New Song “MASTERY” by THE LAST ROCKSTARS Chosen as The Official Image SONG for Tekken 8, the Latest Installment of Tekken Video game Series, to be Released on January 26
The song was first performed at THE LAST ROCKSTARS' live concert "The 2nd Tour 2023 'PSYCHO LOVE'" held at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on November 21. The collaboration with Tekken 8 was announced by the band members themselves.
The Tekken series has been around for about 30 years since the release of the first arcade game Tekken. It's a 3D fighting game developed in Japan that has sold over 55 million copies worldwide. Meanwhile, THE LAST ROCKSTARS is a supergroup formed in 2022 by four musicians who are at the top of the rock world. Their new song "MASTERY" has been chosen as the official image song, and they aim to create synergy between the strengths of "games" and "rock", and together, making history through this unique collaboration.
The new song "MASTERY" has an aggressive sound that connects to the intense battles and emotional stories of Tekken 8. SUGIZO plays a powerful and muscular guitar, and MIYAVI matches the strength with his intense guitar and rap. HYDE's fierce vocals and YOSHIKI's piano weave the overall story.
In addition to Tekken 8’s release on January 26, the song’s release on streaming platforms and other distribution methods will be announced soon.
The concert was to be THE LAST ROCKSTARS’ only U.S. stop for their Fall 2023 “Psycho Love” tour, following concerts earlier this year in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York. The band will return to Los Angeles on August 29, 2024, with more international dates to be confirmed.
Bandleader YOSHIKI said, “We’re very very very sorry for the inconvenience. We owe it to our fans to give them the best possible show every time. We’ll do our best when we come back next year.”
Ticket holders will receive official notification from Live Nation in the next few days with instructions and more information.
The Last Rockstars 2nd Single "Psycho Love" streaming worldwide August 4 - Lyrics by hyde / YOSHIKI music by hyde
NEW X JAPAN SINGLE “ANGEL” DEBUTS #1 NOW STREAMING WORLDWIDE
The new single“Angel” from Japanese rock icons X Japan, debuted #1 across five charts, #2 on two more and top twenty on many others. “Angel” marks the first new single from the legendary band in eight years.
With music and lyrics by X Japan leader, composer, drummer, and pianist YOSHIKI, “Angel”is one of the band’s most personal and emotional ballads to date.
The song charted #1 on Japan Rock Chart and Japan All Genres Chart, Macao All Genres Chart, Norway Rock Chart, and Taiwan All Genres Chart; #2 on Hong Kong All Genres Chart, and Netherlands Rock Chart; #3 on France Rock Chart, and RockCharts in Mexico (#8), Germany (#13), UK (#14), Italy (#16), and US (#77)respectively.
THE LAST ROCKSTARS To Perform on Music Station on August 4
THE LAST ROCKSTARS - YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI - will perform on TV Asahi's "Music Station" Special on August 4.
X Japan's first single in eight years "Angel" out NOW
One of the most successful rock groups in Japanese history – X Japan – has released their first new single in eight years, "Angel".
X Japan has achieved legendary status among rock fans worldwide, making a buzz at Coachella, headlining major venues such as Wembley Arena and Madison Square Garden, and selling out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times.
The last single from X Japan was 2015’s "Born To Be Free", and the critically-acclaimed documentary film about the band – We Are X – was released in 2018 in 30 countries, winning awards at the SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals.
With music and lyrics by X Japan leader, composer, drummer, and pianist YOSHIKI, the band's latest release "Angel" is one of their most personal and emotional ballads.
XY "Crazy Love" Now Available!
XY "Crazy Love" now available on various streaming platforms. Debut single written, composed, and produced by YOSHIKI
THE LAST ROCKSTARS win the Jury's Special Recognition Award!
THE LAST ROCKSTARS Live Debut 2023 Tokyo – New York – Los Angeles" has won the Jury's Special Recognition Award in the Program Category "Live Broadcast" at the 13th Satellite Broadcasting Association Original Program Awards.
THE LAST ROCKSTARS First Single!
"THE LAST ROCKSTARS (Paris Mix)"
THE LAST ROCKSTARS on Cover of Rolling Stone MagazineMORE
YOSHIKI on cover of Rhythm & Drums MagazinePRE-ORDER
April issue (march 15)
The Last Rockstars on The Chart Show with Brooke Reese on Apple Music!
Listen on Thu Feb. 16 at 3pm PT/6pm ETLISTEN
TLRS - USA TODAY
The Last Rockstars' band leader Yoshiki speaks about the current state of rock music, the success of bands like BLACKPINK and Asian representation in the music industry.WATCH
TLRS - REVOLVER MAGAZINE
When X Japan leader Yoshiki began plotting his own Japanese supergroup called the Last Rockstars, his model wasn't just another rock band. It was the Avengers. And for that mission, he's recruited some major figures from the Japan rock scene: vocalist Hyde and guitarists Sugizo and Miyavi.READ ARTICLE
Preview of exclusive US tour merchandise!MERCH PREVIEW
New YORK CITY - 2nd show just added!LIVE DEBUT 2023 - GET TICKETS HERE!
TLRS INTERVIEW - YAHOO!READ ARTICLE
Yoshiki, glam-rocker responsible for 'changing Japan's culture,' eyes U.S. stardom with supergroup the Last Rockstars: 'It's kind of cool to break some kind of boundary again'
INTERNATIONAL SUPER GROUP THE LAST ROCKSTARS TO RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “THE LAST ROCKSTARS (PARIS MIX)” DECEMBER 23rd
- NEW MUSIC TO ROLL OUT THROUGH 2023
THE LAST ROCKSTARS, a newly formed outfit comprised of four of Japan’s biggest rock stars – YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI announce the release of their highly anticipated first single on Melodee Music, aptly titled “The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix),” on Friday, December 23rd. The single will be distributed globally by Ingrooves Music Group to music streaming services. (Ingrooves is part of Virgin Music Group, the newly formed global independent music division of Universal Music Group.)
BILLBOARD - New Japanese Supergroup The Last Rockstars Sign With Ingrooves for Global Distribution
The group — composed of rock artists Yoshiki, Sugizo, Hyde and Miyavi — is releasing its debut single on Dec. 23..... read more