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  • BABYMETAL to perform at 'ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015'

    December 3, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    It was announced that 3-member metal vocal and dance group BABYMETAL will be attending an annual rock festival, "ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015", which will be held in Columbus, Ohio during May 15th to the 17th.The artist line-up also include many big names like Judas Priest, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, and more. The tickets for the festival will go on sale starting on December 5 at 10:00 am (EST).On a side note, BABYMETAL will

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  • Mizuki Nana's new single to include the ending theme for anime 'Cross Ange'

    December 3, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    Previously it was announced that Mizuki Nana's new single (currently untitled) will be released on January 14. Details regarding its coupling track have been revealed at this time. The title of the coupling track is "Shumatsu no Love Song.". It will be used as the ending theme for the latter term of anime 'Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo' ('Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons'). Mizuki has also provided her song "Kindan no Resistance" as

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  • T.M.Revolution announces 47-prefecture tour

    December 2, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

    T.M.Revolution will hold a 47-prefecture tour from April to September of next year.For his upcoming tour, titled 'T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION '15', Nishikawa Takanori will hold a total of 50 shows starting on April 4 at Harmony Hall Zama (Kanagawa) until September 9 at Iwaki Geijutsu Bunka Koryukan Alios (Fukushima). Check out the tour schedule below.[T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION '15]Saturday, April 4 - Harmony Hall Zama (Kanagawa)Sunday, April 5 - Harmony

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  • Check out the short MV of Itano Tomomi's 'COME PARTY!'

    December 2, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Singer Itano Tomomi revealed the short music video for her upcoming 6th single "COME PARTY!" which is scheduled for release on December 17. "COME PARTY!" is a bit different from her previous works and in the MV, you can see Itano dancing in high spirits.As previously reported, the single will have 3 different versions. You can check the tracklist for all versions below.[Limited Edition Type A]CD+DVD(MV+Making)-DISC1 [CD]1. COME PARTY!2. MAN UP!

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  • Sheena Ringo awarded 'VOGUE JAPAN Women of Our Time'

    December 2, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    On December 1, singer Sheena Ringo attended an awards ceremony for fashion magazine VOGUE JAPAN's 'VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year 2014 & VOGUE JAPAN Women of Our Time' at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Along with Sheena, actress Anne, announcer Kuniya Hiroko, model TAO, photographer Ninagawa Mika, and actress Yonekura Ryoko were all recognized as women who play an active part in their fields of expertise, and were awarded the

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  • Acid Black Cherry to hold album release tour for 'L'

    December 2, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    Acid Black Cherry will hold his tour 'Acid Black Cherry 2015 tour L' beginning in March of next year.The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of his new album "L" (February 4 release). It will kick off on March 10 at Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall, and will wrap up on June 15 at Matsuyama Shimin Kaikan for a total of 25 shows. Ticket pre-reservations can be made via Uprise Shop from December 10 at 1:00 pm to December 15 at

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  • Tunnels to collaborate with AKB48, Momoiro Clover Z and E-girls for 'FNS Kayousai'

    December 2, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    Fuji TV has announced the 5th artist line-up for its music festival '2014 FNS Kayosai', which will broadcast on December 3 at 7:00 pm.The newly announced group is Tunnels who will be singing the 'Super Hit Medley'. The duo will also collaborate with AKB48, Momoiro Clover Z, and E-girls. In addition, it was revealed that the 'Chrismas Special Medley' corner will feature 6 songs including a cover of Yamashita Tatsuro's "Christmas Eve" by

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  • BIGBANG tops Oricon's weekly album ranking with their best-of album

    December 1, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    Popular Korean group BIGBANG and their best-of album 'THE BEST OF BIGBANG 2006-2014' (released on November 26) sold 120,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly album ranking.The first week sales for this album was their highest since they made their major debut in Japan back in June 2009. This also marked the first time in 3.5 years for the group to top the Oricon charts since their last top-charted work, their 2nd album

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  • AKB48 becomes first female artist to sell more than 30 million singles

    December 1, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    AKB48's 38th single "Kibouteki Refrain" topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking with first week sales reaching 1,130,000 copies.  If you add the first week sales of "Kibouteki Refrain," the total sales for AKB48's singles have reached 31,111,000 copies since their debut back in February 2006. They're the second artist to achieve the 30 million sales figure for singles after B'z (sales figure: 35.443 million copies). AKB48 is also the first fe

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to celebrate her 20th anniversary with a tribute album & live

    December 1, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has announced a project to commemorate the 20th anniversary since her debut! In spring of 2015, she will release a tribute album called "REQUEST", and on April 25, she will hold her 20th anniversary live "FOLLOW ME" at Saitama Super Arena.The participating artists for her tribute album will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, it was revealed that her 20th anniversary live will feature appearances from Kanno Yoko and 

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