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A special memorial for Jasmine You

Jasmine You

Earlier this year bassist Jasmine You passed away. Now several months later his band, Versailles, will hold a special event for him, “Versailles Presents Jasmine You – Memorial Ceremony-“. This special event will be held at SHIBUYA O-EAST on 1/4/2010.

Other guests to appear are Kaya and Matenrou Opera.

Tickets will officially be on sale to the public on 11/21, but members of Versailles official fanclub “NOBLE” will be able to purchase tickets through their mobile phones on 11/2.

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V-Rock Fest. = The best reunion

la'cryma christi

If asked three years ago if I’d expect La’cryma Christi to make a comeback, I would have said, “Hell no!

Well I was wrong; apparently the band will be reuniting for the V-Rock Festival on 10/24. Now that doesn’t mean they will continue activities. The reunion is only for the V-Rock Festival, depending on the fans reactions will determine whether or not they will continue after the event.

What is the V-Rock Festival? It’s a visual kei event sponsored by Sports Nippon. It is a two day event which will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

Honestly with a line-up like this, I’m tempted to go just for the two days to see half of these bands. I honestly didn’t know that half of them were still around either.

If you want to go, you can get tickets via their website. They have an international page for people who don’t read Japanese. (V-Rock Festival)

The line up:
10.24 – Saturday
abingdon boys school
alice nine
ali project
Angelo
BOUNTY
BREAKERZ
D
D’ERLANGER
D’espairsRay
Doremi Dan
Irokui.
Jealkb
Kra
La’cryma Christi
Marilyn Manson
Moi dix Mois
Ninja Man Japan
PENICILLIN
Plastic Tree
SEX MACHINGUNS
SOHODOLLS
SuG
Tune Factory (SHOXX band)
Velbet
ViVid

10.25 – Sunday
And
Aoi
Ayabie
DaizyStripper
Doubt
Duel Jewel
exist trace
The GazettE
GRANRODEO
heidi.
Kagrra,
LM.C
LOVEX
Merry
NEGATIVE
-OZ-
Sadie
SCREW
Toshihiko Takamizawa (w/ band members: gt. Rook Takamura/ANCHANG/KOJI)
Anna Tsuchiya
The Underneath
[_Vani; lla]
Versailles
Vidoll

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VK no longer smells like Jasmine

Jasmine You

Versailles basist, Jasmine You, passed away yesterday morning. All band activites will be on hold till further notice. Cause of death is unknown at the present time. Until the news gives out anymore info, this is all you guys get.

The VK world has lost another soul. Expect to see a lot of “hide”, “kazuki” and “kami” scenes again. I’ll honestly say I don’t listen to the band, but I did listen to Lareine, Kamijo’s old band. I’ll be honest, I won’t miss Jasmine either. I didn’t know him, and I’m sure all the J-Rock fans will cry and be depressed and say stuff how they were touched by him in some way. But let’s be honest folks, he played bass, and half of you probably didn’t even notice him till now. As we all know bassists are hardly ever noticed because the spotlight is taken by the vocal or guitarist, and unless Jasmine was “hot” (which I doubt he was), I don’t think he had many fans. You all can say I’m being mean, but you all know I’m right.

But my condolences to his family and the band members. Take care Jasmine, you’re probably happier now that you don’t have to deal with life.

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