They rock out in frocks, leather and lipstick. They fill stadiums routinely, and count Emperor Akihito as a patron. They are X Japan -- megastars in much of the world -- and their sights are set on the American market. Ahead of the glam rock band’s Oct. 11 appearance at Madison Square Garden, lead singer Yoshiki chatted with HuffPost about the grand plan to conquer the West.
This isn’t the band’s first trip stateside. In 1992, you tried to make a big splash, and it didn’t exactly happen.