| Jul 22, 2014

Just what is so wrong about Yoko Ono?

by Ian Martin

As Yoko Ono prepares to take the stage at Fuji Rock Festival on July 26, a BBC video of her performing the 1969 Plastic Ono Band track “Don’t Worry Kyoko” at this year’s Glastonbury festival has racked up nearly 2 million views, largely from ...

Be prepared before you hit Fuji Rock

Jul 18, 2014

Be prepared before you hit Fuji Rock

by Elliott Samuels

With Fuji Rock happening next weekend, it’s time to start making sure you’ve got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here’s a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags: Footwear: Ideally, you’re likely to ...

Jul 15, 2014

Boowy vocalist Himuro announces plans for a hiatus

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Singer Kyosuke Himuro, a veteran from the world of Japanese rock, announced Sunday he’ll be taking a break from stage performances. The announcement came during a performance at the Shunan City Bunka Kaikan in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sankei Shimbun reports that the decision to take ...

Jul 12, 2014

Bump of Chicken to make a return to TV

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Rock act Bump Of Chicken has announced it will perform live on the small screen for the first time since its major debut in 2000. The four-piece will perform as part of a three-hour special for TV Asahi’s long-running music program “Music Station” on ...