X Japan Releases first U.S. Single 'Jade' on June 28

Yoshiki on stage with X Japan at The Wiltern in Los Angeles
Shannon Cottrell

The single, written and produced by Yoshiki, was initially planned for a March, 20101 release. This was postponed in the wake of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The members of the band were in Japan at the time working on their forthcoming full-length album and Yoshiki, well-known for his charity work, immediately shifted focus to fundraising for earthquake and tsunami relief, his efforts inspiring fans.

"Jade" was recorded both in Los Angeles and Japan. The band is currently finalizing their next album as well as touring. They're playing a sold-out show at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on the day the single is released.

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