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Yoshiki To Score ‘XXX 4’ Film in Multi-Film Partnership w The H Collective

Fans of the incredible talent that is Yoshiki will be psyched about this news from his camp. Read on.

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The Press Release:
The H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician Yoshiki on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. The film will feature a theme song with music written by Yoshiki. xXx 4 is in pre-production with casting currently under way, and principal photography set to commence this year.

In addition, The H Collective has invested in its first animated feature, Spycies, an action spy comedy produced by Chinese entertainment giant iQiyi. Yoshiki will be working on the theme song and music for the feature which has been animated in France by Lux Populi Production. Spycies will be released in theatres across China on August 8th, 2019.

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

Yoshiki is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the world-famous rock group X Japan, who has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. 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 currently finalizing X Japan’s first new studio album in over 22 years.

“Yoshiki is a great friend of ours at THC and we are incredibly proud to be working with such a talent on two movies which are both global in scope,” said The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley. “Spycies brings together talent from the US, Japan, China and France.”

Yoshiki said, “I’m excited to be part of the new xXx film and Spycies; composing the new theme songs and collaborating on the film scores.”

Yoshiki is represented by WME.

ABOUT THE H COLLECTIVE: Launched in 2017, and with offices in Los Angeles, The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company that is producing and financing a diversified slate of high-quality films with strong Franchise IP potential. The slate includes Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks which Sony will release on May 24th and Christopher Cantwell’s thriller The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul. The H Collective acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala’s horror thriller spec The Beast and will produce the fourth installment of the xXx franchise starring Vin Diesel. For further information, visit the link below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Clearly Yoshiki is a busy, busy man as we’ve only recently noted how he will be appearing on select tour dates with Sarah Brightman (discussed HERE if you missed it). I’m interested in hearing the kind of music Yoshiki scores for these films and will admit that I am especially excited about the upcoming X Japan album. I hope they tour here again sometime soon because it was a spectacular show to be in attendance at. What do you fans of the man think of this news? Chime in down below.

Official Websites:
Yoshiki: http://www.yoshiki,net
H Collective: http://www.thehcollectivefilms.com

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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X Japan Announce “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe Live in Japan 2018

The Press Release:
YOSHIKI announced X JAPAN’s new tour “X JAPAN Live in Japan 2018 Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe” on his Yoshiki Channel broadcast on August 19th, with ticket pre-sales for the September 28-30 dates beginning immediately after the program aired.

With an expected audience of 100,000 fans, announcing the three-day event just one month in advance is a bold move made possible by X JAPAN’s international popularity. Normally an event of this magnitude would be announced up to one year ahead of time.

“I had a lot of personal conflicts, both mentally and physically after surgery, and I wasn’t sure about these shows until the very last minute,” said YOSHIKI, talking about the concerts on Yoshiki Channel live from Los Angeles. “But I think we should try to move forward. We’ll decide the future of the band based on these concerts.”


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Yoshiki To Perform At Japan House Grand Opening Celebration

The Press Release:
YOSHIKI will create a special musical performance to celebrate the Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles at Hollywood & Highland on Friday, August 24th.

Japan House Los Angeles is a premiere venue designed to showcase Japan’s art, culture, business, technology, and entertainment to help strengthen cultural ties between Japan and the world. YOSHIKI serves as an advisor for Japan House along with honorary advisor Larry Ellison. With facilities in London and São Paulo, this will be the first time Japan House will open its doors in L.A.


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Yoshiki w Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall

X Japan’s Yoshiki will perform a classical concert with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the famed Carnegie Hall. You don’t want to miss this special event.