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Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Japan’s National Center for Global Health & Medicine

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (approx. $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization’s Center Hospital is the National Center’s only general hospital, and it has the largest number of accommodations for specified infectious diseases.

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Yoshiki @ Carnegie Hall (2017) by Ken Pierce for PiercingMetal.com

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Yoshiki & KISS: Collaborate For Once-In-A-Lifetime Worldwide TV Performance On New Year’s Eve

As 2019 heads steadily to its sunset to welcome in the brand-new 2020 year, we’ve an amazing announcement from Team Yoshiki regarding an unforgettable upcoming event. Let’s check it out down below the logos.

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The Press Release:
Japanese rock star YOSHIKI will team up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan’s NHK network. The artists will appear together as “YOSHIKI feat. KISS” (“YOSHIKISS”) during the New Year’s Eve “Red and White Music Battle” (“Kouhaku Uta Gassen”), the most-watched television program in Japan, which is also broadcast worldwide.

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Yoshiki and KISS by Resonance Media

YOSHIKI’s televised performance with KISS follows his surprise on-stage appearances with the band at Tokyo Dome and Kyocera Dome Osaka during their “End of the Road World Tour,” electrifying the audience with a piano performance on “Beth” and playing the drums on “Rock and Roll All Nite.” (psst, I posted about that happening HERE)
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YouTube Originals To Premiere “Yoshiki-Life Of A Japanese Rock Star” Documentary In March 2020

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI -Life of a Japanese Rock Star-, a new documentary series, is slated to premiere on YouTube Originals—the global, streaming platform from YouTube where you can discover original series and movies from today’s hottest talent—in March, 2020.

YOSHIKI was hand-picked by YouTube Originals as part of a select group of internationally-renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, BTS, Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Mark Ronson, Dwayne Johnson, and Taylor Swift. The six-episode series marks the first documentary program from a Japanese artist to be featured on YouTube Originals.

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Yoshiki @ Carnegie Hall (2017) by Ken Pierce for PiercingMetal.com

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Yoshiki To Make Guest Appearances On Sarah Brightman’s “HYMN” World Tour

I willing to bet that you never would have expected a post about Classical singer Sarah Brightman and her current tour here on PiercingMetal and honestly speaking, it’s not something I’d normally offer up to the readers. However, since the great Yoshiki did a composition with her and will be joining her for select appearances in 2019 we have to help spread the word. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Sarah Brightman has announced that YOSHIKI will join her live on stage for select dates of her 2019 HYMN World Tour, including concerts at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, The Masonic in San Francisco, and Yokohama Arena in Japan.

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The digital single of “Miracle”– composed by YOSHIKI, performed by Sarah Brightman featuring YOSHIKI’s performance on piano–was released worldwide on November 16, reaching the Top 10 on iTunes Classical Charts in 15 countries, including #1 in Mexico, Singapore, and Japan, #2 in Brazil and #5 in the USA and Germany.
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Yoshiki’s NYC Screening Of “We Are X” @ Crosby Street Hotel (9/19/2016)

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The invitation seemed innocent enough. Please join us at the Crosby Street Hotel for a screening of the brand-new X-Japan documentary “We Are X – The Death and Life of X Japan”. Since I love a good music documentary and am fascinated by the group X Japan and their incredible history. As a band they don’t get over to this neck of the woods all that much and the last time that I saw them was when they played at Madison Square Garden back in 2014. I documented the press conference when Yoshiki gathered the masses at the Japan Society for the revelation and if you’d like you can click HERE to see more about that. Now it was time to dim the lights and enjoy this sure to be amazing documentary.

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