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Interview: X Japan Bandleader Yoshiki Hayashi Talks Next Album, Neck Braces, and More

Interview: X Japan Bandleader Yoshiki Hayashi Talks Next Album, Neck Braces, and More

By Natalie Perez X Japan, one of the most influential heavy-metal bands within Japanese history, have kept their fans patiently waiting for  a new album for two decades–the group’s last studio record, the ballad-heavy Dalia, was released in 1996. In 2011, the group dropped a new single “Jade,” and at the time, X Japan’s leader, […]

X Japan Frontman Unveils Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

X Japan Frontman Unveils Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Earlier this week, X Japan frontman Yoshiki was honored with his very own wax figure at the Hong Kong location of Madame Tussauds, where it will be on display for a limited time. Check out the full-sized photo below. “When I met ‘the other me’ for the first time in Tokyo last year,” Yoshiki said […]

‘Revolver’ Golden Gods Awards Winners Announced

‘Revolver’ Golden Gods Awards Winners Announced

The fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show brought the house down at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11 with groundbreaking performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal show have become known for. Broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE and the Revolver Facebook page, the sold-out event featured […]

X Japan Embark on Their First American Tour

Japanese power-metal titans X Japan have long reigned as one of the most important hard-rock acts in Asia, selling more than 30 millions albums over the last 22 years and filling the 50,000-seated Tokyo Dome 18 times. But the veteran rockers aren’t satisfied. On September 25, X Japan will embark on their first North American tour. The band will also release their first album in North America early in 2011. X Japan drummer Yoshiki sits down with Revolver to fill us in about the tour.