Photo: VOGUE JAPAN 2017年10月号 Photo: Luigi & Iango © 2017 Condé Nast Japan. All rights reserved

X Japan’s Yoshiki to be first Japanese male to appear on cover of Vogue Japan

By Meg Murphy, SoraNews24

Japanese rock legend Yoshiki from the influential band X Japan has a reputation for pushing himself to the limits, often performing until he passes out from exhaustion. His intense drumming style has led to a number of health problems over the years, including a herniated disc which ultimately led to him undergoing emergency surgery to replace a cervical vertebral disc.

While major surgery like that would put most people out for a while, merely three weeks after the operation Yoshiki hopped on a plane to New York to take part in a photo shoot for Vogue Japan.

While he was “still bleeding from surgery at the time” – as he recalled on his Instagram– he pulled through and completed the shoot alongside Argentinian supermodel Mica Argañaraz, and will become the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of VOGUE JAPAN since its first publication in September 1999.

The October issue’s main theme is “Rock Star”, and features Yoshiki and Argañaraz on the front cover wearing similar black suits, with Yoshiki sporting makeup reminiscent of the late David Bowie. “It was hard for me to fly to New York after surgery, but it was worth it,” he wrote, saying it was “such an honor” to be a part of the shoot. The issue will go on sale August 28.

Source: natalie

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Which one is Yoshiki?

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No offense dude, but you're not as good as you bill yourself to be. You play yourself to exhaustion more because of lack of good technique. It's not something to be praised over.

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Bowie did that 30 years ago, Yoshiki time to come up with your own look.

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Bowie did that 30 years ago, Yoshiki time to come up with your own look.

Over 40 years ago and influenced by Kansai Yamamoto, I believe.

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Where's the male?

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Where's the male?

Thats the point.

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I was wondering when this has-been was gonna show up for his regular coverage on JT again. You can practically set your watch by it.

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