Thanks to J. Aves for letting us know about this!
This is not fully visual kei-related, but I think it’s worth mentioning nevertheless. Mick Karn, who was a bassist of a british band Japan, was diagnosed with cancer. To help him raise the necessary funds to cover medical costs, SUGIZO has decided to re-record the song 「Missing」. Here is SUGIZO’s message, which was posted on Mick Karn’s official website:
I really hope to help Mick in even a small way, so I created a song at an amazingly fast speed to earn donations for him.
I took the song “MISSING” that was included in my first solo album, and remade and re-recorded it according to my current sensibilities. It turned into something entirely new, and is now called “MISSING LINK.” This ambient music seems to soar to the heavens, It contains beautiful examples of Mick’s breath and vitality, and I hope that you all get a copy and experience the world of the song. And from the bottom of my heart, I pray that Mick gets better so that we can play “MISSING LINK” together on stage!
You can download the track and decide for yourself how much you want to donate for receiving the track. If you are interested, just visit the website and choose the amount you want to spend and pay, using your PayPal account.
Source: Mick Karn’s official website