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X Japan drummer Yoshiki to write theme song for Golden Globe Awards

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Yoshiki, the 46-year-old musician, songwriter and record producer best known for his work with Japanese rock band X Japan, has written the theme song for this year's Golden Globe Awards show.

The announcement was made by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Aida Takia-O'Reilly. "As an international organization dedicated to creative achievements, the HFPA is delighted to have a global musical artist of Yoshiki's stature create the theme for the show," she said in a statement to media.

Organizers say Yoshiki has recently finished writing the track and has not yet given it a name. A spokesperson said Yoshiki's composition is to be used during the show's opening.

"The Golden Globe Awards are extremely prestigious, but the show is also edgy," said Yoshiki, who attended the awards presentation for the first time last year. "I'm a classical pianist and a rock drummer, so it was natural to create something beautiful that also has an edge."

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards' airs internationally in more than 190 countries on Sunday, Jan 15. The show this year will once again be hosted by Ricky Gervais. Last year, Gervais shocked attendees and delighted fans with his satirical mockery of stars and stardom.

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Good on Yoshiki. I hope it is a good piece.

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Yoshiki is done! He needs to retire ASAP

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Yoshiki sucks!

And so does his music!

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I'm so glad Yoshiki got the chance to create the theme song. I'm sure it will be amazing just like all the other music Yoshiki ever done. Probably one of the greatest musician ever, no one can create a song with so much feelings as Yoshiki.

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no one can create a song with so much feelings as Yoshiki.

One of the worst 4bars to the beat on record

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This event is edgy? It has a theme song? I cannot help but see this as a step downward for him. What next, television commercial jingles?

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Yoshiki kicks ass on drums,and is respected as an artist so Why Not ?

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Jeepers, just wait and hear the song he creates before thrashing it.

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I'm with you Ranger, Yoshiki makes good music, it may be good.

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"Yoshiki kicks ass on drums,and is respected as an artist so Why Not ?"

Because he is a horrible songwriter.

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Almost 10 years ago, I discovered X Japan on an mp3 downloading site. I watched videos of them in concert and was mesmerized by Yoshiki's emotional, heartfelt piano performances and drum solos with energy levels off the charts. My parents didn't understand why I would enjoy such "strange" music as they only understand jazz......I read his full biography, 400 pages in Japanese, and was riveted by every chapter. He is an amazing person and I am glad that the world can be exposed to his music, finally.

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“I’m a classical pianist and a rock drummer, so it was natural to create something beautiful that also has an edge.”

I like the guy and his music. But what does...or how does, being a classic pianist and a rock drummer make you naturally able to create something beautiful?

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