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Av Ica - 29 juni 2008 17:39

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The concert Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes undoubtedly marks the dedication of these young unrestrained rockers: Tokio Hotel has never been so up/on top…. From Trabendo to the Parc des Princes in just two years, only one of many records erupted by Tokio Hotel. Bringing an entire generation to sing along in German, when even Kraftwerk had capitulated there, know how to impose guitars at a time when they are considered to be overtaken by the keyboard, implode all record sales and rekindle the flickering flame of “manias” as in the good old days of the Beatles mania, all this was reached by the kids of Tokio Hotel.

In just two years of existence and despite - or thanks to - their GV (German version) rock the band of the twins from Magdeburg has beaten all records of sales and popularity this year. In this storm of furious Tokio Hotel mania, here’s from “A” like German to “Z” like “Zimmer 483″, the small lexicon of everything that one really needs to know about Bill, Tom, Georg and Gustav.


Since the very first concert at Trabendo, in Paris last summer, it was already a halu (hallucination?) ALL French fans sang the songs in German by heart… even if they did not speak a single German word. The German contributes to the phenomenon Tokio Hotel… even with the French accent!

Bill: “We did not expect that at all, even in our greatest dreams! I have never imagined such a success and to have so many fans in France who, in addition, sing our songs in German. That has surprised us very much and it makes us really feel warm at heart.


Bill Kaulitz, singer and twin brother of guitarist Tom, is just 18 years old. His dyed raven hair, his makeup, his fragility, his ambiguity and his neo-goth look between Robert Smith and Marilyn Manson contribute significantly to the phenomenal success of the band. By the way, like with the Cure and Manson, some of the fans adopted and reproduced Bill’s style as closely as possible.


Bill: “All our songs are written in cooperation with our producers, we would never come to the idea of singing stuff written by others who have nothing to do with us. In a song, there must be something personal in it to sing it like it has to be. Often the producers have an idea, but sometimes it is us. We meet and work together. And after that the rights are shared, it depends on the track, depending on the importance of everyone’s work/input. ”


In their very first video “Schrei,” we see them destroying a villa. Yet in real life, the Tokios are rather cool guys.

Bill: “It was a house that had to be destroyed; it was razed two weeks after the shooting. But that does not really resemble what happens during our concerts. I would not hate to destroy a hotel room, for example. Obviously, I would enjoy that! But on the other hand, I’m too stingy, I would not like to pay to have it all repaired later. So that’s why I don’t do it. ”


According to our information, the recording of the latest CD could sometimes be an excuse to party.

Bill: “We recorded the album in the country.

Tom: We have to say however that there is an apartment above the studio where we lived and that was a big mess! Each week a housekeeper was passing and cleaning with Kärcher (pressure washer)!”


Bill: “We are always amazed at what fans are able and willing to do for us. From time to time, that is very impressive, but it makes us very happy, sometimes we even find it hard to believe it! ”

Tom: “Personally, I am very happy when girls scream my name!” (Laughter)


Georg: “In fact Bill and Tom make rock music together for a really long time, since the age of 7 years. Gustav and I, we met at the school of music and we quickly played together, the two of us. And one night, we went to see Bill and Tom playing in this club Gröninger Bad and while hearing them, it was obvious that they needed help. We went to see them backstage and so the band was born.”


Along with Nena, who sang the immortal “99 Red Balloons” in the early 80’s, Nina Hagen is one of the very rare German influences of Tokio Hotel. Whimsical and frosty character, she had been able to make the whole planet dance with her “African Reggae”.

Bill: “Nina Hagen was really brilliant. Nena also, even if it is more pop and less rock. Me, personally, I’m a great fan of Nina and Nena, since the age of eight.”


When the promo of the album and the tour will be completed, what are they dreaming of?
Of a paradisiacal island … and pretty girls!

Tom: “I dream of a remote island with plenty of sunshine, a fantastic beach with white sand, clear and turquoise water and long siestas.
And pretty girls! For me the summer often means going out with one or more chicks. With Bill and my parents, we used to spend all our summers in these mega-destinations in southern Spain. There was such a concentration of pretty girls that it was not difficult to seduce some of them.”


Bill and Tom were born 10 minutes apart.

Bill: “I’ve stayed a little longer because I went back again in the belly of my mother, so it lasted a little longer. Normally the intervals are only two or three minutes.
It’s great to have a twin brother. We do everything together, it’s true, but we started making music at the same time. We have the same interests, so this is not a calamity, on the contrary.

Tom: Often brothers and sisters do not get along very well, do not understand each other. But we are twins. And as we have the same
interests, it’s great to work together.”


With her powerful hit and rock music, with her charming and perfect German, the Beautiful Lafee appears to be the female response to the band from Magdeburg. But from the top of her 17 years, does Lafee threat the media power of Tokio Hotel?
With her glowing eyes, La Belle (the beautiful) Christina Klein has success anyway with the release of her second CD “Jetzt Erst Recht.”


Bill: “In fact Magdeburg is really not terrible as a city. There, we all agree actually. It is true that we were all grown up there, we still live there, but we don’t imagine at all spending our whole life there. Seriously, that is not a city that you want to visit when you are tourists in Germany. It is a total boring hole, especially for young people.”


Next, the next step for TH, with the release of “Scream”, their first CD in English that joyfully mixes their first two German albums, that’s the conquest of England and the New World: America.

Bill: “We will go on tour, and go on touring. We will go to a maximum of countries where we have never been before to play and do promo. For the moment, we concentrate a lot on the United Kingdom because it is a great step forward for a German band to succeed there.”


The Parents of Georg and Gustav and the brothers have affirmed from the beginning to be the most fervent supporters of the band.

Bill: “Our mother is an artist, she paints on canvas. Our parents are divorced. And our stepfather is a musician. He plays acoustic guitar and it was him who introduced us to the music. He has made everything available. At home, he had all the necessary equipment.

Tom: Me, he has put the guitar and amplifier in my room, that was great. It was him who helped me to learn music.”


Tom: “Our sound is fast and powerful. It is sweeping as well as emotional. It’s good German rock. We have always tried to create our own style so that we remain original. Since the very beginning of the band, seven years ago, we have always composed our music. So far, we have only sung a single cover, that was “Instant Karma” by John Lennon and it was a sampler for the benefit of Amnesty International where you also found U2 and Green Day.

Bill: Doing our own thing, creating our own style and our sound has always been our priority.”


Bill: “We have listened to our hearts because last year we received many letters and e-mails from our fans, we have been on the forums on the Internet and we perceived that suicide was a thing of which many people thought, not always seriously, but some really think of doing it. It is a subject that is present very early in the heads of teenagers. It happens as a result of their first break-up, loss of a loved one and one no longer knows what retains us in life? That’s an issue that we wanted to deal with because it has touched us.”


Tom Kaulitz, the twin of Bill, is the guitarist of the band. His look is light years away from that of his brother. Far from the neo-gothic, with his cool locks and his wide clothes, Tom belongs to the galaxy of riders, surfers and other skaters.

Tom: “Music is my biggest passion, my childhood dream. And today I have the privilege to accomplish this dream in the best conditions. I wake up with music and I go to bed with music, I play in front of a great audience, I could not imagine doing anything else. ”


With the global success, the rock of Tokio Hotel is aimed at kids of an amount of nations: the energetic and fun rock has become universal pulverizing language barriers on the passage.


Since the first video from “Schrei”, Tokio Hotel has used to its advantage the offensive weapon of the video-clip to capture new sonic territories.


Bill: “This song doesn’t only speak about staying together all our lives. It rather answers the question: “What will we become after our death?” I thought a lot about that and for me each person on Earth is there to leave something behind him/her when he/she dies. I can not imagine that everything is over after death and that there is nothing left of us. I believe that every person, famous or not, leaves something the day when he/she leaves.”


Tom: “The idea of the title came up during the time of our vacation in Spain last year where we decided to relax and write songs at the same time. We had rented a little dilapidated house in Spain, which had the number 483, that’s where we wrote the first title of our second album “Wir Sterben Niemals Aus.” We’ve found that that characterized well this new album.”

© Gérard BAR-DAVID pour 11/14/2007


Av Ica - 27 juni 2008 23:05

Sorry if its not been such intresting news but the guys havent been up to much but tonight they are having a concert in Spain and even tomorrow so there will be loads of pictures and things like that ;) and Im gonna tell u what happened during the concerts as usuall but Im gonna do that the day after just so u know ;);)

Going to bed soon byee :)

Av Ica - 27 juni 2008 18:23

If you dont mind please be come member in our forum about Tokio Hotel!!

The more people the more fun it is!!

Av Ica - 27 juni 2008 18:16

Thanks to reden @


Super pop

Scans found at French forum :

Av Ica - 25 juni 2008 20:52

Just saw a thing! That today we've hade over 500 visitors and thats a lot for us!! Thanks to everyone that reads the news here! You keep us going!!

Av Ica - 25 juni 2008 18:42

TH in America! Every day watching their diary!

We will be putting five episodes of the MTV Diary online - every day a new episode. At the end of the week you can win the brand new TH picture book!

On their giant success story through America, Tokio Hotel was of course followed by cameras. Sure, it doesn’t happen that often that a German band has as many fans there in the US like here by us in Germany.

Even if us fans from the first minute were a little afraid of if the boys can really take the great success while we are sad because they are so much overseas – we are still proud of Tokio Hotel.

Now has prepared five episodes of MTV Diary which was filmed in the US for you.

From Monday till Friday we will show you one episode. Keep watching as it will pay off twice, because at the end of the week, we will give away freshly printed copies of their new TH picture book “Ein Tsunami”!
Translated by beertje_86



Av Ica - 25 juni 2008 10:19

Thanks to ihearttokihotel @

"I went to my homepage and I saw a link about Tokio Hotel.
I thought I would share it with everyone, sorry if it's been posted already!"

Av Ica - 24 juni 2008 21:15

From reden   In der neuen Popcorn ist:

- ein kurzer Bericht "Rammstein schlagen Tokio Hotel!"´
- Sommerhoroskop 08 von Bill und Tom
- Unter Star Shots hat ein Fan das hier geschrieben "Belügt Bill die Fans?"
- ein Poster
- ein größerer Bericht "Triumph in Amerika"
- Star Talk: Da ist ein Zitat von Bill

ich werde die Sachen noch im Laufe des Tages abtippen.

Rammstein schlagen Tokio Hotel!

Wer hätte das gedacht: Obwohl die Karriere von Tokio Hotel im Ausland gerade steil abgeht, sind die Jungs nicht Deutschlands bekanntester Musik-Act im Rest der Welt. Das deutsche Musik-Exportbüro hat errechnet, dass vor Tokio Hotel noch Rammstein (Platz 1) und Nena (Platz 2) stehen. Wenn es nach verkauften CDs und Airplay geht, bleibt Bill & Co. die Bronzemedaille - zumindest noch: Da ihre "1000 Hotels"-Tour gerade für ausverkaufte Hallen in Europa sorgt und somit den CD-Verkauf anheizt, könnten TH noch in diesem Jahr an Rammstein vorbeiziehen.

Da ist dann ein Bild von den Jungs und daneben steht: Tokio Hotel sind zurzeit im Ausland erfolgreicher als bei uns

Sommerhoroskop 08

soll ich das auch abtippen???

Star Shots: Belügt Bill die Fans?

Ich wende mich mit dem Foto von Tokio Hotel an euch, damit den Fans die Augen geöffnet werden. Auf dem Bild ist neben Georg und Tom auch Bill zu sehen, der Arm in Arm mit einem blonden Mädchenunterwegs ist. Es ist seine Stylistin. Beide sollen oft aneinanderkleben und wurden sogar schon küssend gesehen. Bill sagt immer, die Fans wären die Ersten, die es erfahren würden, wenn er eine Freundin hat. Er könnte ja auch sagen, dass es eine Privatsache ist, dann müsste er es uns nicht mitteilen. So lügt er uns aber an! Wir wissen, dass Bands oft nicht ehrlich sind, weil es ihrem Image schaden könnte. Für uns Fans ist Ehrlichkeit aber am wichtigsten. Ich denke, Tokio Hotel sind uns darauf eine Antwort schuldig. Alina K., per E-mail

Da ist ein Bild von Tom, Georg und Bill mit dieser angeblichen Freundin und daneben steht: Stylistin Melli (20) hat sich bei Bill eingehakt. Sind die beiden ein Paar?
Das Poster ist ein normales kleines Poster, also kein riesen großes.
Es sind alle 4 Boys drauf. Die knien so auf dem Boden und Bill hält den Kragen von seiner Jacken in den Händen.

Gustav hat das an: Cappi, schwarzes T-shirt, Jeanshose und schwarze Schuhe

Bill hat an: T-shirt, rot-schwarz-weiße Jacke, schwarze Hose, Schuhe sieht man nicht und dann noch eine silberne Kette

Tom: weiße Cappi, weißes T-shirt, blaue Hose, weiße Schuhe

Georg: graues T-shirt, blaue Hose und weiße Schuhe.

Triumph in Amerika

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles - die US-Teenis sind verrückt nach Bill & Co.! In ihrer deutschen Heimat laufen ihnen die Fans davon...

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Tokio Hotel from Germany!" Im TV-Studio bricht ohrenbetäubender Jubel aus. Die Girls kreischen, schwenken Plakate, einige haben sogar Tränen in den Augen. So viel Begeisterung für eine Band aus Deutschland hat US-Talkmaster Conan O'Brien in seiner Late-Night-Show noch nie erlebt. "Incredible", murmelt er und schüttelt den Kopf. Bereits drei Tage vor der Sendung campierten Fans vor dem Studiogebäude. Bis zur Aufzeichnung war die Schlange auf zwei Häuserblocks angewachsten. Doch nur 120 Fans hatten Glück und ergatterten Tickets für die Show.

Amerika im TH-Fieber! Ob bei Auftritten, Autogrammstunden oder Radio-Interviews - die Bilder gleichen sich: überall hysterische Teenies, verstopfte Straßen, Ausnahmezustand! Bill, Tom, Georg und Gustav haben wirklich geschafft, was ihnen niemand zugetraut hätte: Tokio Hotel haben Amerika im Sturm erobert! Sie schmücken sogar schon die Titel der Zeitschriften, haben jede Menge Promi-Fans (z.B. Jay-Z und Nicole Scherzinger von den Pussycat Dolls) und sollen im Herbst zusammen mit den Jonas Brothers auf Tour gehen - ein Traumstart im Land der unbegrenzten Mäglichkeiten! All das hätte sich Sänger Bill ( 18 ) als Kind in seinen Kühnsten Träumen nicht ausgemalt. Bill: "Früher saß ich in meinem ZImmer vor den Nena-Postern und hab mir vorgestellt, wie das wohl so wäre als Popstar. Das wir es so weit geschafft haben, ist unfassbar!"

Doch der internationale Erfolg hat auch Schattenseiten: In der deutschen Heimat verlieren TH immer mehr Zuspruch. Die Kritik nimmt zu, viele Supporter haben der Band enttäuscht den Rücken gekehrt, die ersten Fanclubs lösen sich auf. Und Tokio Hotel tun wenig dafür, ihre alten Anhänger zurückzugewinnen. Eine neue Single oder gar ein Album sind nicht in Sicht. Stattdessen haben Auftritte im Ausland Vorrang, vor allem in Amerika. Ein neuer TH-Longplayer wird wohl erst Anfang 2009 erscheinen - für viel Fans zu spät!

Bill redet Klartext
Die deutsche Ausgabe der Zeitschrift "Vanity Fair" druckte kürzlich ein großes Interview mit Bill Kaulitz. POPCORN zitiert daraus die wichtigsten Passagen...

"Die größte Verletzung war die Trennung meiner Eltern. Ich war sieben und habe das damals einfach nicht verstanden. Das hat mich sehr geprägt. Mein leiblicher Vater ist Lastwagenfahrer und lebt in Hannover."

"Schule ist insgesamt viel zu wenig individuell. Wozu Mathe lernen, wenn ich weiß ich brauch das nie wieder in meinem Leben? Ich hatte im Singen immer schlechte Noten, weil ich irgendwelche Volkslieder singen musste. Das war Horror!"

"Man kann gar nicht beschreiben, wie nah Tom und ich uns sind. Wir haben dieselben Gedanken und träumen oft dasselbe!"

"Der ungeschminkte Bill ist für mich wie eine Verkleidung. Wenn ich nicht so bekannt wäre, würde ich auch geschminkt umlaufen. Das gehört total zu mir!"

"Es fällt mir total schwer, jemanden zu glauben und mich fallen zu lassen. Ich habe in den letzten drei Jahren keinen Freund dazugewonnen oder mich in jemanden verliebt!"

"Meine Beerdigung: Ich bin in Scharz und habe eine Lederjacke an. Mein letzter Wunsch wäre es, dass meine Haare gemacht sind. Hoffentlich habe ich da noch Haare. Wenn nicht, soll mir auf jeden Fall jemand eine Perücke aufsetzen!"

"Ich tanze nie. Ich sitze immer nur in der Ecke - es sei denn, ich bin total betrunken!"

Bild von Bill beim singen: Hysterie um Bill! Sein Look und sein Charisma begeistern die US-Girls. Bill ist in Amerika kult.

Bild von der Band in New York beim Auftritt: Unplugged: In New Yorker "Virgin Megastrore" spielten Tokio Hotel ein exklusives Akustik-Set

Dann sind da so drei Bilder - auf dem ersten steigt Bill aus dem Auto aus und da steht: Ankunft in Los Angeles

zweites Bild ist Bill schon weiter weg vom Auto: Bill & Co. werden wie...

drittes Bild sind die Jungs drauf: ... Superstars empfangen

Star Talk Bill Kaulitz

Ruhm ist total die Droge. Der Entzug wäre auf jeden Fall ein richtiger Schlag, mit dem ich nur schwer klarkommen würde.

Google Translate (Skipping pictures and posters descriptions)

Rammstein beat Tokyo hotel!

Who would have thought: Although the career of Tokio Hotel abroad just off steeply, the boys are not Germany's most famous music act in the rest of the world. The German music export office has calculated that even before Tokyo hotel Rammstein (1) and Nena (2). When it comes to selling CDs and airplay, Bill & Co. remains the bronze medal - at least yet: Since its 1000 hotels "tour, especially for sold-out halls in Europe and thus makes the CD sales anheizt could TH later this year Rammstein pass.

It is a picture of the boys and there is: Tokyo hotel are currently more successful abroad than here
__________________________________________________ _________

Star Shots: Bill Belügt the fans?

I am with the photograph of Tokyo hotel on you to the fans eyes opened. On the picture is next to George and Tom and Bill to see the arm in arm with a blonde girl Pleasure. It is his stylist. Both should aneinanderkleben and were often even küssend. Bill always says, the fans would be the first to know would, if he has a girlfriend. He could also say that there is a private matter, then he should not notify us. So he is lying to us! We know that bands often are not honest, because it could damage their image. For us fans but honesty is most important. I think Tokyo hotel forward to a response guilty. Alina K., via e-mail

There is a picture of Tom, George and Bill with this alleged girlfriend and also says stylist Melli (20), with Bill eingehakt. Are the two a pair?

__________________________________________________ ___________

Triumph in America

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles - the U.S Teenis are crazy about Bill & Co.! In its German home run them the fans like this ...

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Tokyo hotel from Germany! "In the TV studio breaks ohrenbetäubender jubilation. The girls screech, swing posters, some even have tears in their eyes. So much enthusiasm for a band from Germany, U.S host Conan O 'Brien in his late-night show have never experienced. "Incredible," he mutters and shakes his head. Only three days before the broadcast campierten fans before the studio building. Until the recording was the snake in two blocks angewachsten. But only 120 Fans were lucky and ergatterten tickets for the show.

America in the TH-fever! Whether appearances, autograph sessions and radio interviews - the same images: hysterical teens everywhere, clogged roads, a state of emergency! Bill, Tom, Georg and Gustav have really achieved what they had nobody zugetraut: Tokyo hotel America by storm! They adorn even the titles of magazines, have lots of celebrity fans (such as Jay-Z and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls) and will be in the autumn, together with the Jonas Brothers on tour - a dream start in the land of unlimited Mäglichkeiten! All this would have been singer Bill (18) as a child in his dreams Bold ones not ausgemalt. Bill: "Before I sat in my ZImmer before the Nena posters and I've presented, as well as it would pop star. This we have done so far is incomprehensible!"

But the international success also has its dark side: In the German home TH lose more and more popular. The criticism is increasing, many supporters have disappointed the band backs, the first clubs to solve. And Tokyo hotel do little to reclaim their old trailer. A new single or an album are not in sight. Instead, performances abroad have priority, especially in America. A new TH-long player will probably appear until early 2009 - for a lot of fans too late!

__________________________________________________ ______________

Bill speaks plain English
The German edition of the magazine "Vanity Fair" recently printed a great interview with Bill Kaulitz. POPCORN cited that the most important passages ...

"The greatest injury the separation of my parents. I was seven and had then simply do not understand. I was. My biological father is a truck driver and lives in Hanover."

"School is generally far too little individual. Why learn math when I know I need never again in my life? I was always singing in bad grades, because I have any folk songs had to sing. It was horror!"

"You can not describe how close Tom and I have. We have the same thoughts and often the same dream!"

"The unvarnished Bill is for me as a disguise. If I'm not so well known, I would also geschminkt orbit. It is totally me!"

"I find it totally hard to believe someone and me to drop. I have in the past three years dazugewonnen no friend or somebody love me!"

"My funeral: I am in Scharz and had a leather jacket. My last wish would be that my hair done. Hopefully I still have hair. If not, can I have in any case someone up a wig!"

"I never dance. I always just sit in the corner - unless I am totally drunk!"



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