Korogi's X-Japan Fan Fics:
Pata - Guitar
Toshi - Lead Vocals
Yoshiki - Band Leader, Drums, Composition, Piano
hide - Composition, guitar, back-up vocals
Heath - Bass
X-Japan was a heavy-metal, visual shock band of the 80's and mid 90's that became one of the MOST POPULAR rock groups to ever come out of Japan. Their music ranged anywhere from thrasher-rock down to soft, piano ballads.
The band broke up mid-year of 1996. Each member went on their own solo career, but there's no question that the most successful of the members was hide
hide's career rocketed him into fame, outstreatching even that of X-Japan itself, even though he produced only 2 albums versus X-Japan's 10. hide created two bands, Japan-based "hide with Spread Beaver" and LA-based "Zilch".
Tragically, he produced one album each before hide passed away in his Yokosuka mansion in the spring of 1998 through mysterious circumstances... an apparent self-hanging.
The funeral turnout for hide was SO BIG that central Tokyo had to be shut down completely from the millions of mourning fans.
Shortly after the breakup of X-Japan, band leader Yoshiki began slaving tirlessly over Extasy Records, Yoshiki's Indies-lable company that has now spawned into Extasy International, a branch of Universal Records Japan.
For a time, Yoshiki was so distraught over the death of hide, his best friend, that Extasy almost fell into disrepair. But to this day, Yoshiki leads a healthy life in LA as a multimillionaire, producing such chart-smashing indie bands as Dir en Grey and Violet U.K.
WARNING! Most of these stories contain shounen-ai (male-male love)