Going to See Unbroken Over the Holidays? Note the Japanese Rock Star

Unbroken, the Angelina Jolie-directed World War II drama that opened today (Christmas Day), features a guy name Miyavi as the internment camp guard. This is the best rock-star-in-a-Japanese-prisoner-of-war-role since David Bowie in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (and Ryuichi Sakamoto, of course).

So who’s Miyavi?  His bands have included Dué le Quartz and S.K.I.N., plus he’s released a series of solo albums.  Here’s a taste.

So how did he get the gig with Unbroken? The story is at TIME.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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