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Japanese Magazine PLAYER “2015 Readers’ Poll”

Posted on January 5, 2016
News

Japanese music magazine PLAYER has published its annual readers’ poll in the latest issue. Check out the ratings below.

Category “Best Artist”: B’z ranked 2nd
Category “Best New Album”: EPIC DAY ranked 2nd
Category “Best Live Performance”: B’z ranked 2nd
Catagory “Best Vocalist”: Koshi Inaba ranked 1st
Category “Best Guitarist”: Tak Matsumoto ranked 1st
Category “Best Drummer”: Shane Gaalaas ranked 6th
Category “Best Bassist”: Barry Sparks ranked 12th

B’z Interview & Cover of WHAT’S IN? March 2015 Issue

Posted on February 13, 2015
News

For the first time in 10 years, B’z is on the front cover of an issue of the WHAT’S IN? magazine. This particular issue features a special interview with B’z which will detail all the tracks on their new upcoming album「EPIC DAY」, including 「Endless Summer」, which is the B-side to the recently released single「Uchouten」. The magazine is out on February 14th. I have already ordered my issue and will hopefully be able to provide all the information on the album over the weekend. Stay tuned!

By the way, the last time B’z was on the cover was in 2005! Here are both covers:

B'z on the cover of the March 2015 issue of WHAT'S IN?

B’z on the cover of the March 2015 issue of WHAT’S IN?

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B’z on the cover of WHAT’S IN? in 2005

Young Guitar Slash & Tak Talk Summary

Posted on January 29, 2015
Feature
Tak Matsumoto and Slash on the cover of the February issue of「Young Guitar」

Tak Matsumoto and Slash on the cover of the February issue of「Young Guitar」

The February 2015 issue (released January 10th) of Young Guitar magazine features Tak Matsumoto and Slash together in the cover story and this is our write-up. The article begins by explaining that Tak and Slash have a lot in common: They have their own Gibson Signature Models, they have each won a Grammy Award, they’ve both released a slew of #1 albums—so it was about time that the two sat down for a proper talk. As it turns out, they have even more in common!

Find out more after the break!

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Tak Matsumoto & Slash On Young Guitar Cover & Special Feature

Posted on January 1, 2015
Tak Matsumoto News
Tak Matsumoto and Slash on the cover of the February issue of「Young Guitar」

Tak Matsumoto and Slash on the cover of the February issue of「Young Guitar」

With the beginning of the new year, it has been revealed that the February issue (out January 10th) of the Japanese guitar magazine「Young Guitar」will feature Tak Matsumoto and Slash together on the cover. The special issue for the new year includes a special talk session with both guitarists! You can order the magazine at CDJapan right here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1753749.
Don’t trust the cover displayed there, it’s a placeholder as they haven’t updated the page yet!

We will post about it as soon as we get ours!

Koshi Inaba Interviewed About New Album in Magazines

Posted on May 2, 2014
Koshi Inaba News

As Tak Matsumoto recently released his new solo album, Koshi Inaba also picks up his media presence by promoting his upcoming album 「Singing Bird」set to release on May 21st–in 19 days. Interviews with Koshi Inaba regarding his new album are set to be published in the following magazines:

Ongaku to Hito: May 2nd
Rolling Stone Japan Version: May 10th
WHAT’s IN?: May 14th
CD&DL Data: May 14th
OriSta: May 16th
Nikkei Entertainment: June 4th

PLAYER Readers’ Poll 2013

Posted on December 29, 2013
News

Japanese music magazine PLAYER has published its annual readers’ poll in the latest issue. Check out the ratings below. You can find last year’s readers’ poll here.

Category “Best Artist”: B’z ranked 1st (4th in 2012, 5th in 2011, 5th in 2010, 3rd in 2009)
Category “Best New Album”: B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 ranked 2nd
Category “Best Live Performance”: B’z ranked 1st (3rd in 2012)
Category “This year’s biggest news”: B’z collaboration with Aerosmith (AEROSONIC) ranked 8th
Catagory “Best Vocalist”: Koshi Inaba ranked 1st (3rd in 2012, 1st in 2009, 2010, 2011)
Category “Best Guitarist”: Tak Matsumoto ranked 1st (2nd in 2012, 2011, 1st in 2010, 3rd in 2009)
Category “Best Drummer”: Shane Gaalaas ranked 4th (13th in 2012, 16th in 2011, 8th in 2010, 9th in 2009)
Category “Best Bassist”: Barry Sparks ranked 3rd (9th in 2012, 6th in 2011)
Category “Other Musician”: Takanobu Masuda ranked 2nd (3rd in 2012)