Yoshiki talks about pioneering the visual kei movement, X Japan's influence on other bands, and the drummers who influenced him when he first started out.
X Japan will be playing a special one-off gig at New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Oct. 11.
Yoshiki speaks about turning to rock music after his father's suicide, the beginnings of X Japan, utilizing music for medical advancements and much more.
X Japan have announced an Oct. 11 U.S. return, playing a show at New York's Madison Square Garden.
While many music fans may be familiar with Yoshiki’s musical catalog as the drummer and musical leader for the rock band X Japan that he founded in 1982, not everyone knows of his talents as a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and composer. Yoshiki will be giving music enthusiasts a chance to experience the other side of his craft with his new disc.
The Most Devoted Fans category took in hundreds of thousands of votes in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, making it one of the most categories. With 10 bands famous for their rabid fans in the competition, worldwide voting pointed to one dominant act during the entire voting process, and that band was X Japan.
X Japan and Black Veil Brides fans did some serious voting as the bands traded the lead throughout the day and night. After a record number of votes, X Japan defeated Black Veil Brides to earn their fifth victory and entrance into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame, where they join Falling in Reverse and RED.