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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
9:05 am - Hi! Free tickets to B'z Los Angeles Con

I have two tickets for B'z concert on OCt 7, 2012 0730pm at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. I was suppose to go, but I will be out of town that weekend so if anyone want's the tickets I am giving it away for free. Please comment or pm me if anyone wants it :)

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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
11:01 pm - B'z LPs?

 Have there ever been any vinyls released by B'z? I've been collecting records and I would looooove to have some B'z LPs!!! 

Does anyone know how common putting out vinyls is in Japan? I was there in August and I was able to find some Hide / X-Japan ones in a huge CD store, but only a few, and they were re-releases of old stuff (obvsly.) 

Are there any good J-pop / J-rock vinyls you recommend? :D

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
3:41 pm - selling b'z splash single

hi b'z fans
i m selling my b'z splash single its brand new for 6.50$ . its a japanese import . please check www.myjpop.com

i ship directly from US.i can combine shipping if you order more than 1 item. i accept conceal cash,money order and paypal.
please pm me if you are interrested or have additional questions :-)

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Thursday, August 7th, 2008
10:05 am - New Japanese Metal and Hard Rock Community!

I know a lot of B'z fans (me for example) are also into Japanese metal, so if that's you, check it out! (Feel free to delete this if community promo isn't OK here.)


Your Japanese Metal and Hard Rock Joint!

Sick of wading through shrieking visual kei fans just to have a decent discussion of Japanese metal or hard rock? We feel your pain. Want to talk about the Western rock and metal bands that inspired your Japanese faves? That's cool here too.
No matter whether you're into the old metal classics or today's heavy rock, been in the scene for years or brand-new and curious, fan of one band or many-- come rock with us!


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Thursday, May 1st, 2008
12:59 pm - B'z 20th Anniversary: Ultra Pleasure & Treasure

For their 20th anniversary this year, B'z is releasing two new 'best of' albums, Ultra Pleasure and Ultra Treasure. Ultra Pleasure is now available for pre-order. AND for pre-orders you can opt for the special edition release of Ultra Pleasure, which is not only the two CDs, but also a DVD of never-before-released Live Gyms!!!

You can buy the Special Edition version here

And the regular CD version here

Here is the track listing from "Ultra Pleasure"

You can now vote for your favorite three songs that haven't already been put on Ultra Pleasure for what will then go on Ultra Treasure. IT WAS SO HARD TO CHOOSE. D:

current mood: excited

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Monday, April 7th, 2008
1:33 pm - New Single: Burn

Haha someone already posted the PV... awesome. XD Well here's some more stuff...

There are previews of the other two songs on the single here.

So awesome~!!!! So excited! XD; Yay B'z~!

I love the cover of the single, too... has anyone seen any larger scans of it? I really want to set it as my desktop image. XD;;

current mood: excited

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Friday, March 21st, 2008
10:33 pm - New PV - BURN


Due out on 16 April, apparently.

I rather like it, although the video is cheesy as all hell. It's got FIRE! And EXPLOSIONS! And LIGHTNING! No shirtless Koshi though. My inner 16-year old can't have everything, apparently :P

current mood: bouncy

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
12:40 am - Lyrics??

Hi im new at this community, and i have resently starting to lisening to this band. They make so cool music ^_^

But i wondering about some thing. Wher do i find theiy lyrics? And specially to their album Action. It's the same if it is in Romanjii or Kanji. I just want to read what they singing when im lisening to their song's. Hope anyone can help me...

current mood: thirsty

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007
4:58 pm - Action PreOrder on its way

Anyone else pre-order Action from CDJapan? I just got a confirmation that my CD shipped out today!!! Eeee! It's not released until 2 days from now, right? I guess they got it in time to ship a bit before the release date.

Any idea how long it'll take to arrive? I had it shipped on registered air mail, and I live in Colorado... all the email says is 4 - 12 days. Gah that's a long time. I hope it's closer to 4! XD;;

Also, sometimes CDs come with bonus items if you pre-order, at least in Japan, right? Will Action come with anything? Or is that just a special once-in-a-while deal?

Everyone else waiting anxiously? I know I am. XD

current mood: excited

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
10:16 pm - Super Love Song PV

Super Love Song PV on Youtube

And now here's my fangirl rant about it, if anyone cares XPCollapse )

current mood: amused

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Thursday, September 20th, 2007
8:50 pm - B'z will be inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk

Not only are they Japan's biggest-selling artists by far, but B'z are huge even by world standards. Sales of over 75 million albums and singles puts them in 7th place in the world, and no one can deny they have earned the right to become the first Asian artists to be inducted on the Hollywood Rock Walk. The announcement today coincides with the 19th anniversary of their debut release and shortly before the release of their 44th single "Super Love Song" on October 3. The duo, vocalist Inaba Koji and guitarist Matsumoto Takahiro, plan to take part in the induction ceremony on November 19. The only Japanese on the Walk to date are businessmen: Kakehashi Ikutarou, founder of instrument maker Roland, and Korg founder Kato Tsutomu. Established in 1985, the Hollywood Rock Walk is a collection of handprints, signatures, and memorabilia from Rock 'n Roll's greatest musical performers and innovators, who have contributed the most to forge the integrity and promote the growth of Rock 'n Roll as an art form. Inductees are chosen through secret ballot by those surviving among the existing 175 honorees, who include Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton and Van Halen. B'z nomination had some help from inductee and friend Steve Vai, with whom they have performed. The Rock Walk is located on Sunset Boulevard, in the outer lobby of Hollywood's Guitar Center.

-from japan-zone

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Friday, April 20th, 2007
7:32 pm - B'z News

So, since people seemed to be interested in having B'z news and such posted here, I thought I'd just pass on the cool stuff that I've heard about lately. Most of this I heard about first on the net party site, but I really only go there every few months because I just don't think about it, I'm not a big message board person now that LJ exists, you know? But since I DID bother go look recently, and found all sorts of cool stuff, I thought I'd share it with the rest of the people on here that probably haven't heard yet. ^_^

First off, B'z new single will be coming out on May 9th. The single will have two songs, Eien no Tsubasa (which is a theme for an upcoming movie that looks like it's possibly about WWII fighter pilots?) and Lonely Stars. If you go here you can hear clips of both songs. And here is the 2:40 length version of Eien no Tsubasa on youtube, with the music video that must have been released for the movie.

(Lonely Stars sounds awesome, but I'm not HUGE on power ballads, so Eien no Tsubasa isn't doing as much for me. At least, that's what I thought at first, but now that I've listened to Eien no Tsubasa more, it's really starting to grow on me, just like all their ballads tend to. XD Tho I'm still looking forward to Lonely Stars a lot more. It sounds a bit more original to me. Discuss?)

In other news, B'z also just did a new song called "Friction" for a racing game called "Burnout Dominator." From what I've heard, the song IS on the American release of the game as well (oooo I want it! XD) To download the song, go here! (If downloads aren't okay lemme know, but I figure since this doesn't appear to be something that'll be released on a B'z album, it's okay?)

Now for the last and possibly most awesome thing, if you go to this site you can watch the Osaka Namba Hatch concert! It's not the entire thing, at the beginning some of the songs are cut short, and it doesn't go through to the end, but what is there is awesome! This is totally the best concert I've seen (okay, I've only seen the dvds, not actually been to one, but still) because Koshi just seems WAY more into it than usual - which is saying a lot! Definitely check it out, it rocks. XD Watch it here! I believe this concert was a limited one, I've heard you could only get tickets by buying one of their CDs and 1000 or so of them had tickets in them... I'm so jealous of the Japanese fans that have these chances!

I guess that's it. Hope people enjoy some of this stuff as much as I have.

PS: In that concert there's an English version of "Home." I would kill for an mp3 of this!!! Does anyone know if this has been released or if there's any way to get it??? I'd be forever greatful~!

current mood: excited

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007
4:13 pm

DS: anyone interested in cheap B'z albums? (The Pleasure, The Treasure, The Mixture)Collapse )

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Monday, March 19th, 2007
1:59 pm - Poll

Hi everyone! This group is sadly very quiet, but I'd like to use it more to post news and stuff! However, there is the B'z Net Party forum online, and I think that it's possible that basically everyone on here is on THERE. Now, I prefer LJ 'cause it's so much more convenient, since I'm already ON here. So I was wondering if other people felt the same way! If so I'll totally be more active in posting news and information and stuff as I find it!

Poll #949762 B'z Forum Questions

Do you ever go to or post on the B'z Net Party Forum? (not this LJ group)

All the time
Once in a while
I only look like once every few months

Do you prefer this LJ group or the Net Party?

Net Party
LJ group
I use both

Would you want to see more B'z news and information even if it's a repeat of information on the Net Party?

No, I read the other forum, I don't need it repeated
Yeah, LJ is more convenient for me
I don't care

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
7:28 pm
yoshinkai_rocks Tired of going to jrock roleplay coms that all happen to be dead? Or your favourite jrocker is taken? Mods that are too strict? Well- that's pretty much all of us.

Yoshinkai University is an AU Roleplay community where you can RP as your favorite JRocker. You can be either a student or a teacher, and dorm rooms will be assigned. All JRockers from all bands are welcomed. From X-Japan, to Ancafe, to Dir en grey. Dead JRockers are welcome, too. So why not join?

Well, the community's just open so there's lots of spots left!


(x-posted like crazy- delete if not allowed!)

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Saturday, March 4th, 2006
10:33 am - IKAROSU

Hello everyone! It's great to see a LiveJournal community for B'z fans. I've recently joined LJ, therefore I'm a newbie around here. As you probably may have noticed, my username is based on a B'z song title.

I got hooked on B'z from watching the dorama "Beautiful Life" (FYI, the song "Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni" was used) around two years ago. Since then, I've been listening to a lot of B'z songs.

I've bought the B'z original albums (in chronological order) "Brotherhood", "ELEVEN", "BIG MACHINE", and "THE CIRCLE". I'm missing "GREEN", which would've been between "ELEVEN" and "BIG MACHINE". My favourites from each B'z album would be Brotherhood's "SHINE", ELEVEN's "Seventh Heaven", BIG MACHINE's "Hakanai DAIYAMONDO", and THE CIRCLE's "IKAROSU" (this one obviously). Notice how they're not singles. I also have the B'z singles "May" and "BANZAI".

That's all I have to say right now. I will try to be active in this community.

B'z rocks!

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
3:12 pm

Hi there, I'm newbie here.

I'm also new to some of B'z's songs becuase I stop listen to J music for a while, so I miss some (many, tons) of B'z singles and albums. But, actually, I think I'm a bit ancient. Coz I listen to B'z since B'z, In the Life, Run, etc. Their last album I bought at the time was The 7th Blues. Then I jump to their rather new songs like Ocean and those in The Best Pleasure II... I will surely have to find those songs I've missed at cd shop soon. ^^

Imho, I feel Koi no Budokan or Banzai or Yasei Energy sound familiar to me, like those in their early albums that I love, moreover, the sound is more mature (and Inaba-san's voice is better ^^). One that not change is Tak-san's guitar, so unique, I can remember it anywhere. For Ocean, even though I don’t really like their early slow songs e.g. Mo Ichido Kiss Shita Katta, Alone or Itoshihito yo Goodnight, but I like Ocean a lot. ^^

I feel I have a lot of homework to do now, try to catch up with their works (consider they are very productive band, I must have a realy hard home work ^^). Anyway, I'm happy to come across this community and found a lot of discussion regarding B'z's work. Will have to read all topic of this comm. So happy to found fans coz around where I live, not many know them.

PS. Hope you don't mind my broken English, I'm not a native. ^^'

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005
6:46 pm - Koshi Inaba colourbar!
joe_greatness Yo!

Just created a Koshi Inaba colourbar. Have a look!

Koshi Inaba colourbar.Collapse )

current mood: productive

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
10:48 pm - Hello

Hey what's up? It's hard to believe this community's been around for three years now! I made this community when i was still in high school, and i'm sorry I haven't keep it updated with Bz info/promoted as much as it could be. What's up with all you guys/girls?

Anyway, the reason I posted is because I want to raise a question to B'z fans, mostly those from the old school who got into B'z when Loose came out, but it really applies to everyone that digs B'z;

Do you think B'z music is getting weaker?

Personally... I think so. Tak is the reason i picked up a guitar, so this is hard for me to say. After Eleven i thought "Will they stay in this more mature style?" and was uncertain of their future. When Green came out I was floored. I LOVED almost every track. So much energy in those songs, even the slow ones.

When "Yasi no Energy" and "It's Showtime" came out I was like "Why are they following up so soon?" The singles were good, but certainly not on par with those from Green. When the album came out I was really disappointed; I didn't like much of the music at all. Everyone slips up once and a while, but their newest material just doesn't excite me the way their other releases did. The single "Banzai" was pretty rockin' but I wasn't feeling "The Circle" at all.

So... what does everyone think? Am I an old timer or is old B'z better? Discuss ;)

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Monday, June 6th, 2005
9:01 am - Glad to see this community!

Hello everyone. Glad to see a community for B'z fans. I've been a fan for about 2 years now. Negai was the first song I hear that really captured me, and since then I've devoured everything B'z.

I'd like to know everyone's opinion on what maybe be the track with the BEST guitar solo. I'm trying to illustrate Tak's greatness to a few friends and I don't want to just start throwing out tracks without a bit of input and research first. While I've listened to most of B'z music there's a LOT to go through and I'm afraid I'd forget something great. So post your favourite guitar solo if you have time! Thanks.

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