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Babymetal to Open for Guns N’ Roses on Upcoming Tour

Based on new billboards that have surfaced in Japan, Babymetal is set to perform as an opening act for Guns N’ Roses on some of their upcoming shows.

Babymetal slash Guns N' Roses

Apparently, the girls will support Axl and co. on their recently-added Yokohama show on January 25, as well as in Tokyo on January 29.

Last year, Slash praised Babymetal, branding them one of the top acts to emerge in recent years.

The guitarist said on The Dave Fromm Show: “I’ve heard these guys – they’re the most exciting thing that I’d seen recently. ‘Cause they have a look, and they’re girls.”

Directly asked if he’d play a show with Babymetal, Slash replied, “Yeah, sure. I mean that’s its own thing. But, I mean you know, all these artists are really established in what they do. In other words, they sound really good and very professional.”

Some of the acts that have opened for GN’R on the ongoing reunion tour include Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Billy Talent, The Cult, Alice in Chains, and Lenny Kravitz.

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BABYMETAL “KARATE” and the Album “Metal Resistance” nominated for the MTV VMAJ 2016!

BABYMETAL announced that their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" are nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016! Check more details and how to vote below! 

 

BABYMETAL is nominated for two MTV VMAJ 2016 awards!

BABYMETAL has been nominated for the MTV VMAJ 2016 in three categories. "KARATE" Music Video was nominated for Best Japanese Group Music Video Award and Best Metal Music Video, their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated for Best Japanese Album Award

 

The winners are determined by your vote, by all means support BABYMETAL visiting MTV Japan's site to vote! Voting period, from September 1 (Thursday) to September 30 (Friday) at 23:59 Japanese Time. 

 

Vote here: http://vmaj.jp

Best Video: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-group-video/babymetal/

Best Metal Video: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-metal-video/babymetal/

Best Album: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-album/babymetal/

 

MTV Japan Video Music Awards 2016 will take place on October 26 (Wednesday). 


BABYMETAL confirmed as Special Guest on RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Official BABYMETAL social network just post the news!

BABYMETAL confirmed as Special Guest on RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

#BABYMETAL confirmed as Special Guest on RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS @ChiliPeppers UK TOUR!!
#TheGetaway #TOKYODOME #RHCP
http://www.babymetal.com/news/detail.php?id=89
http://redhotchilipeppers.com/blog/news/430118/2016-uk-tour

Lady’s X : X JAPAN – YOSHIKI will be producing a BABYMETAL like band

YOSHIKI, the leader of X JAPAN, will be producing a new Visual-kei girls band Lady’s X.

X JAPAN – YOSHIKI will be producing a BABYMETAL like band Lady’s X

Lady’s X

A producer of many big name artists, Yoshiki will be starting a new Visual-kei movement! The new members selected through an Audition will debut at a huge Visual-kei live event,
which will be fully produced by YOSHIKI.

The Audition will be followed closely and will be aired on the famous News program “Mezamashi TV”

Lady’s X : X JAPAN – YOSHIKI

Looking For:

-Vocalist
-Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Piano, etc…
-Manager

Terms of Application:

1. Age: Must be older than 12.
Experience: Does not matter.
Only Female.
Although the place of residence does not matter, we are looking for members that can travel all around Japan while having a base in Tokyo.
Must be able to sign an exclusive agreement as a member of Lady`s X

2. Please send your profile, picture and a performance video(vocalist should be singing,
band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
The performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.

Requirments:

First of all, submission of the applicants performance video (vocalist should be singing, band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
In addition, the performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.
※Please make sure to upload the video on Youtube(make sure the privacy mode is set to “Unlisted”) and send the link on the application page of the audition site.
※Please apply through the special audition site. consequently, the selections will be done from the applicants footages.

First Audition Term:
~2016/12/31

Organized by
Japan Music Agency Inc. / Lady’s X Executive Commitiee

【Official Site】http://ladys-x.net/

Source: Jrock Radio

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BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version audio and video

BABYMETAL performing The One Unfinished Version for the outro to their recent special on NHK Music Japan.

BABYMETAL - The One Unfinished Version

This version is on the The One Limited Edition of Metal Resistance.

BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version

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BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version audio and video

BABYMETAL performing The One Unfinished Version for the outro to their recent special on NHK Music Japan.

BABYMETAL - The One Unfinished Version

This version is on the The One Limited Edition of Metal Resistance.

BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version

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BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version audio and video

BABYMETAL performing The One Unfinished Version for the outro to their recent special on NHK Music Japan.

BABYMETAL - The One Unfinished Version

This version is on the The One Limited Edition of Metal Resistance.

BABYMETAL – The One Unfinished Version

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Babymetal – Music Japan Special Night 2016/04/04 English Translation

These are the interview parts taken from Babymetal – Music Japan Special Night with English subtitles copied from this video which is already deleted. This program was broadcast by NHK on 2016 Apr. 4th 0:04-0:43 (JST).




Babymetal – Music Japan Special Night

Click caption button at the bottom right to display the subtitles. I’m sorry that the subtitles are hard to read because of overlapped Japanese subtitles and that I can’t merge the videos in one. Omitted parts contain the studio live performance and the same old introduction of BABYMETAL with Sonisphere, Lady Gaga, etc.

I’m sorry if I’ve mistaken the voices of SU-METAL, YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL. The words enclosed with parentheses “(xxx)” are what I’ve inserted as supplement or what NHK inserted on their subtitles. The words enclosed with parentheses & asterisk “(* xxx)” are supplement that I’m not so sure of.

Babymetal - Music Japan Special Night

Babymetal – Music Japan Special Night

Notes
I’m not sure whether “the venue (= it) has not changed” or “we have not changed” because they didn’t say grammatical subujects.
I apologize to everyone for failing to stranscribe Miss Yui’s word. Considering the context, most likely words are “taihen datta” (= it was tough).
They met in 2011 Dec. for a magazine “SWITCH” vol.30, no.2 pub on 2012 Jan. 20th. Miss Suzuka was 13 or 14 yr. and Miss Yui & Miss Moa were 12 yr. then. Maybe it was not a talk session but a photo session.
Miss Suzuka misunderstood Mr. Marty as a TV personality probably because Japanese TV variety shows for ordinary people often feature heavy metal musicians somewhat comically. Mr. Marty has appeared some music variety shows.
“J POP”.
“洋楽” (yôgaku)
“Gichigichi”
“Irregular meter”

Source: BABYMETAL TRANSLATIONS UNOFFICIAL

BAND-MAID – Brand New MAID: Exclusive Bonus Confirmed!: A3 Poster

BAND-MAID brings the debut CD «Brand New MAID» from a major label.

BAND-MAID - Brand New MAID

The new BAND-MAID CD «Brand New MAID» includes “alone,” “FREEDOM,” “ORDER,” “the non-fiction days” and more for eight tracks total (subject to change). Comes with a bonus DVD featuring music videos of “alone,” “ORDER,” and “the non-fiction days” (subject to change). *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

The type A edition comes with a bonus DVD featuring music videos of “alone,” “ORDER,” and “the non-fiction days” (subject to change) while the type B editon comes with an exclusive bonus track “REAL EXISTENCE (live version)” (subject to change).

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