1. X Japan Takes Madison Square Garden By Rainstorm

    October 12, 2014 1:26 PM EDT 0 There was Yoshiki, principal songwriter, brutalizing percussionist and virtuosic pianist of X Japan , standing on his drum throne, casting a shadow that was, via the jumbotron behind him, framed with fluttering, demonic wings, like the final boss in a video game. The technical…

  2. Spotlight On Yoshiki

    September 23, 2013 11:35 AM EDT Japan's Renaissance Rocker Goes 'Classical' What do you do for an encore when you are Yoshiki, a legendary rock musician who helped create a genre of music, founded a band that has sold tons of singles and albums performed around the world, and been a innovator in his…

  3. X Japan Leader Yoshiki Pens New Golden Globes Theme

    January 12, 2012 1:20 PM EST X Japan Also Wrapping First English-Language Album To create a new theme for the Golden Globes telecast, Yoshiki , leader of the Japanese rock group X Japan , used a piano concerto he wrote 13 years ago to celebrate the Emperor of Japan's reign as a source of inspiration. The Hollywood…