News Archive 2000
October, 10th 2000
Shizuka Kudo "?" "2000.11.8","EXTASY JAPAN","EJCJ-80001",Yen 1260
furthur info on the NEW hide dvd/video
Rerelease of X's VANISHING VISION
September, 25th 2000
hide: Ugly Pink Machine File 1 (UUBH-1001) DVD 10/18/00 (5040 yen)
August, 22nd 2000
The September issue of SHOXX features hide....
August, 14th 2000
Yoshiki is going full throttle with a bunch of new projects, here is the latest on X Japan's beloved leader and what he will be entertaining us with soon.....
Actuallity, Yoshiki has been working on this
project even before X Japan broke up as a side/future project, and it
IS coming to life now that he has found new found strength to
stop being sad over X and hide and to start writing songs for himself again.
Also Yoshiki is acting and making a soundtrack for the new drama he is starring in called Bus Stop.
has announced his new Extasy Revolution line up of bands that he will be producing and writting for (like in
previous years Glay/Shoko Kitano/Dir En Grey) They are made up both
Japanese and American bands...
is also re-releaseing the following classic Extasy cd's (the debut cd
for all of these now highly revered bands) digitally remastered:
The year 2000 marks the return of our beloved Yoshiki....
August, 3rd 2000
can watch the 7-11 comercial with Yoshiki in it on http://sej.gsc.ne.jp/03/0305/0305.html
June, 30th 2000
I saw the interview with Yoshiki in his house in LA. He said that he didn't want to play or take an active part during the last 2 years, but he will do something active this year instead of hide. In an other interview he said that he has some plans to do something this year, but he didn't tell more about it...
June 20 - The Album History of Extasys 15th Anniversary has been released.
June 21 - The August issue of the Japanese Magazine SHOXX features a report about Yoshiki.
On Midoris page there is an English translation of this interview! ^_^
He appears also in Pop Music Artist Index.
July 3 - Yoshiki will appear as an actor only one time in a drama which will start from July. Yoshiki produced a song for Shiro which will be in this drama. It is broadcasted on Monday, 9 pm on Fuji TV channel.
July 4 - The magazine Nikkei entertainment will be published. It features YOSHIKI.
- This is the day when only ten thousand
people can be register an Yoshiki.net.
Please check the Extasy site.
Thanks to Mariko for this information.
June, 30th - Toshi releases a new album called Innochi.
June, 11th 2000
There's a new offical page of hide with information about the hide museum and more. It's all in Japanese, so I can't say much about the contents.... :-(
is having a special party/concert with Extasy Records called:
Yoshiki presents: Part one sound revolution ~ arrival of Extasy Japan.
June, 7th 2000
is currently starring in a new 711 commerical
(that is nothing like what it's advertising for) where he is in
a Lamborgini & a Helicopter doing cool stuff and he is playing
with his NEW band Violet UK (in the commerical) and their first
album is due out this fall with a worldwide release in Japan, America
and Europe!!!! ^_^
Yoshiki has also released the first EXTASY (his own record company) memorial cd entitled:History of Extasy 15th Anniversary, it contains previously released rematered versions of INDIES tunes by X Japan, Glay, Luna Sea, and other bands he has helped get their start.
First X Japan DVD release: X Clips.The Sony best of compilation has been released for REGION 2 dvd's only.
new band Dope Headz want to relase their album this fall...
This summer in Tokyo, there will be the
grand opening of the new hide Museum, commemorating his tragic story. There will also be a lot of new hide merchandise, including action figures, plush, cell-phone straps etc.
There's a book written by Taiji about X Japan. It comes with the single of Jungle, performed by Taiji and hide. The title is X no sei to shi (Life and death of X) - ISBN 4-19-861174-2 - 2000 Yen.
April, 26th 2000
Hide's band Zilch appears on the newHeavy Metal 2000 soundtrack, it features the song Inside The Pervert Mound.
April, 23th 2000
Heath, Pata and INA formed a new band called Dope Headz.
Yoshiki will play drum in a live event which will be held in LA next week. It will be on TV in the US.
Thanks to Mariko for this information.
April, 17th 2000
Royal family holds every year a garden party in spring. This
year Yoshiki has been invited and he accepted the proposal.
Thanks to Mariko for this piece of information.
Yoshiki agreed to give a TV interview which will be broadcasted on Asashi TV.
Januray, 10 2000
will be a new hide Best album!
Release date is March, 2nd: