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B’z Calendar 2014 Samples

Posted on November 26, 2013

The official B’z fanclub has unveiled design samples of the upcoming B’z 2014 calendar. The calendar is exlcusive for B’z PARTY members and costs 2200 Yen.


The monthly 2014 calendar


The weekly 2014 calendar

B’z DLC Available Now for Rocksmith 2014 [UPDATED]

Posted on November 19, 2013


It’s been a long time coming, but as we previously reported, B’z classic singles “girigiri chop“, “Easy Come, Easy Go!” and “juice” are all now available on the Xbox marketplace as downloadable content for guitar-learning video game Rocksmith 2014! The songs will also be downloadable shortly in the PlayStation Store and on Steam, so you won’t have to wait long. Hang in there!

Update: The DLC is now available on Steam and in the Playstation Store.

Ubisoft Japan has also posted a gameplay video for girigiri chop which you can check out below.

Epiphone Releases Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top Aqua Blue in Japan

Posted on November 19, 2013

Epiphone has released a new Tak Matsumoto signature model in Japan: The Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top Aqua Blue. This guitar is basically an Epiphone version of the previously talked about Gibson Tak Matsumoto DC Prototype 2011 #1 which Tak Matsumoto has been using during the Pleasure 2013 tour as well as B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C’mon-. In fact, the Gibson model can also be seen in Utopia’s music video.

It will go on sale throughout November and cost about 79,800 Yen (about $800). The guitar is only available in Japan, but it looks like that the IKEBE music shop is also willing to ship it overseas. Go to the product page ( and click on “Product Inquiry” where it says “For Overseas Customers” on the right. I haven’t tried it, but if you are going to buy one, let us know how it works out!

For all the guitar freaky details such as pickups, fret board, etc. check out Epiphone’s post regarding the guitar: Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top Aqua Blue Outfit

Rocksmith 2014 Released in Japan, Message from Tak Matsumoto and Special Campaign Announced

Posted on November 19, 2013

Hey folks, it’s been a busy couple of weeks after getting back from my trip to Japan, but today is the time for some B’z updates! Rocksmith 2014 Edition was released in Japan on November 7th, 2013 and with it, a special message from Tak Matsumoto concerning the game was released.


What great times we live in! If Rocksmith had existed when I was just a young aspiring guitar player…I probably would have become an even better guitarist now. Be a guitar hero with Rocksmith!

Takahiro Matsumoto

To celebrate the release of the Japanese version of Rocksmith 2014, Ubisoft Japan is also conducting a special giveaway for Japanese players. They are giving away an Epiphone Tak Matsumoto Double Cutaway Standard Cherry which has been signed by Tak Matsumoto himself! The campaign runs until November 30th, 2013.

B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- Nissan Stadium (9/21) Live Report

Posted on October 7, 2013


So, about one week later, after my first ever B’z dome concert in Osaka, which I was able to attend thanks to a friend from the UK, the fateful day approached. I’m of course talking about B’z 25th anniversary day: September 21st, 2013. 25 years ago, on that day, B’z debuted with their first single Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite and their self-titled debut album B’z. And right when B’z announced this 25th anniversary tour, I knew that I wanted to get tickets to the September 21st show. I just had to.


B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- Kyocera Dome Osaka Live Report

Posted on September 23, 2013

The last time I wrote a live report, I went to the United States for the first time to see B’z for the first time. This year, I finally had saved enough money to be able to go to Japan. It was a huge dream of mine to be able to attend the PLEASURE 2013 tour. And so I made my way to Japan on September 6th. First time in Japan, first ever Pleasure concert experience. I was so excited.

Read on after the break as it’s incredibly long!