B'z

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B'z are a famous Japanese hard rock band comprised of Tak Matsumoto (松本 孝弘 Matsumoto Takahiro, Guitar) and Koshi Inaba (稲葉 浩志 Inaba Kōshi, Vocal).

They made their record debut with "Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite" on September 21, 1988, but their first big hit was the Bad Communication mini album, released the next year. After a while they became one of the most popular rock bands in Japan, topping the Oricon Charts with every release starting from their fifth single.

On September 24, 2002, B'z played their first live show in the US, called B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll". They have also played with overseas musicians such as Aerosmith, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, Brian Tichy from Ball, Fingers from Ball and more.

Contents

LIVE-GYM

B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll"

  • October 10, 2003 - House of Blues: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • October 14, 2003 - House of Blues: Los Angeles, California
  • October 15, 2003 - House of Blues: Los Angeles, California
  • October 18, 2003 - The Fillmore: San Fransisco, California
  • October 21, 2003 - The Showbox: Seattle, Washington
  • October 23, 2003 - Commodore Ballroom: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Discography

Singles

  1. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite (9/21/1988)
  2. Kimi no Naka de Odoritai (5/21/1989)
  3. LADY-GO-ROUND (2/21/1990)
  4. BE THERE (5/25/1990)
  5. Taiyo no Komachi Angel (6/13/1990)
  6. Easy Come, Easy Go! (10/3/1990)
  7. Itoshi Hito yo Good Night... (10/24/1990)
  8. LADY NAVIGATION (3/27/1991)
  9. ALONE (10/30/1991)
  10. BLOWIN' (5/27/1992)
  11. ZERO (10/7/1992)
  12. Ai no Mama ni, Wagamama ni Boku ha Kimidake wo Kizu tsukenai (3/17/1993)
  13. Hadashi no Megami (6/2/1993)
  14. Don't Leave Me (2/9/1994)
  15. MOTEL (11/21/1994)
  16. Negai (5/31/1995)
  17. love me, I love you (7/7/1995)
  18. LOVE PHANTOM (10/11/1995)
  19. Mienai Chikara -INVISIBLE ONE-(3/6/1996)
  20. Real Thing Shakes (5/5/1996)
  21. FIREBALL (3/5/1997)
  22. Calling (7/9/1997)
  23. Liar! Liar! (10/8/1997)
  24. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan -WANDERING SAPPHIRE BULLET-(4/8/1998)
  25. HOME (7/8/1998)
  26. Girigiri chop (6/9/1999)
  27. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni (2/9/2000)
  28. May (5/24/2000)
  29. juice (7/12/2000)
  30. RING (10/14/2000)
  31. ultra soul (3/14/2001)
  32. Gold (8/8/2001)
  33. Atsuki Kodo no Hate (6/5/2002)
  34. IT'S SHOWTIME (3/25/2003)
  35. Yasei no ENERGY (7/16/2003)
  36. BANZAI (5/5/2004)
  37. ARIGATO (9/1/2004)
  38. Ai no Bakudan (3/9/2005)

Albums

  1. B'z (9/21/1988)
  2. OFF THE LOCK (5/21/1989)
  3. BREAK THROUGH (2/21/1990)
  4. RISKY (11/27/1990)
  5. IN THE LIFE (11/27/1991)
  6. RUN (10/28/1992)
  7. The 7th Blues (3/2/1994)
  8. LOOSE (11/22/1995)
  9. SURVIVE (11/19/1997)
  10. Brotherhood (7/14/1999)
  11. ELEVEN (12/6/2000)
  12. GREEN (7/3/2002)
  13. BIG MACHINE (9/17/2003)
  14. THE CIRCLE (4/6/2005)

DVD and Video

DVD

  1. LIVE RIPPER (3/14/2001)
  2. "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE (3/14/2001)
  3. The true meaning of "Brotherhood"? (3/14/2001)
  4. once upon a time in Yokohama (3/14/2001)
  5. a BEAUTIFUL REEL. (11/27/2002)
  6. Typhoon No.15 (2/25/2004)

Video

  1. FILM RISKY (12/16/1990)
  2. JUST ANOTHER LIFE (12/11/1991)
  3. LIVE RIPPER (12/8/1993)
  4. "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE (1/1/1996)
  5. The true meaning of "Brotherhood"? (12/8/1999)
  6. once upon a time in Yokohama (8/2/2000)
  7. a BEAUTIFUL REEL. (11/27/2002)
  8. Typhoon No.15 (2/25/2004)

External links

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