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It all started thanks to Yoshiki, who, at the age of 17, decided that to play music would be his one goal in life (thanks also to his motherís influence Ė she was a piano teacher and Yoshiki started to take lessons at the age of 5, followed by drum lessons). He didnít like his studies at all and he wanted to form a group with which he could spend his life playing. He succeeded in convincing his best friend Toshi to follow him to Tokyo to try their luck (Toshi had to quit his medical studies). And so in 1982 the group X, with Yoshiki on drums and piano and Toshi on vocals, was born.

They got off to a bad start : they couldnít find a record company that would produce them, and their music was badly thought of as being too violent. Yoshiki decided to form his own... read more
Author: Kinsao, Misuzu last update: 2011-08-01
X Japan

Status:  Major - reunited
Period:  1982 - present
Genre:  rock / metal / visual kei

Vo : Toshi
Gt : Pata
Gt : Sugizo (from 2009)
Ba : Heath
Dr / Piano : Yoshiki

Ba : Taiji (1992, deceased 2011)
Gt : hide (deceased 1998)

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