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Takuya Kimura’s radio show to be first in the world to air Steven Tyler’s debut solo single

18:41 JST September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

SMAP’s Takuya Kimura (37) will air the full version of Aerosmith’s frontman Steven Tyler’s first solo song on his radio, the first to do so in the world, reports music website BARKS.

“LOVE LIVES” is the theme song to Kimura’s upcoming movie “SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト (Yamato)”, and was written specifically for the movie by Tyler himself.

Steven Tyler

It has been reported Kimura has been a longtime Aerosmith fan, and had from time to time aired the group’s songs on his TOKYO FM radio show “木村拓哉のWHAT’S UP SMAP!”.

“I wanted to be faster than everyone else in giving my listeners a chance to listen to it before the movie’s December 1 release!

“When I first heard it, it gave me goosebumps from start to finish,” Kimura said.

Steven Tyler’s “LOVE LIVES” single will be released on November 24.  The complete song will be aired on Kimura’s radio show on October 1 after 11pm.

No practice time for Koichi’s next show

00:51 JST September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Koichi Domoto has been told there will be no practice runs for his upcoming show, something which is worrying the star, it was revealed yesterday, reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital.

The KinKi Kids star and the cast of Kansai Yamamoto’s “KANSAI SUPER SHOW: Seven Samurai” attended a press conference for the show in Tokyo, where the director had revealed that there would be no training for his show.

Koichi said he was worried about his new challenge.

“I prefer to prepare for shows by practising a lot.  I’m quite worried about this,” he said.

The stage show’s story follows Yamamoto into his world where someone has stolen the Flames of Hope.  Koichi and six other warriors are gathered to help Yamamoto fight to get back the Flames of Hope.  It has been reported to have taken the director three years to develop the show.

The director and designer had said he had put a lot of thought into every detail of Koichi’s costume.

“I think it weighs about 20 kilograms.  In total [all seven costumes are] worth 100-million yen.

“[Koichi’s] necklace I bought in Indonesia for about 100,000 yen, and the [pants are] silk,” he said.

Koichi said the weight and cost of his costume were not the only things that had surprised him.

“There was no measuring up so I turned up and they cut the material to fit me on the spot.  What a pro.

“I hope I can bring out something that expresses me while I’m inside of Kansai-san’s world.

“(Reading through the script) I keep wondering how we’re going to do this or that.  I’m excited I’ll be able to experience it all.

“Kansai-san told me ‘don’t worry about keeping the costume in one piece’.  He said he wanted us to be able to channel all of our energy out.  This is a new challenge for me and I hope I can show everything I’ve learnt up to now,” he said.

Some special effects in the show will include fighting scenes around water fountains, large-scale screens, fire flames, and large-scale wire action sequences in the air.

The “KANSAI SUPER SHOW” will be performed on November 20 and 21 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colesseum.

Koichi’s co-stars include Risa Naka (21), former-pro kick boxer Masato (31), comedian Ryuhei Ueshima (49), dancer Kaiji Moriyama (36), Barcelona Olympics silver medalist Yukio Iketani (40), and actor Akira Emoto (61).

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