Yoshiki’s band X Japan pioneered the visual kei movement – a flamboyant clash of music, art and fashion, with its roots in punk, glam rock, anime and noh theatre – in their homeland and are considered as significant to the development of rock in Asia as The Beatles, having sold over 30 million albums. Consequently, Yoshiki has been invited to perform on Japan’s biggest TV show, NHK’s annual, long-running New Year’s Eve spectacular Kohaku Uta Gassen, no fewer than 11 times, both as a solo artist and with X Japan. This 2020 performance was the singer/drummer/pianist’s sixth consecutive appearance on the hugely popular entertainment show, and featured a guest appearance from kawaii metal superstars Babymetal, as well as Queen’s guitarist and drummer.
Yoshiki, Taylor and May have been friends since the early ’90s, with Taylor co-writing a track called Foreign Sand with the X Japan man in 1994. Back in 2015, to celebrate the announcement that the 2016 Classic Rock Awards were to be held in Tokyo, Yoshiki performed Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for an audience which included Brian May.
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- Queen - Bicycle Race - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.20, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2023 11:26)on September 25, 2023 at 8:14 am
QUEEN Bicycle Race (1978 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Fat Bottomed Girls, plain company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains in excellent condition EMI2870)
- Queen - Live At Wembley '86 - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $152.50, €143.75 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2023 11:21)on September 25, 2023 at 8:14 am
QUEEN Live At Wembley '86 (1992 UK 28-track 2-LP set, housedf in a gatefold picture sleeve complete with original inner sleeves. The sleeve displays some light general wear, and the vinyl shows just minimal signs of play with just a couple oflight cosmetic surface marks. An Excellent example of this hard to find 90s pressing PCSP725)
- Queen - A Kind Of Magic - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €28.75 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-Sep-2023 14:30)on September 25, 2023 at 8:14 am
QUEEN A Kind of Magic (1986 UK 9-track LP, including Who Wants To Live Forever and One Vision, complete with illustrated lyric inner, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing and the vinyl looks barely played EU3509)
- Queen - The Miracle - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €34.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-Sep-2023 14:30)on September 25, 2023 at 8:14 am
QUEEN The Miracle (1989 UK 10-track LP, including I Want It All, Breakthru, The Invisible Man and Scandal, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows mininal shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played PCSD107)
- Queen - A Night At The Opera - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2023 13:42)on September 25, 2023 at 8:14 am
QUEEN A Night At The Opera (Classic 1975 UK first press 12-track LP with picture labels & 'BLAIRS' etched into the run-off area, their fourth studio album including the classic hit Bohemian Rhapsody, embossed gatefold picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve [VG+] shows only some minor discolouring & shelf wear whilst the vinyl is clean & grades VG+/EX- with the odd faint paper hairline not upsetting play EMTC103) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
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