The performances came as a surprise to the thousands of fans in attendance.
X Japan last released a full-length studio album in 1996.
Japan’s biggest metal band expects to release their long-awaited new album in “late summer or early fall.”
Shock rocker joins the legendary Japanese outfit for a stripped-down rendition of the Eurythmics classic.
The shock rocker to hit the stage alongside Yoshiki and the rest of the Japanese metal outfit.
Nearly 100 performances will be streamed, including Beyoncé, The Weeknd, SZA, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Jamiroquai, HAIM, and Migos.
Deceased band members Hideto “Hide” Matsumoto and Taiji Sawada will be resurrected in hologram form.
There are a number of brutal schedule conflicts, including The Weeknd vs. Jamiroquai, Vince Staples vs. The War on Drugs, Angel Olsen vs. Chromeo, and more.
A closer look at this year’s highlights, lowlights, omissions, and potential guests.
Eminem, Beyoncé, The Weekend, David Byrne, A Perfect Circle, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, SZA, Cardi B, HAIM, Fleet Foxes, Jamiroquai, and more.
“Because of them, rock received citizenship in Japan.”
Richard Linklater, Ti West, Jeff Nichols, Mike Birbiglia, and many, many more!