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Jan 30

[live report] fade –You Can’t Compare Apples and Fried Chicken

I have to make a promise upfront; I will not compare fade’s vocalist Jon to his alter ego in YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz. Still,there is bound to be some overlap in the melodies at the very least. After all, they are the same person. Maybe I can’t exactly promise that. Perhaps a more reasonable pledge here …

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Dec 15

[interview] YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz Won’t Forget

Pop quiz: What are YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ? a) The Colonel’s new yet somehow original recipe. b) Mega-triple threat GACKT’s slightly satirical project. c) A surprisingly sensitive band that just wants to instill some charitable thoughts in their audience’s brains. If you answered b) and c), you’re correct. When I sat down with GACKT and the …

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Jun 07

[interview] MIYAVI – Samurai Guitarist and CEO part 2

MIYAVI is a samurai guitarist, conquering the world for Japan with the only weapon he knows how to use: his guitar. But this visual kei idol turned CEO of a management company hasn’t always been his own feudal lord. Starting out in the short-lived band Due le Quartz, MIYAVI had to go through being just …

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Dec 28

[live report] Dead End – Tour 2009 “Metamorphosis"

Article by Sarah Dworken Up on the hill near Yoyogi Park in Tokyo there is an accursed land filled with the ghosts of Jrock past. Many rock stars have lived out their prime there and many are now buried in the dusty analogues of history, only remembered by their loyal fans and the now grown-up …

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Apr 21

The Recession Hits Hard

I wasn’t buying into this “so-called” recession that those liberal types in the media have been trying to sell us until I heard news that Korea can no longer afford Gackt. According to his website the Korean sponsors of his latest tour have pulled funding, forcing him to cancel his planned May 18th performance. It’s …

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