Legendary Japanese musician YOSHIKI will be “immortalized in cement” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 57-year-old artist described this as “Hollywood’s rarest honor” in a recent X post.
Joining the club: Just over 300 people have been immortalized in cement since the TCL Chinese Theatre started holding imprint ceremonies in 1927. Celebrities who have previously been honored include Keanu Reeves, Mariah Carey, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jackie Chan.
Other details: The imprint ceremony, which is open to the public and free to attend, will feature KISS member Gene Simmons and “Squid Game” actor Lee Byung-hun.
“YOSHIKI: Under the Sky,” a documentary directed by and starring YOSHIKI, will make its Hollywood premiere at the theater after the imprint ceremony. The documentary notably features several artists, including Nicole Scherzinger, The Chainsmokers, St. Vincent, Sarah Brightman, the Scorpions and Lindsey Stirling.
About YOSHIKI: The Japanese musician has sold over 30 million albums and singles and is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the rock bands X Japan and the Last Rockstars. The multitalented composer has also released several solo classical studio albums over the years.
He has performed at famous venues and festivals, including Madison Square Garden, Coachella and Carnegie Hall. Other accomplishments include composing the first-ever theme song for the Golden Globe Awards, contributing to soundtracks for well-known TV shows and films like “Attack on Titan” and “Saw IV” and composing a concerto for former Japanese Emperor Akihito.