I am Yoshiki – Pianist, Drummer and Leader of X Japan. Ask me anything!
Hello Reddit! My name is Yoshiki. I am a composer, drummer, and classically trained pianist. I’m best known as the leader of the band X Japan, which is pretty big I guess. We’ve played the 55,000-seat Toyko Dome 18 times and sold a few million records (30 million singles and albums combined). I’m here in Austin, Texas for SXSW because our film, “We Are X” was selected for SXSW Film’s 24 Beats per Second programming. “We Are X” is directed by Stephen Kijak and produced by Academy Award-winning producer John Battsek of Passion Pictures. Check out the new trailer that just came out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yJhsrgg4g
I also run a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called Yoshiki Foundation America, which supports aid to children, their music education as well as disaster relief. Right now, I’m auctioning off my drum set and donating all proceeds to support victims of the largest Earthquake and Tsunami to hit Japan in 2011. For more information, visit the auction page here: http://reuse.yahoo.co.jp/archives/311charity/2016/yoshiki.html
Okay, let’s do this. Ask me anything!
UPDATE: Thank you for your questions! I love talking with my fans. Due to time, I'm sorry I couldn't answer all your questions, but looking forward to talking to you again. I will be performing here at SXSW after a screening of the film on Friday, March 18th at the Paramount Theatre. http://bit.ly/1UQMLyD I can’t wait for you to see the film “We Are X.” Visit my website and the film’s website for updates www.yoshiki.net and www.wearexfilm.com WE ARE X! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yJhsrgg4g