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  • JUJU to release new cover album + to hold tour in early summer

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:46 am

    It's been revealed that JUJU will release her new cover album "Request II" on December 3. This announcement was made by the singer herself of on 'JUJU Day', October 10 at 10:10 pm during Nippon Broadcast's 'JUJU no All Night Nippon GOLD'. JUJU's last cover album "Request", which was released in September of 2010, held the number 1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking for 2 consecutive weeks. JUJU is reportedly currently in th

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION & ONE OK ROCK to guest in Hoobastank's Japan concerts

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    American rock band Hoobastank will hold concerts in Japan next month. These concerts will feature guest performances by Japanese bands. Hoobastank is scheduled to hold 3 concerts in Japan; on November 25 at Umeda AKASO (Osaka), and on November 26 and 27 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Tokyo). Among these dates, MAN WITH A MISSION will guest on the 26 and ONE OK ROCK on the 27. In addition, NoisyCell, MAKE MY DAY, and COUNTLOST have been decided as the

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko and Arashi to host this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On October 10, NHK made an official announcement that actress Yoshitaka Yuriko and popular group Arashi will host 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Arashi will host the white team for the 5th consecutive year, while Yoshitaka will make her debut as the host for the red team. In addition, announcer Udo Yumiko will be the general host. Yoshitaka played the lead in this year's NHK morning drama

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  • 'FRIDAY' reports Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is secretly meeting with NEWS' Tegoshi Yuya

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:40 am

    On the October 10 issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been secretly meeting with NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya.According to the magazine, the two were spotted in mid-September coming out of Tegoshi's apartment in Tokyo and getting into a taxi together. They visited a yakiniku restaurant owned by an acquaintance and came out of the restaurant with several friends after the meal.  The hea

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  • Ohori Megumi reveals her salary during her days in AKB48

    October 10, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On October 9, talento Ohori Megumi updated her blog revealing her salary during her days in AKB48. Ohori, who shared that she visited Ueno the other day, started, "I felt nostalgic about the past when I was living in Ueno during my days in AKB48." She then revealed, "My pay back then was 45,000 yen (approximately $418 USD), so with the rent and utility bills, I was barely scraping by. There were times when I would live off of 29 yen bean sprouts

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  • Kanjani8, Sandaime J Soul Brothers and more to perform on October 17 broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'

    October 10, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    TV Asahi's music program 'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its October 17 broadcast. Next week's episode will feature performances by 7 artists; Kanjani8, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, SEKAI NO OWARI, Naoto Inti Raymi, Nishino Kana, Nogizaka46, and Hata Motohiro. You can check out the full set list below.  ==="Itta Janai ka" - Kanjani8"C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers"Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI"LIFE" - Naoto

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa's new album to have the theme 'entertainment'

    October 10, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

    It's been revealed that Tackey & Tsubasa will release a new album (currently untitled) on December 3.The album will have the theme "TakiTsuba Entertainment" featuring a variety of genres from rock to disco to Latin to Showa music. It will be released in 4 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular Edition, and TakiTsuba SHOP Edition. Additionally, Tackey & Tsubasa will hold a live tour in December. After holding 2 shows at

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  • Flower unleash PV for 'Akikaze no Answer'

    October 10, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    E-girls sub-unit Flower has unleashed the PV for their new single "Akikaze no Answer" that's slated for release on November 12.The PV was directed by Kubo Shigeaki who was also in charge of Flower's PVs for "Nettaigyo no Namida" and "Shirayukihime". It features scenes of the ladies singing and dancing while being surrounded by a flower chandelier, flower objects shaped as hearts, and fallen leaves.   Besides the title track, the limited edition

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  • Superfly to release 'Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde' in November

    October 10, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Superfly will release her new single "Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde" on November 19.The singer's 18th single is a powerful rock tune that's being used as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Doctor X ~Gekai・Daimon Michiko~'. It will come with 2 coupling tracks titled "You You" and "Closet". There will be 20,000 first press editions released that will come with a DVD featuring Superfly's performance on Fuji TV's 'Bokura no Ongaku' which recently aire

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION's new song used in CM for Shiseido's 'The Collagen'

    October 10, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    MAN WITH A MISSION's new song "falling" is being used as the CM song for Shiseido's 'The Collagen'. "falling" comes about 7 months after the band released their last album "Tales of Purefly". It's a rock ballad that was written just for the CM. Details on the song's release have not been revealed at this time.  The CM stars Goto Kumiko who shows off her beautiful back. You can check it out below. Source: natalie

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