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MUSIC MADNESS: hide (X Japan) Releases ‘Last Song’ With Vocaloid, 16 Years After Passing Away!

Who could have thought (especially here over at MADNESS HQ) that after 16 long years, we could possibly hear a new song release from none other than the much loved legend hide!

Apparently it’s technology that make all this possible (remember the Tupac Hologram Coachella back in 2012?) – The title of the song is “Co Gal,” written by hide before his passing, was recreated with YAMAHA‘s Vocaloid voice synthesis technology, based on lyrics hide wrote and a demo he recorded just before he passed away. hide had planned to include “Co Gal” on Ja, Zoo, his first solo album that debuted posthumously in November 1998. However, since he passed away right before recording the song, all that remained were the lyrics and the audio demo. Part of the lyrics were displayed in the hide Museum in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Yokosuka City from 2000 to 2005.

The song will be released  on an album that Universal Music will debut on December 10 in conjunction with hide 50th birthday.

Fan of hide, don’t sleep on this one!


已經離開我們12年的 Hide, 永遠是各位 fans 心目中沒有人能取代的 X Japan 結他手,獨立時期擁有自己樂團 Hide and Spread Breaver,在日本他是一位殿堂級音樂人,一位把視覺系音樂推上高峰的先驅者,一位提攜出很多出色的後起之秀的領導者,曾與很多世界級的有名樂團合作,在國內外擁有無數fans,忠心程度達至因為他的死而跟著一起自殺,也同時是我們 MADNESS 團員很喜愛的音樂人之一。

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