Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 29/12/2020

Queen & Sarah Brightman Will Perform "Endless Rain" Composed By X Japan's Yoshiki On The Biggest TV Show In Japan On New Year's Eve

Queen & Sarah Brightman Will Perform "Endless Rain" Composed By X Japan's Yoshiki On The Biggest TV Show In Japan On New Year's Eve

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Kohaku Uta Gassen, broadcast on Japan's public broadcaster NHK, is the annual music program in Japan which continues to be the most popular TV program each year for the past 70 years. With an unprecedented viewership of over 40%, it has long been viewed as the true barometer of status for domestic artists with an unrivaled influence on an artist's profile, status, and sales in Japan.

In light of the difficulties faced by people all over the world in 2020 and with a pressing desire for togetherness, NHK intends to conclude this year's broadcast with a special performance featuring the show's biggest artists to perform the timeless hit song "Endless Rain", composed by YOSHIKI, one of the most influential composers in Japanese history.

NHK has invited QUEEN's Roger Taylor and Brian May (from the worldwide hit movie Bohemian Rhapsody) to perform. Roger Taylor and YOSHIKI co-wrote "Foreign Sand" (lyrics by Roger Taylor, music by YOSHIKI) in 1994 which entered the UK charts, and have been friends since then. Also, YOSHIKI opened the 2015 Classic Rock Awards in London with QUEEN's greatest hit "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was praised by Brian May who attended the event.

NHK has also invited the world's best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman. Sarah chose YOSHIKI's composition "Miracle" to be a single and was featured in her 2018 album. They joined each other on stage for selected dates during her recent world tour, as well as on YOSHIKI's classical tour and at Kohaku Uta Gassen in 2018.

YOSHIKI has also been confirmed to appear on the upcoming TV show. Ever since the impact of COVID-19 in February, YOSHIKI has remained in L.A., and will join remotely from L.A. for this year's performance.

Furthermore, this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen marks YOSHIKI's sixth consecutive performance and eleventh appearance in total, including eight performances with X JAPAN and three consecutive performances as a solo artist.
"This is such a beautiful project. I'm proud and honoured to be a part of it. Respect to Yoshiki!!! And wishing you all a great New Year," says Bri X (Brian May).
"Have a beautiful New Year to all our fans in Japan," says Roger Taylor.
"Red & White is such an extraordinary event and I feel very honored to have been asked to join this collaborative effort with so many other talented artists," says Sarah Brightman.

YOSHIKI said: "I am very honored and grateful to be performing "Endless Rain" at Kohaku again this year. I wish I could go to Japan but with the global pandemic, I have remained in Los Angeles since February. Therefore, I will perform remotely this year. I feel honored and grateful to be performing with QUEEN and Sarah Brightman and all those Japanese superstars. I hope that through the music, we can give everyone courage. Please look forward to the performance."

71st Kohaku Uta Gassen
Broadcast details: General TV, BS4K, BS8K, and Radio 1
December 31st (Thu) 7:30pm to 11:45pm JST

Yoshiki is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock group X Japan. One of the most influential composers in Japanese history, Yoshiki has sold a combined 50 million albums and singles worldwide as a solo artist and as leader of the stadium-packing rock group X Japan. Yoshiki was named by Consequence of Sound as "one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history" and is described by Billboard Magazine as "prolific" and "a musical innovator." His works span multiple genres, including rock, pop, classical, and film.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoshikiofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoshikiofficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial/
Website: https://www.yoshiki.net






Most read news of the week
'A Perfect Planet' Music By Ilan Eshkeri From BBC's New David Attenborough Series
Big Freedia To Host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021" From New Orleans
Official Music Video For Re-Imagined "Feliz Navidad 50th Anniversary (FN50)" Releases Worldwide Today Through Anthem Records
The White Stripes Share 90-Minute Animated Yule Log Video
Introducing Jax Hollow! Debut New Music Video For "High Class Bitch"
Celtic Rockers Storm Seeker Announce 'Guns Don't Cry' LP, Blast Out 2020 With 'How To Be A Pirate' Single
Albert Bouchard, Founding Member Of Blue Oyster Cult, Returns To The Billboard Charts For The First Time In 32 Years And Announces Vinyl Versions Of "Re Imaginos"
Andrea Bocelli's Guest Stars Ilaria Della Bidia, Lillian Gorbachincky To Put On A Show At Dec 30 Charity Gala
Sondre Lerche Releases Ambitious And In My Dreams: Patience Extravaganza Performance Film Recorded Live In Norway


© 2001-2021
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0288110 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0064835548400879 secs