X Japan Primed to Beat Slipknot for Loudwire's Best Live Band
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Rock news website Loudwire is holding its Best Live Band poll and Japanese rock group X Japan is slaying the competition. The group beat out both Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold to enter the quarterfinals against Slipknot. Yoshiki and crew are well on their way to semi-finals though. Votes are accepted until Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST, but Slipknot is losing 25.44% to X Japan's 74.56%.
X Japan is competing in one of four brackets. The remaining three are pairing Iron Maiden vs Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam vs Green Day, and KISS vs Tool.
X Japan has plans for the coming year, including its first new album in 20 years, the premiere of the group's documentary film, and the XDay Concert at London's SSE Arena Wembley on March 12, 2016. Tickets are already on sale for the concert via Live Nation.