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B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- 2/25 OUT!!

Posted on December 22, 2008

The B’z PARTY website has been updated today to feature a new flash movie on the website. On it, it says that the release date for the video of the last 2 days of the B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 GLORY DAYS tour has been decided. It’s going to be February 25th, 2009! No further details have been given, so we don’t know how many discs it’s going to feature or in what formats it is going to be released (Blu-ray would be cool, eh?).

UPDATE: The setlist has been confirmed as the 9/21 show (not that you were expecting anything less). Click on for the setlist.


Tak Brings Dark Fire to Japan

Posted on December 20, 2008
Tak Matsumoto News

Gibson has long been the mainstay guitar manufacturer, and its Les Paul design has become an icon that represents guitarists in all arenas of music. Naturally, when an innovation as foreboding as the “Robot Guitar” was introduced last fall, Gibson was once again heralded as the leader in the field.

A guitar capable of tuning itself and maintaining a full set of customizable tones had already shaken the industry one year ago. With the capabilities of some studios coming standard in a guitar alone, it’s no wonder that Gibson has decided to rise to the occasion once again.

And they have, with the introduction of the second version of the Robot Guitar: Dark Fire. Of course, given that this is a worldwide launch, Gibson Japan had to bring out their biggest star to introduce their newest product.

Naturally, it wouldn’t be much of an event without Gibson Japan’s sponsored and famed virtuoso. Appearing on stage alongside Gibson Guitar CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz was legendary guitarist and songwriter Tak Matsumoto.  (more…)

“Arakure” and “FIREBALL” from Hidden Pleasure Typhoon No.20

Posted on November 30, 2008

I found these 2 videos on YouTube. Arakure aired on the japanese music channel M-ON! and FIREBALL aired on a channel I don’t know as part of the “MEGAHITS REQUEST”. There are only 10 days left until the DVD’s release, so here’s a little incentive to ease the pain.

Arakure (and the motocross show):


Message From Barry Sparks

Posted on November 22, 2008

As you all remember, Barry Sparks was accompanying B’z on their LIVE-GYM rampage this year. On November 12th, he updated his website and posted a short text about the experiences he made while touring through Japan with B’z. Here’s what he wrote:

Hello there, Thanks for checking out my site. Well, its been a very busy year for me, 9 months in Japan with the band B’Z! We played something like 60 shows all over Japan. The tour started with playing in theatres, then we hit all the arenas to support the album “Action” and then onto “Glory days” stadium tour, their 20th anniversary tour! It was an awesome experience. B’Z are such great musicians and a blast to play with and their music is very challenging so my bass chops were put to the test! I am happy to say they whipped me into shape! The shows were all amazing but I must say to end the tour with two shows at Yokohama stadium playing for 75,000 people (74,999 plus my wife) was a highlight for me. […]


Typhoon No. 20 First Look *Update*

Posted on November 22, 2008

For those who are still wondering if they should buy B’z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~ or not, I put up a translated version of the sneak peek of the aforementioned release. It aired on the show MUSIC STATION as part of the Music Station Topics on November 14th. Thanks go to my colleague Kaitoukidsama over at Kienai-Niji( who got the video for me! Check it out!


I happened to find the first commercial somewhere on the net and uploaded it to YouTube. If you want to check it out, click this link:

B’z Christmas Trees in Shibuya

Posted on November 15, 2008

I haven’t heard about this before, but it seems that B’z christmas trees are going to be placed in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo from November 29th to December 25th!

After surfing various sites, I have found a few pictures concerning the B’z christmas trees. They’re from back in 2005 when Best Pleasure II was released. Feel free to check them out here:

I’ll let you know when I get my hands on pictures from 2008!