Tag Archives: JRock

Stolen Song

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Stolen Song - Title Screen
Hardware: PlayStation
05/21/1998 (Japan)
Virtual Music Entertainment previously released a game on PlayStation and various home computer OS' called Quest for Fame, which featured music from the then extremely popular American rock band Aerosmith. Stolen Song uses the same engine as Quest for Fame did, but features legendary Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei. He may not be so known to western J-rock fans, but is probably best known for "Battle Without Honor or Humanity". This song was featured in Quentin Tarantino's movie Kill Bill: Volume 1, but has since been featured in many other films and commercials. And it really can't be understated just how much of a presence he's been in Japanese rock for the last few decades. Continue Reading

Shatter Your Goals – How to Get to the Other Side of Your Dreams by Hironobu Kageyama

Hironobu Kageyama Book Cover
  • ゴールをぶっ壊せ - 夢の向こう側までたどり着く技術
  • Written by Hironobu Kageyama
  • Released 01/10/2018
  • Published by Chuokoron-Shinsha
Over 40 years after his debut as a singer, anime and tokusatsu song legend Hironobu Kageyama released a book detailing the ups and downs of his career from the very beginning, as well as thoughts on how other aspiring artists (or anyone aspiring to be anything, really) could learn from his own downs to help achieve their goals. Continue Reading