Multitalented rock icon Yoshiki of the melodic metal band X Japan is composing the musical theme for this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

“Yoshiki is a world-renowned musician and composer of enormous talent and versatility, who in addition to being a rock superstar has composed for film and television,” says Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Dr. Takla-O’Reilly. “As an international organization dedicated to creative achievements, the HFPA is delighted to have a global musical artist of Yoshiki’s stature create the theme for the show.”

X Japan have sold 30 million singles and albums combined, not to mention Yoshiki composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo in 2005. He also recorded a classical album that was co-produced and arranged by Beatles producer Sir George Martin and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In a press release, Yoshiki states, “The Golden Globe Awards are extremely prestigious, but the show is also edgy.” He goes on to say, “I’m a classical pianist and a rock drummer, so it was natural to create something beautiful that also has an edge.”

Yoshiki attended the Golden Globes awards ceremony for the first time last year. This year’s 69th Annual Golden Globes airs Sunday, Jan. 15, at 8PM ET on NBC.

X Japan are also in the studio gearing up to release their first full English album. Their latest single ‘Jade’ is up against Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Underground’ in Loudwire's current Cage Match. Click here to cast your vote.

Watch Yoshiki Talk About Composing the Golden Globes Theme