YOSHIKI joins Skrillex for surprise performance at Fuji Rock Festival

Superstar DJ and producer Skrillex brought out one of Japan’s biggest music stars during his recent performance at Fuji Rock Festival 18 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan. The 40,000 fans at the main stage were pleasantly surprised when Yoshiki--who is best known as the drummer, pianist and songwriter for the Japanese metal band X Japan--joined Skrillex on a crystal piano for a rendition of the X Japan song “Endless Rain, for which Skrillex made a special mix. 

Skrillex also joined in on guitar while fans sang along to the popular Japanese rock tune. Yoshiki then took his throne behind the drum kit and played with Skrillex on the latter’s popular song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” You can watch this international meeting of the minds in the video above. Yoshiki and Skrillex became friends when Skrillex visited Yoshiki’s recording studio in L.A. to pitch the idea of the collaboration at Fuji Rock.