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X Japan

is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi. [1]

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ABC News

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company.

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Acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see Electric guitar).

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Acoustic music

Acoustic music is music that solely or primarily uses instruments that produce sound through acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means.

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Ajinomoto Stadium

is a multi-purpose stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan.

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Akasaka Blitz

is a music venue in Minato, Tokyo, which opened in April 1996, and is owned and operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

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Akihito

() is the reigning, the 125th Emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of succession.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular by the 1990s.

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Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Anime Expo

Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an American anime convention held in Los Angeles, California and organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA).

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Anime News Network

Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia and Japan.

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Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

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Art of Life

Art of Life is a mini album by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on August 25, 1993 by Atlantic Records.

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Asiaweek

Asiaweek was an English-language news magazine focusing on Asia, published weekly by Asiaweek Limited, a subsidiary of Time Inc. Based in Hong Kong, it was established in 1975, and ceased publication with its 7 December 2001 issue due to a "downturn in the advertising market," according to Norman Pearlstine, editor in chief of Time Inc.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records (also still historically known as Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a major American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, and hip hop.

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Audition

An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer.

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Backing vocalist

In popular music, a backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S. and Canada, backup singer or sometimes background singer or harmony vocalist) is a singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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Ballad

A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.

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Bandleader

A bandleader is the leader of a band of musicians.

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Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Beijing

Beijing, formerly Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world.

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Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.

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Bible

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Black Diamond (Kiss song)

"Black Diamond" is a song by Kiss written by rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley.

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Blue Blood (X Japan album)

Blue Blood is the second studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X. It was released on April 21, 1989 by CBS/Sony as the band's major label debut.

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Blue Blood Tour Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig

Blue Blood Tour Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig is a live VHS/LD released by X Japan on June 1, 1989.

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Buddha (manga)

is a manga drawn by Osamu Tezuka and is Tezuka's unique interpretation of the life of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America.

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Cameo appearance

A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.

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Carrie Hamilton

Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 in New York City – January 20, 2002, in Los Angeles) was an American actress, singer, and playwright.

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Catacombs (2007 film)

Catacombs is a 2007 horror film starring singer Pink (Alecia Moore) and Shannyn Sossamon.

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Cervical vertebrae

In vertebrates, cervical vertebrae (singular: vertebra) are those vertebrae immediately below the skull.

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Chiba Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region and the Greater Tokyo Area.

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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois.

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Consequence of Sound

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.

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Crucify My Love

"Crucify My Love" is a single released by X Japan on 26 August 1996.

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Dahlia (album)

Dahlia is the fifth studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on November 4, 1996 by Atlantic Records.

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Daizystripper

is a five-member Japanese visual kei rock band that formed in March 2007, and is signed onto the indie label Beyond-Max.

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Deadman (band)

Deadman (stylized as deadman) was a Japanese rock band founded in Nagoya in 2000.

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Deluhi

Deluhi (stylized as DELUHI) was a Japanese visual kei Deluhi, Retrieved 21 October 2010 Deluhi, retrieved 21 October 2010 metal band, formed in 2008, guitarist Leda recruited Juri as vocalist when the band Grave Seed they made was renamed.

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Diamond Yukai

is a rock singer and actor.

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Differ Ariake Arena

is an indoor sporting arena located in the Ariake neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan, next to the Pro Wrestling Noah headquarters office.

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Dio – Distraught Overlord

was a Japanese visual kei metal band from Tokyo, formed on 14 May 2006.

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Dir En Grey

Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

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DJ Ozma

DJ Ozma (stylized DJ OZMA) born as on April 26, 1979 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, and legally known as, is a Japanese pop singer and musical artist.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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EMI

EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and electronics device and systems manufacturing company, headquartered in London, England.

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EMI Records

EMI Records Ltd, was a British record label.

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Endless Rain

"Endless Rain" is the fourth single released by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan (then named X) on December 1, 1989.

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Eternal Melody

Eternal Melody is the first classical studio album by Japanese musician Yoshiki.

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Exclaim!

Exclaim! (also known as exclaim!) is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists.

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Extasy Records

Extasy Records is a Japanese record label founded in April 1986 by Yoshiki Hayashi, co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan.

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Flow (band)

Flow is a Japanese rock band, that formed in 1998 and signed on to Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records label.

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Forever Love (X Japan song)

"Forever Love" is a single released by X Japan on July 8, 1996.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Fukuoka Convention Center

The Fukuoka Convention Center in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Gackt

, better known by his stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

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Galneryus

Galneryus is a Japanese power metal band, formed in Osaka in 2001 by guitarist Syu and vocalist Yama-B. Galneryus Artist Profile Retrieved Jan 23, 2011 ガルネリウス Biography Retrieved January 23, 2011 Originally the only official members, the two utilized several support musicians until bassist Tsui, keyboardist Yuhki, and drummer Jun-ichi officially joined for the release of their debut album in 2003.

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George Martin

Sir George Henry Martin (born 3 January 1926) is an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician.

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Glam metal

Glam metal (also known as hair metal, sleaze metal and often used synonymously with pop metal), AllMusic.

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Glam rock

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.

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Global Metal

Global Metal is a 2007 documentary film directed by Scot McFadyen and Canadian anthropologist Sam Dunn.

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Globe (band)

Globe (styled globe) is a dance-oriented Japanese pop band, formed in 1995 by producer and songwriter Tetsuya Komuro.

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Grant Park (Chicago)

Grant Park is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km²) in the Loop community area of Chicago.

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Heath (musician)

, known exclusively by his stage name Heath, is a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the bass player of the popular heavy metal band X Japan.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Hernia

A hernia is the exit of an organ, such as the bowel, through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides.

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Hide (musician)

, better known by his stage name hide,His stage name is written in all capital letters while in regard to his work with X Japan, but in all lowercase letters when talking of his solo career and work with Zilch.

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Hide Your Face

Hide Your Face is the debut album by Japanese musician hide, released on February 23, 1994.

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Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center

The is an indoor arena complex in Hiroshima, Japan.

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HMV

HMV Retail Ltd, formerly HMV Group plc, is a British entertainment retailing company operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Holography

Holography is the science and practice of making holograms.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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I'll Kill You

"I'll Kill You" is the debut single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X, released in June 1985.

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I.V. (X Japan song)

"I.V." is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on January 23, 2008 as a digital download.

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Independent music

Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.

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International Stadium Yokohama

The, also known as is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, inaugurated in March 1998.

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Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database (abbreviated IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews.

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ITunes

iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc.

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Ja, Zoo

Ja, Zoo is the third album by Japanese musician hide, released on November 21, 1998.

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Jade (song)

"Jade" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on June 28, 2011 in Europe, North and South America, and on July 13 in Japan and Southeast Asia.

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Japan Expo

Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese popular culture - the largest of its kind in the world outside Japan - taking place in Paris, France, although it has branched out into a partnership festival Kultima and expanded to include some European and US pop culture as well.

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Japan Gold Disc Award

The Japan Gold Disc Awards (日本ゴールドディスク大賞) for Music sales in the Recording Industry Association of Japan, is major music awards held annually in Japan also released as a CD.

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Japan Self-Defense Forces

The, or JSDF, occasionally referred to as JSF, JDF, or SDF, are the unified military forces of Japan that were established in 1954.

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Jealousy (X Japan album)

Jealousy is the third studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X. The album was released on July 1, 1991 by Sony, as the band's second major label release.

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Joey Castillo

Joseph Willam "Joey" Castillo (born March 30, 1966) is an American musician and songwriter.

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Junichirō Koizumi

Junichiro Koizumi, born January 8, 1942, is a Japanese politician who was the 87th Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006.

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Kamijo (musician)

Kamijo is a Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer.

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Kawai Musical Instruments

is a musical instruments manufacturing company headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen

, more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, which official translation is "Year-end Song Festival", is an annual music show on New Year's Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on television and radio, nationally and internationally by the NHK network and by some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters who buy the program.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Ki/oon Music

is a Japanese record label, a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan.

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Killing Joke

Killing Joke is an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England.

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Kiss (band)

Kiss (often styled as KISS) is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

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Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved

Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved is a 1994 tribute album, featuring a variety of artists covering songs by the American rock band Kiss.

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Kodansha

, the largest Japanese publisher, produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon, Evening, and Weekly Shonen Magazine, as well as more literary magazines such as Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, and the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten. The company has its headquarters in Bunkyō, Tokyo.

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Korea

Korea, called Hanguk (한국; Hanja: 韓國) or Daehan (대한; Hanja: 大韓) in South Korea and Chosŏn (조선; Hanja: 朝鮮) in North Korea and elsewhere, is an East Asian territory that is divided into two distinct sovereign states, North Korea (also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) and South Korea (also known as the Republic of Korea, or ROK).

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Kurenai (song)

is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.

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Lead guitar

Lead guitar is a guitar part which plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.

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Lead vocalist

In popular music, the lead vocalist or lead singer is the member of a band who sings the main solo vocal portions of a song, in front of the accompanying musicians who commonly play the rhythm and music and contribute harmony and backing vocals.

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Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)

The, frequently abbreviated to LDP or, is a major conservative political party in Japan.

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Lima

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru.

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LM.C (Japanese band)

LM.C is a Japanese visual kei rock duo playing a mix of electronic rock and pop, which they call "new century electrorock".

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Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop and EDM bands and artists, dance and comedy performances and craft booths.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.

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Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Loudness (band)

is a Japanese metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi.

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Loudwire

Loudwire is an online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music.

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Luna Sea

Luna Sea (stylized as LUNA SEA) is a Japanese rock band formed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1986.

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden (sometimes called MSG or The Garden) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan, New York.

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Manga

are comics created in Japan, or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Marty Friedman

Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman (born December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s.

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Maya (musician)

Maya or Maayatan, real name Masahito Yamazaki (born July 30, 1979) is the lead singer in the Japanese visual kei electronic rock band, LM.C. but before he founded LM.C he was a support guitarist for musician Miyavi in his support band Ishihara Gundan (Ishihara being Miyavi's real last name, Gundan means "brigade" or "army" in Japanese) and a guitarist in his own band, The Sinners.

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MetalSucks

MetalSucks is a heavy metal music-themed news website.

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Mexico

Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.

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Mexico City

Mexico City (Ciudad de México, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union.

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Miyavi

, better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer.

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MTV

MTV (formerly an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, which it is a subsidiary of.

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Music Station

is a Japanese music television program.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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New York Comic Con

The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

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News conference

A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions.

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NHK Hall

The NHK Hall is a concert hall located at the NHK Broadcasting Center, the main headquarters of Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

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Nippon Gaishi Hall

, formerly Nagoya Rainbow Hall, is an indoor sports arena located in Nagoya, Japan.

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Oakland, California

Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California.

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Oblivion Dust

Oblivion Dust is a Japanese rock band first active from 1996 to 2001, they reunited in 2007.

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Odaiba

is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo.

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Orchestra

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string (violin, viola, cello and double bass), brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

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Orgasm (song)

is the second single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X, released on April 10, 1986.

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Oricon

, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.

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Osaka-jō Hall

, is a multi-purpose arena, in the Kyōbashi area, of Osaka, Japan.

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Paris

Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Pata (musician)

, known exclusively by his stage name Pata,Taken from the manga Patalliro!, as he was said to resemble the title character.

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Paul Raven (musician)

Paul Vincent RavenNot to be confused with "Paul Raven", an alias of British rock singer Gary Glitter when he recorded for Decca Records in the 1960s.

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Peru

Peru (Perú; Piruw; Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.

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Phantasmagoria (band)

Phantasmagoria was a visual kei rock band formed in November 2004 in Osaka, Japan by Kisaki, the executive of Under Code Production, a popular independent label.

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Piano

The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Polydor Records

Polydor Records is a British record label that operates as part of Universal Music Group.

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Power metal

Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context.

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Prime Minister of Japan

The is the head of government of Japan.

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Programming (music)

Programming is a form of music production and performance using electronic devices, such as sequencers, to generate sounds of musical instruments.

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Progressive metal

Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal or prog-metal) is a subgenre of both progressive rock and heavy metal, originating in the United Kingdom and the United States In the 1970s.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Queen (band)

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.

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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age are an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996.

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Rain (Japanese band)

Ra:IN (stands for Rock and Inspiration) is a Japanese instrumental rock band.

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Recording Industry Association of Japan

The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2008 American splatterpunk, rock opera, musical comedy, horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.

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Revolver (magazine)

Revolver is a bi-monthly rock and heavy metal magazine published by NewBay Media.

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Rhythm guitar

Rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with singers or other instruments; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords, where a chord is a group of notes played together.

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Richard Fortus

Richard Fortus (born November 17, 1966) is a professional guitarist who is the guitarist for Guns N' Roses.

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Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Rusty Nail (song)

"Rusty Nail" is a single released by X Japan on June 10, 1994.

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Saitama Super Arena

is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, Japan.

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Sampler album

A sampler is a type of compilation album generally offered at a reduced price to showcase a selection of artists signed to a particular record label.

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Santiago

Santiago, also Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile.

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Saw IV

Saw IV is a 2007 Canadian-American horror film and the fourth installment of the ''Saw'' franchise.

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São Paulo

São Paulo (Saint Paul) is a municipality, metropolis and global city located in southeastern Brazil.

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Scarlet Love Song

"Scarlet Love Song" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.

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Scars (X Japan song)

"Scars" is a single released by X Japan on November 18, 1996.

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Screw (band)

Screw (typeset as SCREW) is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in March 2006 by vocalist Byou and Yuuto, who were previously in the band Joker before its disbandment.

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Seattle

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Seoul

Seoul – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people.

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SF Weekly

SF Weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper in San Francisco, California.

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Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population, p. 395.

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Shibuya Public Hall

or is a live theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

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Silent Jealousy

"Silent Jealousy" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on September 11, 1991.

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Skin (Japanese band)

Skin (stylized as S.K.I.N.) is a music project founded by several Japanese rock musicians in 2007.

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Sony Music Entertainment Japan

is Sony's music arm in Japan.

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Speed metal

Speed metal is a genre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) roots.

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Spinal disc herniation

Spinal disc herniation, also known as a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.

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Spoken word

Spoken word involves performance-based poetry that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and story-telling, that originated from the poetry of African Americans in Harlem.

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Sports Nippon

is the first-launched Japanese daily sports newspaper founded in 1948.

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Stephen Kijak

Stephen Kijak (born 1969) is an American filmmaker.

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String section

The string section is the largest body of the standard Classical orchestra.

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Sugizo

, born, known exclusively by his stage name Sugizo, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer.

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Summer Sonic Festival

The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two- or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba.

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Supergroup (music)

A supergroup is a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or well known in other musical professions.

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Symphonic metal

Symphonic metal is a subgenre of metal music which combines the characteristics of this genre, such as heavy drums and guitars, with different elements of classical music including (but not limited to) symphonic instruments, choirs and on occasion, a full symphony orchestra.

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Syu

is a Japanese musician, best known as leader and guitarist of the metal band Galneryus.

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Taiji (musician)

was a Japanese musician.

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Taipei

Taipei (literally means "North of Tai(wan)"), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan.

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Taipei World Trade Center

The Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) was started in January 1986 by Taiwan's foremost trade promotion organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), to provide a single, modern venue that would combine exhibition space, conference facilities, offices, and hotel accommodation for international business.

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Takanori Nishikawa

is a renowned Japanese singer and actor.

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Takarajimasha

is a Japanese publishing company based on Chiyoda, Tokyo.

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Tateyama, Chiba

is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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Tears (X Japan song)

"Tears" is a single released by X Japan on November 10, 1993.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Gazette (band)

The Gazette (stylized as the GazettE), originally known as, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002.

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The Great Music Experience

The Great Music Experience was a concert starring Japanese and international musicians staged at the eighth century Buddhist temple of Tōdai-ji, in Nara, Japan in May 1994.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is an English-language newspaper published in Japan by, a subsidiary of Nifco, a leading manufacturer of plastic fasteners for the automotive and home design industries.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Professionals (band)

The Professionals were an English punk rock band from 1979 to early 1982.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.

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Tokyo

(), officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and largest city of Japan.

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Tokyo Dome

is a 55,000-seat baseball stadium located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan.

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Tokyo Pop

is a music-centric movie from 1988 that tells the story of a girl from the USA, a boy from Japan, and a briefly successful pop band.

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Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.

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Toshi (musician)

, known exclusively by his stage name Toshi,Currently stylized as ToshI and previously in all capital letters.

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TRAX (band)

TRAX (originally The TRAX) is a South Korean rock band formed in the summer of July 17, 2004 by S.M. Entertainment and formerly produced by X Japan's co-founder Yoshiki.

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Tribute Spirits

Tribute Spirits is a hide tribute album released on May 1, 1999.

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Unsraw

was a Japanese visual kei metal band signed to the label Speed Disk.

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Utrecht

Utrecht is the capital and most populous city in the Dutch province of Utrecht.

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Vancouver

Vancouver officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

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Vanishing Vision

Vanishing Vision is the debut studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X. It was released on April 14, 1988 by Extasy Records, topped the Oricon indies chart and reached number 19 on the main one.

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Versailles (band)

Versailles (known as Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- in the United States) was a Japanese visual kei metal band formed in 2007 by vocalist Kamijo and guitarist Hizaki.

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Victor Talking Machine Company

See The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American flagship record company headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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Violin

The violin, also called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

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Visual kei

is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics.

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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG), also known as Warner Music, is an American major global record company headquartered in New York City.

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Week End (X Japan song)

"Week End" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on April 21, 1990.

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Wembley Arena

Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool and known through sponsorship as The SSE Arena, Wembley) is an indoor arena in Wembley, London, England.

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Wes Borland

Wesley Louden "Wes" Borland (born February 7, 1975) is an American rock musician and artist.

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WOWOW

WOWOW (株式会社WOWOW(ワウワウ、WOWOW Inc.)) listed as, is the first private satellite broadcasting and pay television station in Japan.

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X (American band)

X is an American punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1977.

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Yokohama Arena

is an indoor arena located in Yokohama, Japan.

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Yoshiki (musician)

is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer.

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Zilch (band)

Zilch (stylized as zilch or Z.I.L.C.H.) was an alternative/industrial rock band formed in 1996 by Hideto "hide" Matsumoto (formerly of X Japan), Ray McVeigh (formerly of The Professionals), Paul Raven (Killing Joke), Joey Castillo (Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age) and Kazuhiko "I.N.A." Inada (hide with Spread Beaver).

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12012

is a Japanese visual kei rock band.

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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

The was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately.

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3.2.1.

3.2.1. is the debut album by the rock band Zilch, released on July 23, 1998.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Japan

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