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YOSHIKI Hangs With KISS
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:47pm in Cool News

YOSHIKI Hangs With KISS

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006 On October 24th, YOSHIKI got quite the treat when he attended a KISS concert at Budoukan in Tokyo, Japan. He met the band backstage, with a star mark on his face inspired by KISS vocalist Paul Stanley’s famous mark, and coloured silver like former lead guitarist, Ace Frehley.

YOSHIKI stated that “To see KISS, who inspired me to start rock music, has such a deep feeling for me. It makes me think about how mysterious life is.”
KISS has been an important part of YOSHIKI’s life since he was a child. In 1977, when YOSHIKI was eleven years old, he attended his first live performance; KISS at Budoukan. At the time of X JAPAN’s debut, their makeup was heavily influenced by KISS.

Of course this wasn’t the first time YOSHIKI had met or been involved with the band. In 1994, he created a seventy-two piece orchestral arrangement of “Black Diamond” for the KISS tribute album, “KISS MY ASS: Classic Kiss Regrooved”.

Another connection that they famous artists share is through Doc McGee; KISS’ manager, and YOSHIKI’s manager in America.

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For more photos, visit Sanspo.com.

In other YOSHIKI news, on October 18th, Rakuten and Stylife started a new video commerce project, “VAULT”, which features a portrait of YOSHIKI available for purchase. The artist who created the portrait is the well-known pop art artist Conrad Leach. Leach who has also created works featuring famous celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Che Guevara.

If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of YOSHIKI, he will be visiting the department store PARCO in Shibuya, where they are currently holding a YOSHIKI exhibition, on October 29th. He will also be making appearance on the radio program “Sky Rocket Company”.

Source: Barks.jp, Sanspo.com

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