In 1977, Yoshiki and Toshi formed a band called Dynamite when they were just 11 years old. Dynamite changed its name to Noise in 1978, while they were still in high school. In 1982, Noise disbanded and Yoshiki and Toshi formed a new band, they named it X while they tried to think of another name, but the name stuck.
His solo project under the name Yoshiki was to release classic recordings.
V2 was a rock band.
Globe was a Japanese pop band.
S.K.I.N. was a one time live performance of four Japanese rock musicians.
Yoshiki also contributed some tracks to Violet UK which once contained Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls.