X Japan’s Yoshiki Becomes a Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
Rock band X Japan have been one of Japan's hottest commodities since their formation in 1982, and now their leader / drummer Yoshiki has received an honor that's been bestowed upon many of the world's most famous celebrities.
The Madam Tussauds Hong Kong wax museum recently unveiled a wax figure of Yoshiki, and the rock star was on hand to give it the once over. Apparently giving it the seal of approval, Yoshiki glanced at the figure and said, “Am I looking in a mirror?” Although it is quite life-like, Yoshiki did think it was missing one thing, and added a little extra guy-liner to the figure.
The wax figure took about four months to create from start to finish and Yoshiki was quite involved from the start, donating clothing and sitting in for measurements and detailed photo sessions. Yoshiki commented on the figure in more detail during the ceremony, explaining, “When I met 'the other me' for the first time in Tokyo last year I was amazed by the true resemblance. It looks exactly like me!" He continued, "I feel honored to have my wax figure exhibited in Hong Kong. It has been months since I last visited Hong Kong to meet the media and my beloved fans here. Today is definitely an important moment I have been looking forward to.”
The Yoshiki wax figure will only be shown for a limited time but the manager of the museum hopes that fans traveling through Hong Kong will stop in to visit Yoshiki, or at least a waxy version of him.
X Japan recently took home the Revolver Golden Gods Award for 'Best International Band,' showing how far their fan loyalties lie. Earlier this year, the band entered Loudwire's own Cage Match Hall of Fame with five straight victories for their single 'Jade.'