music

Blind drummer boy will blow your mind and touch your heart【Video】

Despite all that he has faced in his life so far, this blossoming musician just wants to rock.

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Madonna gaffe reminds us how tricky it can be to hold a concert in Asia

With mixed messages in Japanese and moves stirring up hard feelings in mainland China, Madonna’s Taiwan leg of her Rebel Heart Tour left people with lots to talk about.

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Japan’s chubby musical cat toys are a ridiculously cute piano substitute 【Video】

Why tickle the ivories or shred an ax when you can make music by squeezing some cats?

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Toyota shifts otaku marketing into high gear with Vocaloid song, cosplay of car part girls 【Vids】

The 40 anthropomorphized parts of the Prius hybrid are back in a virtual idol-backed video with a unique method of writing lyrics.

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We didn’t see that coming: Lupin III’s catchy theme song played on a telephone

Ever wondered what the classic Lupin III theme song would sound like played on a telephone? Neither have we, but the result is still spectacular!

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Saxophone-playing Taiwanese beauty is pleasing the Internet’s eyes and ears alike【Pics & Videos】

There’s nothing that says you can’t have professional-grade musical skills and model-level looks.

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Kimono-clad Hatsune Miku figure proves she’d have looked just fine in the pre-computer era

Exquisitely painted figure reimagines the digital idol in traditional garb.

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Six of our favorite songs performed on traditional Japanese instruments to get you to the weekend

From “Shake it off” to “Smooth Criminal”, these Japanese cover songs will definitely have you tapping your toes! 

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Grab your formalwear, gamers! Full-orchestra Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy concerts coming soon

Two-concert event to cover decades of video game musical history.

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The late, great David Bowie visits Kyoto in these shots taken in the 1980s【Photos】

Time may have changed him, but we still have these nostalgic photos of how music legend David Bowie used to be.

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Japanese judge dismisses lawsuit against idol singer who violated contract’s no-dating clause

Suit tossed out of Tokyo district court in rare win for idols’ romantic freedom.

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The five members of the popular group appeared sombre during their special television appearance last night. 

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Sayonara, SMAP! Japan’s biggest boy band reportedly breaking up

Reports indicate that the five-man vocal group’s 25-year stint in the Japanese spotlight is about to come to a close.

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And now, a transgender Indian version of Pharrell’s “Happy” 【Video】

Dubbed “India’s first transgender band,” the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band’s first single shows just how happy the hijra community can get with an Indian-flavored take on the Pharrell Williams hit of 2014.

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Devoted David Bowie fan in Japan attempts to commit suicide following rock legend’s death

The announcement of David Bowie’s passing certainly came as a terrible shock, but perhaps just as shocking is the news of one Japanese fan’s attempted suicide in response to the star’s death.

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Oppa has oppai! Psy performs a girl idol group dance number, perfected with rocket boobs 【Video】

“Gangnam Style” singer Psy never fails to turn heads, and he’s back to wow the crowd with a sexy dance, spiced up with a sizzling surprise.

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Perfume and OK Go collaborate on theme song for new anime Sushi Police debuting on January 6

Japanese pop group Perfume and American band OK Go have teamed up to create a theme song for the new Japanese anime “Sushi Police”.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is kinda cute and kinda gorilla【Video】

Are you a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Then perhaps you’ll like her new “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu, Japan’s latest quirky pop sensation.

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Annual New Year’s Eve singing competition Kohaku will be invaded by Star Wars

Disney is getting its hands on all it can this year—you’ll even be able to catch a special performance by Star Wars characters and Arashi at annual singing contest Kohaku Uta Gassen this year.

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Ask Mr. Sato Episode 2 is here!【Video】

Episode 2 of our new video series, Ask Mr. Sato, is here! Join us after the jump to hear the advice of RocketNews24’s very own agony uncle!

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