Sunday, October 12, 2014

VIDEO: Yahoo! Germany Interview (11.10.2014)



Bill: Hey, we are Tokio Hotel and we'd like to greet all Yahoo-users. We just released a new album, "Kings of Suburbia", maybe you'd like to give it a listen, we'd be happy about that, so best greetings and see you!

Question: What's new with that album?
Bill: Concerning the music we did entirely new things, after the last album we actually didn't quite know what we wanted to do. We just wanted to make an album, which we also find amazing ourselves and wanted to make music which we listen to and like at the moment. There was an extreme influence by the party life, by going out, by DJs.. it became quite electronic, and we also produced the album ourselves for the first time. And we just did things we had never done before, because we finally had the time for doing that.

Question: Why is your album called "Kings of Suburbia"?
Bill: We just thought that the title was cool, we had the idea as we were in the car and on our way to Georg and Gustav. And our rehearsal room is in the suburbs as well...
Tom: Everything's in the suburbs, we grew up in the suburbs, LA is still a suburb, we live there at the moment..
Bill: We just have that extreme ghetto-suburb-background... and sometimes we have that great feeling, that feeling of self-consciousness, when we're in our rehearsal room and rehearse our songs and you just think "Wow, everything's so amazing", but when you look at it from above and you see all those billions of people, then it doesn't mean anything of course, because everyone has their own universe and priorities. But nevertheless it's an important feeling and that's what we had when we were recording the album, and therefore "Kings of Suburbia".

Question: How do you like the video for "Love Who Loves You Back" yourselves?
Bill: We all are extremely happy with that and I think it's a really beautiful, aesthetic and cool video... I actually already wanted to shoot such an orgy, so to say, much earlier.. and for "Love who loves you back" it was of course just perfect. When we recorded the song, I immediately knew "okay, that will be the song for the video" and then we found the right director and could finally implement it.

Question: How was it for the other guys - besides Bill - at the set?
Bill: Highly erotic.
Tom: Highly erotic, yeah. Pure erotic at the set, so to say. Nah, we only watched. But to be honest, we didn't envy him for that. I think we just were quite glad that we didn't have that much tongue in our faces.

Question: Do you also want to sing in English in the future?
Bill: I think we'll do a lot of songs in English in the future, like on the new album. Because when you're living there [in LA], of course you also start to write in English, I also already noticed that on the last tour, that I really like to sing in English as well and that I actually like it more. But it can change, of course. For example there were songs from the last album which I liked better to sing in German. It doesn't always work in both languages. That permanent translating is just a bit annoying.

Question: Will LA remain your home?
Tom: Well, right now we actually don't think about where we privately live. We'll be on tour for so long again, so that it doesn't matter anyway. I think next year we'll tour the entire year, we'll be sleeping in the tourbus and set up shop there. So, I think we'll stay in LA for now, we have a house there and I think it will stay like that for now.

Question: What do you miss when you're in LA?
Tom: Well, when we're in LA there are a lot of things from Germany that we miss... things like german bread, I always really miss the German Autobahn, to drive fast, and of course family and so on.. but we have to say that we always have a full house in LA. We always have friends or family over, someone's always there. That means we're actually doing quite well.

Translated By Herzblut @TokioHotel_Info

VIDEO: Très Click - Interview With Bill Kaulitz in Ritz Carlton Hotel - Berlin, Germany

"Stuck in the elevator with Bill Kaulitz"
Woman: I heard you're a control freak, how big is your panic and claustrophobia now on a scale from 1 to 10?
Bill: Not too bad in fact, because luckily this is a luxurious and big Elevator, but it's actually true, I'm a real control freak, I'm never able to hand over control to someone else. Sometimes I'd like to be a bit more relaxed, and would like to withdraw myself sometimes from things to only concentrate on doing cool things. But I always have to take a look over everything and always double check if the door is closed and so on, and I think to get stuck in an elevator would be pretty much my nightmare.

Woman: In your new song it says "Love Who Loves You Back". Have you ever loved someone who didn't love you back?
Bill: Uhm... Yes, I did. It also happened to me. I guess a lot of people always think that as a celebrity you're protected from that, but in fact it also happened to me... Uhm, yeah.

Woman: You haven't been to Germany in a long time. What did you miss the most?
Bill: I have to say that actually I miss German plum cake the most. Plum cake from my grandma. And the German Autobahn, because the traffic is a lot better there than in LA.

Woman: You look really rad, you completely changed your style in my opinion, do you have a favorite fashion designer or how did you get inspired?
Bill: Uhm, I totally like Givenchy, they're my absolute favorite at the moment. And apart from that the '90s are coming back, Buffalo designed new shoes which I find cool. And yeah, those are my favorites at the moment.

Woman: I heard a rumor that you want to start your own fashion line. Is that true?
Bill: I would totally like to do that, that's a dream I have always wanted to fulfill once.. and also with that it's like that I want to do it right if I do it, and then I really take it seriously, and I hope I'll have the time for that. I absolutely want to do that, I already have designs and names, so I hope it will work one day.

Woman: In your job there are often crazy situations, just like now, do you remember a shoot or a job that was just crazy?
Bill: Uhm... my most beautiful or one of the most beautiful shootings I had was the one with Karl Lagerfeld, which I find super cool and we got along super well, we actually just chatted the whole time and didn't take that many photos. The shooting itself was done in only 5 minutes, he's incredibly fast. But I have good experiences with shootings in general, so with "...." (couldn't understand who he meant, sorry) it was also a great shooting, she's also a super nice woman and I already shooted with many phothographers who I really like to remember.

Woman: Did your dog Pumba get along well with "Choupette"?
Bill: With who?
Woman: With "Choupette", the cat.
Bill: Oh, the cat! She wasn't there, and I also didn't have Pumba at that time. I have had Pumba for 10 months now, and he's my new love in my life so to say.

Woman: Aww, okay, that's nice. Last question: Was this the strangest interview you have ever done?
Bill: Uhm... It definitely belongs to the scale, absolutely...

Woman: Okay, I'll let you out now, thank you!
Bill: Thank you!
Translated By: Herzblut @TokioHotel_Info & @SarahK483 (Tokio Hotel Malaysia)

HQ PHOTOS: Showcase - Paris, France (08.10.2014)