music

X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for donating “only” 10 million yen after hometown is hit by typhoon

Legendary J-rocker officially reveals his hometown for the first time.

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SoraNews24’s shy singer Mai checks out foreigner-friendly one-person karaoke chain One Kara

All the fun of karaoke with high-spec gear, but none of the stage fright.

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Ketsufure is the Japanese twerk video we never knew we needed.

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Crazy huge crowd of otaku, rockers, and sports fans forms at Japanese train station【Photos】

Trio of events end at the same time, sending three huge fanbases to the same station.

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JASRAC called “evil” for wanting to collect royalty fees for music recorded during weddings

And don’t even think of getting married in silence, because you’d be ripping off John Cage.

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SoraNews24’s Seiji goes to England to find fame with the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen

In preparation for his music festival debut, our reporter once again summons the spirit of a Swedish guitar hero.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer’s new song, “Everyone must die,” is insane, possibly poignant【Vid】

Are we crazy for looking for deep meaning in a Pikotaro song? Maybe, but no crazier than the song itself.

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Preorders open for Godzilla: King of the Guitars, only five to be made

Bear in mind, it will stomp a trail of destruction through your bank account too.

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Real-life high school from Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium wins gold medal at band competition

Brass band which assisted artists from arson-struck anime studio puts thoughts for the fallen into their performance.

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J-rock king Yoshiki meets U.K.’s Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace【Photos】

Monarchs of their respective realms share smiles at posh event.

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How’s the fidelity of modern earphones when shoved up your nose?

Is one orifice still just as good as another? We find out!

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X Japan leader Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to Kyoto Animation arson recovery fund

Legendary musician expresses deep gratitude to anime industry and its fans.

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Japanese performance artist develops kit to let you experience a summer music festival anywhere

“Fuji Rock Anywhere” can be made with ordinary household products.

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And now, the principal percussionist for a German orchestra playing Rossini on Taiko no Tatsujin

Ah, a true classic of music history…The song ain’t bad either.

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Beautiful Kyoto Hard Rock Cafe, and we stopped by to try its exclusive signature burger【Photos】

And check out the cool Kyoto-themed merch, of course.

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Is there still something love can do? Radwimp’s song soothes hearts after tragic anime arson

The theme song for Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You anime asks tough questions and gives important answers in the wake of the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gamora spotted sightseeing in Tokyo!【Video】

Is the fierce Guardian enjoying a break in Tokyo

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Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” gets official Japanese parody video starring Blouson Chiemi 【Video】

Japanese comedian steps into Justin Bieber’s shoes and eats flying sushi with Sheeran in hilarious new music video.

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American band Vasudeva uses real Japanese convenience store receipt for shirt design

But what do people in Japan think about the design?

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Hard Rock Cafe opens in Kyoto, features unique exclusive menu items and merchandise

New Hard Rock Cafe location in the ancient Japanese capital offers unique food items including this “raindrop cake” made from Kyoto water

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