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  • Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo to halt his activities

    February 10, 2013 @ 6:03 am

    On February 9th, Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo announced through the band's official homepage that he would be putting a halt to his activities. As such, support drummer Kano Akira will be participating in Kishidan's nationwide tour which will kick off on March 1st. Shiratori has been concentrating on treatment for muscular insufficiency in his left hand since last June. However, it was revealed that his condition was due to occup

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  • Performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, KAT-TUN, SCANDAL and more on September 14th's Music Station

    September 14, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    On the September 14th broadcast of Music Station, Carly Rae Jepsen, KAT-TUN, SCANDAL, Kishidan, JUJU and Saito Kazuyoshi took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out the performances below! "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen "Fumetsu no Scrum" - KAT-TUN "Arigato" - JUJU "Pin Heel Surfer" - SCANDAL "Special Medley" - Kishidan "Himawari no Yume" - Saito Kazuyoshi

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  • Ayumi Hamasaki to perform at "Kishidan Banpaku 2012"

    September 10, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    As reported previously, Kishidan is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year and will be holding a concert festival, “Kishidan Banpaku 2012 ‘Boso Rock ‘n’ Roll Olympic” on September 16th and 17th at Sodegaura Seaside Park in Chiba. VAMPS, T.M. Rvolution, Okamura Yasuyuki and Koizumi Kyoko are among some of the big names appearing at the event, and Ayumi Hamasaki is the latest big-name addition to the list. Until now, the only summer f

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  • MUSIC STATION artist lineup for September 14

    September 8, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    TV Asahi's popular music program, 'MUSIC STATION', has revealed the artist lineup for their September 14th broadcast! In next week's episode, KAT-TUN will take the stage with their upcoming single, "Fumetsu no Scrum", while Kishidan will perform a special medley. It will also feature performances by JUJU, Carly Rae Jepsen, SCANDAL, and Saito Kazuyoshi. Check out the full set list below! === "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen "F

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  • Kishidan reveals PV preview of new single "SUPER BOY FRIEND"

    August 1, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Rock band Kishidan will be releasinga new single titled “SUPER BOY FRIEND” on September 5th, and ahead of its release, a PV preview has been unveiled. The band is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year with the launch of special project “Kishidan Perfect Years”. “SUPER BOY FRIEND” is the project’s first single release and is also the theme song of their concert festival “Kishidan Banpaku 2012 ‘Boso Rock ‘n’ Roll Olympic” that’s happ

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  • Kishidan's Shiratori Yukinojo cancels appearance from nationwide tour due to muscular insufficiency

    June 16, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    [caption id="attachment_246045" align="aligncenter" width="517" caption="Right end: Shiratori Yukinojo"][/caption] It's been reported that rock band Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo will be going into long-term care for muscular insufficiency in his left hand. Shiratori has canceled his appearances for the remaining 15 shows of Kishidan's nationwide tour and 2 events. Through the band's official website, he commented, "At this time, I

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  • Artists to come together for PUFFY cover album, 'PUFFY COVERS'

    May 19, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    A cover compilation album of PUFFY's greatest hits will be released on July 4th. The album is titled 'PUFFY COVERS', and will contain covers by 16 different artists, such as Yoshii Kazuya, Saito Kazuyoshi, OKAMOTO'S, The Birthday, Spitz, and more. In addition to the demo-like cover of "Oriental Diamond" provided by Okuda Tamio, the album will also include new recordings of covers these artists have done in the past to give it a fresh feel.

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  • 13 artists contribute on new BUCK-TICK tribute album

    April 27, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    Rock band BUCK-TICK announced this month that they would be releasing a new single "MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~" on July 4th. They previously announced they would be releasing another single before this one titled, "Elise no Tame ni" on May 23rd. Both singles will be released through their own label Lingua Sounda. Now to celebrate their 25th anniversary, 13 artists will participate in a tribute album to the band called 'PARADEII -RESPEC

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  • Digital Masters, RIAJ reveals digital certifications for November

    December 20, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’ for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of November. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download portal

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  • Kishidan jokingly threatens to date Goto Maki if his album doesn't sell a million copies

    October 13, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    On October 11th, singer Goto Maki made a surprise appearance at rock band Kishidan's live concert, where she performed her duet single with Ayanokoji Sho, "Non stop love Yoroshiku!!", for the very first time. Ayanokoji, who has been suspended from appearing in NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen since 2006, commented, "If I compare myself to Maki-chan's achievements, that thing [the suspension] would be lifted. If I can't enter the venue, than I won't

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