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ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Acoustic music is music that solely or primarily uses instruments that produce sound through acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means; typically the phrase refers to that made by acoustic string instruments.
is a multi-purpose stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan.
is a music venue in Minato, Tokyo, which opened in April 1996, and is owned and operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
is the current Emperor of Japan.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Androgyny is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.
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).
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, South East Asia and Japan.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.
Art of Life is the fourth studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on August 25, 1993 by Atlantic Records.
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.
The AsiaWorld–Expo is one of the two major convention and exhibition facilities in Hong Kong along with Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Blabbermouth.net is a website dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock news, as well as album and music DVD reviews.
"Black Diamond" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss, written by rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley.
Blue Blood is the second studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. It was released on April 21, 1989 by CBS/Sony as the band's major label debut.
Blue Blood Tour Bakuhatsu Sunzen Gig is a live VHS/LD released by X Japan on June 1, 1989.
"Born to Be Free" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on November 6, 2015.
is a manga drawn by Osamu Tezuka and is Tezuka's unique interpretation of the life of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
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.
Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 – January 20, 2002) was an American actress, singer, and playwright.
Catacombs is a 2007 American horror film directed by Tomm Coker and David Elliot and starring Shannyn Sossamon and Alecia Moore.
In vertebrates, cervical vertebrae (singular: vertebra) are the vertebrae of the neck, immediately below the skull.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region, and the Greater Tokyo Area.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.
Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face or fragrance and texture of the body.
"Crucify My Love" is the fifteenth single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on August 26, 1996.
is a Japanese visual kei metal/rock band formed in 2003 by Asagi, Ruiza and Sin, after their previous band Syndrome disbanded.
Dahlia is the fifth studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on November 4, 1996 by Atlantic Records.
is a five-member Japanese visual kei rock band that formed in March 2007, and is signed onto the indie label Beyond-Max.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Dazed (formerly Dazed & Confused) is a bi-monthly British style magazine founded in 1991.
Deadman (stylized as deadman) was a Japanese rock band founded in Nagoya in 2000.
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.
, known professionally as, is a Japanese rock singer and actor.
is an indoor sporting arena located in the Ariake neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan.
was a Japanese visual kei metal band from Tokyo, formed on 14 May 2006.
Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
DJ Ozma (stylized DJ OZMA) born as on June 24, 1979 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, and legally known as, is a Japanese pop singer and musical artist.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
EMI Records was a British record label founded by the music company of the same name in 1972 as its flagship label, and launched in January 1973 as the successor to its Columbia and Parlophone record labels.
"Endless Rain" is the fourth single released by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan (then named X) on December 1, 1989.
Eternal Melody is the first classical studio album by Japanese musician Yoshiki.
Exclaim! is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists.
Extasy Records is a Japanese record label founded in April 1986 by Yoshiki Hayashi, co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan.
Eye liner or eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes.
Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows.
Flow is a Japanese rock band, formed in 1998 and signed on to Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Music label and represented by the talent agency Amuse.
"Forever Love" is the fourteenth single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on July 8, 1996.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
Front Row is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 that has been broadcast since 1998.
The Fukuoka Convention Center in Fukuoka, Japan is a collection of three separate buildings operated by the Fukuoka Convention Center Foundation.
Fuse is an American digital cable and satellite television channel dedicated largely to music that first launched in 1994.
, better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for the now defunct visual kei rock band Malice Mizer, before starting his solo career in 1999. He has released nine studio albums and, with forty-eight singles released, holds the male soloist record for most top ten consecutive singles in Japanese music history. His single "Returner (Yami no Shūen)", released on June 20, 2007, was his first single to reach the number one spot on the Oricon charts. Besides being established in the modern entertainment industry, Gackt's music has been used as theme songs for video games (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII), anime films (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam#Compilation movies) and television series. In addition to his music career Gackt has acted in a few films, including a film he wrote, Moon Child, and his international debut Bunraku, and TV series such as the NHK drama Fūrin Kazan. He also performed live in theatre stage plays, one of which was written, composed and directed by him: Moon Saga - Mysteries of Yoshitsune I&II. He also provided the voice samples for Internet Co., Ltd.'s first Vocaloid, Gackpoid.
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.
Gene Klein, born Chaim Witz (חיים ויץ,, born August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author and television personality.
Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 19268 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.
Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
Global Metal is a 2007 documentary film directed by Scot McFadyen and Canadian anthropologist Sam Dunn.
is a dance-oriented Japanese pop band, formed in 1995 by producer and songwriter Tetsuya Komuro.
The goth subculture is a music subculture that began in England during the early 1980s, where it developed from the audience of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.
Grant Park is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km²) in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.
, also known as the, is a science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise that features giant robots (mecha) called mobile suits bearing the name Gundam.
, known exclusively by his stage name Heath, is a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
A hernia is the abnormal exit of tissue or an organ, such as the bowel, through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides.
, 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.
Hide Your Face is the debut album by Japanese musician hide, released on February 23, 1994.
is an indoor arena located in Hiroshima, Japan.
HMV Retail Ltd. is an entertainment retailing company (registered in England) operating in the United Kingdom.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Holography is the science and practice of making holograms.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
"I'll Kill You" is the debut single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X, released in June 1985.
"I.V." is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on January 23, 2008 as a digital download.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
Intensive care unit An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as an intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) or critical care unit (CCU), is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.
Ja, Zoo is the third album by Japanese musician hide, released on November 21, 1998.
"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.
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.
The Japan Gold Disc Award (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.
The (JSDF), occasionally referred to as the Japan Defense Forces (JDF), Self-Defense Forces (SDF), or Japanese Armed Forces, are the unified military forces of Japan that were established in 1954, and are controlled by the Ministry of Defense.
Japan Today is an online newspaper based in Tokyo, Japan.
Jealousy is the third studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. The album was released on July 1, 1991 by Sony, as the band's second major label release.
Joseph William Castillo (born March 30, 1966) is an American musician and songwriter.
is a Japanese politician who was the 56th Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006.
is a classical Japanese dance-drama.
Kamijo is a Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer.
is a musical instrument manufacturing company headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.
, 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.
is a Japanese record label, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
Killing Joke is an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved is a 1994 tribute album, featuring a variety of artists covering songs by the American rock band Kiss.
KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area.
is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan.
Korea is a region in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinctive sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea.
Korea JoongAng Daily is the English language version of the South Korean national daily newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.
is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand.
The, frequently abbreviated to LDP or, is a conservative political party in Japan.
Lima (Quechua:, Aymara) is the capital and the largest city of Peru.
LM.C is a Japanese visual kei rock duo playing a mix of electronic rock and pop, which they call "new century electrorock".
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi.
Loudwire is an American online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music.
Luna Sea (stylized as LUNA SEA) is a Japanese rock band formed in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1989.
Madison Square Garden, often called "MSG" or simply "The Garden", is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture.
are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known by his stage name, Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author, and former music journalist.
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.
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. He got his musical start in 1997 as a member of the underground band Sinners, before later becoming 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).
Metal Hammer (sometimes known as MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal music magazine, published in the United Kingdom by Future Plc and in several other countries by different publishers.
MetalSucks is a heavy metal music-themed news website.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Ciudad de México,; abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
, better known by his stage name, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
is a Japanese music television program.
MusicRadar is a music website that offers information pertaining to artists and their music, with interviews, product news and reviews, and online music lessons.
Neo (written next to the logo is the title in katakana, ネオ) is a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Uncooked Media.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
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.
A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions.
is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.
The NHK Hall is a concert hall located at the NHK Broadcasting Center, the main headquarters of Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
, formerly Nagoya Rainbow Hall, is an indoor sports arena located in Nagoya, Japan.
, known as until 2005, is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, that opened in March 1998.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Oblivion Dust is a Japanese rock band first active from 1996 to 2001, they reunited in 2007.
is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
is the second single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then named X, released on April 10, 1986.
, 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.
is a multi-purpose arena located in the Kyōbashi area of Osaka, Japan.
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
, known exclusively by his stage name Pata, is a Japanese musician.
Paul Vincent Raven (16 January 1961 – 20 October 2007) was a bassist best known for his work in the post-punk group Killing Joke.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.
Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
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.
The Phoenix New Times is a free alternative weekly Phoenix, Arizona newspaper, published each Thursday.
Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group.
Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context.
The is the head of government of Japan.
Programming is a form of music production and performance using electronic devices, such as sequencers, to generate sounds of musical instruments.
Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal or technical metal) is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock which combines the loud "aggression".
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Queens of the Stone Age are an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California.
Ra:IN (stands for Rock and Inspiration) is a Japanese instrumental rock band.
The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.
Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2008 American science fiction musical horror comedy film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Revolver is a metal music and hard-rock magazine, publishing in North America.
Richard Fortus (born November 17, 1966) is an American guitarist.
Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
"Rusty Nail" is the tenth single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on June 10, 1994.
Sadie is a visual kei rock band from Japan, formed in 2005.
is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, Japan.
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.
, literally "Industrial and Economic Newspaper", is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the.The Sankei is abbreviation name of Sangyō Keizai.
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas.
Saw IV is a 2007 American-Canadian horror film and the fourth installment in the ''Saw'' franchise.
São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.
"Scarlet Love Song" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.
"Scars" is the sixteenth single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on November 18, 1996.
Screw (typeset as SCREW) was 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.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Seoul (like soul; 서울), officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City – is the capital, Constitutional Court of Korea and largest metropolis of South Korea.
SF Weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper in San Francisco, California.
Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.
Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.
was a theatre located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
"Silent Jealousy" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on September 11, 1991.
Skin (stylized as S.K.I.N.) is a United States-based Japanese visual kei rock band founded by several Japanese musicians in 2007.
, often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and also known as Sony Music Japan for short, is Sony's music arm in Japan.
Space Shower Music Video Awards (Japanese: SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards, abbr. to SPACE SHOWER MVA) are an annual set of music awards sponsored by Space Shower TV.
Speed metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) roots.
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.
Spoken word is a performance art that is word based.
is the first Japanese daily sports newspaper, having been founded in 1948.
SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish energy company headquartered in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
, born, better known exclusively by his stage name Sugizo, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor, writer and activist.
The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba.
A supergroup is a music group whose members have successful solo careers or are part of other groups or well known in other musical professions.
Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra.
is a Japanese musician, best known as leader and guitarist of the metal band Galneryus.
, also known mononymously as Taiji, was a Japanese musician and songwriter.
Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").
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.
is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and voice artist.
is a Japanese publishing company based on Chiyoda, Tokyo.
is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
"Tears" is the ninth single by the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on November 10, 1993.
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Gazette (stylized as the GazettE), originally known as, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002.
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.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
The Korea Herald is a daily English-language newspaper founded in 1953 and published in Seoul, South Korea.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Professionals are an English punk rock band active from 1979 to early 1982 and again from 2015.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
is a compilation album by X Japan, released June 17, 2014.
A thrombus, colloquially called a blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
is a stadium in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.
is a music-centric movie from 1988 that tells the story of a girl from the United States, a boy from Japan, and a briefly successful pop band.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
, known exclusively by his stage name Toshi,Currently stylized as Toshl (lowercase L) and previously in all capital letters.
TraxX (formerly known as The TRAX and TRAX), is a South Korean music trio formed by S.M. Entertainment.
Tribute Spirits is a tribute album released on May 1, 1999 in memory of Japanese rock musician hide.
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
The UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart and UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart are record charts compiled in the United Kingdom by the Official Charts Company (OCC) to determine the 40 most popular singles and albums in the rock and heavy metal genres.
United is a thrash metal band from Japan formed in 1981.
was a Japanese visual kei metal band signed to the label Speed Disk.
Utrecht is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
Vanishing Vision is the debut studio album by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, then known as simply X. It was released on April 14, 1988 by Extasy Records, topped the Oricon indies chart and reached number 19 on the main chart.
Versailles (known as Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- in the United States) is a Japanese visual kei metal band formed in 2007 by vocalist Kamijo and guitarist Hizaki.
In the vertebrate spinal column, each vertebra is an irregular bone with a complex structure composed of bone and some hyaline cartilage, the proportions of which vary according to the segment of the backbone and the species of vertebrate.
The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
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, similar to Western glam rock.
Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.
We Are X is a 2016 documentary film about the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan and its co-founder, drummer, pianist and leader Yoshiki.
We Are X is the 2017 soundtrack album to the documentary film We Are X, containing a compilation of songs by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan.
"Week End" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on April 21, 1990.
Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool and, since 1 July 2014, currently known as The SSE Arena, Wembley for sponsorship reasons) is an indoor arena in Wembley, London.
Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975) is an American rock musician and artist.
Will Hodgkinson is a journalist and author from London (born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne), England.
, listed as, is a private satellite broadcasting and pay-per-view television station in Japan.
X is an American punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1977, among the first wave of American punk.
is a Japanese internet company originally formed as a joint venture between the American internet company Yahoo! (now Altaba) and the Japanese company SoftBank.
is an indoor arena located in Yokohama, Japan.
The is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities.
, known by the mononym Yoshiki, is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer.
The Zepp music halls are a group of Japanese music halls covering every area of the country.
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).
is a Japanese visual kei rock band.
The was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (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.
3.2.1. is the debut album by the rock band Zilch, released on July 23, 1998.
took place at the Nippon Budokan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, December 31, 1991, starting at 7:00PM JST.
The was the 66th edition of NHK's Kōhaku Uta Gassen, held on December 31, 2015, live from NHK Hall from 19:15 (JST) to 23:45 (JST), with a 5-minute break for latest news.
The was the 67th edition of NHK's Kōhaku Uta Gassen, held on December 31, 2016, live from NHK Hall from 19:15 (JST) to 23:45 (JST), with a 5-minute break for the latest news.
The was the 68th edition of annual NHK's Kōhaku Uta Gassen, held in December 31, 2017 live from NHK Hall (Tokyo, Japan).
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST.