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 Kind Of Magic + p/s - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $28.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2021 16:53)on May 11, 2021 at 2:59 am
QUEEN A Kind Of Magic (1986 UK 12" single featuring the Extended Version of the song used as the theme to the 'Highlander' movie, also including A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling. The glossy picture sleeve shows minimal shelf wear & the vinyl is Excellent with some signs of play 12QUEEN7)
- Queen - Jazz - 1st + Detached Poster + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $70.00, €57.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 10:58)on May 11, 2021 at 2:59 am
QUEEN Jazz (1978 UK 13-track LP, including the singles Bicycle Race, Fat Bottomed Girls & Don't Stop Me Now, housed in an embossed gatefold sleeve with round-cornered laminated inner & the 'nude bicycle race' fold-out poster. The sleeve displayssome light shelf/edge wear with tiny paper tear/scuff to cover and the poster has become detached from the sleeve, howeve the poster remains unused and the vinyl appears barely played - a great copy of this all time classic rock staple EMA788)
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $35.00, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2021 09:11)on May 11, 2021 at 2:59 am
QUEEN Another One Bites The Dust (1980 Japanese wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including Don't Try Suicide, unique picture insert with Japanese text biography and lyrics printed on the reverse P-618E)
- Queen - Save Me - Picture Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.20, €9.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2021 09:40)on May 11, 2021 at 2:59 am
QUEEN Save Me (1980 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Let Me Entertain You, card picture sleeve EMI5022)
- Queen - Play The Game - White label design - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.00, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2021 10:16)on May 11, 2021 at 2:59 am
QUEEN Play The Game (1980 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre , featuring an alternative white label design with the old name logo and black text, also includes the track A Human Body, plain die-cut sleeve EMI5076)
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