It's time for another B'z Wiki update, and this one for one of the band's more unique singles: FIREBALL. This, the band's twenty-second single, was released in 1997 and is one-of-a-kind, as for this release, B'z did not use computers or synthesizers to develop the sound of the two included tracks.
A long-requested article has finally found its way onto the B'z Wiki! This latest update is for the band's twenty-sixth single, "girigiri chop", released in 1999. The song was coupled with a B-side that would go on to comparable popularity—both of which were featured in the Detective Conan anime franchise in the year of release.
Have you ever been reading the B'z Wiki and wanted to hear the song you were reading about? Maybe as a reminder or as your first exposure, or even just to hear an old favorite one more time? Well, now you can! After a great deal of work and experimentation, you can now sample each and every B'z song on all of their works! Check out the Track Listing section on any page to test it out. For some quick links, give it a chance on any of the pages below:
Our full B'z Wiki article is now available for Tak Matsumoto's brand new studio album, New Horizon! Every facet of the album is covered, from the origins of the tracks to the supporting members involved. Come give it a read to learn more about Tak's latest work!
Hello B'z fans!
We are currently working on restructuring the site and, of course, want to offer you more content. As B'z 25th anniversary is coming up and tour dates are going to be announced soon, we want to ensure that you'll be able to grab tickets to one of those shows if you can afford it. Yes, that means we'll show you how to sign up for the fanclub – B'z Party! Additionally, to ensure that you'll show up dressed as a B'z fan, we'll show you how to order merchandise from B'z the Store!
But that is not all... we're going to provide more interview translations and backstage reports in the near future. And subtitled videos as well! We will also be looking for dedicated B'z fans who can help us extend the wiki and help with translations. Look forward to that, too.
To kick off our celebrations for the 25th anniversary... I'm sure you've already checked out the picture of the new 2013 calendar... Awesome, right? Head to the Wallpaper section which can be found under Media of this site to grab it in high quality!
Keep on rockin'
Just in time for the new year, I have received the new B'z calendar 2013 from B'z Party! As with previous editions of the calendar, there are two versions of it: a monthly one and a weekly one. The monthly one is the larger version which is hung on a wall. I ordered the monthly version just like the past years. But this time, they spiced up the calendar! Compared to the previous edition, the 2013 is much larger in size. Unfortunately, that means it won't fit into my scanner anymore and thus have to resort to taking pictures of it.
The pictures for the 2013 calendar were shot in California during their 2012 North American tour. Also, for the first time, Shane and Barry have joined Tak and Koshi for the photoshoot. The four are on just one picture, though. Look forward to seeing it! I won't tell you which month. 😉
You can now take a look at the picture for January. We are starting out with a very cool picture! Enjoy!
A couple of readers have been wondering what happened to B'z Net Party ‒ the forum for B'z fans. We've been monitoring the activity on B'z Net Party for several months and have come to the conclusion that the forum isn't really being frequented anymore. Therefore, we decided to shut it off as maintaining it meant a lot of work. For the time being, if you would like to talk to fellow B'z fans, your best option is to participate in our community on Facebook:
We would like to express our gratitude to Keen, who has been running a formidable B'z fansite as well as the original B'z Net Party. Without her, the international B'z community wouldn't be what it is today. And we believe that a lot of people wouldn't even know that much about B'z without her site.
As you may have noticed, on the right side, there is now the official B'z calendar for everyone. I will take a picture of mine every month and update it accordingly. You can click on the image to view it in full size. I apologize for the bad quality, but I'm sure you still like it since you can finally see it right?
If you have any advice on properly photographing the calendar... be sure to post them in the comments! I'd love to know how to take better pictures of this. I especially struggle with lighting conditions as I don't want to use the flash because it will reflect on the calendar, showing a bright spot.
Hello fellow B'z fans!
On this wonderful autumn day (in Germany, anyway), I want to introduce you to something very special: The B'z Encyclopedia!
Or just call it the "B'z Wiki" since that's what it is.
In the sidebar you will notice that there is a section "Recent wiki updates" now. That way, you can see if something new has been added or if something has been modified on the wiki. It is simply a convenient way for you to check for project updates.
The goal is to get every single bit of information about B'z into this wiki including song translations, interview translations, trivia, pictures, live reports, fanclub events, et cetera
It is going to be the first ever complete information database on B'z.
However, since there is a LOT of information on B'z, we are going to need your help! So if you want to help us, just post in the comments and we will see what work we can give you! Also state some of the skills you have, such as "Good writing skills in English", and so on. That way, we will know what kind of work we can assign you to.
Also, if there is something you would like to work on specifically, you can also post this. There's a bunch of pages that still have not been set up. You can see an overall status of the project by going to the B'z wiki's main page. Just click the link in the header.
We are especially looking for people who speak Japanese so we can work on song and interview translations!
as you probably have noticed, the overall look of the design has changed.
This design, however, is not completely done yet. It's an early alpha version of the final site.
But I would like to get your thoughts/ideas on the new design! So, if you have any ideas or suggestions on what to change, etc. feel free to comment and share your opinion with us!
Things that have yet to be done:
- Adjust styling so it gets properly displayed in Internet Explorer (lol)
- Style the Sidebar
- New footer (current one is not very nice)
- Custom comments display
- Banner: Feel free to create your own custom one! I'd love to add it if it's good! Dimensions are 998x123 pixel
- Language bar in the top right of the banner (Yes, there's going to be localized versions of OFF THE LOCK)
Things that I will be working on in the future:
- Tak and Koshi Profile / B'z Profile
- B'z Database
And also, if you encounter any errors, please let me know!