06 nov 2012 in Interview
It’s unusual for us to bring an article in English since we are a French speaking website. But we really wanted to interview the band Z:RO from Boston, so of course we asked them some questions in English and had them translated into French here.
Now, our English speaking friends can read the original interview. We hope you will have fun reading it!
Q. Hello, international B’z fans who are always on the Internet searching for informations about the band know you from Youtube. We are all very impressed by your covers of B’z, but can you tell us more about yourself? Are you just two? And who is who? How did you meet?
Stephen- We are Z:RO! We are an original band, but covering B’z is fun! Yes, we are just two people. I (Stephen) am the vocalist, and Jeff is the guitarist. We went to high school together and played in separate hard rock bands back then. After school ended, we decided to start something based off our favorite band! =D
Q. How and when did you each discover B’z? Was B’z your first experience with Japanese music?
Stephen- A lot of my friends watched anime often, but i always loved the intro and outro themes. I learned about L’arc~en~Ciel from Full Metal Alchemist and others, then found more and more bands, until i stumbled on B’z.
Jeff- When I originally got into Japanese music, I was listening to Sex Machineguns, Siam Shade, L’arc~en~Ciel, and X-Japan. One day while searching for new Japanese artists, I stumbled onto a 2-man group and I guess the rest is history! :P