Translated RR Interview Report (RUKI / the GazettE)

This is a translation of a text posted on ROCK AND READ’s official Blog: ROCK AND READ | Ameba
Translation credits to fantastic MICHIDO

RR Interview Report Part I (RUKI / the GazettE)

Today at noon, the 「ROCK AND READ 049」cover was unveiled. How is it?
It’s pretty provocative, isn’t it?

With that said, starting from today, we’ll also be starting the interviews for the next issue.

First, of course, will be the GazettE’s RUKI, who is featured on the front cover!

It’s been a while since their previous one, but the GazettE will release a new single 「FADELESS」on August 21st, and in October, a new album 『BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY』.

With that said, this shoot’s theme focuses on a 「BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY」.

RUKI was really busy, so the meeting about the shoot was done 3 nights before the shoot.

RUKI developed the base ideas in collaboration with the stylist, makeup artist, and camera man, and the meeting went late into the night as they talked about things like, “If that’s the case, let’s do this,” “Between these, this one’s better,” and so on.

Even though there was so little time as it was to prep for the shoot, nobody wanted to compromise.
Everyone got really pumped up, and there was an excited discussion of, “Instead of that, this is definitely more interesting!”
As expected of the GazettE, it was a meeting that showed that when it comes to making an amazing product, the sophistication of the GazettE’s creative team is almost frightening.

Well, the keywords that emerged from that meeting: Bondage, Lowrider, and Punk.

The cover photo features bondage, with a fetishistic Ruki.


I think you can see it if you look closely, but in this photo, beneath the jacket is bare skin. And the corset and lapel were also worn directly over bare skin.
So fetishistic!!

And, here’s 1 photo taken from today’s shoot and specially uploaded just for you!


Fufufu, the car that RUKI is riding is a pretty intense lowrider, and it’s really really badass.
And why is the Ruki in bondage there?
Naturally, he’s coolly presenting his deformed view of the world.

This is all I can show you this time around, but the real thing is wayyy more amazing.
You definitely have to check this outtttt!


And to the people who realized,
Where is the last keyword–punk?
You’re really observant!

Actually, that particular photo is even more crazy!
Eh? Who’s that foreigner? Isn’t that Nancy Spungen?
It was a really provocative picture with that sort of a look.
There are a definitely a lot of cosplayers like this, right?

And, with the interview, we asked about things about 「FADELESS」and things about 『BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY』
things about the first overseas tour after 6 years, things about the visual scene, and also things about idols…

Also in the interview is the theme that encompassed the recording, the decisions they made, the unity within the band–the fans might unintentionally tear up!

Anyways, anyways, this time’s ROCK AND READ’s content will be the most exhilarating ever!

You gotta seriously look forward to it!


Band: the GazettE
Formed: 2002


Vocal: Ruki (the GazettE)

Guitar: Aoi (the GazettE)

Guitar: Uruha (the GazettE)

Bass: Reita (the GazettE)

Drums: Kai (the GazettE)

Vocal: Ruki Guitar: Aoi Guitar: Uruha Bass: Reita Drums: Kai

the GazettE Official Webpage
the Gazette Official Facebook
the GazettE Official Fanclub – HERESY
Ruki’s Instagram

Other posts about the GazettE on my blog:
The GazettE (ガゼット)

Twitter Fanmail Bloodtypes Birthday
Ruki Ruki Ruki: B Ruki: FEB 1st
Aoi Aoi Aoi: A Aoi: JAN 20th
Uruha Uruha: O Uruha: JUN 9th
Reita Reita: A Reita: MAY 27th
Kai Kai: B Kai: OCT 28th

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