Matsumoto Visits International Music School For Teenagers

Posted on December 3, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

Tak Matsumoto has visited an international music school called LIVEJAM. They held an event about “the surroundings in which everyone can study hard together to achieve a goal as a band”.

When asked to come to the school, Matsumoto gladly accepted the request: “If it’s for the kids, I’ll do it with pleasure”. He also spoke highly of the school’s new program called JAM PROGRAM. He thinks it’s a great thing to connect the children to one another and making new friends of music.

Tak talked about his experiences of being in a band at the event. He furthermore  elaborated on various things from “How B’z succeeded”, “How I practiced playing the guitar” to “What’s a band?”, “What’s rock?”. Afterwards, they went on to a Question & Answer session where members of LIVEJAM could ask Matsumoto questions and he would try to reply in an easy to understand manner.

One of the children asked “When you were young, what would you do in your free time?” to which Tak replied “I played Super Mario. I was really good at it!”.

Another question was “Recalling past live performances, what moment will forever be in your memory?” to which Tak replied “Probably when Inaba suddenly disappeared from the stage. I could still hear him singing, but I couldn’t see him. When I wondered where he was, he actually fell off the stage. But even though he fell off the stage, he was still singing!”

Everybody was very delighted to have Matsumoto-san as a guest. They were listening very closely to everything he had to say and enjoyed the time with him. To finish off the event, they took a group picture:

 

Source: http://info.livejam.co.jp/?eid=77

4 responses to “Matsumoto Visits International Music School For Teenagers”

  1. jmaeshawn says:

    “Probably when Inaba suddenly disappeared from the stage. I could still hear him singing, but I couldn’t see him. When I wondered where he was, he actually fell off the stage. But even though he fell off the stage, he was still singing!”

    lol! I would’ve liked to see that! It shows just how passionate he is about his music, too, so it’s really impressive.

  2. Mollica says:

    “”Probably when Inaba suddenly disappeared from the stage. I could still hear him singing, but I couldn’t see him. When I wondered where he was, he actually fell off the stage. But even though he fell off the stage, he was still singing!””

    really made me laugh! I would have liked to have been in that concert (and how did he fall off the stage?!) The more I explore B’z and their music, the more I appreciate what they are about! Anyway thank you guys for letting us know about the visit, it’s nice to see that the members of a band you admire so much to go out of their way to do something so nice for the kids!

    1. Tobias says:

      Tak and Koshi talked about it on a TV show (and I bet they’ve talked about it a dozen times): Koshi was clapping hands while walking backwards and didn’t realize he was close to the edge of the stage haha

      1. Chi says:

        my, why they didn’t record it XD

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