X Japan Coachella Performance
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Yup that's right. This is the absolute state of nu-X Japan.

Quote:X JAPAN has recruited Wes Borland (LIMP BIZKIT) to play guitar for the band at this month's Coachella festival in Indio, California. Borland is filling in for X JAPAN's regular guitarist Sugizo, who is unable to make the gig due to visa issues.

Sugizo told Oricon News: "Since they haven't finished processing my visa application yet, there's a chance it won't be ready in time for Coachella. "I'm still not giving up on going to the USA. I'm banking on the chance until the very last minute, but these visa problems don't resolve themselves according to my wishes. If worst comes to worst and the band has to use a support guitarist, I think the positive side is that fans will get to see a special X JAPAN they could only see on that day. I'll be happy if fans can take that positive attitude. Regardless of what happens, fans will get the very best X JAPAN can give."

X JAPAN leader and drummer Yoshiki, who underwent spinal surgery last May to insert an artificial disc in his neck, said that he was anxious about returning to the stage. "I'm in a bit of a panic," the drummer said. "Since I still can't play the drums perfectly, these past few days I've been more worried than I expected about how far I can really push myself. Since I absolutely can't move my neck to feel the rhythm like I used to, it's like playing a completely different instrument."

X JAPAN will play Coachella this Saturday, April 14.

The group played two warm-up shows in Japan on April 10 and April 11, the first since its March 2017 performance at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.

Borland previously performed with X JAPAN at three reunion shows at the Tokyo Dome in March 2008.

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#2
Well, it's not gonna be the first time to see Wes Borland on stage with X Japan, so for me it's not such a big deal... Smile

By the way, did somebody notice that April 14th will be the Vanishing Vision 30th Anniversary?
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#3
*Checks date* Nope, not April 1st. Suicide
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(04-11-2018, 01:18 PM)embryo6 Wrote: By the way, did somebody notice that April 14th will be the Vanishing Vision 30th Anniversary?

Man, what an anniversary present.
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#5
I'm FAR more BOTHERED by THE UNNECESSARY caps IN the TITLE than I am about a guy who's already played with X Japan playing with X Japan again.
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#6
Didn't I predict this in the X Japan news thread? Like lunaterra said, he filled in for hide after his death before. As did Richard Fortus, if memory serves me right.
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#7
I'd take Richard Fortus first in a heartbeat.
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#8
I think Wes Borland is technically a superior guitar player, but that probably doesn't matter much if you have to do whatever Yoshiki tells you to do.
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#9
It's just such a slap in the face to the fans though. I'm honestly surprised at the reaction so far. "Lol Sugizo couldn't get his shit together, so here's Limp Bizkit."
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#10
You know Wes Borland did more interesting stuff than Limp Bizkit through the years, right? Wink

Honestly though, I doubt if many fans care who's the guitarist now that hide is no longer with the band, as long as Yoshiki and Toshi are there.
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