Tonight: “YOSHIKI Live at Carnegie Hall” on PBS (3/8/2019)

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The Press Release:
New York’s PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon. Watch the trailer for the PBS concert special “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall below.

“YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” features rock star and composer YOSHIKI as pianist joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing YOSHIKI’s compositions which have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Program highlights include YOSHIKI’s theme for the Golden Globes and his piano concerto composed for the Emperor of Japan’s 10th Anniversary, along with selections from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Program information and broadcast schedule WNET THIRTEEN are HERE and HERE.

YOSHIKI recently performed his first U.S. guest appearance on Sarah Brightman’s HYMN U.S. tour at Radio City Music Hall in New York on (February 6) and he’ll join her on March 9 in San Francisco at the Masonic and on March 10 in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. The digital single “Miracle (Sarah’s Version)”–composed by YOSHIKI, performed by Sarah Brightman and featuring YOSHIKI’s performance on piano–was released in 2018, reaching the Top 10 on iTunes Classical Charts in 15 countries.

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Yoshiki @ Carnegie Hall (2017) by Ken Pierce for

Last month, The H Collective announced their partnership with YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx action film franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. YOSHIKI will compose the theme song for the new film, spinoff TV series and collaborate on the film score. (Psst, hey you, yeah you, PiercingMetal shared that news in full on THIS LINK so check it out).

YOSHIKI’s film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, “The Golden Globe Awards,” and the hit anime series “Attack on Titan.” After receiving the Asian Icon Award from Classic Rock magazine (U.K.), YOSHIKI was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. YOSHIKI is the leader of Japan’s most famous rock band, X JAPAN, who played Madison Square Garden and last year’s Coachella festival. X JAPAN’s first studio album in over 22 years will soon be released.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ we just love all the wide variety of stuff that Yoshiki is involved in. We were even in attendance at one of the Carnegie Hall performances and found it to be absolutely stunning. It was so good that I cannot wait to own this on Blu-ray and watch the broadcast when it airs tonight. Make sure that you check your local listings and program your DVR or VHS Recorder if you still have one of those and it works because you don’t want to miss this. It was so darned good that I hope he decides to do something like this once again.

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Now Playing: “Captain Marvel” in Theaters Everywhere (3/8/2019)

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Today is the day my friends as its time for us to go higher, further and faster with the mighty Captain Marvel who makes her grand debut as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the very first time. The film is opening up today in theaters everywhere but first let’s revisit some of the posts that were done in support of the release. Last month, Marvel Comics unleashed a crop of one dollar comics, their “True Believers” line which all featured her and you might still be able to get most of them if you ask your local retailer about them. Make a checklist from the post found HERE. I also showcased some Promotional Posters and a Special Look Trailer so click those italicized words to see the posts. Below you will find the Official Theatrical Poster, premise and casting. I’ve spiced it up by adding some other posters as well before my closing thoughts.

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The Premise: Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds. (thanks Wiki).
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Sony Pictures Presents: “Brightburn” Official Trailer #2 (May 2019)

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When I first shared the debut trailer for the Memorial Day opening film “Brightburn”, we mostly got a lot of setup stuff and if you want to still check that one out just click HERE since its always good to have you up to speed. This recently released second trailer gives us a little more insight into the insidious nature of this strange visitor from another planet and his powers and abilities. Check it out.

Synopsis: “What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? In this horrific take on the classic superhero trope, a couple adopts a baby who came from the stars. While they attempt to raise the boy to use his powers for good, an evil begins to grow inside that he unleashes.”
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Warner Brothers Pictures: “SHAZAM!” Official Trailer 2 (2019)

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Back in February, I shared a brand new clip for the upcoming Warner Brothers Pictures feature “SHAZAM!”, which was actually called “Meet SHAZAM!” and if you missed that one please click HERE. The revealed footage is a little different and I posted other posters in there that aren’t here so its worth the click. Now, with the film opening in a little less than a month comes the second Official Trailer and most probably the last before the movie opens. Sit down, relax and enjoy. I’ve once again added in the premise and casting along with some editorial opinion. Dig in.

The Synopsis: Two years after Steppenwolf’s invasion, Billy Batson, a troubled 14-year-old orphan living in Philadelphia, is set up to move into a new foster home – his seventh in a row – with the Vazquez family and their other five foster kids in Fawcett City. One day, Billy gets on a subway car and finds himself transported to a different realm where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!” Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must learn what Billy’s new powers are and how to use them in order to stop the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana from nefarious acts, with powers of his own. (thanks Wiki).
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Actor Stephen Amell Tweets About “Arrow” & Its Final Season

It was only a short time ago that actor Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen aka The Green Arrow, sent this notice out to the Internet regarding his future and the status of The CW Network’s hit show “Arrow”. Read on…

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Stephen Amell as The Green Arrow on The CW

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