Hide: The musician whose death rocked Japan

Music May 1, 2018

Hide: The musician whose death rocked Japan

by James Hadfield

On the evening of May 2, 1998, as most of Japan was basking in the annual Golden Week holidays, a few dozen young women had gathered outside an apartment building in Tokyo's Minamiazabu neighborhood. Earlier that day, the musician Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his ...

Review: X Japan at Yokohama Arena

Music Oct 9, 2014

Review: X Japan at Yokohama Arena

by Ryotaro Aoki

X Japan performed its first show in Japan in over three years on Sept. 30 at Yokohama Arena. One of the biggest Japanese rock bands ever, X Japan are responsible for spearheading the visual-kei movement in the early 1990s. The band is known for its ...