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 - A Night At The Opera - White Vinyl - French - vinyl LP - £150.00, $204.00, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Mar-2021 12:34)on March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
QUEEN A Night At The Opera (Limited Edition 1976 French Pathe Marconi/EMI label 12-track LP pressed exclusively on White Vinyl. housed in its gatefold lyric picture sleeve with the large [peeling] 'Special Disque En Couleur' colour sticker attached. The cover has a small tape repair to the top seam of the section, whilst the vinyl appears barely played. Recommended DC10)
- Queen - Somebody To Love - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Feb-2021 15:45)on March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
QUEEN Somebody To Love (1976 UK 7" vinyl single with 'crest' picture labels & four prong centre, also featuring White Man, plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with just light evidence of play EMI2565)
- Queen - Live Magic - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $40.80, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 16:50)on March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
QUEEN Live Magic (1986 UK 15-track vinyl LP recorded live at Wembley Stadium, Knebworth and Budapest's Nepstadion. The gatefold picture sleeve shows the beginnings of a seam split on the upper edge and comes with the illustrated credits inner while the vinyl shows only light evidence of play EMC3519)
- Queen - A Kind Of Magic - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Feb-2021 09:56)on March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
QUEEN A Kind Of Magic (1986 UK 9-track LP, the eleventh studio album featuring the singles Who Wants To Live Forever, A Kind of Magic, Princes Of The Universe & One Vision, complete with illustrated lyric inner, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl grade VG+ with some light shelf wear & faint paper hairline scuffs to show play EU3509)
- Queen - Sheer Heart Attack - 80s - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Feb-2021 08:32)on March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (Early 1980s UK issue of the 1974 13-track vinyl LP with the cream EMI label design and 'Abbey Road' in the run-out groove, glossy non-barcoded picture sleeve which strangely has the Trident logo printed which is also onthe label, along with the lyric printed inner. When the band left Trident this logo was removed from subsequent pressings, so to see this reappear is very strange. The cover shows only minor edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played EMC3061)
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