30Apr/080

B’z The Best “ULTRA Pleasure” CM

Posted on April 30, 2008 by Tobias in News

A few days ago, the commercial for the upcoming best-of album B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" could be seen during commercial breaks of Japan Countdown and CDTV. We thought we should put it up for everyone to enjoy, but it's nothing too special overall.

24Apr/080

B’z LIVE-GYM Official Website Update

Posted on April 24, 2008 by Tobias in News

The official LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" website has been updated today and includes the latest impressions on the start of the arena tour on 4/19. It features a bunch of pictures of the preparations(venue itself, backstage, rehearsal) in the Mie Kenei Sun Arena. Unfortunately there are only 2 pictures showing the live performance. If you want to take a look at it, you may do it HERE.

Click "Arena Live Report" and then select the first one from the list.

23Apr/081

BURN -Fumetsu no Face- Gets #1 Spot on Oricon Weekly Chart

Posted on April 23, 2008 by Tobias in News

Well, some of you might have been wondering if BURN -Fumetsu no Face- would make it to #1 on the Oricon weekly chart, since it dropped to #2 on the daily chart in only a few days. You may stop worrying now, as B'z has entered the weekly chart at #1 and have brought the record up to 41-in-a-row.

Check out the top 10 below.

22Apr/080

B’z The Best “ULTRA Pleasure” Pre-Orders

Posted on April 22, 2008 by Tobias in News

I checked CDJapan.co.jp today to see if they had B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" available for pre-order already... and they did! If you want to pre-order this best-of album already, please see the links below. Personally, I recommend pre-ordering immediately if you want to order the limited edition, as it will probably be sold out quickly.

Pre-order B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" (Limited Edition) @ CDJapan.co.jp

Pre-order B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" (Regular Edition) @ CDJapan.co.jp

22Apr/086

B’z Official Site Update & 20th Anniversary Releases

Posted on April 22, 2008 by Tobias in News

The official B'z Website was updated just a few hours ago and now features a new, flashy 20th anniversary design. Most importantly, though, a new site related to two new releases has gone online. It may serve as the home for more releases in the future, but for now, only two are listed. The new site's address is: http://bz20th.com/

Read on for the full awesomeness of the two new releases.

19Apr/081

Yet Another New Song!?

Posted on April 19, 2008 by Tobias in News

After having read various reports on today's LIVE-GYM concert, it seems that the ending theme for the LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" Arena Tour is not "Kibou no Uta", but a new song. Yes, you heard right, a new song! The song might be the next B'z single, who knows?

Stay tuned for more!

19Apr/081

B’z LIVE-GYM 2008 “ACTION” Arena Tour: Start!

Posted on April 19, 2008 by Tobias in News

Today, B'z officially kicked off the second part of their LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" tour which involves bigger venues such as arenas, and bigger concert halls. They started their tour in the Mie Kenei Sun Arena which is able to hold about 11,000 fans. Furthermore, Ohta Shinichiro from doa has joined the crew of support members from here on out, as back-vocalist and back-guitarist par usual. The concert has just ended in Japan and we have the set list right here for you.

Check it out below.

16Apr/080

NEWS ZERO Interview Translation

Posted on April 16, 2008 by Tobias in News

Here's another interview we decided to translate and upload. This is an appearance B'z made on the popular news program NEWS ZERO to promote Eien no Tsubasa on May 5th, 2007.

Enjoy! More to come.

16Apr/084

BURN -Fumetsu no Face- Gets #1 Spot on Oricon

Posted on April 16, 2008 by Tobias in News

Just as was expected, on the same day it was released, BURN -Fumetsu no Face- entered the charts in the pole-position. According to Oricon, BURN was sold 32,131 times one day before its official release. Not bad. It was sold 18,639 times on the release day itself. That makes it 50,770 CDs sold on its release.

Just to show you what kind of competition BURN has right now, I'll post the daily Top 10 Single Ranking for April 16th below.

Check it out.

16Apr/082

BURN -Fumetsu no Face- on Piano

Posted on April 16, 2008 by Tobias in News

YouTube user kamedayori has just amazed us here at OFF THE LOCK. A friend passed along this video of BURN being played on piano so well that we just felt we had to post it. Enjoy and congratulations to whoever is playing this: They're exceptionally good!

Again, great job!