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BEING Doubles Sales Thanks To B’z

Posted on January 17, 2014

Today, Oricon has announced the sales for the year 2013 per music label. AVEX Group Holdings is now holding first place for two years in a row. Followed by Sony Music Entertainment on 2nd place and Universal Music on 3rd place. What’s interesting is that the BEING Group, to which Vermillion Records belongs, has more than doubled their sales due to releasing B’z live DVDs and Blu-rays as well as the XXV best-of releases, putting them in 10th place compared to last year’s 17th place.

B’z began their careers with BMG Japan and operated under several of their labels. Later, B’z would leave BMG to form their own label, Vermillion Records, as part of Being GIZA. Publication rights to the band’s original four releases (the self-titled debut album, OFF THE LOCK, BAD COMMUNICATION, and BREAK THROUGH) remained under BMG control with the label switch, leading to recordings from that era ineligible to be included on compilations until an agreement was finally reached in time for the band’s 25th anniversary single collections, B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012.

Source: Oricon

B’z The Best XXV On Sale Now, New Songs Translated

Posted on June 15, 2013

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It’s been a long time coming, but the band’s 25th anniversary campaign is officially underway! Their latest compilations, B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012, are finally on store shelves and offer unprecedented value!

Here we have, for the first time, all 50 singles the band has released, along with four new tracks split across the two releases. The biggest draw, of course, is that the limited editions include all of the music videos for the included singles–all remastered, all in superb high quality, and almost all coming to home video for the very first time! In addition, the two collections come with two new music videos for two of the new songs. And, best of all, being the generous duo they are, you can sample all of the music videos, including those for the new songs, on their official YouTube channel! (Be sure not to miss the short videos for new songs “Kakushin” and “Utopia“, which are exclusive to the YouTube channel!)

Of course, given that most fans will be especially curious about the new songs, we’ve wasted no time in having them all translated for you:

And, as always, you can check out translations for all other 50 songs included on the Lyrics & Translations page on the B’z Wiki!

B’z have a very busy summer ahead with stops all over Japan for B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-, but you can be part of the hype right now by checking out the collections below! Both are available worldwide on CDJapan and YesAsia!

「B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998」

Track Listing:
01. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
02. Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
05. Taiyou no Komachi Angel
06. Easy Come, Easy Go!
07. Itoshii Hito yo Good Night…
11. ZERO
12. Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai
13. Hadashi no Megami
14. Don’t Leave Me
16. Negai
17. love me, I love you
19. Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
20. MOVE
21. Real Thing Shakes
23. Calling
24. Liar! Liar!
25. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
26. HOME
-Brand New Tracks-
27. HEAT
28. Kakushin
Release date: 2013.06.12

「B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012」

Track Listing:
01. girigiri chop
02. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
03. May
04. juice
05. RING
06. ultra soul
07. GOLD
08. Atsuki Kodou no Hate
10. Yasei no ENERGY
13. Ai no Bakudan
15. Shoudou
16. Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
18. Eien no Tsubasa
20. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
21. Ichibu to Zenbu
22. DIVE
24. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
25. Don’t Wanna Lie
26. GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
-Brand New Tracks-
27. Q&A
28. Utopia
Release date: 2013.06.12


B’z to Conduct Special Program on YouTube June 16th! [UPDATED]

Posted on June 13, 2013


UPDATE! The special program has been scheduled for this Sunday, June 16th, at 9:00 PM JST (8:00 AM EST, 1:00 PM BST, 2:00 PM CEST, and 8:00 PM CST). You can watch on the band’s YouTube channel and expect full coverage from us here at OFF THE LOCK once the program is over!

The band has just announced that they will conduct a special program which will be broadcast live on YouTube sometime in June. The program will be moderated by Masanori Ito who is well-known in Japan for his outstanding work as a music critic. On the show, Masanori Ito will talk with B’z about their 25 years as a band and this will present a unique opportunity to hear things that have never been talked about before. Additionally, a part of the program is dedicated to answering questions sent in by fans via Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The deadline for sending in your questions is this Friday, May 24th. [UPDATE: Questions are no longer being accepted.]

How to send in your questions:

Post your question in this community:

Comment on this post to submit your question:

Post a tweet with your question using the hashtag #Bzに質問

Release Message From The Band Regarding XXV Compilations

Posted on June 11, 2013


Koshi Inaba

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, B’z The Best XXV has finally been released! When I listen to the singles that we have released since our debut in 1988, a lot of views from the past come to mind. And once again, I feel thankful to the fans and staff members that have supported us all these years. Please keep supporting us. ARIGATO☆Inaba

Tak Matsumoto

Thanks to you fans we have been able to produce music until now. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you very much!! I hope you enjoy the 25th anniversary as well as our current plans. Tak

“Q&A” Music Video Now Available with Subtitles

Posted on May 7, 2013


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!

“Q&A” New Detective Conan Opening Theme Starting May 4

Posted on April 8, 2013

Detective Conan
And the tie-in madness continues! B’z has just announced that their new song “Q&A”—which is set to be released as part of the B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 compilation—will be the new opening theme to the anime series “Detective Conan” starting May 4th. The band has supplied opening and ending themes as well as movie themes for Detective Conan in the past. The last opening theme B’z has supplied was “Don’t Wanna Lie” in 2011, which was also featured as the theme song for the Detective Conan movie that was released that year.