Japanese Magazine PLAYER “2010 Reader’s Poll”
Just as last year, the latest issue of the Japanese music magazine PLAYER(http://www.player.jp/index.html) features a retrospect on the year 2010, and what readers of the magazine liked the most.
Here’s how B’z, Shane Gaalaas and Masuda Takanobu were ranked.
Category “Best Artist”: B’z ranked 5th (3rd in 2009)
Category “Best Live Performance in Japan”: B’z ranked 5th (4th in 2009) – Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto ranked 9th
Catagory “Best Vocalist”: Koshi Inaba ranked 1st (same as 2009)
Category “Best Guitarist”: Tak Matsumoto ranked 1st (3rd in 2009)
Category “This year’s biggest news”: Collaboration between Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto ranked 4th
Category “Best Drummer”: Shane Gaalaas ranked 8th (9th in 2009)
Category “Miscellaneous Player”: Masuda Takanobu ranked 4th (6th in 2009)
Source(s): B’zaholic Blog (Japanese)