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YOSHIKI of X JAPAN: To Be Featured On The Cover Of VOGUE Japan

YOSHIKI, leader of X JAPAN is set to grace the October 2017 cover of VOGUE JAPAN, on sale worldwide starting August 28. YOSHIKI is the first Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the distinguished magazine’s 18-year history. The world’s most influential female fashion magazine, VOGUE is published in 22 countries and regions around… Read more »


‘We Are X’-Acclaimed Music Doc Film-Makes Streaming Debut Exclusively Now On HULU

WE ARE X–the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man-made its streaming debut exclusively on HULU starting Sunday, July 2. The music doc film comes to HULU through an exclusive deal with Magnolia Pictures that grants the streaming service the pay… Read more »


Emergency Surgery For Yoshiki Of X JAPAN

It has been determined by multiple doctors that YOSHIKI of X JAPAN will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, May 16 in Los Angeles. As a result of YOSHIKI’s intense drumming style and the impact it has had on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July… Read more »


Yoshiki: To Perform at Carnegie Hall; “La Venus” Song From ‘We Are X’ Film For “Best Original Song” At The 89th Academy Awards

On January 12 and 13th 2017, YOSHIKI will make his Carnegie Hall debut with “YOSHIKI CLASSICAL: Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.” Although known as the founder, songwriter and drummer of X JAPAN, YOSHIKI is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musician. Having composed the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, he also composed and performed an… Read more »


Drafthouse Films’ ‘We Are X’ Nominated For Best Music Documentary

Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for Best Music documentary, which includes Drafthouse Films’ forthcoming ‘WE ARE X.’  The nomination comes ahead of the film’s Friday, October 21 release in Los Angeles, followed by a nationwide expansion. Director Stephen Kijak and film subject, the legendary composer, musician and producer YOSHIKI, will appear for a… Read more »


X JAPAN: Drafthouse Films Set Fall U.S. Release For Acclaimed Music Doc ”We Are X” (video)

Drafthouse Films announced today that they will release Stephen Kijak’s ‘WE ARE X’ in New York and Los Angeles on October 21, 2016, followed by nationwide expansion. Since its premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival–where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for editing–the film has continued to garner critical acclaim due to its… Read more »


X JAPAN: Music Documentary ‘We Are X’ Accepted To SXSW Film Festival

The new music documentary on the Japanese rock group X JAPAN titled ‘WE ARE X’—from Passion Pictures—has been accepted to the SXSW Film Festival happening March 11-19 in Austin, TX. The documentary will be shown as part of SXSW Film Festival’s “24 Beats Per Second” which showcases the sounds, culture and influence of music and… Read more »


X JAPAN: Life Threatening Condition Forces Postponement of Wembley Show

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All tickets sold will remain valid for the rescheduled date. X JAPAN’s guitarist, PATA was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January… Read more »


X JAPAN: Announce World Premiere Of Documentary Film ‘WE ARE X’ Set For Sundance Film Festival On Saturday, Jan. 23

“Your average Westerner couldn’t name one song, yet they’ve sold 30 million albums, spawned their own subculture and fill the world’s most iconic arenas. Meet X JAPAN: rock’s biggest cult band.”–CLASSIC ROCK (U.K., November 2015) “They have collapsed and been revived, with varying lineups, countless times. In many ways, their unkillable spirit has been the… Read more »


X Japan Raises Over $200,000 for Tsunami Charity; All Shows Sold Out!

X Japan kicked off the first show of their World Tour in a small club called Blue Resistance in Ishinomaki, Miyagi-Prefecture in Japan on November 28th. Ishinomaki was among the most seriously affected areas by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Yoshiki visited Ishinomaki after the Tsunami disaster along with Blue Resistance in September of… Read more »