Even they can earn lots of money, if they really do it, no surprise that people will consider them more commercial than they already are ...
All credit and thanks to lamagamorgana who gave me the scans and translation! :D
Tokio Hotel - The german Hurricane
WE ENJOY THIS MOMENT! WHO WOULDN'T?
Close encounter with the german band, that is starting to steal your hearts too!
Outside the record company I meet a big group of girls that wait for their new idols to pass: needless to say I can phisically touch their hype! Once inside I am brought to Tokio Hotel: Bill Kaulitz (voice), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Georg Listing (bass), and Gustav Schafer (drums). With their manager and a huge bodyguard that rouses a little fear. The boys welcome me with a smile and say hi with a nice: "Ciao!". For them too works the rule: never trust appearances! In fact, even if they make rock music and Bill has a dark-glam look that is quite noticeable, they are very quiet and very sweet. Their faces reveal their extremely young age, but they know what they want and when they talk about music they are as serious as their older colleagues.
> What do you think of the welcome you got in Italy?
We'd been waiting to come to Italy for a long time and now we're very happy to be here! The welcome was warm and it's a nice sensation knowing that in your country too there are many people that follow us. They made us feel at ease, as if we were home! Needless to say we return the affection!
> One thing you like about our country?
We know it sounds banal but.. food! When we travel abroad we always try to eat italian, but it's not the same thing...
> Your favourite recipes/dishes?
Naturally, pasta and pizza!
> How come you decided to call yourselves Tokio Hotel?
"Tokio" is bound to our love for the big cities, "Hotel" to the fact that musicians practically live in hotels.
> Which are your musical references?
To tell the truth we don't have any. Our goal has always been to make our own music, without replicating one artist or another. Also, we listen to completely different musical genres: who loves Placebo, who Nena (famous german singer) and who hip-hop.
> How do you live the great success that you suddenly got (literally: that sweeped you away) ?
Well, we enjoy it! We're travelling a lot and we have the chance to play in front of many people! We couldn't desire anything more!
> How did you spend your first earnings?
We bought instruments of our own.
> Do you get along?
Yes. We've been knowing each other for many years and we support each other.
> Let's talk about look.
Look-wise too, each one of us had his own development. We all represent ourselves and the band at the same time.
> Bill, did you take inspiration from mangas for your hair?
No, but you're not the first one who asks it. To be honest I know very little about mangas, so I don't think I was influenced by them, not even indirectly.
> Have you got girlfriends?
Not right now.
> A curiosity: have you ever received an indecent proposal by some fan?
Well, yeah.. it happens sometimes!
- Band's handwritten message
Hey beloved Big reader!!
A huge thank you for the crazy underestimation and support. We hope to see you soon live?
Bill, Tom, Gustav, Georg
[festivalbar "best of" pictures page]
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#1: Tokio Hotel were accompanied by three bodyguards that never left their side. It was impossible to go near them.
#2: Below, with Filippo Nardi, during the Festivalbar "anteprima" (which in this case means a special preview about the rehersals, with small interviews, artists' presentations etc, shot during the afternoon preceding the concert).
#3: Bill had his make-up re-done various times before the performance. He wants to be perfect!
The scans are really good quality and untagged/unwatermarked, so don't tag them, thanks :D