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Motley Crue, Linkin Park, Judas Priest, Nine Inch Nails, Madonna and … Babymetal. Given the chance to organize a music festival this summer these are the acts Vamps duo Hideto “Hyde” Takarai and Kazuhito “K.A.Z” Iwaike would select to perform. An eclectic mix, there are some choices you’d have expected from a visual-kei band, a couple of them, however, came as a bit of a surprise.

“I haven’t actually heard Babymetal’s music, but I think it could be quite interesting,” a smiling K.A.Z tells us from Universal Music Japan’s offices. “Madonna would bring the glamor, everything she does is so big and incredible. Nine Inch Nails is a band I have always wanted to tour alongside and the same goes with Judas Priest.”

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