Yoshiki, leader of Japan’s superstar rock band X Japan, will host his first radio show, “Yoshiki Radio,” on The Boneyard, channel 38. It’s an eclectic mix of East meets West, and will include Yoshiki’s personal favorite music tracks, and music from artists that have influenced him, as well as an introduction to some of Japan’s most innovative artists.
The hour-long monthly show will launch on 5/27 at 8:00 pm ET. Beginning 6/5, Yoshiki Radio will air the first Sunday of every month at 9:00 pm ET.
The monthly show will also feature elements of Japanese pop culture, from sushi to Sony to Nintendo/Wii, to the global megastar Hello Kitty, to the burgeoning western popularity of Anime.
Earlier this year, Yoshiki and X Japan signed an exclusive, three-year deal with EMI Music for distribution in North America. X Japan’s North American debut album will be released later this year.