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DINOSAUR Commercial Now Airing (With Koshi as Narrator?)

Posted on November 17, 2017
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The first television commercial for the upcoming B’z studio album DINOSAUR is now on air. The ad features new footage of an apparent music video for album song “CHAMP” and recent single “Still Alive“. Its original premiere came during a recent episode of the anime series Detective Conan. B’z have provided the series numerous theme songs over the years, beginning with “girigiri chop” in 1999. Many of the songs used in the series since its infancy have been supplied by fellow Being artists and thus their works are often advertised during airings.

Interestingly, Japanese fans are speculating that the narrator of the commercial is Koshi Inaba himself. It certainly sounds like him and the English—specifically the pronunciation of the album’s title—is appropriately on point, if so.

B’z to Provide Theme Song to Upcoming Game Dynasty Warriors 9

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Further information regarding B’z upcoming 20th studio album DINOSAUR has been unveiled. The track “King Of The Street” off the new album will serve as the theme song to the Japanese release of upcoming hack and slash game Dynasty Warriors 9 as it is titled in the west (the game is to be published as Shin Sangokumusou 8 [真・三國無双8] in Japan). The games use the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history as a basis that continue to be romanticized in countless television dramas, movies, and video games.

The game will release on February 8, 2018 in Japan and worldwide on February 13, 2018. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A special trailer featuring the song has been uploaded by the game’s publisher. You can check it out below!

The last time B’z provided a theme song to a video game was 2012’s “Into Free -Dangan-” which served as the theme to Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma. The song, featured in the trailer below leading up to the game’s release, is currently the only B’z song available for purchase on international storefronts and can be purchased for the local equivalent of $0.69 on iTunes worldwide.

B’z “Dinosaur” Music Video Now Available!

Posted on November 13, 2017
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As everyone expected, a promotional video of some form for the upcoming album DINOSAUR was inevitable, and today we have it with the debut of a full-length music video for album opener “Dinosaur“! It had been everyone’s hope that the titular track, which was naturally speculated to be the song featured in the 30th anniversary year teaser, would not be only a brief guitar introduction—and thankfully, it is not! “Dinosaur” is a full-fledged song all unto its own and is available to hear in full below:

Now Available: A Full Length “This Love” Lyric Video!

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Today we are making available a lyric video for the B’z cover of “This Love” originally by Maroon 5. The song has been rewritten in Japanese around a similar theme whilst incorporating some of the original’s lyrics with a guitar solo added. This is also the first time this version of the song has been translated and subtitled in English!

The cover was originally, and only, made available in The Complete B’z on the Japanese iTunes. The history of the release was recently the subject of an article that can be viewed here. As noted in our previous write-up, this version of the song has not been available for purchase for several years now.

B’z New Album DINOSAUR Out November 29!
LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR” Confirmed

Posted on September 20, 2017
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Over two full years have passed since the release of the band’s nineteenth studio album EPIC DAY, and now, we finally have the title of the long-teased follow-up! The new album, titled DINOSAUR, is launching in two months with a release date of November 29, 2017! The announcement and a tease of what is to come can be heard in the video below:

Additionally, the previously-reported 2017-2018 LIVE-GYM tour finally has its own appropriately tongue-in-cheek title as well: B’z LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 “LIVE DINOSAUR”. The tour will kick off in December and be the first of their 30th anniversary year. Recurring support members Shane Gaalaas (Drums), Barry Sparks (Bass), Takanobu Masuda (Keyboards), and Yoshinobu Ogha (Guitar) will be again returning.

The album’s tracklisting as well as any special offers that will accompany its release will be revealed in the near future.

B’z History Vignette: “2016”

Posted on September 19, 2017
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With the dawn of the band’s 30th anniversary year and the release of B’z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX, the official B’z website has changed its splash page to one that will support yearly vignettes for the band’s long history. The latest, for 2016, covers Koshi Inaba solo single “Hane“, Tak Matsumoto solo album enigma, and B’z digital singles “Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru” and “Fukiarenasai” can be viewed below: