Top Japanese rock band X Japan’s drummer Yoshiki says the group’s album in more than 20 years is almost complete.
Yoshiki, who lives in California, visited the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music for a Masterclass, where he answered questions and played the piano for those in attendance. He also signed and took pictures with fans.
The band’s last album was in 1996, Dahlia.
“I have a band X Japan,” he said. “We are releasing our album first album in 22 years. It is 99.9 percent done we are just looking for the best timing. “
The band has toured and also promoted their documentary We Are X. Yoshiki says he is also working with a Hollywood film.
“I became a music director for the upcoming Hollywood film with XXX starting with Vin Diesel,” he said.
The band is known for popular song such us Endless Rain, Forever Love, Kurenai and Silent Jealousy. X Japan has toured the world.
He also said that he is working with another well-known face in American hard rock.
“I am writing my first symphony. I also have a collaboration with rock artist with Marilyn Manson we are creating several songs together,” he said.
Manson appeared during X Japan’s performance at Coachella in 2018. Manson performed Sweet Dreams.
No word on the collaboration would be released. Last year, the band tour Japan.