Dragon Ash is formed.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Ba. IKÜZÖNE, Dr. 櫻井誠
Dragon Ash becomes a major act and sign to Victor Entertainment.
Dragon Ash release their second full length album “Buzz Songs”, which becomes their first release to break the Oricon top 10 at number 8. It eventually is certified triple platinum.
DJ. BOTS officially joins.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Ba. IKÜZÖNE, Dr. 櫻井誠, DJ. BOTS
Dragon Ash release their fifth single “Grateful Days”, which shows the band transition into being a full-fledged hip hop act. It ends up being a tremendous success for the group, topping the Oricon charts, being their first release to do so.
Dragon Ash release their third full length album “Viva La Revolution” which, thanks in large part to the strong success of “Grateful Days”, tops the Oricon charts and becomes the 13th best selling album of the year and sells over 2 million copies, becoming their best-selling album to date.
Gt. HIROKI and dancers ATSUSHI and DRI-V join.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Gt. HIROKI, Ba. IKÜZÖNE, Dr. 櫻井誠, DJ. BOTS, Dance. ATSUSHI, Dance. DRI-V
Ba. IKÜZÖNE passes away. Support Ba. KenKen then joins.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Gt. HIROKI, Support Ba. KenKen, Dr. 櫻井誠, DJ. BOTS, Dance. ATSUSHI, Dance. DRI-V
Support Ba. KenKen is arrested and sentenced to 6 months in prison for possession of marijuana. He is then dismissed from the group.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Gt. HIROKI, Dr. 櫻井誠, DJ. BOTS, Dance. ATSUSHI, Dance. DRI-V
Dancers ATSUSHI and DRI-V leave.
Vo./Gt. Kj, Gt. HIROKI, Dr. 櫻井誠, DJ. BOTS