Dec 27, 2012

Bill & Tom @ Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2013 - Info Update #3

In einem neuen Artikel gibt RTL die ersten Sendetermine für "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" bekannt.
Folgende Sendetermine sind für die ersten sieben Folgen mit den Highlights der Castings von "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" angesetzt:
Samstag, 05. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Mittwoch, 09. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Mittwoch, 16. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Samstag, 19. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Mittwoch, 23. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Samstag, 26. Januar, 20.15 Uhr
Der anschließende Recall wird ebensfalls sieben Sendungen umfassen, die samstags ausgestrahlt werden. Danach werden die Mottoshows jeweils einmal wöchentlich samstags um 20.15 Uhr live ausgestrahlt.

RTL announced the first air dates for "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (German Version of Pop Idol!) in a new article.
The following air dates are scheduled for the first seven episodes of the highlights of the auditions of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar":
Saturday, 5th January, 8.15 PM
Wednesday, 9th January, 8.15 PM
Saturday, 12th January, 8.15 PM
Wednesday, 16th January, 8.15 PM
Saturday, 19th January, 8.15 PM
Wednesday, 23rd January, 8.15 PM
Saturday, 26th January, 8.15 PM.
The following recall will include seven episodes as well, they will be aired on Saturdays. After that the theme shows will be aired live once a week on Saturdays at 8.15 PM (German Time).


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Süddeutsche Zeitung #298/2013 [Germany] - Scans

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TVdirekt #01/2013 [Germany] - Scans & Translation

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Why did you decide to join the DSDS-Jury?
Bill: We decided to join this show, because it's the most successful casting show. In addition to that the winner is going to have the perfect start into the music business. A #1-single and a successful first album are almost guaranteed, plus the winner will also get 500,000 €. That's a lot of money, which you can still work with as a musician after DSDS.

Would you have wanted such an entry into the music business for Tokio Hotel?
Bill: Yes, our story is a Cinderella story which barely happens in the music business nowadays. We were discovered in a live-club in our hometown. Nowadays, the record labels don't want to spend money on anything. There aren't a lot of talent scouts left who look for bands and invest in them, as there were ten years ago.
Tom: The music business changed so drastically, that this is the only way to have some kind of success. In the US some of the greatest artists have been sitting in the Jury of the casting shows for a long time, to give aspiring artists some type of input.
Bill: Mariah Carey and Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears sit there in the Jurys to find new talents.

Do you like being a part of the DSDS-Jury?
Bill:
It's a lot of fun. But when the people are standing in front of you with a hopeful look in their eyes...all of them have big dreams - there are also some older candidates who've been making music for a long time, and you're basically deciding someones fate.

How do you get along with DSDS-"Headman" Dieter Bohlen?
Bill:
Good! We're all of different ages and make different types of music. We also have some candidates who sing Schlager music, which Tom and I can't say much about. They fall into Dieter's field of competence. Everyone of us basically has their "area of responsibility".

How do the candidates respond to you?
Tom:
I think Bill and I are pretty fair in our decisions. But there are certainly going to be candidates who are going to be upset about our decision in retrospect.
Bill: Yes, we had one or two of those candidates...
Tom: There was one girl, we had to tell her that it just wasn’t enough and she looked at us in such a way that you got the feeling that you have to spiritually cleanse yourself.

Are you going to watch the castings on TV?
Bill:
I don't like watching myself on TV...
Tom: I don't like hearing myself talk and I don't like seeing myself on TV. I had my first experience of this kind in primary school at a film studio for kids. I had to play "The gallant tailor". Watching it with my family afterwards was horrible...

Translation by Icey @ LoveTH-Music.com

Tokio Hotel-Facebook - 27.12.2012

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Tokio Hotel Und der Gewinner ist, Georgs Baum! 24 Stunden, Tausende von Stimmen und ein epischer Kampf später: Georg gewinnt gegen die Zwillinge mit 7.970 zu 8.629 Stimmen ;)

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RTL - 27.12.2012

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Dec 26, 2012

BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Alien Wall #357 - 26.12.2012

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"Werte schaffen Werte"-Campaign - Wickert trifft...Bill Kaulitz - Berlin, Germany 22.10.2012 - Pics

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Tokio Hotel Es ist das Aufeinandertreffen der Weihnachtstitanen: Georg vs. Bill & Tom! Wer hat den coolsten Weihnachtsbaum? Es liegt an euch zu entscheiden! Wir posten beide Bäume jetzt auf facebook.com/tokiohotel, der Baum mit den meisten Likes gewinnt :D

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Tokio Hotel 1. Georgs Baum: Like, wenn du willst, dass dieser Baum das "Aufeinandertreffen der Weihnachtstitanen" gewinnt

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Tokio Hotel 2. Bill & Toms Baum: Like, wenn du willst, dass dieser Baum das "Aufeinandertreffen der Weihnachtstitanen" gewinnt

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BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Photos #284 - 26.12.2012

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Photo #1: Bill: Christmas With Mickey...  
Photo #2: Bill: Always Blue Skies...at the happiest place on earth  
Photo #3: Bill: Disneyland...

Dec 25, 2012

TVdirekt.de - 25.12.2012

"Unsere Story ist eine Cinderella-Story"

Bill und Tom Kaulitz sind dieses Jahr neu in der Jury der Castingshow "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", die am 5. Januar um 20.15 Uhr bei  RTL startet. Bekannt und berühmt wurden die Zwillinge mit ihrer Band "Tokio Hotel", mit der sie unzählige Platten verkauft haben und durch alle Herren Länder getourt sind. Trifft man die "Superstars" Bill und Tom, so ist man sofort angenehm überrascht: die beiden sind höflich, zuvorkommend, größer als man denken würde und unterscheiden sich doch klar von einander. Doch bei einem sind sie sich einig – die Show ist ein Riesenspaß für sie – und soll es auch für die Zuschauer und ihre Fans werden…

TVdirekt: Wieso habt Ihr Euch dazu entschieden in die DSDS-Jury zu gehen?
Bill Kaulitz:
Wir haben uns für diese Show entschieden, weil sie die erfolgreichste Castingshow ist. Der Gewinner kriegt darüber hinaus den perfekten Einstieg ins Musikbusiness. Er hat einen Nummer-Eins-Hit und ein Erfolgsalbum quasi garantiert und bekommt eine halbe Million Euro. Das ist unfassbar viel Geld, damit kann man danach auch noch sehr viel als Musiker machen.
Tom Kaulitz: Es hat uns auch zeitlich gut gepasst, hätten wir es jetzt nicht gemacht, hätten wir es nie machen können.
Bill Kaulitz: DSDS ist die Show, an die wir am meisten glauben. Ein klassisches Casting mit einer großen Plattform für den Gewinner.

TVdirekt: Hättet Ihr Euch so einen Einstieg auch für Tokio Hotel gewünscht?
Tom Kaulitz:
Wir hatten wahnsinnig viel Glück!
Bill Kaulitz: Ja, unsere Story ist eine Cinderella-Story, die es im Musikgeschäft kaum mehr gibt. Wir wurden klassisch im Live-Club in unserer Heimatstadt entdeckt.Wenn ich zurückblicke, erscheint es mir unglaublich, wie es geklappt hat, dass uns jemand in unserem Stadtclub entdeckte.
Tom Kaulitz: Wir waren absolute Newcomer, bekamen unseren ersten Plattenvertrag mit echt kleinem Budget für Video und Marketing. Dass das so durch die Decke fliegt ohne eine Plattform wie DSDS, ist unglaubliches Glück.
Bill Kaulitz: Gerade heutzutage geben Plattenfirmen nichts mehr aus. Es gibt kaum Talentscouts mehr wie vor zehn Jahren, die Bands suchen und in sie investieren. Als junger Musiker, gerade wenn du aus der Provinz kommst, hast du keine Möglichkeit mehr, dein Talent zu zeigen. Wie willst du es vom Dorf, aus einer kleinen Stadt mit deinem Talent irgendwo hin schaffen? Auch wir wussten damals nicht, wie wir es anstellen sollten, ob und wie wir ein Demo an eine Plattenfirma schicken sollten. Die Show bietet den sehr guten Einstieg ins Geschäft und wenn man erst Mal drin ist, liegt es an jedem selbst, was man daraus macht.
Tom Kaulitz: Ich glaube, dass genau das den Leuten immer bewusster wird! Dadurch bekommen Castings nach und nach einen anderen Ruf, als sie früher mal hatten. Früher sagten die Leute, Casting, muss das sein? Inzwischen wird Casting immer akzeptierter und respektierter. Das Musikbusiness hat sich so extrem verändert, dass es mit die einzige Möglichkeit ist, einen geilen Erfolg hinzukriegen. Wir waren in Deutschland eine der wenigen letzten Bands, die das auf dem natürlichen Weg schaffen konnten. Heute ist das anders...In Amerika sitzen schon länger große Künstler in den Castingshows als Juroren, um den nötigen Input zu geben.
Bill Kaulitz: Mariah Carrey und Nicki Minaj machen den American Idol. Darüber hinaus sitzen Rocklegende Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears in den Casting-Jurys und sehen sich Leute an, weil das ein guter Weg ist, neue Talente zu finden.
Tom Kaulitz: Wir wollen den Leuten hinter den Kulissen Tipps für eine Karriere geben, ihnen helfen und sie bei ihrem Start ins Musikgeschäft begleiten.

TVdirekt: Wie lief es bei den Castings, habt Ihr echte Talente entdeckt?
Bill Kaulitz:
Wir sind guter Hoffnung. Zuerst haben wir neun Tage in Berlin gecastet und hunderte Leute gesehen. Das war anstrengend, muss ich zugeben, hat aber auch Spaß gemacht. Im Recall hatten wir die Auslese aus 71 Talente da. Wie wir später erfahren haben, sind  es normalerweise 120. Wir waren also sehr streng.
Tom Kaulitz: Aber nett streng!
Bill Kaulitz: Wir haben tolle Kandidaten weitergelassen und im Recall 36 ausgesucht, die mit uns weitergehen. Wir sind happy, haben gute Sänger und Persönlichkeiten dabei.
Tom Kaulitz: Beim Recall waren einige, von denen man sich viel aus dem Casting erhofft hat, die aber plötzlich völlig verkackt haben. Bei dieser ersten richtigen Probe sieht man eben, wer dem Druck gewachsen ist und wer nicht. Wir hatten eine Superlocation, die Coaches waren schon am Werk und die Kandidaten hatten nur 24 Stunden Zeit, den Song einzuüben. Ein paar Leute haben enttäuscht und ein paar überrascht.

TVdirekt: Wir reagieren die Kandidaten auf Euch?
Bill Kaulitz:
Wir kriegen ja nicht mit, was hinter der Kamera passiert, aber es gibt sicher den ein oder anderen, der den Raum verlässt und total loslegt und sich darüber aufregt, was wir gesagt haben. Wir hatten da ein, zwei Kandidaten…
Tom Kaulitz: Es gab eine, der wir mitteilen mussten, dass es nicht gereicht hat. Und da kriegte man Blicke, bei denen man das Gefühl hat, sich erst mal spirituell reinigen zu müssen.
Bill Kaulitz: Einer war da, der echt losgelegt hat. Das war ein Moment in dem ich nur dachte "wow"! Das hätte ich so nicht erwartet. Der wurde echt ungerecht, hat angefangen zu diskutieren und eine Riesenszene gemacht. Er meinte, er fände es scheiße von uns, dass wir  ihn vorführen und lächerlich machen würden. Ich habe ihn gestoppt und ihm erklärt, dass das nicht in unserem Interesse liegt. Jeder bekommt seine faire Chance und wir wollen tolle Sänger haben. Manche können dem Casting nicht Stand halten und fliegen dann raus. Aber das weiß man doch vorher!
Tom Kaulitz: Mal gucken, was die dann Backstage in die Kamera gesagt haben. Das sehen auch wir erst in der Sendung.

TVdirekt: Wie schwer ist es, ein Superstar zu sein?
Bill Kaulitz:
Viele Leute sind sich nicht bewusst, was es heißt, dieses Leben zu führen. Es geht bei unserer Auswahl also nicht nur um gute Stimmen und tolle Sänger. Es geht auch darum, wer das ganze Drumherum handeln kann. Dafür ist die Show ein guter Einstieg, denn die Kandidaten bekommen sofort einen Crashkurs. Sie sind im TV am Start und ständig von Kameras umgeben. Sie müssen von Anfang an Interviews geben, in den Liveshows lastet enormer Mediendruck auf ihnen. Wenn du das schaffst, schaffst du auch alles, was danach kommt. Bei den Castings ist es wichtig zu gucken, wer das Zeug dazu hat, so einem Leben Stand zu halten. Wir mussten Kandidaten sagen, dass sie zu jung und zerbrechlich sind, um im Business zu überleben. Dass sie nie so ein Leben führen, es stemmen können, dass es das falsche für sie wäre.

TVdirekt: Ist das Eure Stärke in der Jury? Die Leute diesbezüglich einschätzen zu können?
Tom Kaulitz:
Ich würde es jetzt nicht als einzige Stärke bezeichnen…(lacht) Aber unsere Erfahrung ist natürlich von Vorteil. Wir mussten gerade zu Anfang unserer Karriere mit einem großen medialen Druck umgehen, sodass wir gut nachvollziehen können, welche Phase die Leute gerade durchmachen.

TVdirekt: Inzwischen lebt ihr vor allem in Los Angeles. Trifft man da auf der Straße Stars und geht auf einen Kaffee?
Tom Kaulitz:
Klar haben wir in L. A. mit anderen Künstlern zu tun. Aber es ist nicht die Regel, dass man Stars auf der Straße trifft, eher ein Mythos glaube ich. Aber da fragst du echt die Falschen...(lacht)

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 "Our story is a Cinderella story"

Bill and Tom Kaulitz are the new members of this years Jury at the casting show "Deutschland such den Superstar", which will start airing on RTL on January 5th at 8.15 p.m. The twins got famous and known with their band "Tokio Hotel", with which they've sold countless records and toured all over the world with. When meeting the "Superstars" Bill and Tom you'll be pleasently surprised: both are polite, courteous, taller than you'd think but they still clearly differ from one another. But they agree on one point - the show is a lot of fun, and they want it to be fun for the viewers and their fans as well...

TVdirekt: Why did you decide to join the DSDS-Jury?
Bill Kaulitz: We decided to join this show, because it's the most successful casting show. In addition to that the winner is going to have the perfect start into the music business. A #1-single and a successful first album are almost guaranteed, plus the winner will also get 500,000 €. That's a lot of money, which you can still work with as a musician after DSDS.
Tom Kaulitz: It was also very well timed - if we didn't do it now, we would have never done it.
Bill Kaulitz: DSDS is the show we believe in most. A casting show with a great foundation for the winner.

TVdirekt: Would you have wanted such an entry into the music business for Tokio Hotel?
Tom Kaulitz: We had an incredible amount of luck!
Bill Kaulitz: Yes, our story is a Cinderella story which barely happens in the music business nowadays. We were discovered in a live-club in our hometown. When I look back it seems impossible to me, how it all worked out, that someone actually discovered us in our hometown.
Tom Kaulitz: We were newcomers, got our first record deal with a really small budget for a music video and marketing. We were just incredibly lucky that it worked out so well without such a platform like DSDS.
Bill Kaulitz: Nowadays, the record labels don't want to spend money on anything. There aren't a lot of talent scouts left who look for bands and invest in them, as there were ten years ago. As a young musician, especially when you're from the countryside, you have no opportunity to show that you've got talent. How do you want to make it to a big city from a little village with only your talent? Back then we also didn't know how we should do it and if we should send a Demo to a record label. The show gives the winner a good start into the business and when they're in, it's their responsibilty to make something out of themselves.
Tom Kaulitz: I think this is exactly what the people are becoming more aware of! Through that, casting shows little by little get a whole other kind of reputation, than they had in the past. Back then the people said, casting - is this really neccessary? Meanwhile casting shows are more accepted and respected. The music business changed so drastically, that this is the only way to have some kind of success. We were one of the last bands in Germany, that were able to do it "the natural way". Today it's different...in the US some of the greatest artists have been sitting in the Jury of the casting shows for a long time, to give aspiring artists some type of input.
Bill Kaulitz: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are on American Idol. Furthermore rock legend Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears also make up Jurys and look at people, because it's a great way to find new talents.
Tom Kaulitz: We want to give the people tips for a career behind the scenes and help and support them with their start into the music business.

TVdirekt: How did the castings go? Did you discover any new talents?
Bill Kaulitz: We have a lot of hope. We started casting in Berlin for nine days and saw hundreds of people. That was really strenuous, I have to admit - but it was also fun. 71 of those talents made it to the recall. Later we learned that normally about 120 people make it to the recall, so we were really strict.
Tom Kaulitz: But we were a nice kind of strict!
Bill Kaulitz: We sent some great candidates into the next round and chose 36 people in the Recall who will go on the rest of the journey with us. We're happy and have some good singers and personalities in there.
Tom Kaulitz: At the recall there were some people, where you expected a lot from them based on the impression they left at their casting, but then they suddenly completely screwed up. This is really the first test, where you can find out who will be able to handle the pressure and who just isn't cut out for it. We had a great location, the coaches where already doing their work and the candidates had 24 hours to rehearse and learn the song. Some people disappointed and some people surprised us.

TVdirekt: How do the candidates react to you?
Bill Kaulitz: We don't know what happens behind the camera, but there are certainly people who leave the room and vent about what we told them. We had one or two candidates of this sort.
Tom Kaulitz: There was one girl, we had to tell her that it just wasn't enough and she looked at us in such a way that you got the feeling that you have to spiritually cleanse yourself.
Bill Kaulitz: There was one guy that stepped into the room, and just really blew me away. There was a moment where I just thought "wow"! I really didn't expect that. After he sang he started getting really unfair and made a huge scene. He said that he thinks it's a shitty move from our us that we're parading him around and making a fool out of him. I stopped him in his tirade and explained that this was not in our interest. Everyone gets their fair chance and we want to have great singers. Some just aren't good enough during the casting, but they know this beforehand!
Tom Kaulitz: We'll see what they said backstage when the show airs.

TVdirekt: How hard is being a "Superstar" (winer of the show)?
Bill Kaulitz: A lot of people aren't aware of what it means to lead this kind of life. During our decision making process it's not just about good voices and awesome singers. It's also about who can handle everything that comes with it. For this, the show is a good start, because the candidates get a kind of "crash course". They're on TV and around cameras 24/7. They have to give interviews from the start and with the live shows also comes a lot of pressure from the media. If you make it, you'll also be able to handle everything that comes afterwards. During the casting it's important to watch who will be able to handle such a life. We had to tell some candidates that they're too young and fragile to survive in this business - that they're never gonna lead such a life, that it would be the wrong thing for them.

TVdirekt: Is this your strength in the jury? To estimate the people regarding that?
Tom Kaulitz: I wouldn't say that it's our only strength...(laughs) But the experience we have is, of course, a huge advantage. We had to handle a lot of pressure from the media at the beginning of our career, so we can comprehend what kind of phases those people are going through.

TVdirekt: You are now mainly living in Los Angeles. Do you just meet celebrities on the street and go and grab a coffee with them?
Tom Kaulitz: Of course we meet other artists in L.A., but its not the rule that you meet celebrities on the street - I think that's more of a myth. But I think you're asking that the wrong people...(laughs)

Translation by Icey @ LoveTH-Music.com

Dec 24, 2012

BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Alien Wall #356 - 24.12.2012

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BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Photos #283 - 24.12.2012

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Photo #1: Bill: Wrapping Madness...
Photo #2: Bill: Ready For Christmas... :)
Photo #3: Bill & Tom: Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful christmas everyone! We love you guys!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

FROHE WEIHNACHTEN 
UND SCHÖNE WEIHNACHTSFEIERTAGE 

MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Tokio Hotel Frohe Feiertage an alle Aliens auf der ganzen Welt und ein tolles 2013 für euch und eure Lieben! :) Bill, Tom, Gustav & Georg

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Dec 21, 2012

Tokio Hotel-Facebook - 21.12.2012


Tokio Hotel Von Fans, für Fans! Unsere internationalen Fanclubs haben sich zusammengetan, um gemeinsam die Feiertage zu feiern. Nehmt an der Herausforderung teil, werdet kreativ und gewinnt! :) Viel Glück Leute!
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Russland http://www.tokiohotelrussia.ru/
Rumänien https://www.facebook.com/tokiohotelromania
Philippinen https://www.facebook.com/tokiohotelofficialphilippinefanclub
Litauen http://www.tokiohotel-fanclub.lt/
Frankreich http://tokio-hotel2.blog.jeuxvideo.com/
Dänemark http://www.tokiohotelfanclub.dk/
Kanada http://www.thcanada.com/
Belgien http://www.tokiohotel-belgium.net/


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TV DIGITAL #01/2013 [Germany] - Scans & Translation

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"DSDS is the original"

New candidates, new presenters - and real Superstars in the Jury. The 10th season of "DSDS" (starts on 5th January, 8.15 PM on RTL) kicks off the new TV Season. There are 32,078 candidates competing over a record deal with universal and 500,000 €. "DSDS" starts with 7 casting shows, followed by the Recalls in Bad Driburg and Curaçao which will then lead into the Live Shows. The Tokio-Hotel-Twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz reveal why they are convinced of the success of "DSDS" in their exclusive interview with TV-Digital.

Why do you support "DSDS" in its anniversary year?
Bill:
Because "DSDS" is the most successful casting show, that offers a realistic start into the music business. It's the original!
Tom: All the other shows try to breathe new life into their formats by coming up with new ideas. But "DSDS" is the most successful format, especially when it comes to the artists success after "DSDS". The success of winners of oter shows is never that big. Where else can you win 500,000 € and - practically - get a guarantee for a No. 1 Hit?

What is working, with Dieter Bohlen, like?
Bill:
Very good! This time the "DSDS"-Jury is made up of 4 active musicians. We'll give the candidates some good advice.

What's your favorite "Modern Talking" song?
Tom:
I don't have one. And to be honest, I also don't know that many.
Bill: "Cheri, Cheri Lady" was a song of theirs. But that wasn't really a hit during "our time".

Which song would describe your attitude towards life best?
Tom:
"It's my life" of course. (Bill & Tom laugh)
Bill: No, there's no specific song from other artists. Our own songs definitely describe our attitude towards life best.

In Germany, the feeling arose that you went into hiding in Los Angeles for the past two years. Why were you really there?
Bill:
We were in L.A. to work on our new Album, because we have a good foundation there - meaning: studios, producers and people we've been working with for a long time.
Tom: Most people, when they think of L.A., think of glamour and hollywood. Both of those things weren't crucial for our decision to work there. The working conditions were simply perfect and suited us the most. But theoretically we could have also ended up going to Chicago or San Francisco. Whoever connects my work in L.A. with the glamour life of hollywood is reading too much into our move.

Where are you going to live in the near future?
Bill:
We get bored pretty fast when we live in one place for a long time. And we like getting around. We feel comfortable living in L.A., but we could also imagine living somewhere else. It's absolutely possible that we'll be working from a different country by next year.
Tom: I, for example, can very much imagine to live in India! It's a big wish of mine: to emigrate to India for some time. It's a country we haven't been to yet. Our wish of going to India was actually sparked by hearing so many positive things about that country. I will definitely go on a motorbike trip across India.

Do you think that Casting Shows have a future?
Bill:
A lot of artists currently decide to join the Jury of a casting show, for example: Britney Spears, Steven Tyler or Mariah Carey. Insofar a new show-era is starting.
Tom: The condemned live longer. I'm convinced that casting shows are currently reinventing themselves. Storybook careers are not the custom anymore, because there are fewer talent scouts around that offer unknown bands a record deal. That changed since we were discovered, we were incredibly lucky. The way out of this dilemma are casting shows. Where else can you get a No.-1-Hit and every now and then also global popularity? The americans have known that for a long time!

Apparently you're fans of Angela Merkel...
Bill:
The policies of our federal chancellor are comprehensible. For me, Merkel is a popular figure. She conveys a kind of "Mother"-Syndrome - at least a little bit. With her, you have the feeling that you're in good hands.

On which outstanding artists do you orient yourselves, who - would you say - is a role model?
Bill:
We've always liked Aerosmith. A band that started incredibly early and that's still performing on stage - a legend that shaped generations with their sound.

When will your new Album be released?
Tom:
Not this year.
Bill: There's no specific point in time. We'll release it when we feel that everything is perfect. One of these days someone will have to pry it out of our hands and say: "Okay, that's enough!" But at the moment we're still in the writing and producing process.

So the last question that's left: How satisfied/happy are you with your life?
Bill:
Very happy. We fill our life with our passion for music. It's very important to live in the here and now, without being "hunted" by new goals to achieve. When I look back to the things I did in the past, I can only say that I'm happy with everything.
Tom: Happiness doesn't depend on how the things go, but on your own attitude.

Translation by Icey @ LoveTH-Music.com

BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Photos #281 - 21.12.2012

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Photo #1: Bill: Dec.21 Is Near...Who believes in the end of the world tomorrow?  
Photo #2: Bill: Milkshake...what's your flavor?

Dec 20, 2012

IN #01/2013 [Germany] - Scans

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BTK Twins Personal Messenger - Photos #280 - 20.12.2012

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Photo #1: Tom: Jet Ski...find Bill & me ;)  
Photo #2: Bill: Backstage Tom...Tom getting ready :)  
Photo #3: Bill: Kaulitz 1 & Kaulitz 2...