25Jul/081

B’z Wiki Now Open For Public!

Posted on July 25, 2008 by Tobias in Website News

You all probably remember the idea Jd- and me have come up with a couple of months ago: The B'z Database. Unfortunately, I personally had to drop this idea because I got pretty busy with other stuff I have going on right now, and I wouldn't be able to do all the programming work alone, anyway.

So, in order to make this all happen nonetheless, I thought it would be a nice idea to just create a wiki for everything B'z. In other words, you'll be able to contribute content yourself, check out new articles written by others, or just enjoy some translated song lyrics.

Right now, the B'z Wiki doesn't contain a lot, and it still needs a lot of customization, but if you want to help out, there's a lot you can do.

Here's a list of what information you can post:

- Profiles for Tak, Koshi and all the support members
- Explain certain terms (e.g. LIVE-GYM, Showcase)
- Complete Discography (Articles for every album, single and compilation, including solo releases)
- Articles on every LIVE-GYM including set lists
- Articles on every place B'z ever played in
- Articles on every song ever played including lyrics and translation
- Translation of Be With! issues
- Complete Videography (DVD, VHS, LD releases)
- ...and a lot more!

So if you really like B'z and would like to help, then immediately help us out by visiting http://bzwiki.offthelock.com!

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17Jul/082

B’z The Best “ULTRA Pleasure” Sales For Week 4

Posted on July 17, 2008 by Tobias in News

The 4th week's sales data for B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" has just come in, and sales dropped again, putting B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" at position 6 on the weekly chart. So far, B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" has sold 782,133 copies. This week, an additional 34,188 copies have been sold, accounting for a total amount of 816,321 copies sold. We're slowly getting close to the 1 million mark. Wonder if B'z will be able to sell that much CDs till the end of the month?

Previous rankings on the weekly chart are:

Week Ranking Sales Total Sales
1 1st 560,857 copies sold 560,857 copies sold
2 4th 153,212 copies sold 714,069 copies sold
3 5th 68,064 copies sold 782,133 copies sold
4 6th 34,188 copies sold 816,321 copies sold

Source: Oricon Ranking

17Jul/080

B’z LIVE-GYM Official Website Update 7/15

Posted on July 17, 2008 by Tobias in News

The Official LIVE-GYM website has been updated to include the impressions on the ACTION tour concert in Osaka Jo Hall. If you'd like to check it out, you can do it HERE.

15Jul/082

B’z The Best “ULTRA Treasure” Tracklisting & Other Information Revealed

Posted on July 15, 2008 by Tobias in News

Well, well, we have all been waiting for this a long, long time. The requests have been made by B'z fans all over the world and the results are finally out. Also, B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure" contains a new song called "Glory Days". But to get you started, here's the cover of B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure":

I'm sorry, but you'll have to read on in order to find out more!

15Jul/080

OFF THE LOCK Now Running WordPress 2.6

Posted on July 15, 2008 by Tobias in Website News

I took down the site in order to update OFF THE LOCK to the latest version of WordPress, just to be up-to-date with the latest security and bug fixes. Not to mention the new features that come with 2.6.

Sorry for the inconveniences caused.

Arthuro
OFF THE LOCK Webmaster

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15Jul/081

Be With! Official Fanclub Magazine Vol. 78 Now Shipping!

Posted on July 15, 2008 by Tobias in News

Yep, this is it, guys. Be With! Vol. 78 is now getting shipped to B'z PARTY members across Japan. If you also wanna get a copy of this issue, you might wanna try Yahoo! Auctions Japan. There are plenty of those.

This issue contains an interview with Tak and Koshi, where they comment on each song that came with B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". B'z Net Party member Mameshibaken was so kind to translate it for everybody, so please check it out here: http://xmameshibakenx.web.fc2.com/interview.html

The contents are as follows:

1.B'z INTERVIEW B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" & B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure" Special
2.RETURN TO Pleasure
3.B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" BACKSTAGE REPORT
4.FLASH BACK B'z
5.20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL GOODS
6.20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROJECTS
7.Q & A CORNER
8.F.C. CORNER
9.PRESENT & QUESTION
10.HOROSCOPE
11.DISCOGRAPHY
12.RANDOM INFORMATION
13.PARTY'S INFORMATION
14.NEXT BE WITH

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14Jul/080

New B’z Chronicle Books To Be Released

Posted on July 14, 2008 by Tobias in News

Perhaps you all remember the "B'z Ultra Chronicle" book released by Sony Magazines. Well, the Official B'z Website today announced the release of 2 new books getting released by Sony Magazines.

The first one is called "B'z Ultra Chronicle 1988~2003" and contains various interviews with Koshi and Tak. Also, they included their 15th anniversary interview, and, of course, live-reports and everything is included as well. All these reports, interviews, live reports and "B'z history pages" add up 560 pages total. It's going to be in A5 format. So quite handy for us all. The book is gonna cost you 2,300 Yen($20/14€) and it will be released on August 20th. However, the pre-order phase is already underway. So if you really want one, you should pre-order your copy. You may do that HERE.

As for the second one, it is called "B'z Miracle Chronicle 1988~2008" and it will be released in September. There is not a lot of information available on this one right now, but the website says that further details will be available in the August 12th issue of "What's In?".

If anybody wants to check out the link for themselves, you can do it here:
http://www.sonymagazines.jp/new/ultra_chronicle/

11Jul/083

B’z The Best “ULTRA Pleasure” Sales

Posted on July 11, 2008 by Tobias in News

I checked the Oricon website just now, and found out that B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" is ranked #1 in the monthly charts with a total amount of 560,857 copies sold.

Now, we all expected that, didn't we?

B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" is ranked 5th on the weekly chart at the moment.

Previous rankings on the weekly chart are:

Week Ranking
Sales
Total Sales
1 1st 560,857 copies sold 560,857 copies sold
2 4th 153,212 copies sold 714,069 copies sold
3 5th 68,064 copies sold 782,133 copies sold

Source: Oricon Ranking

11Jul/080

B’z Updates During the Past Weeks

Posted on July 11, 2008 by Tobias in News

As you've probably noticed, OFF THE LOCK has not been updated for about 3 weeks. This is because I was on vacation. I now intend to line up all the updates in this post.

June 26th, 2008
B'z LIVE-GYM Official Website Update
[Asty Tokushima Tour Report has been added!]

July 1st, 2008
B'z LIVE-GYM Official Website Update
[Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center Kiyatell Tour Report has been added!]

July 9th, 2008
B'z LIVE-GYM Official Website Update
[Nihon Gaishi Hall Tour Report has been added!]

As always, you can check out those tour reports HERE.