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Guy: We have never seen Tokio Hotel this way. At their three-day-journey to Tokyo the boys show themselves from a completely different side again. At their arrival still having a surprisingly similar style [to his brother Tom], Bill showed his new look later. With a new hairstyle, close-cropped sides and teased top layer of hair. And not only that, also the tone among the brothers is different. Both swear as much as they can when signing autographs.
Bill: Psh! Tom: Stop bubbling, or I'll give you a slug! … Bill, I haven't signed there anywhere, you've changed the cards… Bill: Tom, you have put them down here for me! Are you daft, or what? Tom: You've got a screw loose, boy… Bill: You have just put them down here for me! Tom: I have not, they weren't for you! -cut- Tom: Just look at this! Bill: Tom, I have not done this! Tell me, am I crazy? You have put them there for me! Tom: Here, yes, and why haven't you signed it, when I had put it there for you? You are missing here! Bill: Oh, me? Tom: Now…?
Guy: And when they're just in full flow now, they also reveal some old stories… Bill & Tom: That was in 2005! Or even 2006… Georg: Well, definitely 2006… Tom: And back then, the dear Georg was in love with Kelly Clarkson! … Just admit it! I also admit that I once found Angelina Jolie pretty. Georg (to Bill): I wonder why you even butt in, boy – you want to f*ck Britney Spears! Bill: So? Better than Gülcan, Georg! *Twins laughing* Tom: Gülcan… Nah, Collien! …. Tom: Or when we peed into Georg's bottle and he drank out of it afterwards… Oh, he doesn't even know yet? Bill: Oops… Guy: But afterwards the boys can control themselves again. At lunch they make peace.
Bill and Tom are talking about Otto Waalkes' synchronization work for the movie "Ice Age".
Tom: That's the thing that everybody picked up on. Bill: Exactly. I think this is what our generation rather knows from him.
Bill: He simply brought that jocularity into the movie and gave the figure its character. So it even goes beyond his synchronization work actually, because he just had a giant influence on this movie.
Bill: There's still such a personal thing with it. He is really in close contact with his colleagues and they'd take part immediately if Otto says he makes a new movie. Everybody wants to take part immediately then.
The young Japanese girls yearned for this moment for so long: When the Band, Tokio Hotel, entered the Hall of residence of the German ambassador in Tokyo smiling, a dozen young Japanese girls and pupils of the german school in Yokohama started to scream in delight.
Ambassador Volker Stanzel didn't keep them in suspense for long, now they have the chance to ask the band what they've always wanted to ask them: A girl wants to know what impression they had of Japanese girls. Actually she wanted to have her question answered by Bill Kaulitz, but he prefers to pass the mic to his twin brother Tom: «There are also some pretty girls here», he says smiling and the girls melt away.
Tokio Hotel in Tokyo for the first time ever. But this visit won't be the last. «We are amazed that we have so many fans here. We didn't expect that.», says Bill. Already at the airport the brothers and their two other band members, Georg Listing (Bass) and Gustav Schäfer (Drums), were welcomed with self-made Christmas presents like Origami Christmas Cards.
The reactions of their female fans might be similar to the ones of their female fans in Germany…«But, I have to say that the girls here are a bit reserved, a little shy, which I find totally cute», says Bill, his black rimmed eyes twinkling. With his stylish outfit – a military jacket, a black shirt underneath and an ammunition belt strapped diagonally across his chest – he fits perfectly into Tokyo and the youth scene of the capital, according to his Japanese fans.
And despite having the word "Tokio" in their band name, they know almost nothing about Japan. They chose "Tokio" because it would have been a target which they would always have dreamed about reaching, but «never could have imagined to visit it as a band», says Tom. «When we started, I didn't know a thing about Mangas or anything else from Japan», Bill admits. They said that they heard about the Japanese Pop-Music, J-Pop, but…«We don't really have a clue». But this will change. For the start, only a few days in Japan – a performance at the German embassy, followed by a little showcase for advertising purposes in front of invited guests – are planned.
But that's not all: In the next few months more visits to Japan are planned. «We are currently retreating into our creative time in the studio», says Tom. «The Japan-Trips are the only thing which we'll be doing besides being in the studio.» A Japanese tour will probably take place after the release of a new album. Tokio Hotel just recently released their «Best Of»-Album.
In any case, they already conquered the hearts of their female fans. «Ich liebe Dich», a young Japanese girl stutters in German. Another girl, which traveled to Japan from a far away Province in a black Tokio-Hotel-T-Shirt, practices her German before the signing session in the embassy: «Ich möchte Dich heiraten» ["I want to marry you"]. And a married 30-year old Japanese women asks a German reporter to teach her a sentence she wants to say to Bill and Tom: «Ich wollte, ich hätte Euch zur Welt gebracht». ["I wish I had given birth to you"].
Tokio Hotel in Chile "We love the intensity of the fans"
On the set of their spectacular Humanoid City Tour 2010, the German quartet debuted on national soil, Sunday the 28th at the Movistar Arena. A show loaded with lights, pyrotechnics, and special effects that included all the band's hits, and of course those of the last album, "Humanoid". Plus, they had an entertaining conversation with 13/20.
With futuristic staging and a repertoire known well by all the fans, Tokio Hotel caused collective insanity, and made it clear why they have become one of the loudest (flashy) rock proposals (pitch) of the current musical scene... Hours before their show, Bill Kaulitz (singer), Gustav Schäfer (drums), Georg Listing (bass), and Tom Kaulitz (guitar), met with the press and these were the results.
What is the balance that you make of this current tour, Humanoid City Tour? Bill: The truth is that we are very happy with the tour, we have great expectations about it, even more because for a long time we had wanted to come to Latin America and finally we were able to do it. So until now everything has come out perfect and actually, even better that expected, there has not been any problem, the shows have turned out spectacular and also the fans have welcomed us in the best way. In fact, here in Chile there were a lot of people waiting for us at the airport, it was a great surprise for everyone.
Bill and Tom are brothers, what do you share beyond the band? Bill: Everything. We spend 24 hours of the day together and we have a very special connection, because not only are we brothers, but we are also twins...We get along super great, and you couldn't even say we are friends because it's way more than that. Tom: Yeah, and the most we've ever been apart, has been four or five days. We are identical twins, therefore, the connection is very strong..., it's one same person divided in two.
But, without a doubt the four seem to be very different, what do you have in common outside of Tokio Hotel? Bill: In reality, we are super different the four of us, and aside of the band we don't have much in common. Of course, we have been working together for ten years in the band, so we understand each other very well. Tom: And, deep down, we are almost like four brothers, because we grew up together, so we know each other since childhood...
What do you think is the essence of Tokio Hotel? The key to success over other bands? Tom: We make better music than the rest. Bill: And the difference is that we found ourselves...here there was no one who chose us, but we grew up together and began to play as a garage band, to rehearse, and that way things began to happen naturally, there was an evolution.
And in your first tour through Latin America, do you find differences between fans here and those in Europe? Bill: Yes, perhaps because with Latin fans we are farther away, they get way more excited when they see us than those in Europe, they are used to seeing us more often. But we love the intensity of the fans, we love them..., and also the affection the girls feel (laughter).
And about your look, what's this particular style about? For example, in Bill's case... Bill: I like fashion a lot and it amuses me, which is essential. Therefore, I am always wearing accessories and things, and each day is kind of spontaneous what I choose to wear. Georg: In any case, we don't agree on a particular look, each one has their style and here no one says to the other you should dress in this or that color, or what accessories they should use. So the look depends exclusively in each of us.
Any good luck charm? Bill: Yes, I have a box full of lucky things that I carry everywhere and also use a lucky charm that I never take off. In fact, it's a lucky charm that cannot be left out because everyone believes in it, if I don't have it on, everyone fears and thinks something bad will happen.
And finally, your plans for 2011? Bill: There are so many things to be done. We are always playing and rehearsing, but for now, there is no set plan in regards to next year. We take our necessary time to release new albums, so we cannot promise that we will release one in 2011. In any case, there are some surprises coming that we cannot yet talk about.
Total Madness The majority of the public that came out the night of November 28 to Tokio Hotel's concert at the Movistar Arena was not over the age of 15. And of course, their idols made them crazy with a careful visual design, that reminded of Japanese animés.
The quartet, led by the Kaulitz brothers, entered on stage at 9 pm. Bill stole all the stares and sighs with his tight and flashy costume, while he performed the best known songs by the band: "World Behind My Wall", "Ready Set Go", "Automatic", "Monsoon", "Darkside of the Sun". The concert extended for approximately an hour and a half and succeeded in leaving their fans absolutely satisfied.
It's that time again! There is another SPIN poll up, and this time we have the opportunity to get TH mentioned in SPIN again! We are off to an excellent start - they are in first place in all eligible categories, with a pretty nice lead that we can keep if we don't give up. Again this time, we have to write them in, but that's alright... it will just make it a bigger deal when they win ;D
Here are the categories, and what we are entering in. It's important that we all stick to these, as these are the best options for them to be considered eligible, and if we are all uniformly voting for the same things, the votes will count and add up!
Album of the Year: Tokio Hotel
Best Live Act: Tokio Hotel
Sex God of the Year: Bill Kaulitz
Album of the Year: Tokio Hotel, Humanoid City Live
Song of the Year: Tokio Hotel, Darkside of the Sun
Video of the Year: Tokio Hotel, Darkside of the Sun
Feel free to copy/paste those answers, just to be sure! You can vote one time per day (although multiple browsers may be an option), and SPIN has been sure to note that write-in votes take an hour to update their counts, so don't be surprised if your results don't show up right away :)