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  • noanowa's new song, "Have a Good Day!", to be used in Shiseido CM

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    Pop band noanowa's latest song, "Have a Good Day!", has earned a tie-in with Shiseido's skin-care line, "Anessa"! noanowa's sparkling summer song tells the story of a cowardly girl who grows up little by little. "When we were making the song, I thought of how nice it would be if (the song) could have the same freshness as Aoi Yu in the CM. I think it expresses noanowa and summer really well," said Yukko - the band's vocalist - when asked about

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  • 9mm Parabellum Bullet to release new single, "Atarashii Hikari"

    March 1, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Rock band 9mm Parabellum Bullet has just announced that they'll be releasing a new single in May! The upcoming single is their first release of 2011, and it's titled "Atarashii Hikari". Scheduled to hit shelves on May 18th, the single will come in both a regular and limited edition. The 'limited edition' will include a special password, which can be used to unlock footage of the band's performance at EMI Music Japan's fiftieth anniversary live

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  • J-rock special on J-Melo with an exclusive message from Alice Nine

    March 1, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    NHK's weekly English-language music program, J-MELO, aired an episode dedicated to J-rock today! The episode featured Miya (guitarist of MUCC) as the guest, and an exclusive video message from Alice Nine. Here's a complete list of the artists whose music was showcased on the episode: L'Arc~en~Ciel SCANDAL the GazettE, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Chatmonchy MONKEY MAJIK ONE OK ROCK Sambomaster Stereopony SuG Mao Abe We'll update

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  • Ms.OOJA announces second single, "Life"!

    March 1, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    R&B veteran Ms.OOJA revealed some exciting news for fans through her official blog! The singer-songwriter thanked everyone for their warm support her during her major label debut, and so she decided to give back to her fanbase in the best way a musician possibly could - by announcing a brand new single! Ms.OOJA's upcoming release will be titled "Life", and it's set to drop on April 27th. The star wrote, "It's still a little early, but..

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  • Teaser revealed for V6 + ☆Taku Takahashi's collaboration track

    March 1, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    Pop group V6 and m-flo's producer, ☆Taku Takahashi, will be teaming up to deliver a theme song for the upcoming movie, "SP: Kakumei Hen"! The song will be titled "SP: Break The Wall feat.V6 & ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo)". V6 will provide the vocals, while DJ Taku has been put in charge of producing the track. Indeed, DJ ☆Taku was specifically requested by REVOLUTIONS - an anonymous group of music composers who are in charge of the project - b

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  • Nakata Yasutaka to remix JUJU's upcoming song, "Sayonara no Kawari ni"

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    According to an announcement on JUJU's official website, genius producer Nakata Yasutaka will be remixing her upcoming song "Sayonara no Kawari ni"! Officially titled as "Sayonara no Kawari ni -Yasutaka Nakata Remix-", the remix will be included on the R&B singer's latest single "Sayonara no Kawari ni / Negai", which hits stores on March 23rd. Nakata Yasutaka is the mastermind behind popular techno artists Perfume, MEG, Suzuki Ami, an

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  • Kuroki Meisa announces official track list for new single, "One More Drama"!

    March 1, 2011 @ 12:02 am

    Actress-singer Kuroki Meisa has just announced the full track list for her upcoming single, "One More Drama"! Her fourth single will be released on April 13th and will come in two different versions: a limited edition 'CD+DVD', and a regular 'CD-Only'. The DVD will contain the PV for the lead track and its "making-of" video. The single will also feature her new SEIKO image song, "Go Ahead". Check out the track list below, and keep checkin

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  • Arashi's "Lotus" tops Oricon Weekly Chart

    February 28, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Arashi’s 35th single “Lotus” has sold 541,000 copies in its first week, making it number one this week on Oricon’s Weekly Single Ranking. “Lotus” is Arashi’s 24th consecutive first place single since “PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE”, which was released in February 2004, and is their 31st overall. Arashi has held their first place position for eight consecutive years. “Lotus” is also the theme song for the drama “Bartender” which, Arashi member, Aiba

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  • Shirota Yu holds back tears at first live

    February 28, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    On February 28th, actor Shirota Yu (25) held his first live as a musician in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In May, he is slated to debut as a singer under the stage name "U". At the live, he sang 3 songs, including the track "Sisyphus" from his upcoming first single. Regarding the performance, Shirota said, "I've been striving for music and relying on music since I was 13. My dream finally came true after 12 years, and the emotio

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  • WEAVER sings "Haruiro Graffiti" for Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ BANK

    February 28, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    Three member piano-based rock band, WEAVER, has a new song out called "Haruiro Graffiti", and it has been chosen as the theme song for Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank's "Freshers (First-Timers) Campaign", and the new commercial will be broadcast on MTV starting March 1st. WEAVER received numerous awards and honors last year, including "The 25th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards - Best 5 New Artists", "Recochoku Awards 2010 - Top 5 New Artists", "music

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