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Background information
Birth nameYoshiki Hayashi
Also known asHitomi Shiratori, Rei Shiratori, Miyukihime Igarashi, Tomoya Tachibana
Born (1965-11-20) November 20, 1965 (age 53)
Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
GenresRock, heavy metal, classical, pop
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, composer, record producer, businessman, entrepreneur, fashion designer, radio personality
InstrumentsDrums, piano, percussions, guitar
Years active1977–present
LabelsExtasy, Columbia, Avex Group
Associated actsX Japan, Violet UK, S.K.I.N., Globe, V2
Notable instruments
Tama Artstar II: Clear Acrylic
Kawai Crystal II Glad Grand Piano CR-40A

Yoshiki Hayashi (林 佳樹, Hayashi Yoshiki, born November 20, 1965) is a Japanese musician. He is a co-founder of the Japanese band rock X Japan. He also founded an independent record label Extasy Records.[1] X Japan ended in 1997. They got back together in 2007 and are currently touring worldwide.

Yoshiki's solo career includes two classical studio albums: Eternal Melody (1993), and Eternal Melody II (2005).

References[change | change source]

  1. Yang, Jeff; Can, Dina; Hong, Terry (1997). Eastern Standard Time. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p. 264. ISBN 0-395-76341-X.