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X Japan in Hong Kong 2009
|Also known as||X, エックス|
|Genres||Heavy metal, speed metal, power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, glam metal|
|Years active||1982–1997, 2007–present|
|Labels||Dada, Extasy, CBS/Sony, Ki/oon, MMG, East West Japan, Atlantic, Polydor, Tofu, EMI|
The Name [change]
The band was first called "X" but because the letter X was already the name of another band they changed their name to "X Japan" to avoid confusion.
- Minnie, Chi. "X Japan Best review". Asia Pacific Arts Online Magazine. http://www.asiaarts.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=7936. Retrieved 2007-09-10.