Yoshiki Talks "We Are X"
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:30:10
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X Japan is a band that defy genre. Formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and vocalist Toshi, this was an outfit that could have been described as Heavy Metal. However, this is a band that moves beyond music, and became a cultural phenomenon that has to be experienced to be believed. With the release of We Are X, the documentary about the lives and deaths, the band are placed under a loving microscope and shared with die-hard fans and new audiences who have yet to experience the fever-pitched brilliance of a movement that defined an entire generation of Japanese music lovers.
In celebration of the movie, and with a view to a pair of concerts happening with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in January 2017, founding member Yoshiki sat down with ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann to discuss the music, the memories, heartbreak and hopes that have been shared by the band and their extraordinary fans.
Read the rest of the interview at ARTISTdirect Interviews