If you’re in the Phoenix area, go pick up a copy of New Times in which you’ll find my music feature on X Japan; the significance of their Lollapalooza gig and what it might mean for their future.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6jaYJQUqBg] Perry Ferrell may not be the world’s best interviewer, but we can let him pass for continuing to produce Lollapalooza and, you know, that whole Jane’s Addiction thing. In the above video, Ferrell walks the American audience through questions … Read More »
It’s quiz time. What’s the Japanese name for what we Americans know as the Nintendo Entertainment System? Answer: The famicon short for “family computer.” The original system featured a red and white design with hard-wired controllers that actually fit on … Read More »
Reading a list of X Japan’s accomplishments on a press release issued by their American promoter’s Web site is like checking off a wish list for every Japanese band hoping to make it big on American soil. “They are the … Read More »