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Kim Hyun-joong To Release Collaboration Single With B’z On July 4th

Posted on April 30, 2012

May 1st’s morning papers are reporting a very interesting bit of news: K-Pop singer Kim Hyun-joong is going to collaborate with B’z on his new single “HEAT”. Said single is going to be released on July 4th, 2012. Kim Hyun-joong became known as leader of the Korean boyband SS501 and has started a career as a solo artist last year, releasing his debut solo mini album Break Down on June 8, 2011.

As for the song itself, Tak provided the guitar work for the piece and Koshi provided the lyrics for the song. The two can even be heard on the track itself: Tak is supporting on guitar and Koshi is doing the vocals for the chorus!

This news has angered a considerable amount of Japanese B’z fans as they are disappointed by the band. If B’z was collaborate with another band, it should be a high profile one. B’z has played with Aerosmith, Linkin Park and Steve Vai in the past. Now a K-Pop singer? We’ll see what else this year has in store for us!

Stay tuned!

Apparently I have made a huge mistake here. I didn’t think there would be a Kim Hyun-joong and a Kim Hyung Jun in the same boyband. And that there would be a difference. haha I apologize for the confusion this has caused.

B’z 2012 U.S. & Canada Ticket Sale Dates & Prices Announced!

Posted on April 18, 2012

The ticket sale dates and prices for all venues have been announced, along with direct links to access them for when the time comes! Click on the venue of your interest to see further information!

09.17  United States San Francisco, California — The Warfield

09.19  United States Seattle, Washington — The Showbox SODO

09.20  Canada Vancouver, British Columbia — Orpheum Theater

09.26  Canada Toronto, Ontario — Sound Academy

09.28  United States Silver Spring, Maryland — The Fillmore

09.30  United States New York, New York — Best Buy Theater

10.07  United States Los Angeles, California — Gibson Amphitheatre

Recalling the March 11th Disaster

Posted on April 15, 2012

More than a year has passed since a very strong earthquake hit Japan. The resulting Tsunamis that hit the east coast of Japan caused the deaths of more than 10,000 people. But that is not all, the Tsunami that hit the coast of Japan destroyed the cooling systems of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which led to the most disastrous nuclear power incident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The situation has still not been resolved although it’s not that often on the news anymore.

B’z has been hard at work, trying to support the efforts to rebuild destroyed homes and provide supplies by donating 50 million yen in March 2011. Furthermore, during their tour in support of their latest album C’mon, fans in attendance were able to buy so-called “charity merchandise items” where 100% of the proceedings would go to charity. The band has announced on April 9, 2012 that they raised about 64,301,000 Yen which will be donated to Save the Children JAPAN as well as ChildFund JAPAN.

The band has also collaborated with Linkin Park on their Music for Relief project and decided to do a charity concert together in LA. Together, they were able to raise $357,000 for the people in Japan.

Check out the video after the break. Mike also explains how he got to know B’z.


B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon- DVD & Blu-ray 5/30 Out!!

Posted on April 13, 2012

This hasn’t been posted on B’z Official Website yet, so this news is currently exclusive to B’z Party members. Good thing that I recently became one. B’z tour in support of their album C’mon entitled B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon- will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 30th. Both editions will be priced at 6,300 Yen and will feature no additional content such as backstage footage. Runtime is approx. 150 minutes.

You can find the set list of the concert after the break.


“GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-” Music Video Subtitled

Posted on April 4, 2012

The special 50th B’z single, GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-, is now out, and what better way to celebrate than to watch the music video complete with English translation!

B’z – GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-

1. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku- (PEPSI NEX commercial theme song)
English: GO FOR IT, BABY -Mountains of Memories-

2. Honoka naru Hi (仄かなる火)
English: Vague Fire

3. Ryuusei Mask (流星マスク)
English: Shooting Star Mask

Price (limited edition w/ DVD): 1,785 yen
Price (regular edition): 1,260 yen

Release date: 2012.04.04

The limited edition of the single features the “GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-” music video as well as three performances from the PEPSI NEX presents B’z 1 DAY LIVE at Shibuya AX from last year:

  1. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
  2. Ichibu to Zenbu
  3. Liar! Liar!

Special campaign: Input the code included in the package for the single to win one of 2,000 B’z x PEPSI NEX special T-shirts! You have until April 30th to enter.

Into Free -Dangan- Now Available Worldwide, in 51 Countries!

Posted on April 4, 2012

New English B’z Song Now Available Worldwide, in 51 Countries!

Into Free -Dangan-


Only $0.69 / ¥250 / £0.59 / 0,69 €!

Into Free -Dangan- is a completely new English version of the 1998 B’z single Samayoeru Aoi Dangan and is set to serve as the global theme to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ”Dragon’s Dogma” when it goes on sale May 22nd in the U.S., May 24th in Japan, and May 25th in Europe!

Also don’t forget that B’z has announced they’ll be touring both coasts of North America this fall in September and October! For more information, you can see the dates and venues in this article!