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NEWS; Bravo: Tokio Hotel are not afraid of anything.” NEWS; Bravo: Tokio Hotel are not afraid of anything.”

Tokio Hotel:“We are not afraid of anything.”
DU:What were you up to during this long absence?
Tom: Until the end of last year, we were touring here and there in the world. After that we came back in Germany to prepare this fourth album in the studio.Everything went very fast even if the public feels like they waited for us for so long.

DU: Did you get the chance to go on vacation this summer?
Georg: Unfortunately no. Since the release of our first album Schrei (So laut du kannst) in June 2006, we had little rest. Between the promotion, the Tours, and the recording in studios, the planning is quite full since three years now.
Bill: We spend our time travelling, so when we havea break of one or two days we go back in Germany to those who are close to us. It’s in Magdeburg, a tiny village where we grew up that we recharge our batteries.

DU: Aren’t you afraid that certain fans took their distance from you?
Bill: We aren’t afraid of anything. Tokio Hotel fans are always present and many are still following us today. It’s for that public that we were absent for so long, so that we could offer them worthy of their support.
Georg: On the other hand, we cannot force people to like us. If our new album seduces the public, everything’s going to be fine…

DU: In which state of mind are you carrying the release of this fourth opus,Humanoid?
Tom: The pressure is the same as the previous albums.It was always stressing to release a new disc.We ar torn between the fear of deceiving and the irrepressible urge to seduce.
Bill: And to make it worse, the media took hold of the news.Everywhere, people talk about the release of this new album like it was a big event. Now,more than ever , people are waiting for us around the corner…

DU: Why did you name the album,Humanoid?
Gustav: Humanoid is a pretty word to show how human we are, behind the surrealist , almost irrational aspect, of our success. That title opens a new chapter in the band’s history.

DU: In which context did you do the recording?
Bill: This opus is the result of a meticulous work. We recorded in the biggest studios in Germany, but also in the USA; precisely in Miami and L.A
Tom: We collaborated with big names in production such as Guy Chambers who worked with Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue. Red One known for his collaboration with Lady Gaga and Desmond Child who worked with Aerosmith ,Jovi, Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarckson and the Rasmus.

DU: Is that the reflection (mirror image?)of the new musical style of Tokio Hotel?
Bill: Without claiming to revolution the music codes, Humanoid describes perfectly the musical mood the band is in. A sound that is more rock and mature. The electro influence is also more noticeable than before.
Tom: From a musical point of view, there is a lot of bass, drums and guitar. But the instrument that dominates is the synthesizer. It bring an new cosmic dimension inspired by science-fiction.

DU: Talking about that, what sense do you give your album cover?
Georg: We wanted that cover to reflect all he songs.That’s why we took Bill’s face, imagined as a guinea pig of a futuristic experimentation. He appears totally robotic , metallic and cold.Three years of thinking were necessary to the elaboration of that visual image.
Bill: Even if the role of being the band’s leader was given to me through time, it made me ill at ease to appear alone on the cover. I am not truing to put myself in the spotlight or eclipse Tom ,Gustav and Georg. But in the end, I am satisfied with the visual result. The band is expressing itself through me…

Below Tom’s photo: “I have an new piercing on a very intimate place”
Below Bill’s: “One of us has a girlfriend.”

DU: What is the format for this new pack?
Bill: True to our habits, Humanoid will be released in two versions: one in German and one in English. The disc will be proposed through three editions: the limited fan pack, the deluxe edition, and the standard edition. And of course, the legal downloads.

DU: Why did you choose Automatisch as a first single?
Tom: The choice of that rock sounding song was like an evidence for the four of us.It represents perfectly the new musical orientation of the group. That track is amusing, Bill and I composed it in two hours.The text and the melody came to us with disconcerting ease. From the start, we had the feeling that the first single would be that one and no other.

Georg: Plus, the clip of Automatisch is simply gorgeous. The shooting took place in South Africa and lasted for five days. Since we were in the middle of the desert, it was freezing.There, when the sun sets, the nights are glacial. In spite of that little meteorological problem, South Africa and its grandiose landscapes is unforgettable.

DU: Where does the changing of your looks comes from?
Tom: After having dreadlocks for nine years, I felt like changing. So I cut my hair really short because my former hairdo was impossible to undo. After that I waited for it to grow, and then I tried afro-type of extensions to amuse myself. Since they didn’t look so bad on me, I kept them.

Bill: On my part, I said farewell to my crazy hair since December 2008 for a less eccentric hairdo. I have thin black and white tresses extensions. Tom teases me that I copied his former look

Gustav: I simply choose to wear glasses to see better. I think they give me a nerd look, not that it displeases me [laugh]. Agree with Bill and Tom on the hair colour part, I risked a little darker colour.

DU: Do you have new tattoos and piercings?
Bill: Yes, I have a tattoo on my left flank, from below my armpits to my hip.In German, the sentence says: “Wie hören nie auf zu schreien, wir kehren zum Unsprung zurück” Meaning in French(Here in English) : “We never stop screaming,we return to the origins”

Gustav: I also have a new tattoo. On my right calf, were you can read the lyrics of my favourite song Hurt by Johnny Cash.
Tom: Bill , Georg and I have each a new piercing on an intimate part of our anatomy. Decency prohibits me to indicate where it is.

DU: Can we hope for a single in French anytime soon?
Bill: Unfortunately, no. Even though it’s part of our biggest projects. To be frence, we have a French recording in our boxes. But for some reason, our label Polydor refuses the concretising of that project

DU: 1st of September was Bill and Tom’s 20th birthday. How did you celebrate the event?
Bill: In spite of our heavy schedule, we wanted to celebrate anyway. We spent an entire day at Heidepark of Saulto in Germany. We gathered about twenty friends plus family members.
Tom: To avoid any bother, we took the precaution to reserve the park for ourselves .It was fantastic and we could enjoy every roller coaster.

DU: Are you (all) still single?
Bill: No.One of us has a girlfriend. The three remaining, including me are confirmed singles.
Georg: Since Bill sold me out, I’ll denounce myself. I am actually living with a pretty and charming girl whose name I’ll keep to myself. She’s German.I won’t say anything more.

NEWS; Bravo: Tokio Hotel are not afraid of anything.” NEWS; Bravo: Tokio Hotel are not afraid of anything.” NEWS; Bravo: Tokio Hotel are not afraid of anything.”

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Comment by LoveTH
2009-09-15 09:53:46

OMG those pictures are THE SEX! O.O

Comment by LoveTH
2009-09-15 10:04:39

“We are torn between the fear of deceiving and the irrepressible urge to seduce.”

*dirty thoughts dirty thoughts dirty thoughts*

Comment by Catie
2009-09-15 11:43:53

hahaha! agreed! they always make a pun when they can. God bless them! 🙂

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Comment by Nel
2009-09-16 06:34:43

I prefer the seduce part :d

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:37:05


Ive been converted/seduced.

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Comment by LoveTH
2009-09-15 10:06:27

That picture of Bill,,, seriously are you TRYING to kill me??

Comment by Vy
2009-09-15 13:50:02

hahaha i think im having another heartattack…MY ARM IS GOING NUMB! 😀 lmaoo

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Comment by Vy
2009-09-15 15:09:31

look at this new pic of tokio hotel

Comment by 7sins
2009-09-15 15:51:36

who r they?

Comment by FiNU57 - Serena
2009-09-15 17:26:14

yhh who are they? and damn i’d love to be them! with their arms wrapped around the boys 😛 damn i wish i was lyk 3 years older :\ hehe 😛

Comment by Vy
2009-09-15 18:27:06

its this russian group called “princessa avenue”

dnt worry about them, they prob dont even speak english

Comment by MzKaulitz
2009-09-15 18:27:14

Yeah, who are those girls? I feel like I’ve seen them somewhere. Tom and Bill look so good, and they KNOW it. ^_~

Comment by Vy
2009-09-15 18:30:33

heres a video of them..srry but i find the lead singers voice annoying..nice instrumentals , bad lead singer

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2009-09-15 18:35:42
Comment by MzKaulitz
2009-09-15 18:47:46

Yeah, her voice is nothing special. I could barely understand the English version. So I wonder where the guys met them at.

Comment by Vy
2009-09-15 19:17:57

me2..i wonder if tokio hotel got annoyed by their accent haha

Comment by Nel
2009-09-16 06:36:17

they are some singers and um…teh yare ugly
wish i was on their place 😀

Comment by 7sins
2009-09-16 13:14:18

da drummer is sexy…, but others…,yuck…,and i totally hate russian language …, i’m learnin it at school and dat sucks …,cuz i could have chosen between german and russian i i chose russian cuz i thought if i need any help
ma parents could help me…, nah dat was big fat mistake …, now i have a brainfuckin teacher and i hate dat bitch so much…,

Comment by laiila
2009-09-16 19:28:46

lol xD thnx for tellin me cause from this year i can choose between russian,latein and spanish and i was thinkin about russian hehhe^^ now i won’t:P

Comment by 7sins
2009-09-19 05:54:44

nah babe…, u can choose everythin u want…,but ma teacher is such a fucker…,so…, oh i’m so jealous cuz u can choose btween such nice languages…, if i were u i would totally choose spanish cuz i’m so crazy bout this..,i love spanish…,

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:37:26

you mean TH SEX!

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:41:31

You mean TH SEX!!!!!!!!

Comment by Kelli
2009-09-16 15:36:07

haha thats funny bill, but the one thing i dont get is why did u say that those pics are “THE SEX!?” unfortunatley i rlly dnt get it… plz reply bac. ily


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2009-09-18 21:11:55


Comment by asdfghjkl;
2009-09-15 09:56:31

oh no… johnny cash… i was really hoping it was for NIN. and ahhh georg!!! living with his girlfriend?!

Comment by bianca
2009-09-15 14:20:20

how much u wanna bet shes prego if hes living wit her. if she wasnt they wouldnt be and he would say more. also tmi tom with the intimate piercings owwwwwwww. but ur still so sexy

Comment by LoveTH
2009-09-15 14:57:31

People CAN live together and not be pregnant you know. I think they just love each other,, its cute that he wants to protect her and her identity. (:

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Comment by MzKaulitz
2009-09-15 18:40:47

Absolutely. It’s understandable why he’s so hush-hush about it. Whoever she is, she’s a lucky girl.

Comment by Nel
2009-09-16 06:36:45

living together?
guess the babies are coming next :d

2009-09-15 10:07:37


Comment by noussa
2009-09-15 10:18:42

nice interview and nice pics too!

Comment by charlotte
2009-09-15 10:44:13

oh my god, i didnt think that georg was LIVING with this girl :O xx

Comment by 7sins
2009-09-15 12:10:17

so nice …, i miss their these kinda interviews so much…, mmm…, 😛

Comment by K.C.
2009-09-15 12:18:01

I love how the Gs spoke up a lot more during this interview. Usually they leave the talking to the twins.

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-15 15:08:45

YAY Gs !

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:39:00


And be careful. When I say public, I dont just mean fangirls.

Watch out for those fan-boy stalkers too!

Comment by PaolaCecilia
2009-09-16 17:28:44

Natural Beauty 😀

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Comment by Nat
2009-09-15 15:12:53

😮 … piercings in a place they don’t care to mention … c:

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:39:35

Erm. I care……


Comment by Gaby Kaulitz:)
2009-09-15 16:10:15

i know where Bills new piercing is but…..

Comment by blissfull
2009-09-15 17:47:43

isnt bills on his nipple???

Comment by MzKaulitz
2009-09-15 18:37:01

If he had that so-called nipple piercing, I think he would have mentioned it.

Comment by Nel
2009-09-16 06:37:09

no one asked him

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Comment by laiila
2009-09-16 19:31:21

they did ask him about new piercings and tattoohe only said about his tattoo

Comment by Melody
2009-09-15 18:44:31

O.o Already living together ??? Wow Georg, that sounds desperate…This girl is smart !

Great interview !<3

Comment by Britter
2009-09-15 19:16:27

I didn’t think they knew each other that long to already be living together.

Comment by Melody
2009-09-15 23:10:58

They don’t…According to him, they met in a party, and started dating 6 months ago…Everything looks so sudden.

We know that when things are this rushed 99% of times it doesn’t work…Happened to a friend of mine…We care about them and don’t wanna see them getting hurt…Well maybe it’s just part of growing up, good luck for them…they gonna need it !

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Comment by Britter
2009-09-15 19:22:47

Ooooo, I thought Tom’s hair was extensions, but they were so well done, I couldn’t be for sure. I wonder if they have matching nipple piercings? There’s nothing like a bit of pain to bring people together.

Comment by BiLl kAuLiTz LuVeR
2009-09-15 20:05:42

awww i loveeee bills picturee

Comment by Sarah
2009-09-15 21:21:12

It seems they feel the urge to explain why only Bill is on the new album cover. French recording!!! OMG, French girls will faint if they do it. Just a simple “Bonjour, comment ça va?” and it’s already hysteria.

Comment by vanessa
2009-09-18 20:41:40

lol, so true. They won’t even be able to respond “tres bien! ” they’ll faint way before. 😉 i know i would.

Comment by MeghanLeigh!
2009-09-15 21:40:13

Wasn’t Georg supposed to be a “NAtural Beauty?”

Comment by Ash
2009-09-16 02:09:41

okies. I am very happy with Bill explaining the ablum cover. He doesn’t like being the only one on the cover. I’m happy. ^^ and Tom explained his hair! Yay!

Comment by Jessica
2009-09-16 05:57:41

I must of the best ncurrent interviews. 🙂
They had really good questions..and had..LOADS of AWESOME answers. XD

nipple piercing..:P

Comment by Nel
2009-09-16 06:38:11

hahah lol…
wonder where are their piercings
love you ,guys!!!..

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2009-09-16 08:18:53


Comment by Alex
2009-09-16 10:37:57

I want to see bills privte piercing, and since when did tom have a hush tone about sexual things!!! its killing me to not see it ha

Comment by laiila
2009-09-16 19:27:07

Bill’s pic is killin me!!

Comment by laiila
2009-09-16 19:31:51

oh and am so happy for georg it is so cute xDD

Comment by TH_4ever
2009-09-16 22:35:39

im srry did i read right on the quote its says one of them have a gf !?!?!?!?

Comment by TH_4ever
2009-09-16 22:38:52

oh and were does Tom have a persing dose he mean the one on his ear ????

Comment by Missmayi
2009-09-17 03:48:16

i think mabey georg is joking?mabey not,but eitehr way good for him <3 at least its not bill or tom is all i can say lol

Comment by nancy
2009-09-17 05:44:06

im sooo happy for GEORG he and the rest of the guys deserve the BEST..and i wanna see them “piercing’s” TOM is making it worst so curious now lol..but i love the interview..n ADORE THE PICS..

Comment by kaulitz_lover
2009-09-18 21:57:51

i dnt hav etime to read this now, so ill read it tomorow, but man, tom looks GOOD! XD haha 🙂
so mature looking :O lol

Comment by Diana
2009-09-19 14:40:19

why can’t he just say where they have piercings…and why the fuck did they put it there if no one can see them except the girls that make out with tom seriously

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