March 14, 2023, 07:45:10 PM
I liked it too.
Some of the songs are quite catchy.
I keep on listening to "Up and down"



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Reply #22 on: March 16, 2023, 07:41:45 AM
I liked it too.
Some of the songs are quite catchy.
I keep on listening to "Up and down"

I found myself keep on listening to Beneath the skin and also up and down. LOL



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Reply #23 on: April 02, 2023, 09:47:51 PM



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Reply #24 on: April 09, 2023, 01:05:03 PM
From the article: "Band members YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI promise to flex their artistic prowess in ways connoisseurs of both music and cinema have yet to witness.
This milestone will surely mark Japan’s greatest contribution to the annals of Thespian mastery."
😆



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Reply #25 on: April 30, 2023, 10:56:45 AM
I liked it too.
Some of the songs are quite catchy.
I keep on listening to "Up and down"

I found myself keep on listening to Beneath the skin and also up and down. LOL

In my opinion Beneath the SKIN is the best X Song after reunion... well... is it even an X song? Was a SKIN song first, now TLR...

I remember when I heard it first at Wembley live :-)


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Reply #26 on: April 30, 2023, 05:53:33 PM

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In my opinion Beneath the SKIN is the best X Song after reunion... well... is it even an X song? Was a SKIN song first, now TLR...

I remember when I heard it first at Wembley live :-)
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Oh... so many years ago. But we did enjoy the concert very much.  :-)



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Reply #27 on: May 01, 2023, 04:06:42 PM

Oh... so many years ago. But we did enjoy the concert very much.  :-)

Yeah, you convinced Kasumi and me to go there. Thank you for that^^ Was very cool


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Reply #28 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!



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Reply #29 on: May 19, 2023, 05:46:50 AM
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!

I really really hope so