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Yoshiki Donates $100,000 To Environmental Causes: Australian Wildfire Relief And Rainforest Trust

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The Press Release:
Yoshiki – internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN – has donated $100,000 — $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross to aid victims of the Australian wildfires and $50,000 to the Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action Fund – to two of the world’s most urgent environmental issues through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

“Conservation and sustainability are two of my primary concerns,” said YOSHIKI. “No matter what country you are from, we are all one planet. This is an issue that concerns everyone, and I hope more people will join this cause.”

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YOSHIKI attended the Golden Globes this year and was moved by the outpouring of support he saw at the event. In addition, his filmmaker friend James Gunn’s support inspired him to expand the Yoshiki Foundation’s mission to environmental causes. Yoshiki has been supporting disaster relief and music education for children over the years.
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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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Yoshiki Joins KISS For Surprise Performances @ Tokyo Dome

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI appeared as a surprise guest last week (Dec. 11) during the Tokyo Dome performance of KISS’s “End of the Road World Tour.” He shocked the audience by performing piano and drums for two songs during the encore of KISS’s only Tokyo show on the band’s “Final Tour Ever.” YOSHIKI will also perform with KISS at their Osaka performance at the Kyocera Dome on December 17, 2019.

YOSHIKI – composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock band X JAPAN – was welcomed to the stage by KISS vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley. The two men embraced before YOSHIKI sat at the piano to perform “Beth,” KISS’s highest-charting single in the U.S., prompting screams of excitement from the audience that shook the stadium.
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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 Donates 10 Million Yen To Victims/Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

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YOSHIKI–who lives in L.A.–heard about the devastating fire when news reports reached U.S. media, posted his personal message to Twitter.

“I am in the United States and I learned about the Kyoto Animation fire on the local news,” says YOSHIKI. “My heart aches. Japanese anime, and each one of those creators, is a treasure of the world. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”

The incident affected YOSHIKI deeply due to his personal and professional connection to anime which has lasted for over two decades, and he was moved to take action as soon as possible.
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