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Yoshiki was born on November 20, 1965 in Chiba, Japan. See full bio »

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Saw IV
Saw IV Soundtrack
X Music Department
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Repo! The Genetic Opera Music Department
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 2009 Goemon (lyrics: "Rosa") / (writer: "Rosa")
 2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera (producer: "Depraved Heart Murder At Sanitarium Square" - as Yoshiki)
 2007 Saw IV (writer: "I.V." - as Yoshiki)
 2007 Catacombs (performer: "Blue Butterfly") / (writer: "Blue Butterfly")
 2004 Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida (writer: "Tears")
 1998 In God's Hands (writer: "Sane" - as Yoshiki)
 1996 X (arranger: "Forever Love") / (lyrics: "Forever Love") / (music: "Forever Love") / (performer: "Forever Love")
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Other Works:

Conducted the American Symphony Orchestra in New York for cover version of "Black Diamond" for KISS tribute album

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Alternate Names:

Yoshiki Hayashi | X Japan

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Reunited X-Japan with former Luna Sea guitarist Sugizo as second guitarist since 2008, Yoshiki is in the studio with X-Japan working of their first full English-language album, to be released in both Japan and the United States. See more »



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