Hey there my friends, its once again time to talk a little bit about some website social media and to share how happy I am when we hit a new plateau on it. Now over the years I’ve mentioned that PiercingMetal has been on the Instagram platform since 2012 and I have been posting on it with an almost daily routine. Yesterday, the PiercingMetalNYC profile published the 11,000th photo and based on how much of a backlog I have its very likely I will be back soon to talk about the 12K one. While I’ve been finishing up all of my New York Comic Con images that I got sidelined from completing based on life, I paused them to let the 11K photograph be something pretty awesome in its own right. Back in October of 2023, I got to enjoy an amazing concert by Yoshiki and after the show was one of his many guests at a small gathering. To make it even better, I was able to get a quick photograph with him and tell him just how much the show moved me right to his face. If you’re someone who is saying “Who is Yoshiki”, please head to YouTube and enjoy some of his amazing work and then come back to thank me later. Meeting such a musician and having a few moments of chat time just had to be the visual for the 11,000th Instagram and I think you’d agree with me on that.
You might already know his name as being the drummer, pianist and one of the co-founders of both X Japan and The Last Rockstars but along with being a very accomplished musician and composer, YOSHIKI is now a director as well. He recently completed the documentary and performance film “YOSHIKI: Under The Sky” which features a cavalcade of prominent artists like Scorpions, Sarah Brightman, The Chainsmokers, Hyde, Sugizo, Lindsey Stirling and more. With the film being screened to the public in New York City at the AMC Empire 25 for one night one, YOSHIKI would be in town to do some appearances and interviews. I met with YOSHIKI at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Columbus Circle and our one on one chat has been posted to our Official YouTube Channel. Please enjoy this interview.
The Press Release:
YOSHIKI, world-renowned composer, pianist, drummer, and leader of rock band X Japan, delivered an emotional and unforgettable performance of the YOSHIKI “REQUIEM” Classical World Tour this past Friday (October 20) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
After dazzling audiences and receiving standing ovations at Royal Albert Hall in London (October 13), Tokyo Garden Theater (October 9), and Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA (October 20), YOSHIKI returns to headline Carnegie Hall this week on Saturday, October 28 in New York City. This marks the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all of these historic venues.
For more information and tickets, visit: HERE.
Watch/share the YOSHIKI “REQUIEM” tour teaser: