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X Japan’s Yoshiki hints at a possible collaboration with Babymetal

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By KK Miller, RocketNews24

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that Babymetal sprang up out of nowhere from the rock/metal ground and has grown into a flourishing band with a heap of hardcore fans. They’ve performed in both Europe and America and featured the acclaimed guitars of metal band DragonForce on their single “Road of Resistance.” It seems like there’s nothing that can stop these cute girls and their head-banging tunes, especially now that another extremely popular rock star has hinted he’d like to collaborate with them, too.

It’s not just any rock star who has become a fan of these cheery girls that rock the distorted guitars and bass drums, but co-founder of X Japan, Yoshiki. In a recent interview with the international metal magazine Metal Hammer, Yoshiki revealed that he’d be interested in collaborating with Babymetal in the future.

Yoshiki said that his fans kept sending him Babymetal songs that were reminiscent of X Japan songs, so he’s quite aware of the group's popularity. After his classical tour in Europe, he was able to take in their show and found he really enjoyed it.

He believes that there are no rules in rock or heavy metal music, so is it possible that a collaboration with them is really in the books?

In Yoshiki’s own words, “Yeah, eventually, maybe, you know, we can perform together. That’d be great.” Fans abroad agree that the collaboration would be brilliant.

“I love Babymetal! That’d be an awesome collaboration!” “I love Yoshiki, so this is great. He’s an amazing talented person.” “This would be amazing! BTW, Yoshiki, I love your Japanese-English.” “Babymetal's songs are heavily influenced by X Japan. Akatsuki, IDZ, No Rain No Rainbow all seem to be tributes to X Japan. That’s why I think their collaboration would be amazing.”

Whether you are a fan of Yoshiki and X Japan or Babymetal, the idea of the two collaborating would be the next big thing in the world of metal. Let’s hope that Yoshiki would also participate in the music video that accompanies their song. With his luscious locks of hair, he’d fit right in.

Source: Donguriko

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Being sincere Babymetal is the first japanese band that make me pay for their songs since I went to Japan in 2015.. I could look forward to see that colaboration with Yoshiki... hell...yeah!!!

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Yoshiki....you're yesterday's news...move on!

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This would be so cool! and being the leader of an internationally successful rock band AND a renowned classical pianist who played for the Emperor, Grammy Awards...makes him still pretty damn relevant.

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The actual band (Drummer, Bassist, and Lead Guitar) in Babymetal play pretty damn well. They just need to to ditch the masks, silly make-up and long gowns. The three teen vocalist-who know absolutely know nothing about true Metal- are just there for show.

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I sincerely hope it happens and would love to see it!

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This has to be another bad joke!

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Please don't.

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