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INABA/SALAS’s CHUBBY GROOVE Now On iTunes Worldwide!

Posted on February 3, 2017
Koshi Inaba News

For those that prefer their music digitally or simply missed the physical release in Japan, INABA/SALAS’s CHUBBY GROOVE is now available worldwide on iTunes! The U.S. edition is $1.29 per track or $15.48 for the entire album though the album should be purchasable in any country. The duo are currently in the midst of their joint live outing CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017 which concludes later this month on February 20.

Tak Matsumoto Sighted At X Japan MSG Gig

Posted on October 22, 2014
Tak Matsumoto News

Visual Kei band X JAPAN has recently performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York, and Tak Matsumoto attended the show, taking a seat in the VIP section of the venue along with GLAY’s Takuro. A picture surfaced on Twitter showing Tak Matsumoto and Yoshiki doing the X pose.


Tak Matsumoto New Horizon Scheduled For September 9th Release?

Posted on June 28, 2014
Tak Matsumoto News

As we previously reported, listed Tak Matsumoto’s「New Horizon」for a July 8th release in the U.S., however, now lists it slated for a September 9th release. Official confirmation has yet to surface as 335 Records lists the album as “coming soon” on their website. I did some further digging, and also found a possible track list for the U.S. version on CDUniverse.

Light of the Moon should be an English translation of「Tsuki no Akari」, but we are not sure if「Once Upon A Love」is the English title for「Gakuseigai no Kissaten」, or if it’s a completely new track exclusive to the U.S. version.

Possible track list for the U.S. release:

01.Take 5
02.New Horizon
03.Feel Like a Woman Tonight
04.Rodeo Blues
05.Island of Peace
06.That’s Cool
07.Shattered Glass
08.Light of the Moon
09.Reason To Be…
10.Black Jack
11.Once Upon a Love

New Horizon US Version Out July 8th!!

Posted on April 27, 2014
Tak Matsumoto News

The US version of Tak Matsumoto’s upcoming album「New Horizon」is set to be released on July 8th, 2014. lists the album to be released on that date. Additionally, the description reads:

This album is Tak’s second solo project released in the US. Tak is no stranger to the smooth jazz genre. Tak’s 2012 release “Strings of my Soul” spent 3 months on the BDS/Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio Top 30. “New Horizon” composed of most instrumental tracks, features Grammy winning producer Paul Brown and Contemporary, R&B, & Jazz vocalist Wendy Moten on “Feel Like A Woman Tonight”.

The track listing for the US version has not been revealed yet. You can pre-order your copy on right now.

“Live Life” Digital Exclusive Single Now Available World-Wide

Posted on January 16, 2013
Tak Matsumoto News

Live Life CoverWhile Tak Matsumoto’s “Strings Of My Soul” has been available on iTunes by the time it went on sale in the U.S. and in Europe, “Live Life” from the very album has now been released as a digital exclusive single. It is available for purchase on iTunes internationally and contains two tracks: An instrumental version of “Live Life” and the regular album version of the song.

Live Life is one of the new tracks on Tak’s album and features English lyrics sung by Sam Drysdale. The lyrics for the song are available in the wiki:

Grab it on iTunes here.

LIVE-GYM 2012 Japan Dates & US Tour Documentary Announced

Posted on October 8, 2012

B’z was wrapping up their US tour B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- last night at the Gibson Amphitheatre with 6,000 fans in attendance and over 190,000 people watching the online stream served by GyaO and Ustream. In order to not let down Japanese fans, the band has decided to extend their tour with an additional leg in Japan called B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA.

The term “EXTRA” was for the first time used during B’z LIVE-GYM 1999 Brotherhood EXTRA as members expressed their desire to extend the tour and play more album songs. Trivia aside, B’z kick off their EXTRA leg of the tour on October 17th at the Nippon Budokan. Tickets will be available for purchase at Section A tickets will cost you 8,000 Yen and S section (close to the stage) tickets will cost you 9,000 Yen. You will enter a drawing for the tickets and if you’re one of the chosen ones, you can buy your ticket. A photo is also required in order to confirm your ID.

Aside from these additional Japan dates, it has also been announced that Japanese Pay-TV channel WOWOW will broadcast a special 25th Anniversary documentary on the band’s 2012 US Tour on December 9th at 9PM. Further details on the broadcast are expected to be made available at 12:00 PM Japan time on the show’s site We’ll update you as soon as we know more!

B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA

10/17 Nippon Budokan
10/19 Nippon Gaishi Hall
10/21 Miyagi Sekisuiheim Super Arena
10/25 Osaka Jo Hall