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(1988 – present)

Formed in 1988, B’z are guitarist 松本孝弘 and vocalist, 稲葉浩志. Over the span of twenty-five years, B’z have released 18 albums, 6 EPs (including a Korea-only release) and 50 singles, with 15 of the albums and 46 of the singles consecutively debuting #1 on Japan’s Oricon Chart. B’z have sold over 80 million CDs in Japan alone, making them the best-selling artist in Japan’s history.

Under the recommendation of Steve Vai, B’z were inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk in 2007 as the first Asian artist. As a world acclaimed six-string virtuoso, Tak Matsumoto joined legendary guitarists Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Ace Frehley and Slash, to become the fifth guitarist in the world to have his own Gibson USA signature model, the ‘Tak Matsumoto Les Paul.’ In 2010, Matsumoto released TAKE YOUR PICK with jazz guitarist, Larry Carlton, and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards last February. Koshi Inaba’s solo efforts include the studio album, Hadou, which was also released in 2010 and debuted number one on the Oricon album charts. Inaba also appeared as a guest vocalist on Slash’s solo album last year.
Besides releasing a long line of number one singles and albums in Japan, B’z are known for their dynamic live shows. They began 2010 with a sold-out dome tour in Japan, including 4 nights at the famed Tokyo Dome with 600,000 fans in attendance.

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  • pamatss

    these guys are fantastic! [3] <33333333

    13 Feb 1:19pm Reply
  • ThisIsMEGUMI

    LOVE THEM! <3

    1 Feb 2:52pm Reply
  • FeaFrost

    these guys are fantastic! [2]

    29 Jan 5:13pm Reply
  • michikom3

    B'z 25th anniversary live DVD will be released on JAN 2014. You can see this trailer now. How great they are!! http://youtu.be/kZXTD1LfUZs

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • makoenergy

    I love all their albums, especially RUN and The 7th Blues

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    and latest album「C'mon」is pure PERFECTION ! :3 can't stop listening it !

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    *Happy Birthday dear Inaba-san !* :))))

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Rovanette

    Happy Birthday Inaba-san~!!

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Tetsu87

    @ Dmitry_Thrashed: Indeed it is.

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jimex289

    This group represents, in its simplest form, how a song is born. One pens the lyrics, the other composes the song. For 25 consecutive years!!! And they are still rocking out and churning out amazing tunes like it's nothing at all :).

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • orange_kiss

    Incredible duo!xD I wish I could see their concert. >__<

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • aoidangan

    They melted my heart. All their songs have got beautiful lyrics with emotional music. I appreciate their aims in music. Tak and Koshi, thank you very much. I wish, I could see them live.

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • KISSMY-a-SOUL

    these guys are fantastic!

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    is Friction their song? from burnout paradise

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    omfg I too want to be on their cocnert !!! >_< hope they'll come to Europe *o* !

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    <3

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • GDijains

    Signal~♥

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • proggirl

    WOOT!!!! I want to see them too!!!!!

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • jimex289

    Agreed...it was almost a dream seeing Tak so close. Out of this world experience hearing them rockin' out live. I hope they come to NYC again next year.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rokkugoh

    Saw them live in NYC last night... they were AMAZING. Haven't had that much fun at a concert in ages! Loved them.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
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