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  • Kuriyama Chiaki collaborates with American artists for "CIRCUS" album

    March 1, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Kuriyama Chiaki will be releasing her first album “CIRCUS” on March 16th and it's been recently revealed that she will be collaborating with a few American artists on the album. The 6th song “Kuchi ni Shita LOVE”, was composed by JET members Chris Cester and Mark Wilson and the 10th song “Ladies & Gentlemen” was composed by Stephan Jenkins of THIRD EYE BLIND. American artists weren’t the only ones to help collaborate on Kuriyama’s

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  • NYC reveals the short version of their "Yume Tamago" PV

    March 1, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    A few days ago tokyohive released a preview of NYC's "Yume Tamago" PV and now a short version of the PV has been released. Let's head on over to NYC's doll house and check out the short version of the "Yume Tamago" PV! Tip: michelle

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  • ONE OK ROCK's new tour to feature guest artists Perfume + more

    March 1, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    4 member rock band ONE OK ROCK will be embarking on a national tour called "Answer is aLive" starting on the 25th of April, and have announced their plans to have multiple guest acts on several dates. The band, who released their newest single "Answer is Near" on February 16th, have planned 10 dates for their new tour. Guest acts will include OKAMOTO's, coldrain, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, and mega techno-unit Perfume, in addition to

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  • KARA tops Oricon Weekly DVD chart

    March 1, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Despite the recent turmoil with DSP over their contracts, the girls of KARA are doing big things in Japan. Most recently, their first Japanese original album, "Girl's Talk" received a platinum certification from RIAJ by selling more than 300,000 copies. Additionally, the RIAJ has certified their single, "Mister" as double platinum (over 500,000 sales) under the "Ringtone" category. Now, the girls are doing big things with their DVD sales.

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  • Ex-12012 guitarist Suga Yusuke announces new solo project!

    March 1, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Former 12012 guitarist Suga Yusuke officially parted ways with the band just last December, but it appears as if fans will still be able to hear new music from him! Suga plans to resume activities under the name high-ball, and will release a collaborative album featuring other artists in the Visual Kei industry, including dim my division vocalist Yukino, chicken head members Kudai and YUKI, Vidoll's drummer and pianist Tero, and many more.

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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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