“Happy birthday HIDE!” by YOSHIKI of X JAPAN

YOSHIKI of X JAPAN updated his Instagram on December 13, 2022. YOSHIKI shared a photo he took with HIDE(1964-1998), the guitarist of X JAPAN. December 13 this year would have been HIDE’s 58th birthday if he were alive.

YOSHIKI wrote a message to HIDE, saying “Happy birthday HIDE! RIP No worries XJAPAN is riddled with obstacles, but I’ll make it happen by the time I get to heaven..HIDE’s place. Yoshiki”.

The movie “TELL ME – the scenery I saw with hide” released in 2022 received a great response

In 2022, the movie “TELL ME – the scenery I saw with hide” was released. This movie is based on the book “Brother: The Reminiscence of hide” (Kodansha Bunko) written by HIDE’s manager and younger brother, Hiroshi Matsumoto.

Faced with HIDE’s sudden death, his friends, including I.N.A., HIDE’s co-producer, struggle to overcome the grief of death in order to bring the music HIDE left behind to the world. The role of Hiroshi Matsumoto was played by singer and actor Tsubasa Imai, a role that attracted a lot of attention at the time.

The year 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of hide’s solo debut and 25 years since his death. His music will surely be passed on to the next generation and will last forever.