I translated the ITW. Some of the questions and some replies are really weird... like the Bill's orgy story... I'm still sceptical to this reply, maybe because it's not Bill style to answer this sort of things, more Georg's style ! xDDD
Bill : Today, we relax and we just begin our day. We waked up at 3:00PM thanks to the alarm bell.
Georg : I would gladly stayed 2 more hours in my bed !
Tom : We are really big sleepers. I can, me too, sleep 19 hours in a row if I have nothing to do.
Gold Star : A chance you don't go to school anymore. To be awake at 7:00AM must be more difficult...
Bill : 7:00 AM ! But it would be great ! I waked up at 5:30AM because the bus was at 6:30AM.
Gold Star : How many times do you need to do your hair in the morning?
Bill : Not so much time. I stay 30 min in the bathroom.
Gold Star : You do your hair with this style everyday?
Bill : Yes, the more often. If not, I go outside with a hat on my head.
Gold Star : Can you imagine to cut them one day?
Bill : I already had short hair, it was more than a year ago. It depends on my envy and my mood. But at 10 years old, I already had long hair who have been close to this one.
Gold Star : Do you have model for your style? Do you read fashion magazines?
Bill : No, not at all. When I have envy to change, I do it with feeling.
Tom : Bill always liked to experiment! (smile)
Gold Star : And as far as the band is concerned?
Tom : Eh yes, the band is already 6 years old ! Bill and I always wished to manage in music since we are 7. We wore in this time dungarees! (smile) Then, it started. We are gone in different directions. He began to make up, which is changed his identity. But it was not conceivable for me! (laugh)
Bill : It's often like that with twins, whether their lives are identical or whether they have nothing in common. Both, we have really different personnalities. We are very distinct and I think we will stay like that.
Gold Star : Is it not here the secret of Tokio Hotel? Nobody looks like an other !
Tom : It has always been like that. We completly listen different music. We join together in the music we do, but apart from that, we don't have the same musical tastes.
Gold Star : Under which band can you join?
Bill : When Green Day or the Rolling Stones are in concert, we naturally go to see them. We must see them !
Gold Star : In your single "Übers Ende der Welt", you sing the fun. You don't have sometimes the envy to say : "This week, I fed up of Tokio Hotel"?
Bill : In this song, we say that we musn't be afraid to begin a new life. And it's exactly what we did. We are gone from the old world and we threw out of an other, completly new. It was exactly what we wanted. I dream of a life on stage, of songs, ITW. Of course, new limits build. But with music, we can always start again.
Tom : For example, with school, the aim is to work. Us, we do our homeworks to not talk about them the fastest as possible.
Gold Star : But, if you split, you can't do anything else?
Bill : Even if we are still young, we are already responsable of ourselves. There is a team and people with which we work, but finally, there is nobody who dictate what we have to do. We naturally do it. I never wanted that the things are imposed to me. That's why, school has always been a problem for me. Now, I can do I what I want!
Gold Star : But, you don't really live like young people of your age... You can't go so easily in night club and flirt for example.
Bill : Yes, we do it too.
Gold Star : Yes, but on the next day, it's in the newspapers !
Bill: Yes, often, but it's not serious. We go outside very often and we live the same life as the other youngs. Of course, we have a few times for that, but it's fine.
Tom : Oh, mein Gott, as far as the flirt is concerned, we must stay calm ! (laugh)
Gold Star : You are the chatter of the band?
Tom: Bah! chatter, I would not say that... I am very normal !
Gold Star : What do you mean by "normal"?
Tom : For a girl become important in my life, it must happen lots of things.
Gold Star : It's the same thing for you Bill?
Bill : Ne, not at all, for me it's different. But I have so few times and there are so many people to know... Some years ago, it was simple, but not anymore now. It's become more difficult to really know people. But, I tell to myself that at anytime, I can have the opportunity to peacefully meet a girl. So, I'm not hurry...
Gold Star : What will happen when one of you will be really in love?
Bill : It will be hard. But the experience shows us that music always holds the first place. Before, when we went to play music in our rehearsal room after school, girls rarely came. They were mad that we spent more time with the band than with them. Most of the time, it failed. Naturally, it can happen that we fall in love and really want appreciate our love.
Gold Star : Which is your girl's style?
Bill : I'm not fixed. When I look at my old girlfriends, I notice that they were all different.
Tom : I can give example of beautiful women, but I don't have a type in particular.
Gold Star : Which one you find beautiful for example?
Tom : Angelina Jolie
Gold Star : Excuse me ? (lol)
Tom : Well, I know she has 15 years more than me... But with her, the age doesn't have importance!
Bill : Ok. If I must name someone of our age , I would say the Olsen Twins.
Gold Star : Both?
Bill & Tom : Both !
Gold Star : What do you appreciate with them?
Bill : They are rather cute. But I think they have both boyfriends. I'm not a breaker of couples!
Tom : A boyfriend is not an obstacle... (smile)
Gold Star : How do you manage the writing of Zimmer 483?
Bill : We wrote during all the past year, by stages, when we had time. Lots of song's ideas are naturally come meanwhile. Before Christmas, we were peacefully in studio in Hamburg. We took time which was essantial. We tell lots of things which happened in our lives. Some songs talk about the experiences we had.
Gold Star : What happen in the room 483?
Bill : It's not only a room where there is an orgy. This room really exists and has a big importance.
Tom : Ah, if we should write a song on each room where we did an orgy ! ... (bursts out laughing)
Bill : More seriously, the idea of a song like "Hilf mir fliegen" is come to me in a plane. Some moments, when we feel bad and you must resolve all your problems, you need of these moments. I was sat above and look at the people who were little in bottom. I realized my problem was not so serious, that I can let it behind me and ... under me !
Gold Star : Which sort of worries do you had?
Bill : It can be daily problems. There are not all dramatic, but when all is not good in your work, it can be tiresome. It doesn't turn around life and death considering to be despaired. But a failed sound, a text who doesn't suit or the nostalgy of the house can be depressing. We miss our families a little...
Gold Star : Are there things you can fear, except that a member of your family are sick or the war ?
Bill : Yes, but there, they are things that I'm really scared. Often, I roughly an anguish which goes up or a sad presentiment. It can be on everything.
Georg : Anyway, we're scared. We are not used at all. It's worse into worse at each concert.
Gold Star : But, you seem always so sure of yourselves!...
Bill : It's normal. But people would be surprised to see how we can be nervous. Nobody can talk to me in the half of the hour which precede the stage in front of 50 ou 50 000 onlookers.
Tom (nostalgic) : Ah? what do we call it "before"? It's not so far from now...
Bill : And suddently, you are in a huge concert hall. We have crossed a huge step while passing from smallest to largest.
Gold Star : Do you ask yourselves why this happened to you? There are thousands bands who play in little clubs and dream to become famous. Why Tokio Hotel?
Bill : It's a real chance... Naturally, in Magdeburg, there are lots of good and young musicians who are great. Magdeburg is a place where music doesn't have a big spot. I think you just have to be seen to be discovered. But this, obviously, it never happens.
Tom : As far as the bands are concerned, there are a lot, but none can live from their music. There are 3 or 4 clubs in the area.
Gold Star : So, why you?
Bill : Once, just once time, we were in the good place in good time. We met our productor Peter Hoffman... We had sent the usual demo-tape to the records companies who didn't react at all. But we never gave up! These tapes must be somewhere yet or in trash since long time... Singing in concert is more important. Always going outside, to go everywhere where you must !
Gold Star : Must we surprise the public to manage to touch it?
Bill : In this work, it's an advantage to be different from the others. When we look most of the stars, they have all a brand, something special. A band brings his characteristic, his own sound. We always ask ourselves this question of how many people can fill with enthusiasm, except the band itself. But, neither the band, nor the records company know it before the debut. Even they are experimented.
Gold Star : Which is your specificity ?
Bill : For example, I'm never totally convinced by applause and the success. I'm a part of people who have always given his point of view and discussed a lot. We still do it today. I'm not satisfied of answers which don't make me progress. Tom and I have been separated in class in 2nd year of junior high school. The teacher had explained that she couldn't bear us together. She meant that we were too strong together! It was an horrible thing for us...
Gold Star : Are you scared that all finish soon?
Tom : Ah, it's like in "Durch den Monsun" periode where we were criticized. The song was #1, we received all the possible awards of "best new band" and some people said we were just a craze. Well, no ! we had other hits !
Bill : We know that all can change. There are so many great things that we keep our enthousiasm.
Gold Star : Do you think you can conquer the US?
Tom : We prepare it. We release an album in English but we must know first if it works or not. We concentrate first on Germany and Europe.
Gold Star : Will you be still on stage in 40 years like the Rolling Stones?
Tom : I think good that they are still on stage at their age and it would be a pity if these people didn't exist. If the music is all your life, why should you stop at 60 years old?
Bill : I can't imagine an other work. But I have no idea of how I will be at 60 years old. The guys from the Stones are really full of will and energy. So, it seems all natural!