I finally got around to posting about the Tak and Slash interview published in the 「Young Guitar」 magazine today! But let's make one thing clear first: They did not announce a collaboration or something along those lines. But perhaps we will see one in the future, who knows? The article starts by explaining that Tak and Slash have a lot in common: They have their own Gibson Signature Models, they have won a Grammy Award, they both released a number of no.1 albums, ... So it was about time that the two sat down for a proper talk. As it turns out, they have even more in common!
Find out more after the break!
Just this past Sunday, B'z made their first appearance on music talk show LIVE MONSTER. This marked their first occasion doing a proper sitdown interview of the sort, on which the band fielded questions from fans collected in a street survey and via e-mail. The episode is already being considered one of their best TV appearances in their history, so don't miss it! All of this has been subtitled for your enjoyment in the Dailymotion video above. You can also see the full lyrics to the new single here on the B'z Wiki.
As one of the final television appearances for the upcoming single 「Uchouten」, B'z recorded a showing for music panel program 「Shinnen Dakara Kantetsu de Ongaku Night」 that was aired over the weekend. The broadcast also gave us an extended look at the music video for the single as the hosts' discussed the band and the performance. Of course, all of this has been subtitled for your enjoyment in the Dailymotion video above. You can also see the full lyrics to the new single here on the B'z Wiki.
As is tradition, a special New Year's greeting from B'z is now available to start off 2015. In it, the band discuss their new album, 2014's solo activities, and their upcoming tour B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-. As we try to do each year, we have already translated it into English and made it available for everyone. Please enjoy, and a Happy New Year to everyone!
Hot on the heels of last week's debut performance of 「Uchouten」, B'z have also made an appearance on 「CDTV」 for their 2014->2015 special to reign in the new year. On the program, the band again performed the new single due out on January 14th. Today, you can already watch a subtitled version in the Dailymotion video above. Additionally, you may view the full lyrics to the new single here on the B'z Wiki.
Just weeks ahead of the band unleashing their 51st single and first in over two years, B'z made an appearance as one of the headlining artists for this year's four-hour 「Music Station Super Live」 program just this past Friday. The band gave a brief interview and performed their newest work, 「Uchouten」, which will officially go on sale January 14th, 2015. We've taken the liberty of subtitling their full appearance, along with translating the new song in full--already! You can view the full video on Dailymotion as shown above. Additionally, you may view the full lyrics to the new single here on the B'z Wiki.
This quarter's issue of the B'z fanclub magazine Be With! contained lengthy separate interviews with both Tak Matsumoto and Koshi Inaba about their respective solo projects. The pair discussed their latest works in depth along with a variety of related subjects, as well as reiterating that as soon as their solo tours are over they will be returning to B'z activities full time.
First up is the full interview with Tak Matsumoto. The discussion covers a number of subjects related to his recent release 「New Horizon」, as well as his upcoming solo tour Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon-.
It's been a long time coming, but the band's 25th anniversary campaign is officially underway! Their latest compilations, B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012, are finally on store shelves and offer unprecedented value!
Here we have, for the first time, all 50 singles the band has released, along with four new tracks split across the two releases. The biggest draw, of course, is that the limited editions include all of the music videos for the included singles--all remastered, all in superb high quality, and almost all coming to home video for the very first time! In addition, the two collections come with two new music videos for two of the new songs. And, best of all, being the generous duo they are, you can sample all of the music videos, including those for the new songs, on their official YouTube channel! (Be sure not to miss the short videos for new songs "Kakushin" and "Utopia", which are exclusive to the YouTube channel!)
Of course, given that most fans will be especially curious about the new songs, we've wasted no time in having them all translated for you:
B'z have a very busy summer ahead with stops all over Japan for B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-, but you can be part of the hype right now by checking out the collections below! Both are available worldwide on CDJapan and YesAsia!
「B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998」
「B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012」