25Mar/112

B’z Supportive Message

Posted on March 25, 2011 by Tobias in Other

This aired today on Music Station:

/// Video was removed by TV Asahi Corp. ///

東北関東大震災での地震と津波により被災された皆様に、心からお見舞いを申し上げます。ツアーで訪れ、地元の方たちと素晴らしい時間を過ごさせていただいた、その多くの町が打撃を受け、想像絶する被害大きさに愕然とし、打ちのめされた気持ちになりました。この厳しい状況から人と町が少しずつでも立ち直るためにわれわれは、自分たちにできることに全力で取り組みます。

-B'z

We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake and Tsunami. We are very depressed by the damage that has been caused in a lot of cities we have visited during our tours and had a great time in, which is way beyond our imagination. In order to help the people in this time of crisis, we're doing everything we can do to help with all our power.

-B'z

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25Mar/110

“Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo” New Release Date

Posted on March 25, 2011 by Tobias in News

As B'z new single's release has previously been postponed due to the earthquake, B'z management has set a new release date for "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo". The single is going to be out on April 13, 2011.

B'z - Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo(Goodbye painful days)

1. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
2. Dawn Runner

Price(limited edition w/ DVD): 1470 Yen
Price(regular edition): 1050 Yen

Release date: 2011.04.13

Normal Edition: [YesAsia (Global)] [YesAsia (US)] [CDJapan.co.jp] [HMV.co.jp] [Amazon.co.jp]

Limited Edition: [YesAsia (Global)] [YesAsia (US)] [CDJapan.co.jp] [HMV.co.jp] [Amazon.co.jp]

24Mar/110

Message From B’z About Music For Relief Participation

Posted on March 24, 2011 by Tobias in Other

B'z Official Website now also reports that B'z is participating in Music For Relief by contributing a song to the tracklist: HOME English version.

B'z has also taken the time to say a few words as to why they're participating:

Our country now faces a crisis we've never experienced before. In order to rebuild the beautiful houses in our country, we all have to do something. If playing music can help people in the disaster zone, then that's what we can do for them right now. And as such, that's exactly the thing we have do to right now.

-B'z


Find more videos like this on Music For Relief

23Mar/112

B’z Participating In Music For Relief

Posted on March 23, 2011 by Tobias in Other

Linkin Park's non-profit organization "Music For Relief" has started to collect donations for earthquake victims in Japan. If you donate only $10, you'll get access to a growing number of songs available for download. B'z, among others, has contributed a song to the tracklist: The English version of HOME.

If you'd like to donate $10 to the earthquake victims, head over to http://japan.downloadtodonate.org/. You can donate using your credit card or PayPal.

Music for Relief: http://www.musicforrelief.org/main/

22Mar/1115

“B’z Office Sends Over 50 Million Yen To Disaster Zone”

Posted on March 22, 2011 by Tobias in News

"B'z Office Sends Over 50 Million Yen To Disaster Zone" - Article in the Tokyo Sports Newspaper

B'z management has donated over 50 million Yen(500,000€ / $625,000) to help out people that have lost their homes due to the quake. But that is not all: They are also sending goods such as water into the disaster zone to provide assistance in supplying people with fresh water and food. Taking into account the goods as well as the generous donation, the total value of the donation amounts to more than 100 million Yen.

Being Group - which B'z recording label belongs to - has refused to announce the donation publicly as they do not want it to come off as promotion for the company. The information has been uncovered by an insider who then passed it on to a newspaper, namely Tokyo Sports.

The report states that Being Group has set up emergency headquarters to ensure the safety of their staff and their families.

He also says that Tak Matsumoto has taken interest in doing a collaboration with AKB48 to compose a new song which is different from his current ballads. No plans have been revealed yet, though.

18Mar/117

B’z To Perform On Music Station Special 4/1

Posted on March 18, 2011 by Tobias in News

Looks like B'z is doing an ALL-OUT ATTACK this year. B'z Official Website states that B'z is going to perform during the broadcast of the 3-hour Music Station special which is set to air on April 1st, 2010 from 7PM to 9:48PM. It is unknown what song B'z is going to perform, but it is highly likely that B'z is going to perform their new single "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo" to make up for the postponed release date of said single.

This is the first time in 4 years that B'z is appearing on television. Last time B'z appeared on television, they were performing SUPER LOVE SONG on the Music Station SUPER LIVE 2007 as well as Best Artist 2007.

16Mar/110

“Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo” Release postponed

Posted on March 16, 2011 by Lum in News

Due to the emergency situation caused by last Friday's earthquake, the release of new single "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo" was postponed, as we can learn on B'z official website. The reason for this are production as well as distribution difficulties.

This isn't a big surprise, as many other artists and recording labels have already postponed release scheduled for March 23th and 30th.
Also, B'z the Store, B'z PARTY Store, and VERMILLION STUDIO online stores have temporarily ceased activities.

A new release date has yet to be arranged.

15Mar/110

Message from B’z and Shane Gaalaas about the Great Tohoku Earthquake

Posted on March 15, 2011 by Lum in Other

Today on B'z official website as well as B'z PARTY official website appeared a message from both members about the Great Tohoku Earthquake that hit Japan last Friday.

Now I'm praying for damage to not increase anymore and for more people as possible to be rescued and saved.
Everyone, let's join forces to overcome this moment, so someday soon we'll have our bright Japan back!!
- Tak Matsumoto

Seeing the great damages the Earthquake caused, the city where lovely people used to live disrupted, and so many lifes lost, this made my heart cry, and I felt helpless. I think we should be united, with all our might, because this could raise someone else's hopes.
- Koshi Inaba

Also B'z support member Shane Gaalaas wrote a post in his blog, both in English and Japanese:

Hello Japan,

Sending this picture I took this morning of a little flower that reminded me of you... I hope in some small way you could somehow find some happiness in your life in these tragic times.

Thinking of you and how lucky I am to know what a beautiful nation Japan is.

Love,
Shane

14Mar/112

B’z Whereabouts After Great Tohoku Earthquake

Posted on March 14, 2011 by Tobias in News

As you probably know, last friday, 14:46 local time, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Northern Japan and caused major destruction resulting in the death of at least 1700 people. Right now, Japan is facing another problem as nuclear power plants Fukushima 1 and 2 have been damaged by the aftershocks and tsunamis that hit the coast in Japan and lost cooling function. Hopefully they will be able to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. The last time Japan has experienced a huge earthquake was the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. If you'd like to know more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hanshin_earthquake

B'z Management has issued a statement that all B'z members are fine and unhurt. (via B'z Official Website as well as B'z PARTY Official Website)

If you would like to get the latest on the crisis in Japan, you can watch Japanese TV live on UStream or watch Yokoso News which is run by a Japanese person who translates the latest news to English.

Here are the links:

NHK World TV (English): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv
NHK (Japanese): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv
TBS (Japanese): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/TBStv
Yokoso News Live: http://www.yokosonews.com/live

7Mar/113

“Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo” On Air

Posted on March 7, 2011 by Tobias in News

Starting today, B'z new song "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo" will be broadcasted by radio stations throughout Japan. People in Japan can also download the chaku-uta version of the song to use it as a ringtone for their mobile phone. The single is going to be released on March 30th, 2011.