Lead guitarist, and often songwriter, Hideto “hide” Matsumoto was found hanged in his apartment in Tokyo just a few months after the band’s vocalist Tosh I Deyama left the band to join what he recently admitted was what amounts to a cult (although he stops short of that word).
In a cruel twist of fate, the band nearly was forced to break up again just months into their reunion.
Michael Jackson‘s penchant for wearing a chic form of wrist braces has been explained.
Oct 14, 2014. Other than Yoshiki, the only two members to write fully fleshed out songs for X Japan dating back to their first album were Taiji and hide. This song represents Sugizo's first composition with the band. But from there they went right back into recognizing their origins. Everyone left the stage except from Pata.… continue reading »
From the production team behind the Oscar® winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold.… continue reading »
Oct 13, 2017. Formed in 1982 by the drummer and composer Yoshiki Hayashi, X Japan have the grandiosity of Queen, the heavy-metal hysteria of Iron Maiden and the symphonic sophistication of classical music, all tied up with a healthy dose of Want to read more? Register with a few details to continue reading this.… continue reading »
Nov 8, 2016. Michael Jackson's penchant for wearing a chic form of wrist braces has been explained. The late King of Pop jacked the “style” from a Japanese megastar, Yoshiki, whose tendonitis requires him to wear them. “When I met Michael Jackson,” Yoshiki told director Stephen Kijak at a screening of their.… continue reading »