X Japan Podcast

Started by X fans for X fans, the X Japan Podcast is an English speaking audio podcast discussing everything in the world of X Japan. Recording from Australia and the US, hosts Wayne and Jeremy have been a diehard fan of X since the 90's.
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Mar 24, 2019

This episode we return from a 1 year hiatus to celebrate the 30th anniversary of X's major label debut album Blue Blood.

Jan 29, 2018

Jeremy and Wayne start 2018 with a preview of the new X Japan album that possibly, maybe, perhaps is released in 2018. We're joined by our Third Musketeer (and Man on the Street) Danny to discuss what the album started as, what it changed to and what it might become!

Dec 18, 2017

We celebrate our 30th episode by discussing X Japan's epic 29 minute opus Art of Life.

Nov 12, 2017

Jeremy and Wayne continue their chat from Episode 27 about X Japan after they reunited, this time covering the period between 2010 to 2014.

Aug 14, 2017

After a 3 month hiatus, Jeremy and Wayne talk with Ashley Knight, the operatic maestro who toured with Yoshiki Classical, the recent X Japan Acoustic tour and the upcoming Dinner with Yoshiki shows. We also discuss the Japanese acoustic tour at length.

May 2, 2017

In Episode 27, Jeremy and Wayne discuss the first couple of years of the X Japan reunion between 2007 - 2010, an event that nobody saw coming.

Mar 28, 2017

Episode 26 covers the successful X Day, the We Are X soundtrack and what's coming up next for X Japan and their fans...

Feb 27, 2017

A short episode for listeners of the podcast who are going to X Day in London and the listeners who wish they were going (like us).

Feb 18, 2017

Our very special guest for Episode 24 is Yuga Cohler, the conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic for the Yoshiki Classical tour. Yuga has some incredible insights on Yoshiki's compositions and music in general. It's an amazing listen!

Jan 18, 2017

In episode 23 we catch up on the recent plethora of news regarding X Japan and it's members.

Jan 4, 2017

This month Jeremy and Wayne continue the Dahlia album fest by breaking down the songs and telling some of the interesting stories behind them. There's also the first X Japan Podcast competition to listen out for!

Dec 7, 2016

In Episode 21, Jeremy and Wayne discuss the recording and release of X's 1996 album Dahlia, which had it's 20th anniversary recently.

Oct 27, 2016

Episode 20 celebrates the 20th anniversary of hide's solo album Psyence with another incredible conversation with Eric Westfall! Definitely an episode for the music/recording nerds, we asked the hard questions about hide's recording techniques, how much of Jaa, Zoo was actually complete when hide passed away and much more!

Sep 20, 2016

This month Jeremy and Wayne talk about the Dahlia Tour 1995 - 1996. The tour had long lasting consequences that still affect the band to this day...

Aug 2, 2016

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of X's album Jealousy, Jeremy and Wayne discuss the recording of the album and how it certainly didn't go to plan for the band...

Jul 11, 2016

In episode 17, we discuss X's epic 2 day concert in 1993 at Tokyo Dome. "X Japan Returns" was a hugely significant event for the band at a crossroad of their career.

May 29, 2016

In episode 16 we are joined by Danny, to catch up with the latest X Japan news and some recent subtle announcements that have gone largely unnoticed by the non Japanese fanbase.

Apr 27, 2016

An exclusive 1 hour interview with Stephen Kijak, the director of the upcoming We Are X film.

Apr 15, 2016

This month Jeremy and Wayne continue their chat about X Japan's history, this time in 1993. Art of Life and Tears were released but so much more was happening...

Mar 10, 2016

This month Wayne and Jeremy discuss X Japan's history in the year 1992; a year that on the surface, appears to be mostly inactive for the band and it's members. We delve into what was in fact a busy and important year.

Mar 7, 2016

In Episode 12, we discuss the current situation and issues with X Japan, including Pata's health, the postponement of X Day and the album release and talk about how the We Are X documentary has been received at Sundance.

Nov 15, 2015

This episode was originally uploaded in November 2015. It features an exclusive interview with Dokk Knight, who Yoshiki's recording engineer during 10 years of the Violet UK recording and some of the Dahlia album recording. This is the only interview Dokk has done since leaving the VUK project.

Aug 9, 2015

Originally uploaded in early August 2015, this episode is the 2nd conversation with Yoshiki's personal trainer and physical therapist from the Jealousy era. This time we go into more details about Yoshiki's ailments and life on the road with X in 1991 and 1992.

Feb 22, 2015

In this episode, originally uploaded in Feb 2015, we talk to Chris Camacho. Chris was Yoshiki's personal trainer and Physical Therapist during the Jealousy era and had some great insight into the band and the man during the peak of their career.

Dec 12, 2014

Episode 2 of the X Japan podcast, originally uploaded on December 12th 2014. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode dedicated to hide, the former X Japan guitarist. Featuring an exclusive interview with Psyence and a Zoo engineer/mixer Eric Westfall and very special guest Jan.

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