YOSHIKI Exclusive Interview from Tokyo, Talks about XY, THE LAST ROCKSTARS, X JAPAN, and more.
YOSHIKI's solo appearance on "YOSHIKI CHANNEL" will be broadcast on Nico Nico Channel (Japan) and YouTube Channel Membership (worldwide).
THE LAST ROCKSTARS will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine (May issue)
Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, a part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, invited YOSHIKI to be featured on a keynote panel at their University conference, "The Future of Social Tech: Nurturing Skills and Markets for Social Impact Innovation".
The conference, which was the inaugural event in a special series for Shorenstein APARC's 40th Anniversary, took place on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall.
Yoshikitty has been nominated for the "Sanrio Character Award". Voting period: April 11 (Tue.) to May 26 (Fri.)
XY performance D.U.N.K. will be available on HULU Japan.
Ticket applications available now
YOSHIKI is featured on the cover of Rhythm & Drums Magazine April issue (release is March 15)
Y by Yoshiki, created by YOSHIKI, has announced the release of new vintage wines.
Yoshiki will make a live appearance on NTV's morning show "Sukkiri" shortly after 9:20am, in the program's "WE News" segment. Yoshiki will also give a special performance with members of "YOSHIKI SUPERSTAR PROJECT X", don't miss it!
When X Japan leader Yoshiki began plotting his own Japanese supergroup called the Last Rockstars, his model wasn't just another rock band. It was the Avengers. And for that mission, he's recruited some major figures from the Japan rock scene: vocalist Hyde and guitarists Sugizo and Miyavi.
The Last Rockstars' band leader Yoshiki speaks about the current state of rock music, the success of bands like BLACKPINK and Asian representation in the music industry.
Listen on Thu Feb. 16 at 3pm PT/6pm ET
A total of 29 million bottles of "Real Gold X" and "Real Gold Y", released in partnership between YOSHIKI and Coca-Cola Japan, have been shipped in the first 36 weeks since the products' release, with shipments on track to surpass the 30 million mark.
RealGold X embodies the energy and excitement of YOSHIKI’s rock music, while RealGold Y embodies the focus and concentration of his classical music. With his strong determination, YOSHIKI continues to challenge himself and push the limits with every endeavor. Both products exemplify his message that"nothing is impossible."
THE LAST ROCKSTARS will partner with Live Nation and Veeps for a global livestream of their sold-out February 10th concert in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium.
Rock music fans worldwide (excluding select territories) will be able to view the show in its entirety via the Veeps platform, which has hosted previous concerts by Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Rocky, Bebe Rexha, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, and Kings of Leon.
The concert will be streamed on computers and mobile devices, with delayed viewing available for up to 72 hours. Band merchandise will also be available during the livestream.
Watch this photo album of The Last Rockstars from their Japan concerts.
Next up is New York and Los Angeles!
When Japanese musician/composer/producer Yoshiki founded seminal glam-metal band X Japan back in 1982, pounding the drums in kabuki-esque face paint, peroxide-blond rooster hair, and lacy prom dresses with pearls — a look he says could “stop traffic” — he was ahead of his time in so many ways...
YOSHIKIMONO started 10 years ago as a cutting-edge Japanese kimono fashion brand created by Japanese rock star and composer YOSHIKI, who was born the first son of kimono creators. Based on his strong desire to introduce Japanese kimono to the entire world, YOSHIKIMONO’s theme is the “fusion of tradition and innovation”.
YOSHIKIMONO’s latest collection was selected as the opening presentation of Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo 2020. YOSHIKIMONO was chosen to be displayed at the prestigious V&A Museum in London during Europe’s first major kimono exhibition alongside works from other prominent fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano.