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Before B’z appeared on stage, a segment was shown in which the band’s history of SUPER LIVE performances was detailed. B’z appeared on the first ever Music Station SUPER LIVE in 1992, during their 5th anniversary. They performed their million selling hit “ZERO” on stage. From there on out, the band can look back on countless Music Station SUPER LIVE performances:
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 1992 – ZERO
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 1996 – SNOW / Shoushin
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 1997 – Swimmer Yo! / Calling
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2000 – Seventh Heaven / Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2001 – GOLD / ultra soul
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2002 – Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta / Atsuki Kodou no Hate
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2003 – IT’S SHOWTIME!!
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2004 – ARIGATO
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2005 – Itsuka no Merry Christmas / OCEAN
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2006 – Shoudou
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2007 – SUPER LOVE SONG
- Music Station SUPER LIVE 2012 – Ichibu to Zenbu / Ai no Bakudan
Since 2007, B’z have not been present on television as they used to. In 2008, the band was busy celebrating their 20th anniversary and the only time they appeared on television was during the 20th anniversary NHK special. The following year, in 2009, the band didn’t perform on television at all, except for a short comment recorded for their then latest single Ichibu to Zenbu. The last time B’z performed on television was last year, on April 1st, when they performed Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo and Brotherhood on a Music Station special. For the first time in 5 years, B’z is making an appearance on a Music Station SUPER LIVE.
For the first time in 5 years, B’z is going to perform on a Music Station SUPER LIVE. The Music Station SUPER LIVE is set to be broadcasted on December 21st, 2012 from 7PM to 11:10PM. It is still unclear which song(s) the band is going to perform on television, but one might think that this is a perfect occasion for a rendition of “Itsuka no Merry Christmas”?! Or perhaps B’z is going to perform an entirely new song? What do you think?
The last time B’z has appeared on a broadcast of a SUPER LIVE was in 2007, when they performed their then latest single SUPER LOVE SONG. But this isn’t exactly the last time B’z has appeared on television. The band was performing on a Music Station special last year on April 1 to show their support for the earthquake victims. They performed Brotherhood and Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo.
Check out the full lineup for the 2012 SUPER LIVE here: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/music/contents/m_lineup/cur/
Hey guys, a special SUMMER SONIC 2009 show was aired in Japan today, and as you know, B’z performed MY LONELY TOWN there. Fortunately now I don’t have to put up the live-recording from SHOWCASE 2009 on here, hehe.
Without further ado, MY LONELY TOWN and Ichibu to Zenbu. Enjoy.
MY LONELY TOWN (Watch in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFGXUPUuyiU)
Ichibu to Zenbu (Watch in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzve-WZo6sk)
Hey guys, kept you waiting there. Especially since this has been done weeks before the actual release of the new single.
Hit the read more link to see the lyrics. Link has also been added to the “Translations” page.
Hours before the new drama for which B’z does the theme, Buzzer Beat, premiered, a special covering various aspects of it was aired. Near the end of it, a segment was shown with Tak and Koshi commenting on the production and feel of Ichibu to Zenbu–along with a clip of the PV of significant length (which also includes the solo).
Digging in a few japanese blogs, I found out that apparently while the PV was aired on Mezamashi TV in the morning, it was mentioned that Martin Fougerol, who is well-known for directing music videos for bands such as U2, is directing the “Ichibu to Zenbu” PV(Promotional Video/Music Video). Martin Fougerol also directed the PV for SUPER LOVE SONG, which was released in 2007.The PV itself is shot in Los Angeles, but we do not know if this is true for “DIVE” also.
Hopefully we will get to see the full version soon. Oh, you can catch a glimpse of both PVs here(It’s the same video shown on the official website):