Back in August, YOSHIKI held a solo performance at the Grammy Museum, shortly before the release of his solo album, “Yoshiki Classical”. More recently, YOSHIKI stopped by the museum to participate in “The Drop” series, which features interviews and performances by a variety of artists.
During the interview, YOSHIKI talked about the formation of X JAPAN, and how the band developed their sound.
As quoted in the article on Grammy.com, YOSHIKI said,
“When I first came to America, more than 10 years ago, people said, ‘… When you play something hard, you should only play something hard,” said Yoshiki. “[But] I didn’t grow up that way. I was listening to classical music [and] heavy metal. … [X Japan] didn’t know the rules so we just put everything into one pot and started playing.”
His three song performance included “The Last Song”, “Golden Globe Theme”, and “Forever Love (Classical Version).
Videos from both the interview segment, and YOSHIKI’s short performance, can be found on the Grammy.com website.
For anyone who didn’t catch it before, Grammy.com also published a text interview with YOSHIKI at the end of October. Check it out to read more about YOSHIKI’s musical experiences, and inspirations.
Source: YOSHIKI’s Twitter, Grammy.com