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Artist:   Yoshiki   Pikotaro   X Japan  
Source:  press release
Speaking of YOSHIKI, he’s world widely known as member of the band X JAPAN, who have achieved showcases at world’s top 3 holy venues – Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Wembley Arena. Lately, he was much-talked-about as the first Japanese man to be featured on the cover of VOGUE magazine. PIKOTARO was requested by this international star to collaborate “PPAP” and X JAPAN’s “Forever Love” as an ad-lib during the show. Amazingly, it turned out to be one of the most beautiful PPAP ever presented.

PPAP x Forever Love Collaboration:



During the second half of the show, PIKOTARO presented his latest anime, “PIKOTARO’s LULLABY LALA BY” and Japanese festival & dance music fusion track, “Love & Peace ONDO.” Various positive reactions of the anime arouse from the fans, and YOSHIKI also praised PIKOTARO’s talent commenting, “Your idea about the music and anime are both simply amazing!!”

“PIKOTARO’s LULLABY LALA BY”
http://avex.jp/piko-lullaby/

"Love & Peace ONDO"



* ONDO = dance song

This is PIKOTARO's new idea of "Uhhh-ing" Japanese traditional dance, Bon Dance, and dance music... "Bon-Dance Music.” PIKOTARO also fused Robot Dance, choreographed by worldwide famous animation dancer, Koutei Sennin. His dance team, Time Machine, is known for catching the world’s attention when they won the first Golden Buzzer in the history of Asia’s Got Talent in 2015.

PIKOTARO would like to spread the Japanese traditional culture worldwide through this new fusion of Robot Dance + Obon Dance = "Robon-Dance"

* As you may have noticed, the ‘cat’ headphones PIKOTARO is wearing is Ariana Grande’s model! He admires Ariana so much that he personally purchased during his US visit

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Artist:   X Japan   Yoshiki  
Source:  press release
On October 9, 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000.00 to help get immediate aid to hurricane victims in the United States and its territories. YOSHIKI delivered the check in New York to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™ via Jennifer Leff, LCSW Senior Director, Health & Human Services. The donation will be funded immediately to MusiCares’s current hurricane relief efforts through Yoshiki Foundation America 501(c)(3). 100% of all donations to Musicares go directly to people in need.

“I’m from Japan but I live in America,” YOSHIKI said. “When Japan got hit by the Tsunami Earthquake in 2011, the people of America supported Japan. I was really moved by that, so I’d like to keep supporting America as much as I can. My heart goes out to all those who are affected.”

http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org

The donation ceremony followed a Q&A with YOSHIKI and a special screening of WE ARE X, the award-winning documentary about X JAPAN — one of the most successful rock bands in Japanese history — at the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City.

WE ARE X has been released in a limited edition DVD and Vinyl soundtrack bundle now available worldwide through PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wearex

YOSHIKI is currently touring 10 countries in Europe for WE ARE X theatrical premieres.
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Artist:   X Japan   Yoshiki  
Source:  press release
X Japan leader Yoshiki will host a special screening of the documentary film We Are X at Anime Expo on July 2. In his first USA public appearance since his surgery last month, Yoshiki will participate in a live Q&A with fans to discuss the award-winning film and the past, present, and future of X Japan.

As a special gift to fans, Yoshiki will also present the first-ever public screening of the We Are X featurette, “The Birth of Yoshikitty", which includes:
- video interview with Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi
- inside look at the creation and design process explained by Yuko Yamaguchi herself
- behind-the-scenes with Yoshiki working on the “Hello Kitty Theme Song”
- Yoshiki speaking about his relationship with the founder of Sanrio

“Yoshikitty” is the first Hello Kitty character to be based on a living person. Fans who attend the We Are X screening at Anime Expo will be the first to see this in-depth featurette on the big screen with live commentary by Yoshiki himself.
Yoshiki and X Japan have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including X, X – X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary. Yoshiki also served as the inspiration for the Blood Red Dragon comic book created by Stan Lee, with creative direction from Todd McFarlane.

WE ARE X @ ANIME EXPO
SUNDAY, JULY 2
12:00PM
Video 1/JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
Info: http://bit.ly/WeAreX_AX2017

WE ARE X FILM TRAILER

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Artist:   X Japan   Yoshiki  
Source:  press release
Yoshiki reveals details of the upcoming tour and discusses his state of mind following his operation.

“This was Hide and Taiji’s dream… a comeback was the only choice.”

Yoshiki made a sudden return to Japan on June 20th (Tuesday), and held a press conference in Tokyo. During the press conference, Yoshiki personally revealed details of his upcoming tour.
Despite the last-minute notice, hundreds of fans selected from the fan club attended the press conference. When Yoshiki, who had landed in Japan that morning, appeared wearing a protective neck brace, the fans cheered and screamed and some had tears in their eyes.

Yoshiki announced that the upcoming X Japan tour would feature a screening of the special, 60-minute edition of the film We Are X which debuted at the Wembley Arena show in March earlier this year. Screenings will begin one hour before the concert, and the concert itself is scheduled to last over two hours. Yoshiki personally disclosed ongoing discussions about whether to include old songs such as “Rose of Pain” and “Unfinished” in the set list as well as the fact that a string section will accompany him on stage.
 

Physiotherapist Carl Dunstan also arrived in Japan from the UK and will be accompanying the band throughout the tour to ensure that Yoshiki, who is only a few weeks post-surgery, will be able to complete the performances.

Mr. Dunstan belongs to the physiotherapist organization Atherapy, which counts numerous renowned artists and actors such as U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers among its clients, and is himself an accomplished professional who was Daniel Craig’s exclusive physiotherapist during production of the 007 film Spectre and has treated many other famous actors and musicians. He was able to accompany the tour thanks to an introduction from Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for U2, with whom Yoshiki is acquainted.

​Furthermore, it was revealed that the plans for the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017, which begins August 26th, had designated from its inception that 150,000 dollars (approximately 18 million yen) of the sales would be donated to charity, and that the staging of the show itself was decided upon with these plans in mind. The donations will go to the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, which is one of the top two music schools in the U.S. Shelly Berg, the school’s dean, is also responsible for the string arrangement for the X Japan tour and the quartet arrangement for the Dinner Show. The donation will be used to help musicians of the future create the next era of music.

There were also moments in the press conference where Yoshiki described his experience of going through rehabilitation. “I don’t know if I will be able to play the drums again. Even if I am able to do so, it may be impossible to perform with the same intensity as before. I can’t even say for sure, at this point, whether I would do so if I could.” These words clearly express his turbulent emotions following a major surgery.

“If there were no X Japan reunion, I would not have had surgery twice. But the time put into the reunion and the challenge of taking on the world are worthwhile. I do not regret it. And I will not stop until I break down the wall.” As a result of the dangerous surgery, Yoshiki said he often thought about the direction of his life.

Yet, having overcome that surgery with the support of myriad members and fans, and with the goal of completing the Japan tour serving as a kind of fuel, he has decided to “show the best of myself on stage.” No doubt Yoshiki’s resolve will be engraved into history by six miraculous nights.

Due to changes in the style of the X Japan tour performances, those who wish to do so can apply for a refund of their ticket purchase at the Udo Music Office website: http://udo.jp

X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS

TOUR DATES
July 11 – Osaka-jo Hall
July 12 – Osaka-jo Hall
July 14 – Yokohama Arena
July 15 – Yokohama Arena
July 16 – Yokohama Arena
July 17 – Yokohama Arena

YOSHIKI PREMIUM DINNER SHOW 2017

August 26 – Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
August 27 – Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
August 29 – The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
August 30 – The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
September 1 – Grand Hyatt Tokyo
September 2 – Grand Hyatt Tokyo
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Yoshiki of X Japan underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday (USA time), May 16th, 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully.

Diagnosed as having “cervical foraminal stenosis” (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniated discs at the C5-C6 levels) due to his intense drumming style, his artificial disc replacement surgery required several hours of highly intricate skills by Dr. Neel Anand. Yoshiki is currently in stable condition. According to the doctor, he will have difficulty using his voice for a while after the surgery. He should regain his regular voice within the coming months as recovery progresses.

The incision is expected to heal partially over the next 6 weeks, and 90% recovery is expected over the next 6 months. However, the length of time it will take for Yoshiki to see improvement on the nerve pain that runs down his left arm is still unknown.

Ordinarily Yoshiki should remain in the hospital for at least a few days after the surgery. After waking up from general anesthesia and under heavy analgesics, he expressed that he wants to record a song he was writing from last night till right before surgery. Persuading his doctor into releasing him from the hospital a few hours after surgery, he headed for the studio and stayed there for half an hour. However, since his condition after surgery was too extreme, his staff and the accompanying nurse managed to get him back home to rest under his physician’s care.

In regards to the “X Japan World Tour 2017 We are X” scheduled in July, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show dates in August and September, and other X JAPAN world tour dates, decisions will be made based on his recovery. We hope to make announcements as soon as possible.

We thank everyone for the well wishes from all over the world. At the same time, Yoshiki deeply apologizes for any inconvenience caused by his health. 

- MANAGEMENT

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Artist:   X Japan   Yoshiki  
Source:  RMMS Newsletter
Emergency surgery for Yoshiki of X Japan scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on May 16, 2017.

It has been determined by multiple doctors that Yoshiki of X JAPAN will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, May 16th in Los Angeles.


Full statement has been released by Yoshiki's management Team:

As a result of YOSHIKI's intense drumming style and its impact on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July 2009, and then underwent a cervical laminectomy and a cervical foraminotomy.

After suffering from a herniated disc that has worsened over the past six months, YOSHIKI has experienced symptoms including numbness and severe paralysis of the left hand and arm, which have since affected his musical performances. Upon receiving a complete examination by his doctors in both Japan and the U.S., YOSHIKI was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniation of intervertebral disc C5-C6). After thorough consultation, YOSHIKI has no choice but to undergo surgery at this time.

YOSHIKI has been informed by a neurosurgeon in Japan that his neck has experienced severe damage that would force a professional rugby player to retire. It has been medically determined that he is approaching his limit, both physically and mentally. The intense schedule has taken its toll on his already damaged nervous system. With performances at Visual Japan Summit Festival, Yoshiki Classical Special in Japan, Hong Kong, Carnegie Hall in New York and Wembley Arena in London, he has continued to play around the world with X JAPAN and solo. In addition to adopting an intensive travel schedule to over 20 film festivals globally to promote the documentary WE ARE X, contributed to his health condition.

"I had the pleasure of seeing Yoshiki, who has a C5-6 disc herniation with left arm radiculopathy. He has been recommended to have a cervical artificial disc replacement," explains Neel Anand, M.D., YOSHIKI's Orthopedic Spine surgeon in the U.S.

Dr. Tommy Tomizawa, M.D., adds "It was decided upon consultation that he will undergo emergency surgery as the condition of his neck at present will interfere not only with his career as an artist, but also with everyday life. From viewing the results of the MRI and CT scans, the damage is so severe that it is apparent that he has experienced considerable pain while performing. As this would be his second such procedure, we eliminated the option of a cervical foraminotomy, an operation in which a portion of bone is removed. Yoshiki's symptoms reappeared at the Visual Japan Summit festival, which was held last October in Japan. By the time he performed in January of this year at New York's Carnegie Hall, he had already lost the sensation in his left hand. The symptoms worsened this March following the U.K. Wembley performance, but he continued recording. Even in his condition at that state, Yoshiki stated that he wanted to see things through to the end. However, due to the worsening of his symptoms, doctors, determined that if the situation continued he would have gone beyond the point of surgery and recovery."

The operation is to be performed on May 16th at a Los Angeles hospital. Unfortunately, the cancellation of all scheduled activity in May could not be avoided. In addition, July's X Japan World Tour 2017, 'We Are X' concert dates in Japan, 'the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show' dates in August and September, as well as yet-to-be-announced dates for the summer world tour that was to start in Los Angeles, are now undergoing rescheduling with his U.S. agency William Morris Endeavor.

Following YOSHIKI's operation, a discussion whether to cancel, postpone or move forward as scheduled will be held amongst the agent, promoter and management.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this will cause to fans and everyone involved.

-MANAGEMENT

Let's every keep our thoughts with YOSHIKI and his family as we await news of a safe recovery
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Artist:   Yoshiki  
Source:  RMMS Newsletter
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"Here and Now" airs on NPR stations across America.
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Find a station or listen online:
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YOSHIKI Classical Special featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
January 12 & 13 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Tickets and Info: http://www.yoshiki.net/classical.html
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Artist:   Yoshiki  
Source:  Press release
VIP tickets for Yoshiki's upcoming classical performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage go on sale today, September 29.

The special classical performance, presented by Knitting Factory, will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017.

Yoshiki will perform his original compositions alongside the world-renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; he will also play several traditional classical pieces. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra was named one of the Top 10 greatest orchestras in the world by CNN in 2015. This classical concert will also take place in Japan and Hong Kong.

Exclusive Limited VIP packages include premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities with Yoshiki, signed items, and more.

VIP Ticket can be bough here.

VIP Meet & Greet Package:
- T-Shirt
- Tote Bag
- "Yoshiki Classical" Exclusive Vinyl
- Exclusive Metronome
- Poster, Autographed By Yoshiki
- Laminate Lanyard

VIP Merchandise Package:
- T-Shirt
- Tote Bag
- "Yoshiki Classical" Exclusive Vinyl
- Poster, Autographed By Yoshiki

Regular admission tickets are also available at the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

Yoshiki composed a piano concerto and performed it with a 77-piece orchestra to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign in 1999. In 2015, he composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. In 2012, Yoshiki composed the official theme song for the Golden Globes. His classical concerts in 2014 captivated crowds earning him standing ovations and sold out shows in over 10 countries as he performed classical versions of X Japan songs and popular rock tracks with a string sextet live on stage, as well as some traditional Classical pieces. His album, Yoshiki Classical, debuted at no. 1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world. Pianist Magazine raved Yoshiki Classical "is a true labor of love from a talented artist who's made an impressive mark within the classical and rock genres." The album featured performances by Yoshiki as both the composer and pianist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced by Yoshiki, the album included two songs produced by the legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

For more information about the Yoshiki Classical album, visit this page.


Yoshiki is a Kawai Artist.
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Artist:   Yoshiki  
Source:  Press Release
After 5 years from one of the biggest natural disasters in Japanese history, Yoshiki's efforts towards the victims of the The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami continue, as his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set was put on auction and sold for 6.04 million yen (around 53,870 USD). There were more than 760 bids made worldwide.
The special drum set includes Yoshiki’s autographed signature drumsticks, and if the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand it to the winner, who will also be able to take a picture together with him.

The proceeds will be donated to the "Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund" through Japan Red Cross, which offers ongoing support to the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

This is not the first time that Yoshiki does charitable work; he put his own favorite "crystal" piano up for auction in 2011, as well as donating X Japan's entire performance fee from their appearance at one of Japan's biggest summer festivals to help provide aid for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Most recently in 2015, X Japan kicked off their Japan Tour in a club size venue in Ishinomaki, a city that was most severely affected by the disaster. They held a charity concert performing to a very intimate crowd, raising 28 million JPY. Proceeds were donated to Central Community Chest of Japan to help aid the children in need who were affected by the disaster.

Other charitable contributions from Yoshiki Foundation America include donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Points of Light, Grammy Foundation, etc.

YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA Official Website:
http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org/

YOSHIKI Official Website:
http://www.yoshiki.net/
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Date: 2015.08.11
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Source:  Press Release
YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opens on Nico Nico Video! There will be a live stream of premium dinner show exclusively for the channel members!

YOSHIKI CHANNEL is renewed on Nico Nico Video, One of Japan's major video platforms.

To celebrate its launch, the channel will live-stream the premium dinner show on August 14th (Fri), and 15th (Sat), which is to be held exclusively for the channel's premium members (paid membership required).
The channel will stream exclusive live shows and distribute links for movies and mail magazines.

*Paid membership is available only in Japan.

Do not take your eyes off of this channel since it is going to air behind the scenes footages, Yoshiki\'s live appearance, and surprise events.

YOSHIKI CHANNEL
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/yoshikiofficial

Channel Membership : 864yen (tax-in) / month
*Paid membership is available only in Japan.

Devices Avaialble : PC, iPad, iPhone, Android (Nico Nico App), Mobile phone

EVENING WITH YOSHIKI IN TOKYO JAPAN 2015» Dinner Show Live Streaming

YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opening Celebration ~ Dinner Show live streaming SP Day1 ~
8/14(Fri) 16:00~22:00 (Scheduled)
YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opening Celebration ~ Dinner Show live streaming SP Day2 ~
8/15(Sat) 16:00~22:00 (Scheduled)

Time Table :
16:00 YOSHIKI MV&Live Video
20:00 Premium Dinner Show «EVENING WITH YOSHIKI IN TOKYO JAPAN 2015\"
Live Streaming (Part of a whole program)
*There will be some free part.
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Great news for X JAPAN's American fans!
Yoshiki will be performing at this year's edition of Otakon on August 10th.

The concert will be a full performance from the leader of the legendary band, X-JAPAN, based on his recent Yoshiki Classical World Tour. And, it has benn just announced that X JAPAN's PATA and HEATH will make a special appearance at the performance!

Otakon convention will be held from August 8th – 10th in Baltimore, MD. For more info, head over to their website http://www.otakon.com/. Tickets cost 80$ and are valid for the whole convention.
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Source:  BAM! Marketing Newsletter
Yoshiki will be broadcasting his first-ever U.S. solo performance at The GRAMMY Museum on Ustream on August 26th, 2013. The event - dubbed An Evening

With Yoshiki - sold out within a few days of going on sale. Yoshiki will be performing songs from his highly-anticipated classical album entitled Yoshiki Classical (set for digital release on 8/27), as well as songs from his globally recognized rock band X Japan. He will also be taking this opportunity to interact with his fans
in real-time during the event, including live song requests on his official Yoshiki Facebook
[https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial]

and Yoshiki Twitter pages
[https://twitter.com/YoshikiOfficial]

To round out the event, spectators will take in a discussion between Yoshiki and Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares about his illustrious
career and new album. Fans will be able to watch the event at Ustream from start to finish, as well as Yoshiki's official Facebook and Twitter pages.

An Evening With Yoshiki is part of the highly regarded series at the GRAMMY Museum, which has seen performances by Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr with Ben Harper, and Natalie
Maines.

Event Details:

August 26th at 8pm PST
The GRAMMY Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Ustream link (empty until 8pm PST on 8/26):
[http://www.ustream.tv/yoshiki]

Album Info:

1. Miracle
3. Seize the Light
4. Golden Globe Theme
5. Tears
6. Anniversary (Theme for Emperor of Japan's 10 year anniversary)
7. Forever Love
8. I'll be Your Love (Theme for the World Expo Japan)
9. Amethyst
10. Say Anything
11. Golden Globe Theme (Quartet version)
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After eight years, Yoshiki will release a new solo album titled "Yoshiki Classical", and it will be available worldwide! The digital release is planned for August 27th, and the physical CD will hit the shelves on September 24th.

"Yoshiki Classical" will include both old and new tracks. The CD was recorded by Yoshiki in collaboration with the producer of The Beatles Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Symphony and the Quartet San Francisco.

And if you're in the Los Angeles area, on August 26th at 8 PM you will be able to enjoy a pre-release event at the Grammy Museum, which will include discussion, Q&A panel and also a performance by Yoshiki himself! The ticket costs 25$ and you can find more info here.

You can also enjoy a teaser of the album on Yoshiki Official Youtube Channel!





Yoshiki's New Solo Albul "Yoshiki Classical"
Digital Release: August 27th
In stores: September 24th
Price: 3,150 Yen (tax in)
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Date: 2013.07.05
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Artist:   Yoshiki  
Tumblr is a blogging platform that is gaining increasing popularity all over the world.
Some jrockers have already popped up on it (like Mejibray's guitarist MiA here), but recently none other than Yoshiki himself opened an official Tumblr!

You can now follow him here:
http://yoshikiofficial.tumblr.com/,
he's already been posting a lot of pictures!

Do you have a Tumblr account? Do you think that Nippon Project should get one too?
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HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 20, 2013 - In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards®, the show's musical theme [composed by Yoshiki] will soon be available for download on iTunes. A full-length digital single will available in 111 countries starting January 15, 2013. All proceeds from sales of the single will be donated to charity.


"It's such an honor to be a part of this esteemed event which is enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the world," said Yoshiki. "Composing this music was a journey that involved creating numerous versions in order to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining. I'm very proud of the result and am thrilled that Warner Music has chosen to make it available around the world."


Yoshiki recorded the theme, which opens the show and is used at other key moments during the broadcast, in his native Japan. He played many of the instruments himself before adding a full string orchestra.


"To have world-renowned musician Yoshiki compose the theme song for the Golden Globes is an honor for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and we are delighted that the single is now being released worldwide," said HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly. "Our international organization recognizes the most accomplished entertainers in film, television and music, and Yoshiki certainly fits right in among our honorees,"


All profits from the iTunes sales of the single will be donated to charities chosen by the HFPA.


**Follow Yoshiki on twitter: https://twitter.com/yoshikiofficial
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