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See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan’s giant music festival

Japan’s biggest artists performed at a revival of an iconic ’80s festival—and we were in the front row

By Lauren Spinelli
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Nearly 100,000 people flocked to the three-day Visual Japan Summit music festival in Chiba, Japan, this past weekend to see Visual-Kei pioneers X Japan, Luna Sea, Glay and more. Some festivalgoers waited over 14 hours in the front row to see X Japan, and at the conclusion of Friday night’s show, the audience was treated to a surprise visit from Gene Simmons, who hopped onstage to play “I Wanna Rock N Roll All Night” with X Japan frontman Yoshiki.

See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Glay

See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Glay

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See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
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Luna Sea

See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
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Luna Sea

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See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Luna Sea

See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

X Japan

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See photos of Yoshiki jamming with Gene Simmons at Japan's giant
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

X Japan

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X Japan

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X Japan
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X Japan

X Japan
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X Japan

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X Japan
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X Japan

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X Japan
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X Japan

X Japan
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X Japan

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X Japan
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X Japan

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Gene Simmons
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Gene Simmons

Yoshiki and Gene Simmons
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Yoshiki and Gene Simmons

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Yoshiki and Gene Simmons
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Yoshiki and Gene Simmons

Yoshiki and Gene Simmons
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Yoshiki and Gene Simmons

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Yoshiki and Gene Simmons
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Yoshiki and Gene Simmons

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