Mucc

ムック (MUCC) is a japanese rock band formed in Ibaraki, Japan in 1997. The band has four members: 逹瑯 (Tatsurou Iwakami, vocals), ミヤ (Masaaki Yaguchi, guitar), YUKKE (Yusuke Fukuno, bass) and SATOち (Satochi Takayasu, drums). In 1997, ex-member Hiro was the bassist, replaced by YUKKE in 1999. The band's name, decided upon by guitarist ミヤ, was originally the name of a character from the Japanese children's program "Ponkickies." The band is also known as "six-nine" from a play on words, since six-nine can be pronounced "muku" (六九) in Japanese. ...show more

ムック (MUCC) is a japanese rock band formed in Ibaraki, Japan in 1997. The band has four members: 逹瑯 (Tatsurou Iwakami, vocals), ミヤ (Masaaki Yaguchi, guitar), YUKKE (Yusuke Fukuno, bass) and SATOち (Satochi Takayasu, drums). In 1997, ex-member Hiro was the bassist, replaced by YUKKE in 1999. The band's name, decided upon by guitarist ミヤ, was originally the name of a character from the Japanese children's program "Ponkickies." The band is also known as "six-nine" from a play on words, since six-nine can be pronounced "muku" (六九) in Japanese.

June 9th (6/9) is also known as "MUCC day" by their fans. In 2000 the band had their first interview in the monthly publication FOOL'S MATE, issue 221. TATTOO (on vocals) changed his name to Tatsurou and the band's name MUCC was changed to ムック (pronounced MUKKU). On 6/9 ("MUCC day") they released their first CD single "娼婦/廃" (Shoufu/Hai) and a second press of their album "アンティーク" (Antiiku).

They went on their first tour in Europe in 2005 after they had been signed by the French label Soundlicious, which released their full albums. They mainly performed in France and Germany. In 2006 they were contacted by the German label GAN-SHIN and started a new tour in Germany. In August of 2006 they performed at Ram's Head Live for Otakon, their first United States performance. ...show less