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You four started your band activities since the age of 14, and now there were changes that you mixed something electronic in some parts of the new album, but also something that you kept all the time. So, what's the chief part and the most binding part of your band?
Tom: Basically, it is consisting of the drum, the bass guitar and the guitar. The guitar with the addition of Bill's voice that have never been changed. Bill's voice wasn't sounded like before anymore, though, his feeling of singing never change. You can see our changes from Devilish to Humanoid.
|Back to the topic of music, since your first album, you guys have been collaborating with producers like Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner and David Jost. What kind of effect has been brought by working with them? |
Bill: We've been working together for a long time.
Tom: Yeah, we have been working together for 7, or 8 years since we started our band.
|All of you started the band when [you] were really young, but from that time, what kind of music did [you] want to make or was there a special image? |
Bill: Mm, no, there wasn't. We just immediately started to write music by ourselves, we made our own music. So until now, we have not copied anyone's songs.
Bill, you create lyrics like writing diaries?
Bill: Ja. They are completely different. We get inspiration from various aspects, and the contents are basically about our feelings and experiences.
The songs are not only about reality and fantasy, also the connection between them.
Tom: I think both worlds will arouse my true feeling. The fantasy world affects us, especially reflected on our new album "Humanoid".
Though I'm quite interested in the story of the puzzle. Then what kind of movie influences Bill's World View?
Bill: It's hard to say. I like various kinds of movie. The first movie I watched was David Bowie's Labyrinth (1986). It's my favorite movie.
When did you watch this movie?
Bill: Ehm… At about 6 years old. I watched it again and again because I really like it. I also like
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|This week, we met with the phenomenal German rock band Tokio Hotel. Indeed, Nana Otsuka met them yesterday and interviewed the members of Tokio Hotel who visited Japan. |
They have sold more than 7 million albums to date! They are the most successful artists in Germany in the past 20 years.
This week, Tokio Hotel makes their debut in Japan!
Tokio Hotel was found by identical twin brother, Bill (Vo.) and Tom (G.), who come from an old small city called Loitsche in Eastern Germany. (Birthday: 1989.9.1) Then Georg Listing (B. - 1987.3.31) and Gustav Schafer (D. - 1988.9.8) joined them. Finally four of them set up this band.
Bill and Tom began to compose music at their age of 7. They did their performance in Magdeburg when they were 10 years old. So they were early-maturing.