Two special issues of the Music Freak magazine are going to be available for sale at LIVE-GYM venues during the band’s B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- 25th anniversary tour. The two issues will be a compilation of the past featurings of the band in the Music Freak as well as Music Freak Es magazines. The first issue will be called 「music freak magazine & Es Flash Back B’z XXV Memories I」and will feature snippets from 1995 to 2003 for a total of 294 pages. The second issue is called 「music freak magazine & Es Flash Back B’z XXV Memories II」and will feature snippets from 2003 to 2012 for a total of 268 pages.
Both issues will go on sale at the same time and will cost 2,800 yen each. Where the magazines will be sold at the venue, will be announced on the official website on the day of the show.
The band has just announced that they will perform on an episode of Music Station, which is set to air on June 14th, 2013. Just one day prior to the band’s 25th anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM PLEASURE 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- kicking off, B’z will be on Music Station for an all night B’z special. Additionally, the top B’z songs viewers want B’z to sing will be announced. The program is conducting a survey for that purpose. The band will perform four songs on the show! Three of them will be fan requests!
You can take part in the survey here: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/music/sec/opinion/130614.html
Click on 応募する and then fill out the form. The first input field is 曲名 (song name), the second field is 性別 (gender), so choose 男性(male) or 女性(female). The third and last input field is asking for your age. And then click the 確認する (confirm) button to submit your song! The deadline for submissions is June 14th, 2013 8PM JST.
The newest song by B’z, entitled “Q&A“, has started airing as the new opening to the anime series Detective Conan as of May 4th. “Q&A” is set to be released as part of B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 — one of the two best-of compilations B’z is going to release on June 12th of this year. In addition to the song premiering on the anime series, B’z has also published a 90 second excerpt from their newest effort’s music video. (Be warned: It features a samurai warrior fighting multiple fierce ninjas. Brace yourselves!)
In addition, we also have the lyrics thus far, along with their accompanying translation, available on the B’z Wiki. For your viewing pleasure, we have taken the time to subtitle aforementioned music video made available by the band on their YouTube channel. Feel free to view it below and be sure to get in your pre-order for the two compilations due for release in just over a month!
The logo for the upcoming 25th Anniversary tour B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- has been posted on the band’s official website as well as the LIVE-GYM’s website. It conveys the “summer feeling” very well and raises hopes for a very heated tour! Additionally, the support members for this year’s tour have been announced. Unsurprisingly, the support members are the same as during last year’s tour!
Keyboards: Takanobu Masuda
Drums: Shane Gaalaas
Bass: Barry Sparks
Guitar: Ohga Yoshinobu