Is J-Rock Dead Is VK Dead? Difficult Question, difficult to answer. I had ups and downs the last 10 years (Wow its really 10 years now) since I worked with artists from Japan. My first experiance was an Interview with a guy called HOTEI. Later Haru Ash from EOD contacted me and I did Interviews and put an EOD Song on a CD-Compilation of my Print Magazine. A Year later EOD and KÖZI appeared on my Festival in Münster. Three month later I was the first one doing a VK Concert in Europe, with BLOOD. Many other J-Musicians follwed and in late 2008 I thought the hype is gone for the first time. But in 2009 from 2011 things were doing well. Finally in 2011 with Nega we had a sell out in about three days. 2012 was difficult, yes. Megaromania I lost a lot of money and Blackline / Utrecht was the worst visited J-Rock Concert I ever was responsible for. But there were also Ace and Plunklock. And if there had not been the Concert of that "I am not a musician I jump in a silly way on stage around and attract little girls" K-Pop doll. Who knows? Jap-Ro 2012 might have been better visited. I will go on. We work together wir RAMEN and KANZEN again this year. I try to rearrange TOKIO DANCE NIGHT this year. The business is way harder for J-Rock than ever before. It is very very fucking damn shitty hard to work with some of the J-Rock Managers, because they do not give a shit about how business goes in the EU. But that was always this way. I will go on. Lucky Bastard I am : I do not need to pay my rent and bread from the J-Rock income. And at last I am working on a book about 10 Years on the road with J-Musicians. And I am only 9 years on the road now. So I need HAVE to do a motherfucking damn full year - otherwise my Bestseller would have a lie in its title.. I know there are a lot of people who like me and what I stand for. Just as many others out there, who wish to see me die on assholecancer.. Well, Motherfuckers? I am still here. I have opened the chapter VK / J-Rock in 2003. So its my part to close it some day..