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X-Japan’s Yoshiki Records Golden Globe Awards Theme Song

The latest Golden Globe Awards theme song will hit iTunes for the first time this year. To mark the event’s 70th anniversary, Japanese star and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist Yoshiki composed and recorded a song that will open the show and appear throughout the Jan. 13 broadcast.

Yoshiki, who’s also in the hit rock group X-Japan, played many of the instruments himself before adding a full string orchestra to the piece. He said he tried to come up with something beautiful, but also edgy and festive for the occasion.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this esteemed event which is enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the world,” said Yoshiki. “Composing this music was a journey that involved creating numerous versions in order to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining.”

On Jan. 15, the theme song will be available on iTunes, with all profits going to charity.