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  • F.T. Island releases full PV for "Satisfaction"

    April 5, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    Via allkpop: We recently reported that F.T. Island's new track, "Satisfaction", was picked up to be the theme song for the Japanese anime, “One Piece x Toriko Crossover". Now, the full PV has been released! Alternating between shots of the band members moving in slow-mo and the full band performing the song, the MV sticks to the basics and shows F.T. Island's musicianship. And (gasp!) there isn't even a romantic storyline in this MV! T

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  • Happiness releases CM for "Friends"!

    April 5, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    Dance unit Happiness has just released a 15-second CM for their second single, "Friends", which is set to be released on April 27th. Just like in their debut single, "Kiss Me", the members showcase their superb dancing through the teaser. Check out the clip below! tip: firefye

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  • Fukuhara Miho to collaborate with AI for new song, "O2" + new EP track list

    April 5, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    AI and Fukuhara Miho have announced that they will be collaborating for a brand new song, titled "O2"! This powerful, soul-singing duo will release their song as part of Fukuhara's upcoming EP, "The Soul Extreme", which hits stores on May 11th. "O2" has already been claimed as the next theme song to Fuji Television's "Gout Temps Nouveau" and will begin airing with the show on April 6th. Meanwhile, the second track "STARLIGHT" will be featured

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  • Miss Monday announces new single, "Issho Kenmei" + tour

    April 4, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    Female rapper Miss Monday has announced that she will be releasing a new single in May! The single is titled "Issho Kenmei" and is set to drop on May 25th, marking Miss Monday's first release in about a year. The title track is said to be a heartwarming song that carries the message, "by living for somebody else, people can become stronger," and was written by the rapper SEAMO as a response to his 2006 song, "Mata Aimashou". Prior to th

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  • EXILE's newest accomplishment on the ORICON

    April 4, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    EXILE has achieved a lot on the Oricon and their latest album “Negai no Tou” is no exception, going into its 4th week on the Oricon. However, they've now accomplished something that they've never accomplished before. This week, the album sold 35,000 copies and a total of 618,000 making it number one on the 4/11 Weekly Album Ranking. So far, this album has been number one for three straight weeks starting from 3/21 until 4/4. Since their de

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  • Sakanoue Yosuke of SPIRAL SPIDERS composes free song for Tohoku earthquake victims

    April 4, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Sakanoue Yosuke of SPIRAL SPIDERS has composed a song for the victims of the Great Tohoku Earthquake titled "I LOVE U BABY". Moreover, he is allowing fans from all over to download the song for free on their website. The song is very upbeat and definitely brings on a vibe of encouragement and hope! Check out the PV below as well as the link to download the mp3 yourself! Download the mp3 here. Source: Spiral Spiders Official

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  • X JAPAN to make Summer Sonic debut!

    April 4, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    On August 13th and 14th rock festival “SUMMER SONIC 2011” will take place in Makuhari and Osaka. This festival features rock artists from all over the world and they’ve just announced two new groups in their 5th addition. X JAPAN, making it their SUMMER SONIC debut and party band ZEBRAHEAD. It will be one year since X JAPAN has performed at an open air rock festival. Their last appearance was August 8, 2010 at “LOLLAPALOOZA 2010” in Chica

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  • GReeeeN's HIDE Participates In Disaster Relief as a Dentist

    April 4, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    HIDE (31), leader of 4-member vocal unit GReeeeN revealed on his blog that he will be participating in autopsies of deceased earthquake victims in the Fukushima prefecture. For those of you who didn't know, GReeeeN debuted when the members were still dental students, and all four members are now full-fledged dentists. GReeeeN's identities and faces have never been made public, for fear that their careers as dentists would be affected.

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi's 3D film, remix and DVD release postponed

    April 4, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    The theatrical release of Hamasaki Ayumi's 3D film, "A3D II ayumi hamasaki Rock'n'Roll Circus Tour FINAL ~7 days Special~" on April 9th has been postponed due to many theaters suffering damages during the earthquake. This postponement follows news that the April dates for Hamasaki's tour have been canceled. In addition, the release date for Hamasaki's remix albums and tour DVD, originally scheduled for March 30th, has been moved back to Ap

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  • Amuro Namie's "Checkmate" to be released on April 27th

    April 4, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    The new release date for Amuro Namie's collaboration album, "Checkmate" has been revealed to be April 27th! The J-pop star's album, which features collaboration with big names such as Yamashita Tomohisa, Kaname (CHEMISTRY), AI, and Tsuchiya Anna, was originally planned to be released on March 23rd, but was delayed by AVEX after the tragic March 11th earthquake. A special website has also been set up for "Checkmate", with the track list,

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