“CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017” Zepp Tokyo Show on WOWOW

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Tobias in Koshi Inaba News


The program guide for WOWOW's WOWOW Prime channel shows that the Zepp Tokyo show of INABA/SALAS' tour "CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017" is going to be broadcast on WOWOW Prime on March 25th from 8PM to 10PM. It'll likely include the full show as the program runs for two hours.

The duo will wrap up their tour tomorrow, Feburary 20th, at the Diamond Hall in Nagoya.

Source: WOWOW Program Guide

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

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Tobias in 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.

INABA/SALAS New Album CHUBBY GROOVE On Sale Now:
Koshi’s Release Message Translated

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Tobias in Koshi Inaba News, Translations

As is customary for both his B'z and solo efforts, Koshi Inaba has provided a written message for today's release of his collaborative effort with Stevie Salas CHUBBY GROOVE. We have translated the message below:

You can order the album at the usual places: [YesAsia] [CDJapan] [Amazon Japan]. The duo's joint tour CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017 kicks off January 25 and runs through a showing in Nagoya on February 20.

INABA/SALAS Full “OVERDRIVE” Music Video Now Available

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Jd- in Koshi Inaba News, Videos

With the release of their collaborative album CHUBBY GROOVE set for this Wednesday, another full-length music video from Koshi Inaba and Stevie Salas has been uploaded to their joint YouTube channel. This time, the two have released the oft-previewed "OVERDRIVE", whose music video was filmed in and around Austin, Texas. You can pre-order the album at the usual places: [YesAsia] [CDJapan] [Amazon Japan]. Their joint tour CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017 kicks off January 25 and runs through a showing in Nagoya on February 20.

INABA/SALAS To Make Music Station Appearance This Week

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Jd- in Koshi Inaba News


TV Asahi has just announced that Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas will be appearing on this week's edition of Music Station for an interview and performance of their new song "AISHI-AISARE". Other acts appearing for the episode include Bruno Mars, KinKi Kids, backnumber, and Busaiku.

Notably, this will mark the duo's first performance from upcoming joint album CHUBBY GROOVE. Moreover, this is their first performance together in nearly seven years—since Salas appeared as a guest for a Nippon Budokan show during Koshi Inaba LIVE 2010 ~enII~ to play "Hazumu Sekai", a song co-written by the two years earlier.

The 2-hour special edition of the perennial music program airs this Friday, January 20.

INABA/SALAS’s “OVERDRIVE” As Porsche Panamera Theme Song, “WABISABI” Clip Now Available

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Jd- in Koshi Inaba News, Videos

With the release of Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas's collaborative album CHUBBY GROOVE due out this week, the last of the promotional push is now getting underway. Foremost, the pair's song "OVERDRIVE" is now serving as the theme to the new edition of Porsche's Panamera as shown in the clip below:

Additionally, the duo have also made available a brief behind the scenes video with their song "WABISABI" as well:

INABA/SALAS “AISHI-AISARE” Music Video & Bonus Clips Out Now

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Tobias in Koshi Inaba News, Videos

A full video for one of the new Koshi Inaba & Stevie Salas collaborations has now been made available on the pair's YouTube channel. The song "AISHI-AISARE" (Love, Be Loved) is set to be included on their album CHUBBY GROOVE, due for release on January 18, 2016. You can pre-order the album at the usual places: [YesAsia] [CDJapan] [Amazon Japan]. Their joint tour CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017 kicks off January 25 and runs through a showing in Nagoya on February 20.

Additionally, another short music video for fellow album song 「Kunou no Hate no Sore mo Kotae no Hitotsu」 (What Lies At the End of Sorrow Is Also An Answer) has been uploaded and can be streamed below as well:

INABA/SALAS “AISHI-AISARE” Featured in d hits Commercials

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Tobias in Koshi Inaba News

Koshi Inaba's and Stevie Salas' song "AISHI-AISARE" from their upcoming collaborative album CHUBBY GROOVE is featured in the latest NTT DoCoMo-owned streaming service d hits commercials. The full version of the song is also exclusively available for streaming on d hits from today.

“Koshi Inaba x Kei Nishikori Special Conversation” Trailer and “TROPHY” Teaser

Posted on December 26, 2016 by Tobias in Koshi Inaba News

Pay-TV channel WOWOW is teasing the upcoming special conversation between Koshi Inaba and Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, to be aired on December 31 on the very same channel. "TROPHY" from INABA/SALAS upcoming album CHUBBY GROOVE plays in the background, as it serves as the theme song to WOWOW's 2017 series of tennis broadcasts. A short music video has also been uploaded to CHUBBY GROOVE's official YouTube channel. You can check both out below!


INABA/SALAS on J-WAVE Radio: Pre-Show Interview Summary

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Jd- in Koshi Inaba News

Yesterday in Japan, Koshi Inaba and Stevie Salas appeared on the J-WAVE radio program 「SAPPORO BEER OTOAJITO」 for a live interview on LINE LIVE. The event, hosted by Japanese-American radio personality Chris Peppler, was facilitated in English and Japanese and can be viewed in archive form here. Keep in mind this is for the pre-show segment, which does not include the usual live audience.

The stream began with the below commercial for the album that featured two new songs: 「AISHI-AISARE」 and 「OVERDRIVE」. Notably, the program closes with an alternate version that swaps the order (also included).

Peppler kicked off the segment with introductions prior to asking the two whether they felt this was a "project" or a "band". Salas jokingly interjected to add that, "I don't know if you know this, but he has a pretty big, famous band already." He continued by responding to an inquiry about the origin of the project, saying, "Sometimes as musicians you want to get together between your regular work to get re-inspired." The source of the album's title was described by Salas as something that has a groove that's "chubby". Stevie compared the etymology of the phrase with "that's phat". The idea of depicting a pig on the cover came from the Nashville, Tennessee recording sessions where the studio owner's pet pig chased Koshi around at one point.

Stevie also humorously recounted the time when he and Koshi first hung out over twenty-five years ago: "Many, many, many years ago [in the early 90s], he came to my house with Tak, in the Hollywood Hills. Tak and I used to go out and do a lot of drinking. Koshi doesn't drink so much, but he was drinking with us this time. Me and Tak were talking, talking, talking and next time I look over, Koshi is asleep—in the night club. So I carried Koshi, on my shoulders, while he was asleep, all the way out and up the hill to my house. I laid him on my couch on a pillow and gave him a blanket." Koshi laughed and clarified, "But, no blanket."

"Koshi is one of the greatest rock singers in the world and I've worked with the biggest rock singers in history, if you think about it," and went on to mention some of those he's worked with in the past, including Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and Justin Timberlake. "Koshi is one of those greats that mostly only people in Japan know about because he sings in Japanese. But, if you really are an artist, then you know he is one of those top, top guys."

The new INABA/SALAS collaborative album CHUBBY GROOVE is due for release on January 18, 2016. You can pre-order the album at the usual places: [YesAsia] [CDJapan] and [Amazon Japan]. Their joint tour “CHUBBY GROOVE TOUR 2017” kicks off January 25 and runs through a showing at Diamond Hall in Nagoya on February 20.