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The B'z Hype Topic! ("This Love" Lyric Video Now Available!)

Postby Jd- » June 3rd, 2011, 6:57 am

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This is a topic dedicated to the Japanese rock band B'z. If you aren't familiar with them or just want to learn a little more about what's so special about their music, check out our specially-tailored Starter's Guide. There, you can not only become acquainted with their history but also sample a little of their work to see if it's for you. Whether you know the band from one of their nearly 50 consecutive #1 hits, any of their multi-million selling albums, or even one of the theme songs they've contributed to a number of successful media properties such as Detective Conan, B'z has something on offer for everyone! Don't miss out!

If you're looking for B'z lyrics, translations, and the most comprehensive English database on the band, head over to the B'z Wiki!





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In 2015, we had the first B'z lyric video in the form of "Love Bomb". While that was for an English song, it seemed only appropriate we someday try one for a Japanese song but in a manner suitable for international viewers. Today, we are making available an HD version of "This Love". This is a Japanese-English cover of the original Maroon 5 song. The B'z version was released exclusively as a bonus to those that purchased the full, deluxe digital set The Complete B'z on the Japanese iTunes. Notably, this version is no longer available for purchase on the service and has never been performed live. As such, we thought this would be the best avenue for at last giving it the subtitle treatment.

Most importantly: This video would not have been possible without dumytru. We had long planned to work on a project of this sort together but only now had the opportunity presented itself. The project required an immense amount of effort to turn around in the timeframe we had and we are very pleased with the result. Stylistically, part of this video is designed as a sequel to "Love Bomb" as thanks for those that were so supportive of the original release, so if you enjoyed the original, we're hopeful you'll enjoy this one too!

You can view the lyric video from Mega in 1080p (100 MB, H264-MP4).

We have also prepared an experimental 1080p and 60 frames-per-second version that can also be viewed from Mega. This is a bonus curiosity, as though we like it, we did not design the video around this FPS.

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And, one more thing!



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The aforementioned predecessor to today's release was the 2015 lyric video for the song "Love Bomb" (an English version of 2005 Japanese single "Ai no Bakudan"). Earlier this year, a 4K Ultra HD version was prepared at a resolution of 3840 × 2160! This version also makes some alterations to the original video, and as such it has been re-rendered in 1080P as well for those uninterested in a 4K release.

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What is "B'z"?
— B'z (pronounced "bees") is a Japanese rock and roll duo that debuted in 1988. The team is comprised of guitarist Tak Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi Inaba. Tak writes and composes all of the music while Koshi pens all of the lyrics.

Why is B'z any different from every other rock band?
— B'z has enjoyed a period of success that is virtually unheard of nearly anywhere in the world. As of this writing...

  • B'z has released 47 #1 singles... in a row. They shattered the old record eons ago, and as of now, there is no artist even close to this number of consecutive #1 releases. To put this into perspective: The Beatles only had 20 #1's in the US (17 in the UK), and they weren't consecutive.
  • B'z has sold 35,000,000 singles—recently confirmed to be the most in Japanese history.
  • B'z holds the most #1 releases by an artist or band in Japanese history in every respect--the most #1 singles, the most #1 albums, and the most #1 home video releases.
  • Of the top five best selling albums in the history of Japanese music, two belong to B'z.
  • Every B'z studio album since 1991 has gone to #1 immediately.
  • In November 2007, B'z made history when they were the first Asian musicians to be inducted to the Hollywood Rock Walk.
  • At one point, B'z held 9 of the 10 spots in the top 10 singles chart.
  • Overall, B'z has sold over 85,000,000 records.
Now, those sales figures may not mean much to you. They're simply to give you a sense of the band's achievements. When it comes to music...

What makes B'z music special?
— B'z has worn many different hats over the years. They have had #1 hits with pop tunes, ballads, power ballads, hard rock, dance, and even the blues. Very few artists are able to remain at the top of their game while evolving as readily as B'z has. The B'z sound has been cultivated all over the world: many of their studio musicians hail from successful American acts and top Japanese talent. Tak & Koshi are well-acquainted with a number of music legends, including Aerosmith, Larry Carlton, Slash, and Steve Vai. B'z owns a studio in Los Angeles where much of their recording is done.

What about their live shows?
— B'z is one of the premiere live bands in the world. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

How many songs does B'z have? Do they have English songs too?
— As of this writing, B'z has released over 300 songs. The majority of their output is Japanese, although both members are fluent in English (and frequently enlist touring members of western origin, namely from the United States and Canada). As of 2013, the band have released nearly 30 English songs, all of which are detailed here.

Where am I supposed to start with something like that!?
— Fear not, we have you covered. Below is a starter selection chosen for those that are not familiar with B'z beyond some of what they've heard in Conan. These songs span the entire B'z discography and all of the many genres they've delved into over the years. Give this band a try—you will not regret it, I assure you!

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Where can I buy B'z music right now?

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— In 2012, B'z released a five-track English album worldwide on iTunes. This has since been delisted, though the lead single "Into Free -Dangan-" is still available on the service. If you are up for importing, you can always import from sites such as CDJapan and YesAsia. Beyond that, there is always a litany of B'z items available on eBay.

Where can I buy B'z T-shirts and merchandise?

— B'z tour merchandise such as T-shirts, wrist bands, keychains, tote bags and the like are all available exclusively from the officially operated B'z The Store. The store stocks shirts and related items categorized by tour dating all the way back to 1999. However, orders are only shipped to Japanese addresses. As a result, those outside Japan are required to enlist aid to complete their own orders. More information can be found at this link on how to enlist a proxy service to take care of such orders with no hassle.
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Postby Jd- » June 3rd, 2011, 6:58 am

Documentaries, TV Appearances & Interviews
Collection of various English subtitled B'z documentaries and interviews from throughout their history. Also included are a handful of TV appearances from recent years that have also been subtitled and made available for posterity.

Full Documentaries

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''Magical Backstage Tour'' MAGIC Documentary
Documentary chronicling B'z and their efforts to record their 17th studio album, MAGIC. The release then focuses on the shooting of the three singles' music videos, as well as the only released live footage from B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- along with three full performances from SUMMER SONIC 09.

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''Only Two'' U.S. Tour Documentary
Special 25th anniversary documentary produced by WOWOW that followed B'z during their largest international tour to date that covered both coasts of the United States and Canada as B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-.

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"OFF LIMITS" MONSTER'S GARAGE Documentary
Documentary following B'z as they rehearse and embark on B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE".

TV Appearances

Full Sit-down Interview + Performances of Uchouten & Ichibu to Zenbu [LIVE MONSTER 2015]

Uchouten [Shinnen Dakara Kantetsu de Ongaku Night 2015]

Uchouten [CDTV Special New Year Premium Live 2014-2015]

Uchouten [Music Station Super Live 2014]

ACTION Closeup Interview [2007]

Eien no Tsubasa Interview [News ZERO 2007]

Specialty Videos

New Year's Message 2010

New Year's Message 2011

New Year's Message 2015

GLORY DAYS Commercial
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Re: The B'z Hype Topic! (Newcomers, join us! Starter downloads available!)

Postby Jd- » June 3rd, 2011, 11:51 am

English Subtitled Live Videos
Collection of downloads for various live performances by B'z, subtitled in English for the first time.



B'z XX9 (2017)
A special commemorative release distributed privately upon request. Now only available by asking fellow fans, as it will never be posted publicly.

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B'z Treasure Selection (2017)
A special compilation bringing together the band's definitive hidden gems and fan-favorites in one compilation. Now only available by asking fellow fans, as it will never be posted publicly.

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B'z XX8 (2016)
A special commemorative release distributed privately upon request. Now only available by asking fellow fans, as it will never be posted publicly.

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Koshi Inaba Solo Live Selection (2015)
Special selection of Koshi Inaba's live output as a solo artist.
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Weekly B'z Community Selection Series (2015)
Collection of downloads for a new series of English subtitled B'z live videos, with every video featuring songs chosen by members of the English fan community.

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Following months of coordination and painstaking work, we are pleased to finally reveal the existence of our biggest project yet: The Weekly B'z Community Selection series! A few months ago, we reached out to fellow fans here in this very community and asked them to choose songs they would like to see represent them in dedicated Weekly B'z installments. Ever since, we have been working diligently to bring it all together. The highlights:

9 Videos with 8 Songs Each
Every song in every video was chosen by members of the community

Over 9 Hours of Footage
Every video is subtitled fully in English, and contains performances never included in Weekly B'z before

Over 30 New Songs
Rarities, new songs, hit singles, hidden gems all on full display, spanning the full breadth of the B'z catalogue

Over 70 Songs Total
Classic, never-before-subtitled versions of the band's greatest songs, chosen by the community


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Weekly B'z: The Original Complete Collection (2012-2013)
Collection of downloads for various English subtitled B'z live videos from the original run of Weekly B'z.

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What is "Weekly B'z"?
Weekly B'z was a fan-based initiative to subtitle a new B'z concert video every Wednesday beginning in February 2012. Videos were made available in SD and HD formats for direct download and were also simultaneously uploaded onto a dedicated YouTube channel. All videos were subtitled entirely in English, with many songs and crowd interaction sections being translated for the very first time. Great efforts were made to produce consistent quality across all of the releases, and we are very proud of the results and hope they will bring entertainment to fans both new and old alike.

To view these videos, we recommend installing VLC Player as it requires no further installation beyond the player itself and can then be used to watch any of the videos with no issues.


A redux of the complete collection is currently underway! This will re-purpose the original, shorter releases into feature-length compilations. As a result, the bulk of the original collection is currently offline for the time being. We have left a few select ones available below for those just joining us that should tide you over in the meantime!

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Noteworthy Sites
http://bz-vermillion.com
— The official B'z website.

http://bz-vermillion.com/english
— The official B'z website in English.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Bz
— The official B'z YouTube channel.

http://www.facebook.com/bz.official
— Official Facebook page of B'z.

http://twitter.com/Bz_Official_En
— Official English Twitter account of B'z.

http://twitter.com/Bz_Official
— Official Japanese Twitter account of B'z.

http://www.offthelock.com
— The best English site dedicated to the latest B'z news and more. The site is maintained by Tobias (also a former Conan fansubber) with support from me.

http://bzwiki.offthelock.com
— A B'z wiki that's currently in-progress and aims to feature the most in-depth B'z information on the net.

http://bzwiki.offthelock.com/B'z_Lyrics_&_Translations
— A listing of all B'z songs and their translations. Also available in a fully Japanese listing, as well as an alphabetical one.




Members of the B'z Army

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Jd-
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Kleene Onigiri
Kogorou
Koshi Shinichi
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Miakakiri
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Moriarty
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Raiden
Ringo
Sakina
Stopwatch
Tanner-kun
Yukimi
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Misaki-chan
angelranchan
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fubako
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lyndsi
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Postby Jd- » June 3rd, 2011, 11:53 am

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This archiving is still in progress. In the meantime, get your full B'z news fix at OFFTHELOCK.com and the B'z Wiki!

2015.04.22 BREAKING: B'z have announced the release date for their 52nd single: "RED"! It will be released in one standard and two special editions on June 10th, 2015. More details and a preview can be viewed here.

2015.03.21 A special lyric video for the English song "Love Bomb" is now available, covering the entire song! Click here to check it out!

2015.02.20 A fan-organized nine-week event has been revealed! The Weekly B'z: Community Selection series will see nine new Weekly B'z releases, but this time consisting entirely of songs selected by the community! Watch the trailer and read the full details and schedule here.

2015.02.20 BREAKING: Promotions for the band's 19th album EPIC DAY continue with the release of a short music video for album song "Classmate". Check it out here on the band's official YouTube channel.

2015.02.11 BREAKING: The opening song from EPIC DAY entitled "Las Vegas" now has a music video on the band's official YouTube channel! Watch it here, and also check out a sample of the music video to "Uchouten" here as well.

2015.01.26 BREAKING: The band's 19th album EPIC DAY now has a release date: March 4th, 2015! It will come in four different editions and contain ten tracks. Get all the details here and get your pre-orders in at CDJapan.

2015.01.22 B'z recently appeared on LIVE MONSTER for their very first sitdown interview, complete with fan questions from the street and performances of "Ichibu to Zenbu" and "Uchouten". What's more, we've already subtitled it for everyone to enjoy! The full episode can be viewed here.

2015.01.20 BREAKING: "Uchouten" has debuted at the top of the singles charts, giving the band their 47th consecutive number one single! Read more here.

2015.01.15 BREAKING: Yet another new song by the title of "Amari ni mo" has been revealed for the band's upcoming album EPIC DAY! The song is currently being used as the theme to a series of commercials for travel company H.I.S. See the commercial here.

2015.01.13 BREAKING: The 51st single by B'z, "Uchouten", is now on sale! It can be purchased from a variety of retailers, including CDJapan.

2015.01.06 B'z recently appeared to perform on a music program on which they had not yet appeared. You can view their performance of "Uchouten" as well as a brief discussion by the panel before and after right here.

2015.01.01 The annual New Year's Message and greeting from the band to kick off 2015 is now available and subtitled! Check it out here.

2015.01.01 B'z appeared on CDTV for their 2014->2015 year-end special program and performed their 51st single "Uchouten" on the show. You can now see the appearance with subtitles here.

2014.12.28 The December 26th appearance by B'z on Music Station Super Live 2014 on which they performed "Uchouten" has been fully subtitled! Enjoy the full translation of the new song as well as the brief interview held with the band beforehand. View it all here.

Spoiler: February 2014
2014.02.28 The music video for "Nensho", Koshi's new solo single, has been subtitled in English here.

2014.02.26 BREAKING: Koshi Inaba has launched an official website for his solo project at http://www.en-zine.jp/ and has also released a brand new digital solo single, available right now! Click here to learn more and watch the official music video!


Spoiler: January 2014
2014.01.29 BREAKING: B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST- has been released! The Complete Edition features nearly six hours of footage and can be ordered from all of the usual retailers, including CD-Japan. Check out the trailers and get your order in now!

2014.01.08 Now Available: The 2009 feature documentary Magical Backstage Tour, fully subtitled in English for the very first time! The video follows B'z as they record their much-acclaimed album MAGIC, shoot the singles' music videos, and even offers never-before-seen full performances from their appearance at SUMMER SONIC 09 as well as glimpses from B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- that you won't see anywhere else! Click here to check it out!

2014.01.01 BREAKING: Tak Matsumoto will be releasing a brand new studio album in 2014, and will be embarking on a live tour in May and June to support it! Click here for more!


Spoiler: December 2013
2013.12.04 BREAKING: It's finally here! B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 ENDLESS SUMMER -XXV BEST- is set to be released on January 29, 2014 and it is going to be MASSIVE! Coming to Blu-ray & DVD, the release will be available in a Regular Edition and a Complete Edition--the latter of which contains two full concerts and a feature length documentary, resulting in nearly SIX HOURS of footage! Click here to read all about it and get your order in!


Spoiler: November 2013
2013.11.30 B'z have completed their Special Live at the EX Theater Roppongi, serving as the venue's grand opening! The setlist was completely unexpected in every way and has to be seen to be believed!

2013.11.19 Three B'z singles are now available as downloadable content for guitar-learning video game Rocksmith 2014 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC! The "B'z Song Pack" includes "girigiri chop", "Easy Come, Easy Go!" and "juice" for $7.99 for all three or $2.99 separately. Additionally, for the game's Japanese release, Tak offered a special message for those ready to pick up the game.

2013.11.04 Epiphone is now set to release a special Aqua Blue Tak Matsumoto Double Cutaway in Japan! While a Japan-exclusive, obtaining the $800 guitar overseas is relatively easy and is detailed right here on OffTheLock.


Spoiler: October 2013
2013.10.24 Guitar-learning video game Rocksmith 2014 has been officially released throughout the world! The game features the Japanese version of "ultra soul" by B'z as well as Tak solo song "GO FURTHER". Both should be a good challenge and learning experience for aspiring guitarists! More B'z DLC is on the way, too!

2013.10.16 The B'z Wiki has received a series of MAJOR updates! Foremost, the LIVE-GYM hub article has been completely revamped, and every contained LIVE-GYM page is now completed with all of the band's setlists intact. A special page for B'z Songs on Home Video has likewise been completed, showcasing every home video on which you can see a given song being performed. Also, now completed and available on the wiki are both Tak and Koshi's solo works, from discographies and tours to lyric translations of their solo efforts, kanji lyrics added for the remaining B'z songs, a complete listing of all B'z tie-in promotions to date, and a full list of every appearance the band has made on television along with details of each showing.


Spoiler: September 2013
2013.09.23 OffTheLock has now published full reports on the September 12th and September 21st ENDLESS SUMMER shows in Osaka and Yokohama, respectively. Be sure to give them a read and look forward to B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- when it hits home video in early 2014!

2013.09.21 BREAKING: September 21st, the 25th anniversary for B'z! The band is celebrating with a sold-out show for over 70,000 fans at Yokohama's massive Nissan Stadium, the site of GLORY DAYS and their 2008 20th anniversary tour conclusion. The resulting show for B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- is expected to land on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2014.


Spoiler: August 2013
2013.08.29 B'z have just been nominated at this year's World Music Awards for World's Best Live Act and World's Best Group! Votes are now being collected online, so get your vote in!

2013.08.10 BREAKING: The B'z & Aerosmith mega double-bill showing known as Aerosonic at this year's SUMMER SONIC music festival in Japan has just come to an end. Check out our detailed report and a special joint performance with the two bands of the classic Aerosmith tune "Mama Kin"! Also take a look at the official merchandise that was made available for the show.

2013.08.07 Tak Matsumoto is to become the first Japanese artist with a signature Wah Pedal. Joining the likes of Slash and Van Halen, the "Tak Cry Baby" wah effect pedal is on sale now in Japan.


Spoiler: July 2013
2013.07.30 Weekly B'z: The Finale has just been released! The final installment in our Weekly B'z series comes in the form of a massive 2.5 hour special of all never-before-subtitled footage! Additionally, "Weekly B'z: The Complete Collection" has been made available in both torrent and direct download form. Get hype, one last time!

2013.07.16 BREAKING: A special Tour Merch Revival program is now underway, in which B'z are re-issuing one shirt per tour to celebrate the past 25 years! Click here to read more and see what's on offer, and how you can order as well!

2013.07.13 B'z is currently touring for B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-! For more on the band's upcoming plans, including their mega gig with Aerosmith in August, click here to read on!

2013.07.05 In addition to "Ultra Soul", Tak Matsumoto's solo song "GO FURTHER" will also be featured in the upcoming guitar video game Rocksmith 2014! Check out a live performance of the song here and get ready to check out the game when it hits in October 2013!


Spoiler: June 2013
2013.06.15 The four new songs from the B'z The Best XXV collections have been translated! Find the full romaji, kanji, and English translations to "HEAT", "Kakushin", "Q&A", and "Utopia" right here!

2013.06.14 The Japanese gaming giants at Famitsu recently got an interview with the creative director of Rocksmith 2014, for which B'z is contributing a song. OFFTHELOCK has a great translation, check it out!

2013.06.14 The band appeared on their own B'z Music Station Special today and played an unprecedented FOUR songs! Three of those were by fan requests! To see what other songs rounded out the Top 10 and what B'z had to say in the interviews around the performances, check out the full recap right here!

2013.06.13 A clip from the music video to the new song "HEAT" that's featured on B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012 has been uploaded to the band's YouTube channel! Check it out right here!

2013.06.13 BREAKING: The special YouTube program of B'z answering fan-submitted questions will be streamed on YouTube beginning 9:00 PM JST on June 16th! Click here for more information!

2013.06.12 The two B'z The Best XXV collections have premiered at the top of the Oricon Daily Albums chart, with combined sales of over 360,000 copies in one day!

2013.06.12 BREAKING: The tour goods for B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- have been revealed! The goods will be available at all shows over the summer, and will be available on B'z The Store at a future date! Those not able to make it to the shows may order them from Japan via a proxy service once they are available.

2013.06.12 RELEASE: The 25th Anniversary compilations B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012 have been released! Check out what the band had to say about the release and order now from CDJapan!

2013.06.11 B'z has been announced as one of the rock artists to be included in the guitar learning video game Rocksmith 2014 Edition! Their Japanese version of "Ultra Soul" will be one of the included tracks, which will also feature Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, and Oasis, to name a few. The game ships in October for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3!

2013.06.10 B'z has just completed a preview show for their 2013 LIVE-GYM tour, titled B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-. In addition, our first glimpse at this season's tour goods came with it, so click here to check it all out!

2013.06.09 Another short video, this time for new song "Utopia", has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel! Check out the full song on B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012, due for release on June 12th, 2012! Pre-order now on CDJapan!

2013.06.08 A 43-minute 25th Anniversary Digest Special, previously premiered on NicoNico, has been uploaded to the B'z YouTube account! The video counts down all 50 singles from the band, with footage from each of their music videos, along with interesting facts and historical clips along the way.


Spoiler: May 2013
2013.05.23 BREAKING: B'z will be appearing on a B'z Music Station Special dedicated to them on June 14th and will be performing the TOP 4 fan requests! Click here to vote for your favorites and cross your fingers!

2013.05.22 The full version of "Kakushin" can be heard on a recent episode of television series "Kumo no Kaidan," for which it is serving as the theme!

2013.05.21 BREAKING: In mid-June, B'z will be conducting a LIVE YouTube Q&A Special Program where they will be answering questions submitted by fans on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter under the hashtag "#Bzに質問". Get your questions in and who knows! Maybe you'll see your question answered by Tak and Koshi themselves!

2013.05.16 A short music video for new song "Kakushin" has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel! Hear the full song on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998, due for release on June 12th, 2012! Pre-order now on CDJapan!

2013.05.08 English-subtitled version of the "Q&A" video now available!

2013.05.05 "Q&A" as it appears as the opening to the Detective Conan anime series is now available, along with romaji, kanji, and an English translation!

2013.05.04 A preview for the "Q&A" music video has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel! Get the full version on the limited edition of B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012, due for release on June 12th, 2012! Pre-order now on CDJapan!

2013.05.01 The logo for the upcoming 25th Anniversary tour, B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-, has been revealed, along with the support members that'll be joining B'z! They are Shane Gaalaas on Drums, Barry Sparks on Bass, Yoshinobu Ohga on Backing Guitar, and Takanobu Masuda on Keyboards, who previously joined B'z during both their 2011 and 2012 tours.


Spoiler: April 2013
2013.04.25 BREAKING: For the first time since 2002 when Aerosmith invited B'z to join them on stage at the FIFA World Cup International Day concert for back-to-back sets, the two rock juggernauts representing the East and West will be reuniting for one night only on August 8, at Summer Sonic!

2013.04.25 Longtime B'z drummer Shane Gaalas will be releasing a solo album titled Ascend on June 12th, the same day that the B'z The Best XXV collections will be released. Of special note is that it will include an English version of "Brotherhood", which B'z themselves premiered in 2011 but have not yet released officially, so keep an eye on this!

2013.04.08 New song "Q&A" from B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012 will be featured as the opening theme to the "Detective Conan" anime series beginning May 4th! This is one of several themes provided by the band to the franchise, with their last contribution being "Don't Wanna Lie" in 2011.

2013.04.04 New song "Kakushin" from B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998 will be featured as the ending theme to the "Kumo no Kaidan" television drama series beginning April 17th! Koshi, having been a fan of the novels the series is based upon, worked in tandem with Tak to create the song specifically for the show.


Spoiler: March 2013
2013.03.24 BREAKING: At long last, the B'z 25th Anniversary plans announced! Two new best-of compilations collecting every single AND their music videos, for the very first time! B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998 and B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012, each housing 25 singles and each housing 2 brand new tracks for a total of 4 new songs coming soon! In the 2CD+DVD limited edition packages, purchasers are awarded a bonus DVD with 26 music videos (one for each single, including some never-before-scene performances, as well as a brand new one for one of the new songs). In addition, the guys will be embarking on a new tour: B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- to celebrate their 25th year in the business! Pre-orders available for both albums right now on CDJapan!


Spoiler: November 2012
2012.11.19 BREAKING: And... the first news is here and it's big! Get ready, because the B'z 25th anniversary year is kicking off in a huge way! Not one, not two, but THREE previously unreleased LIVE-GYMs will be released on home video in the span of only three months! They are:

    B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION- (1/30/2013)
    B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK- (2/27/2013)
    B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN- (3/27/2013)
To see the setlists and what formats they're available in, click here!


Spoiler: October 2012
2012.10.20 We now have a FULL translation of the Be With! fanclub magazine interview from the June 2012 issue! We're going to be doing more and more of these, so check it out on the B'z Wiki!


Spoiler: September 2012
2012.09.21 BREAKING: On the band's 24th birthday, it has been announced that the finale of B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- will be streamed LIVE and FREE on the internet for all to see! Do not miss it!


For news prior to this point, please visit OFFTHELOCK.com


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:o :o I-I-Is this for real? This is awesome!!! TOTALLY!!! ;D ;D
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I join ;P XD
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*Joining*
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Jd- you win at life sir

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Postby xpon » June 3rd, 2011, 10:38 pm

i say made a new mediafire account and put all the B'z in it! :D
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*Needs to free space in her computer to download all this goodness*

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Postby Jd- » June 4th, 2011, 12:12 am

B'z Hype killed Mediafire--officially.
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It's HYPE! :o
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Postby bluekaitou1412 » June 4th, 2011, 3:47 am

Jd- wrote:What about their live shows?
— B'z is one of the premiere live bands in the world. Don't believe me? See for yourself.
Now that's what you call ocean of people o_o

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