[Artist] X Japan

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giran
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X Japan

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X Japan (エックス ジャパン ,Ekkusu Japan?) is a Japanese band founded in 1982 by Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama and Yoshiki Hayashi. Originally named X (エックス), the group achieved its breakthrough success in 1989 with the release of their second album Blue Blood. They started out as a power/speed metal band and later gravitated towards a progressive sound, at all times retaining an emphasis on ballads. After three more albums, X Japan disbanded in 1997.

Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while on an independent label, the group is widely credited for pioneering the visual kei movement, though most of the group's members toned down their on-stage attire in later years. As of 2007, the band has sold over twenty million records and over two million home videos.

On 4 June 2007 it was announced the band would reunite with a new song released via digital download in January 2008 and live performances scheduled for March and May.


Origin:
Chiba, Japan

Genre(s):
Heavy metal
Power metal
Progressive rock

Years active:
1982–1997
2007–present

Associated acts :
Violet UK Globe, Loudness, RAIN, S.K.I.N., Zilch

Members

As with numerous other Japanese bands, the members of X Japan are usually credited with their given or stage names.

* Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama (出山利三 ,Deyama Toshimitsu?) – vocals
* Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka (石塚智昭 Ishizuka Tomoaki) – guitar
* Hiroshi "Heath" Morie (森江博 Morie Hiroshi) – bass (since 1992)
* Yoshiki Hayashi (林佳樹 Hayashi Yoshiki) – drums and piano

Former members

* Taiji Sawada (沢田泰司 Sawada Taiji) – bass (until 1992)
* Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto (松本秀人 Matsumoto Hideto) – guitar (until 1997)
* Hisashi Takai (Jun/Shu) - Guitar (Orgasm EP)
* Hikaru - Bass (Orgasm EP)
* Yuji Izumisawa (Yuji) - Guitar(I'll kill you EP)
* Tomoyuki Ogata (Tomo) - Guitar(I'll kill you EP)
* Atsushi Tokuo (Tely) - Bass(I'll kill you EP)

Support members (live only)

* Yune "Sugizo" Sugihara (杉原 有音 Sugihara Yūne) – guitar (since 2008)
* Wes Borland - guitar (since 2008)
* Richard Fortus - guitar (since 2008)




1982–1992: X

X was founded in 1982 while vocalist Toshi and drummer Yoshiki were attending high school together. The band began to actively perform live in the Tokyo area in 1985, its lineup at that time being completed by a number of changing support musicians. A first single, titled "I'll Kill You" was released on Dada Records in June and in November of the same year, the group contributed the song "Break the Darkness" to the samplers Heavy Metal Force III.

To ensure a continuous outlet for the band's publications, Yoshiki founded the independent label Extasy Records in the following year on which a second single, "Orgasm", was released. The songs "Stab Me in the Back" and "No Connexion", recorded for the 1987 Victor Records sampler Skull Thrash Zone Volume I mark the group's first material featuring Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka as a support guitar player. He formally joined the group later that year. Likewise, guitarist Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto and bassist Taiji Sawada both briefly performed with X on separate occasions before completing the group's first steady lineup.

On 26 December 1987, the band participated in an audition held by CBS Sony which would lead to a recording contract with the label signed in August of the following year. In the meantime, the band released its first album, Vanishing Vision through Extasy Records on 14 April 1988 and toured extensively in support of the record. The band also appeared in a cameo in the film Tokyo Pop, starring Carrie Hamilton and Diamond Yukai.

X's second album Blue Blood was released on 21 April 1989 and spawned several singles, such as "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain", as well as the group's first home video release, a VHS titled Blue Blood Tour Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig, containing one of the concerts of the subsequent tour. Recordings for the follow-up album Jealousy took place in Los Angeles. It was released on 1 July 1991 and followed by the band's first performance in Japan's largest indoor concert venue, the Tokyo Dome.[14] Footage from most of the band's numerous shows in that stadium would later be released on CD and VHS/DVD.

By 1992 the band's success in Japan made an international breakthrough appear likely enough to warrant the renaming to "X Japan", in order to distinguish the group from the United States punk band X. Around the same time Taiji left the group and was replaced by Hiroshi "Heath" Morie. Taiji went on to work with Loudness and Cloud Nine.


2007 to present: Reunion

n March 2007 Toshi announced on his website that he and Yoshiki had recently resumed working together, stating that a "new project" would commence soon. An X Japan reunion was officially confirmed on 4 June 2007, with Yoshiki announcing a tour, as well as a new single (a re-recording of the song "Without You", originally from Yoshiki's 2005 solo album Eternal Melody II) to be underway and that he was in talks with Heath and Pata regarding their participation.

The band made its first public appearance on 22 October 2007, on the rooftop of the shopping center Aqua City in Odaiba, Tokyo, during which a music video for the newly recorded song "I.V." was filmed. "I.V." also appears on the soundtrack of the movie Saw 4. It is written by Yoshiki and recorded with all living X Japan members of the pre-breakup lineup. Previously unreleased guitar tracks by Hide were used for the lead guitar part. "I.V." was released through the iTunes on 23 January 2008, topping the store's daily charts on that day. It is also set to be included in an upcoming greatest hits compilation, along with the previously announced "Without You". When asked whether there would be further new material Yoshiki gave it a "fifty-fifty" chance. Regarding the vacant lead guitar part it was initially stated in June 2007 that about ten guitarists were to fill in for the late Hide during concerts, yet no names were mentioned. Yoshiki was later quoted that a guitarist not from Japan and/or a "new face" may be performing with the band.

On 20 January 2008 two Tokyo Dome concert dates were announced, 28 March and 30 March respectively. A third show, scheduled for 29 March, was later added to accommodate demand. The 28 March concert aired live on the pay television channel WOWOW, with a DVD release set to follow,[guitarists performing with X Japan during these three concerts were Wes Borland of Black Light Burns, Richard Fortus of Guns N' Roses and Sugizo, in addition to the use of old live footage of Hide.

Fortus and fellow Guns N' Roses member Robin Finck had previously covered "Endless Rain" as a guitar duet during the Japanese shows of their band's 2007 tour. Borland later commented on his blog that he felt "honored to have been part of the experience".

Due to technical difficulties the first concert was delayed for over two hours and later came to an abrupt end when drummer Yoshiki collapsed eight songs into the performance. The subsequent shows were without such difficulties and during a press conference, plans for a concert in Paris, France on 5 July 2008 were announced, with an intended audience of 20,000 people. X Japan also performed at the Hide Memorial Summit, a two-day tribute concert that was held on 3 May and 4 May at the Ajinomoto Stadium and featured about twenty artists, including Dir en grey, Luna Sea and T.M. Revolution. It closed with a performance of the song "X" by members of X Japan, Luna Sea, Mucc, D'espairsRay and solo artist Takanori Nishikawa.

In addition to the Paris date, plans for concerts at the Madison Square Garden, New York City on 13 September, and at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei on 2 August were also confirmed.On 8 June it was reported that all previously scheduled shows have been postponed until further notice, due to Yoshiki suffering a relapse of a previous disc herniation and a worsening tendinitis. The Paris and Taipei concerts have since been rescheduled and they're set to take place at the Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France on 22 November, 2008[49] and at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan on 14 February, 2009.


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giran
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NEWS for fans of Xjapan:

Trouble for X Japan's Heath results in postponed concerts:


The latest setback for reunited rock band X Japan came earlier this week as the group suddenly announced that it is postponing two concerts in Seoul scheduled for March 21 and 22. Reports have surfaced saying that the move was caused by trouble between bassist HEATH and his management agency, which may even result in HEATH leaving the band.
On Friday, the band announced on its website that the two Korean shows have been postponed. They further announced that ticket sales for the upcoming Tokyo Dome shows on May 2-3 have been postponed as well. Tickets were originally scheduled to go on sale Saturday.

The same day, newspapers began reporting that there was trouble between HEATH and his agency, stemming from the bassist's desire to go independent. According to more recent reports, the postponements resulted from difficulties in negotiations for the upcoming shows between that agency and the management committee handling the upcoming shows. That committee had been established as a common organization for the reunited band's activities, since the individual members are normally managed by different agencies.

One source said that there is a possibility that HEATH will leave the band. Someone from the committee stated that this is just a "recharging period" until the conflicts are settled. Furthermore, the committee emphasized that even if HEATH were to leave the band, the band would not break up.
The fate of the postponed concerts is still undecided, but for the time being, tickets are being refunded. The members issued an apology to their fans for all of the trouble.


giran
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NEWS for fans Xjapan:

Yoshiki promises that X Japan's Tokyo Dome shows will go on


X Japan leader Yoshiki held a press conference on Monday, announcing that the band's Tokyo Dome concerts scheduled for May 2-3 will be going on as planned. Due to some reported trouble between bassist HEATH and his management agency, the group postponed two concerts in Korea earlier this month. They also delayed the ticket sales for the Tokyo Dome shows, leading to concerns that the shows would be canceled.

But Yoshiki reassured fans that despite the current complications, there will be no postponement of the Tokyo Dome concerts. Lottery ticket sales are starting on Wednesday, initially through Yoshiki's mobile site. He also announced another stop on X Japan's world tour, on May 30 at the Pan-Chiao Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan.

Yoshiki further revealed that his Violet UK project is doing the theme song for Kazuaki Kiriya's upcoming movie "Goemon" (in theaters May 1). The song is a ballad titled "ROSA." No release date for the single has been determined yet.



[size=9]Tuesday March 24, 2009 [/size]

giran
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HEATH no longer with X Japan?


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According to the Sports Nippon newspaper, rock band X Japan has already lost its bassist HEATH due to unresolved issues with HEATH's management company. The problems first publicly surfaced last month, when X Japan suddenly canceled two scheduled concerts in Korea.

The issues between HEATH and his management, apparently stemming from his contract, remain unsettled after weeks of negotiation. The band's production management committee had already received word of HEATH's withdrawal from the band, but tickets for the band's Tokyo Dome shows on May 2-3 still went on sale on April 18. All 100,000 tickets sold out the same day.

X Japan is hoping to avoid a last-minute cancellation similar to their Korean concerts and a few other overseas concerts that were scheduled last year. Leader Yoshiki has also publicly promised that the Tokyo Dome shows will not be delayed. In order to keep that promise, the band will reportedly select a substitute bassist within the next few days. Still, that would not leave much time for rehearsals before the actual concerts.

Yoshiki is currently said to be at home in Los Angeles, but it seems he will return to Japan this week for another discussion with HEATH.






i hope this news are NOT TRUE!!! :RBveryAngry: :RBveryAngry:

giran
9yr ago
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permalink damn!!Hide is gone and now Heath!! :RBveryAngry: :RBveryAngry:

i dont care if i'm the only one Fanfanatic of XJapan..
i luv xjapan more than L'arc en ciel and another Jrocks.. :totallylove: :totallylove:

now there's now 3 persons :RBveryAngry: :blankstare:

AliceDreaming
9yr ago
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permalink Ah, X Japan. Their music was just so cool! They influenced my favorite band Dir en grey, but I'm surprised there are few posts here. D: X Japan's songs were really amazing unique!

giran
9yr ago
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permalink yeah ure right!!!!! :rock:


X Japan - Believe the Hype


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X Japan do like to play publicity games, and I have to wonder if their hugely loyal fans treat it as a game or not. Yesterday, just two days before they are scheduled to play two nights at Tokyo Dome, the band finally announced that bassist Heath will take part. Any issues between Heath and the other members of the band - they are all with separate management - have been put aside for the moment. The official story was that he was having an "internal struggle about the direction of his musical career" and he cut himself off from everyone. One real casualty of this was a pair of scheduled shows in Korea on March 21-22, which were indefinitely postponed. With the show said to be costing ¥3 billion to stage and all 100,000 tickets selling out within minutes of their release in March, a cancellation would have sent fans into a frenzy. Meanwhile, the worst-kept secret in J-rock was put to rest as former Luna Sea guitarist Sugizo was formally announced as the official sixth member of the band. The first stage of his integration was in March last year, when he was a support member for their reunion gigs at the Dome. And in April he stood in for sick band leader Yoshiki at a press conference. He has big boots to fill, with the late guitarist Hide still idolized by fans, but he has been part of the X Japan "family" since Luna Sea's debut in 1992.




[size=9]Friday May 1, 2009[/size]

giran
9yr ago
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permalink u can also see in our news forum :)

SUGIZO Joins To X JAPAN

A recent announcement on X JAPAN's official website, as well as on SUGIZO's blog has stated that he will join the legendary rock and metal group as their formal sixth member, following several appearances as a support guitarist in the absence of late X member hide. SUGIZO will continue his role as a solo artist, as well as any future plans of LUNA SEA and Juno Reactor. Posting on his blog, he details his thoughts on joining, and why he's made the decision now, stating in an excerpt "Right now, X JAPAN requires SUGIZO as its sixth member, and I want to respectfully fulfill their needs."




[size=9]Thursday April 30 [/size]

why?? :RBohNo: he will be change Hide?? :RBsarcastic:
Hide cannot change u know!!!

(i luv to do it alone..<.< )[edit]Last edit by giran on Sunday 03 May, 2009 at 11:47 +3.2%[/edit][edit]Last edit by giran on Sunday 03 May, 2009 at 11:47 +7.4%[/edit]

faaang
9yr ago
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permalink Still, they are great! Yes, they influenced many of the J-Rockers I love today! :RBhalo: X Japan fighting! :otsu:

chrisu6hibi
9yr ago
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permalink I love them:) When I found out about X-Japan and that Hide died, I cried all the day.
I cry even now when I listen to : Forever love:(

CatLovers
9yr ago
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permalink X Japan is one of the first Japanese band that i love when i'm kid....
i still remember their song Tears and Forever Love.....
the song so touching my heart and i think it is one of the best ever Japanese song that i heard :)

CatLovers
9yr ago
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permalink i always crying when watch this video from their live concert :sadc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWeKHZpCQVY

giran
9yr ago
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permalink I really luv The last song..OMG..that song is ****ing me :RBohNo: :totallylove:

CatLovers
9yr ago
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permalink i love it to but for me, Tears and Forever Love is the best ever song from them :jangel:

nyappyxgoxmimi
9yr ago
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permalink I love X Japan!! :D
I am so totally in love with I.V right now. :RBhalo:

Lolidoll
9yr ago
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permalink They are very cool! I love their music, and I think they are a lot like American bands. But still, they are unique :D

BouChan
9yr ago
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permalink I have to say that X-Japan is one of the most brilliant and talented musicians ever.

LyrreChelle
4yr ago
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permalink i agree with you ^^

MaximumNaitomea
9yr ago
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permalink i love x-japan :rock:
and Hideto :RBheart:
but
Hideto dead :RBcrying:

JustIronic
9yr ago
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permalink Don't kill me, don't kill me, don't kill me.
I think they're rather overrated. I mean, some songs are nice... But most of them sound rather.. [i]boring[/i] to me.

But that's my opinion, don't kill me.

juczan
9yr ago
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permalink i do not like heavy metal... i prefer thrash...
but when it comes to x japan i like 'em xD

quite good^^

<3

JustIronic
9yr ago
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permalink .... I don't know if I could call them heavy metal, but okay.. xD

juczan
9yr ago
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permalink u know... they're playing something that [i]sounds like[/i] heavy metal
thats why i said it like that xd

chechumaru
9yr ago
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permalink X-Japan comes to Paris!

That's the announce in the oficial X-Japan France page

I can't wait to see them until october :RBheart: :drool:

shanti
9yr ago
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permalink from JaME UK

[i]X JAPAN WORLD TOUR Live in Taipei

live report - 02.09.2009 01:01
author: anna

Given the run of a stadium, X JAPAN set out and raised the roof right to the sky.


May 30th turned out to be a cool early summer evening, perfect for a concert set outdoors. Fans gathered hours ahead of time around the stadium; many cosplayed their favorite band members while some girls came dressed in bridal gowns. Upon entering the stadium, many couldn’t help but squeal in excitement and joy. As they waited, soft music and the occasional X JAPAN video clip entertained them.

The live began with the entire stadium rising to greet the band in a standing ovation, waving their glow sticks and making X signs. The opening SE went on for some time, but finally, as the emotions reached a climax, a giant X lit over the stage and the members of the band appeared on stage. TOSHI, wearing a white jacket, was the first to be introduced. He was followed by HEATH, who looked amazing in a red trench coat, PATA and SUGIZO, who both wore dark colors. hide’s introduction came next and was met with cheers from the crowd. Then, YOSHIKI took his turn in the spotlight, taking his seat behind the drums, shirtless as always.

Red fireworks exploded from the stage, making everyone scream in surprise and delight, and the band dove right into Rusty Nail. There were three runways leading from the stage, and the members took time to walk down each one to get closer to the audience. The open-air arena made X JAPAN seem larger than life; all the sound seemed to expand outwards and swell in power.

As the song ended, TOSHI screamed, “We missed you!” This signaled the beginning of WEEK END. Images of hide filled the screens framing the stage, and the background lighting in the videos matched the live setting perfectly, making hide’s presence even more real. SUGIZO helped sing the background vocals while HEATH played bass like he hadn’t aged a day since 1999. TOSHI was in full form, roaring into the microphone as he threw his arm around SUGIZO.

Halfway through Silent Jealousy, YOSHIKI shrugged on a black shirt and played the piano. He was accompanied by SUGIZO on violin. The two created a beautiful atmosphere, and the audience was completely silent as they watched. Then, the rest of the band returned to close out the song with a bang. TOSHI took the opportunity to pour water over YOSHIKI during the thundering finish, and the two grinned at each other while headbanging to the beat.

The band left the stage after the song, but PATA soon returned for his solo. As he made his way down the middle runway, he amazed the audience with his shredding skills, and the cheers of the crowd lent a swagger to his walk back to the stage. The other members joined him for DRAIN, and the sinuous, dark melody had everyone entranced. TOSHI, bookended by HEATH and PATA, cried the lyrics in overwrought fashion, and after an abrupt ending, they all left the stage once more.

However, just minutes later, TOSHI returned. He called for PATA in an unexpectedly cute voice, and PATA quickly came on stage with HEATH and their instruments in tow. The three sat down on chairs set up at the middle of the stage, and TOSHI picked up an acoustic guitar. He asked everyone to sing together because hide was also listening, then announced Say Anything. A waving field of glow sticks met the gentle guitar and bass playing, and the entire stadium radiated peace under the night sky. TOSHI encouraged the crowd to sing louder and louder until the end of the song, which saw him hugging his band mates before they all left the dark stage.

A short SE announced YOSHIKI’s return to the stage, this time wearing a red coat. He held three bouquets of red roses, which he threw to the audience as he ran down each of the three runways. As the fans screamed appreciatively, YOSHIKI took a seat at his piano for his solo. It didn’t last long as TOSHI soon joined him for Tears. The simple piano and vocal duet became a power ballad when the rest of the band came back on stage. Fans waved homemade pink pom-poms, creating a sea of pink, while TOSHI shouted hide’s name during the guitarist’s solo. As the song died down, YOSHIKI whispered the last line in a broken voice, causing everyone to immediately cheer to support him.

Breaking up the somber mood was Kurenai. The screens showed a video of hide playing the deceptively soft intro, and when he blew a kiss, the stage exploded with noise and silver streamers flew across the stadium. The fans jumped about in a frenzy to the hard, pounding beat, and everyone rocked all the way to the end of the main set. After the band took their leave, the fashion show began. Green lasers filled the air, and thunder and lightning SE welcomed Chinese dragon dancers on the left and right runways. The models also had their moment to shine, many of them dancing and doing acrobatics, but YOSHIKI stole the show at the end as he appeared, standing over his drums. He wore a white coat that, under the spotlight, made him look angelic, but he quickly stripped it off and took a seat behind his drums.

Columns of flame shot up around the stage for YOSHIKI’s drum solo. Like always, YOSHIKI gave his all, drumming madly until his entire body gleamed with sweat and he collapsed off his seat. He repeated this as the drum platform rose above the stage and glided down the middle runway. At the end of the runway, YOSHIKI stood up and triumphantly made the X sign over his chest, high above the roaring crowd. He then attacked the drums once more, pounding wildly until the platform lowered to the runway. His final beats were accompanied by more fireworks; then YOSHIKI slumped off his seat and collapsed while the audience chanted his name proudly.

TOSHI then appeared on the stage to announce WITHOUT YOU. With the fans shouting encouragement, YOSHIKI picked himself back up and walked to the stage to embrace the vocalist. The piano and vocal duet graced the stage once more, and images of X JAPAN’s old lives flashed across the screens while TOSHI sang to YOSHIKI’s soft piano playing. When the song ended, the other members returned, and TOSHI asked everyone to scream for I.V. During the song, he also asked each member of the band to scream. However, YOSHIKI refused, leading to an impromptu chase down the runway. The drummer eventually ran through the crowd before returning to his drums. He rode his drum platform back to the stage, and the song continued on full throttle until TOSHI sang the last notes.

The floodlights went on after the band left the stage, leaving everyone slightly confused. However, the concert was not over yet! TOSHI and YOSHIKI, dressed as groom and bride, respectively, ran down the middle runway to shrieks from the audience. YOSHIKI ripped off his veil and gown, throwing the scraps of white fabric into the crowd, while TOSHI gleefully screamed “Happy wedding!” Then, as YOSHIKI smashed the gong, the other members were reintroduced and X began. TOSHI led the crowd in the classic “We are! X!” call and response before YOSHIKI drenched him with water. The drummer then took over, chanting until he doubled over.

As TOSHI regained control of the audience, YOSHIKI ran to the gong and began whipping it…with a leather flogger! A dazzling pyrotechnic display lit up during PATA and SUGIZO’s guitar duet, and everyone had spots dancing in front of their eyes when the song was over. To give the audience a slight break, YOSHIKI pulled on a red coat and sat down at the piano. With a disco ball glittering overhead, he and TOSHI led the crowd to sing ENDLESS RAIN. The fans serenaded the band until they left, then continued singing to the empty stage, never doubting that X JAPAN would come back. YOSHIKI rewarded their faith by eventually returning to start Art of Life. He played the piano like a man gone insane, alternating between pounding the keys and delicately tapping them; the audience listened raptly in the dark stadium.

After he exhausted himself, the other members reappeared for the last, thunderous hurrah. TOSHI screamed his goodbyes, and Say Anything filtered through the speakers as the band tossed picks and water bottles to the crowd. YOSHIKI managed to find the strength to run the length of the stage, lift SUGIZO off his feet and jump into the audience to accept gifts. With the hide doll, the members arranged themselves on stage to hold hands and jump, signaling the end of the concert. Then, in an extremely cute role reversal, YOSHIKI helped the hide doll wave before giving it a piggyback ride off stage.

It had been many years since X JAPAN last came to Taiwan, but the love they received from the fans had not lessened with time. The band clearly felt it and reciprocated in kind, creating an unforgettable night under the stars.

Set list: (waiting for confirmation)

01. Rusty Nail
- MC -
02. WEEK END ~ Silent Jealousy
03. Silent Jealousy
PATA Solo
04. DRAIN
05. Say Anything
SE (largo) ~ PIANO Solo
06. Tears
07. Kurenai
Fashion Show
Drums Solo
EN01. WITHOUT YOU
EN02. I.V.
EN03. X
EN04. ENDLESS RAIN
EN05. Art of Life [/i][edit]Last edit by shanti on Wednesday 02 Sep, 2009 at 03:30 -92.6%[/edit]

kai09
9yr ago
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permalink [i]TOSHI, of X-JAPAN fame, has announced the release of a new solo mini-album titled Chikyuu mada arimasu ka, as well as a pause in his live performances schedule.

TOSHI has recently been diagnosed with intercostal neuralgia, a kind of stress that causes pain from the spinal cord to the spaces between the ribs, causing him to stop all his live activities. As for the CD, it has been described as a "healing symphony", in which he sings about making life beautiful in midst of the destruction of nature that currently affects the planet.

In other news, the releases of the two upcoming live DVDs by each of his projects TOSHI with T-EARTH and TOSHI & WANKU are still scheduled to go on sale as planned.[/i]

akiodie
8yr ago
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permalink XJapan posted their official links on the Lollapalooza site, I can't believe they are actually playing at that this year I hear their concerts are more then amazing then there's going to be all those other bands there freaking amazing... anyway I posted the link up so you can check it out I heard they are going to post all the info up in here too...

http://2010.lollapalooza.com/band/x-japan

shadownights99
8yr ago
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permalink i LOVE LOVE LOVE :RBheart: LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE X JAPAN!!!!!!!!!! :RBheart:

akiodie
8yr ago
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permalink lol that was a little random...

akiodie
8yr ago
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permalink Anime Central is premiering a documentary on XJapan called History Through XJapan during its Masquerade intermission which is awesome in itself but I've actually been hearing rumors that Yoshiki himself is going to be there on May 15...

Anyone want to get me tickets to anime central???

Wakyan
8yr ago
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permalink I Love X Japan! They are the best!
I can't wait for their New Song and Album!
We Are X!!!!

VampireQueen
8yr ago
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permalink I Like them too.
My Favorite Songs are I.V, Forever Love, Crucify my Love and Unfinished.

YuukisBitch
8yr ago
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permalink My Favorite SOngs are: I.V, Rusty Nail, Forever Love, Crucify my Love, Endless Rain Unfinished and Dahlia.

akiodie
8yr ago
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permalink Did you guys hear about Yoshiki and XJapan appearing at an event in downtown Los Angeles called MAX?

I heard they are going to be giving away a limited edition item that you can only get during the event ^^

http://club2themax.com/

KawaiiAkira
8yr ago
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permalink I love X Japan!
It's the best Japanese band ever! Best Asian band ever!!!
I love their music, their style. They are incredibly talented people. The hard way they achieved their goal. They deserve even more. It is really amazing group. I think they should be known all over the world. There were happy moments and sad moments. When Hide died it was horrible. We all will remember him! A great, talented musician. A good friend, a great person.
In 1997 they disbanded, but they returned to us! X is a legendary band!
This kind of people should be on stage! This band should be know by everyone in the world!!
I wish them luck! I love and respect them!

Horizon
8yr ago
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permalink x japan is pretty amazing thats my opinion :)
X Japan has covered so much of the metal genre over the many many many MANY years that they have been a band
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HydeQuarter
8yr ago
42,084 jpops
permalink though i am not a big fan of them, but i heard some of their songs. and they are so cooool. like Crucify my love, Rusty Nail, Kurenai. their style is unique. though they have disbanded for many years, but i know they are alive in their fans heart.

KawaiiAkira
8yr ago
999 jpops
permalink
Quote by HydeQuarter
though i am not a big fan of them, but i heard some of their songs. and they are so cooool. like Crucify my love, Rusty Nail, Kurenai. their style is unique. though they have disbanded for many years, but i know they are alive in their fans heart.


They were disbanded is 1997, but in 2007 they have returned. They making concerts, have new songs, Yoshiki also said that there would be a new album. So yeah they are alive xDD [edit]Last edit by KawaiiAkira on Thursday 09 Dec, 2010 at 08:44 +26.4%[/edit]

Horizon
8yr ago
74 jpops
permalink yeah, they released I.V. shortly after they returned

Hide
8yr ago
99 jpops
permalink i love X too but Hide was my idol and even i hear his name i wanna cry , i want X japan mundial tour!

Kurenai
7yr ago
677 jpops
permalink I still can't believe I'm going to see them live! It just seems so surreal! But I'll be the happiest person on earth that day :D

musha07
7yr ago
526 jpops
permalink I hate being a poor college student living on the countryside.
X Japan came to Brazil early this month and I couldn't see them live.
And they played "Art of Life".
And TV gave them little press cover (although I'm impressed they got any press cover at all, given J-Rock is a niche here).
T_T


NekoHayashi
6yr ago
1,347 jpops
permalink X Japan made my dream true when they came to Chile the last year...
I never imagined the amazing feeling of see them live. I'll never forget that day! We are X!

Cree
6yr ago
4,590 jpops
permalink i can't to wait when they come to Europe \m/

Cree
6yr ago
4,590 jpops
permalink A new X JAPAN World Tour has been announced soon!
http://twitter.com/#!/xjapanofficial

Miica
6yr ago
95,329 jpops
permalink I miss them so much ... T_T just want to see them again ... <3<3<3<3

Cree
6yr ago
4,590 jpops
permalink me too, i never see them live :(

xeus
6yr ago
32,743 jpops
permalink if only.....
if only just once T_T

xeus
6yr ago
32,743 jpops
permalink http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/485775_347099848660324_138764649493846_861717_1120574930_n.jpg
Yoshiki's so awesome even Marilyn Manson has a man-crush on him ^^


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