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New Single This Spring…!

Posted on December 31, 2010

Happy new year to everyone who’s in the far east!
To celebrate the new year, B’z Official Website has been updated with a teaser video showing Koshi and Tak in the studio, recording new songs.
The video finishes with a message: “This Spring… Brand new B’z Single Don’t miss it!!”

For those of you who have yet to DIVE into the new year, have a good time!!

See you in 2011.


Source(s): B’z Official Website

Koshi Inaba Live 2010 ~en II~ DVD & Blu-ray 2/16 Out!!

Posted on December 25, 2010
Koshi Inaba News

What a great Christmas present for Koshi Inaba fans! On B’z Official Website, the video release of Koshi Inaba’s ~en II~ was announced, and it is going to be out on February 16th, 2011. The release will come in two flavors: DVD and Blu-ray. I think it’s about time they started releasing live videos in HD…

Anyway, the DVD version will be 2 disks and the Blu-ray version will be just one disk. There are no extras included, just the live performance itself. I find that a little disappointing, but I guess that every true Koshi fan will buy it anyway! Both releases will be priced at 6300 Yen, which is pretty pricey. The total runtime is 129 minutes, so you’ve got over 2 hours to watch. If you’re wondering what performance was recorded… it is the one at Nippon Budokan. If you would like to catch a glimpse at the live performance, you can visit B’z Official Website as they have updated their intro video.

・ Tamayura
・ My Mirai
・ The Morning Call
・ Okay
・ Eden
・ Nami
・ Toumei Ningen
・ Akai Ito
・ Lone Pine
・ Kono Te wo Totte Hashiridashite
・ LOST~Wonderland
・ Tooku Made
・ ~jam~
・ Koyoi Kimi to
・ Zettai (teki)
・ Shoumen Shoutotsu
・ Hazumu Sekai
・ Itaike na Taiyou

Source(s): B’z Official Website

Charts time!

Posted on December 21, 2010

The end of the year is drawing near, so it’s the right time for some charts 🙂

The only B’z release this year, B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 ‘Ain’t No Magic’ at TOKYO DOME, with 127.000 copies is at #25 of  Oricon’s dvd ranking (I’d be curious to see the Blu Ray ranking).

Inaba gets #38 in album’s ranking with Hadou (177.984 copies) and #45 in single’s ranking with Okay (134.381).
Unfortunately, Take your pick didn’t make it to the top 50.

TAKE YOUR PICK Nominated For “Best Pop Instrumental Album”

Posted on December 2, 2010
Tak Matsumoto News

Yesterday, the nominations for the Grammy Awards 2010 have been announced by the committee. Larry Carlton’s and Tak Matsumoto’s “TAKE YOUR PICK” has been nominated in the category “Best Pop Instrumental Album”. Also nominated in the same category are Gerald Albright, Kenny G, Robby Krieger and Kirk Whalum.

The results will be announced at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011. If Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto received the award, Tak Matsumoto would get his first Grammy Award for one of his solo works.

Source: Nominees |

B’z Releasing Remastered Live-Recordings

Posted on November 1, 2010

B’z today announced that they will release remastered versions of B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-, LIVE-GYM 2006 MONSTER’S GARAGE as well as  “B’z LIVE in Nanba” coupled with B’z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- on Blu-ray.

Each of these three releases will cost you a whopping 6300 Yen. Interestingly enough, only the performance itself has been remastered. For example, the documentary DVD that ships with MONSTER’S GARAGE is only available on DVD, not Blu-ray. All 3 sets will be released on December 22nd.

If you don’t own the live video already or are an HD freak, I’d recommend getting it. As for myself, I’m going to sit this one out as I do not support this kind of move. I want them to release unreleased performances instead.

Does that now mean we won’t get a new B’z single this year? Perhaps. But we’ve seen crazy things happen before, so I am still getting my hopes up. Stay tuned!

Source: B’z Official Website

Tak’s Message Concerning TAKE YOUR PICK DVD Release

Posted on October 27, 2010
Tak Matsumoto News

With the release of the live-recording “TAKE YOUR PICK” in Blue Note Tokyo on DVD, Tak has put up a message for his fans. As usual, we have translated it for you!

This is the release of the wonderful performance by Larry and me. I encourage all the people who came to the show as well as those who unfortunately couldn’t attend the show to watch it! Enjoy this music!!


Source: B’z Official Website