As reported earlier, SixTONES will be making their CD debut on January 22. It's been revealed that their debut song (currently untitled) will be produced by X JAPAN's YOSHIKI.
This announcement was made on November 19 during SixTONES' one-man live at Tokyo International Forum. It will be YOSHIKI's first time providing a song for a Johnny's artist.
Previously, it was reported that YOSHIKI was appointed as music director for the Hollywood film 'xXx 4.' On January 25th, he attended a press conference for the movie with director D.J. Caruso and producer Mark Johnson.
Director Caruso, who has been a fan of YOSHIKI for some time, asked him to serve as the music director as he believed that "through music, he would incorporate various feelings into the film." He commented, "I want to work together to create a movie and music that is unforgettable."
YOSHIKI has been appointed as the music director for the Hollywood film 'xXx 4.'
This is the latest installment in the 'XXX' series directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Vin Diesel. It has been gaining a lot of attention as the movie and TV series will be produced simultaneously, a first in Hollywood history.
HYDE will release a new single titled "ZIPANG" on January 23.
"ZIPANG" is a ballad that was written with the image of old Japan. YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) participated in the recording with his beautiful piano performance. As the coupling track, the single will include a cover of Duran Duran's "Ordinary World."
YOSHIKI and HYDE's song "Red Swan," which is currently being used as the opening theme for 'Shingeki no Kyojin,' will be released on October 3.
The single will come in two different versions: YOSHIKI feat. HYDE Edition and Shingeki no Kyojin Edition. The YOSHIKI feat. HYDE Edition jacket cover features a swan in a red background, while the Shingeki no Kyojin Edition jacket cover shows the anime characters Eren and Levi. "Red Swan" will also be available for download worldwide starting October 3.
On September 13, YOSHIKI attended a press conference at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCC) in Yurakucho.
YOSHIKI held the press conference in English. He said that he was originally supposed to return to Japan the previous day, but arrived at 5:00 am on that day because he wanted to sleep on the plane. Due to filming, he stayed up two nights in a row and was sleep deprived. He arrived at the airport at the same time as Osaka Naomi, who became the first Japanese tennis player to win the Grand Slam singles tournament at the US Open. As such, the numerous reporters that gathered at the airport witnessed YOSHIKI in his pajamas.
Yoshiki Risa has announced that she and actor Wada Masato have tied the knot on November 22.
Through her agency, Yoshiki announced, "While dating, I strongly started to feel that I wanted to walk my life together with him. Moreover, Wada-san is a senpai I respect. With his warm personality, I felt that we would be able to build a family full of smiles."