Today the most famous twins of Germany Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel celebrate their 20th birthday!
In only four years they climbed from a Magdeburg school band to the worldwide most successful German rock group, selling more than six million CDs, playing sold out tours around the world.
BILD asked Bill Kaulitz for an intimate birthday interview. The rock star speaks
“In the morning I do not look in the mirror and say: Wow, you are ‘a sexy guy!’. I have a normal relation to my face and my body. I feel fine.”
His slender figure
“I live almost only on junk food and order myself one pizza after another. I simply do not get fat. I hate to disappoint you, but I don’t make myself vomit to remain so thin.”
“We earn good money, however, are no multi-millionnaires, as many think. We turn down a lot of money making opportunities. Ninety percent of the advertising contracts which were offered to us, I turned down because I found either the brands or the products lousy. I would like to promote only things which I myself think are good.”
“I spend a lot of money on vacation, it’s actually completely over the top. But because I take so little vacation, I can really let go and do it properly.”
His status symbols
“For my graduation I bought myself a Rolex, although watches do not interest me at all. I simply found it amusing to have a Rolex at 18. Actually, absolutely goofy.”
His sex life
“I have no girlfriend and sex without love means nothing for me. That’s something my brother should waste his time on. Some day he will notice that all this screwing around brings him nothing.”
“I love nice hands. I always look first at the hands. And eyes are very important. The colour of hair completely makes no difference to me.”
“If I am alone after a concert in my hotel room, I sometimes do not know what to do with myself. Then everything suddenly seems very quiet.”
His bed companions
“My four dogs sleep with me in my bed. I could never live without them. The closer they are to me, the better. I can advise only to everybody: Take all your dogs to bed with you!”
“I must admit, there are films which make me cry, for example, ‘The Notebook’. Now many probably think: Hah, we knew it, that queen cries watching television.”
“I believe, I can be exhausting. Sometimes I am quite crass in what I say. Then I think afterwards, I shouldn’t have done that.”
His career end
“After my vocal chord operation last year I felt like chucking everything. I thought: Oh God, I never want to show my face on camera again. But for me there is only music. If I had to get an education now, I would not know which direction to go in.”
“In general I have fear that something will happen to a person who is close to me. Even if something happened to one of my dogs, I could not take it.”
His daily routine
“I am totally a night owl. During the album production I was mostly up until six o’clock in the morning in the recording studio, and then had to only wake up in the afternoon. Most of what I see of the world is airports, hotels and our appearances.”
His everyday life
“I have not shopped for years, I cannot remember the last time I was in a supermarket. I don’t even know anymore what the cost of butter is. You can’t call this a normal life.”
“Tom and I want to celebrate privately with friends and family. At night, we want to rent a roller coaster. We have not ridden since forever on a roller coaster. We love dat shit.”
P.S. The new “Tokio Hotel” single appears “Automatisch” on the 18th of September.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Linda Woolverton (screenplay) & Lewis Carroll (novels)
Johnny Depp~ The Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter~ The White Queen
Alan Rickman~ The Caterpillar
Michael Sheet~ The White Rabbit
Mia Wasikowaska~ Alice Kingsley
Cripsin Glover~ The Knave of Hearts
Stephen Fry~ The Cheshire Cat
Christopher Lee~ The Jabberwok
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Heres me in my crazy cleavage top...I love it though! I'm really enjoying my new haircut though. Its alot more work than my last cut though, I have to straighten it like every day now, before I could just let it air dry and it looked fine. But its worth the work I think.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger has published a new article about Tokio Hotel’s concert in their city. They give a good description of the fans’ emotions in line and after they got into the venue. Although the concert was short, everyone seemed pleased.
State of emergency at the southstation: Tokio Hotel is giving their first and
only concert since 2 years in germany in Köln and play less than half an hour.
The mostly female fans are in good spirits though.
Jana, Mimi, Lucy and Alisha are the lucky ones today,
traveling from Dusseldorf, Lübeck, Kiel and Bochum, the 14-23 year olds are the first ones in line. and that since 7 in the morning.
“we just spend the day eating, waiting and sweating”, Lucy says.
but we just had to be here. what do they expect of the night?
“To Rock out!”
and that Tokio Hotel rocks the hal.
in front of the 02tent a long line has formed.
and the up to 90% females with their black dyed hair, an andogynes outfit and lightly comiclike habitus, doesn’t make it hard to figure out who are fans of the band.
The reason for the noise : the internationally succesful band Tokio Hotel, will give a concert in germany,for the first time in 2 years.
The exclusive part: there were only 1400 tickets, that could only be won
at Nokia, and because of that, a lot of fans ended up empty handed.
They didn’t give up hope, to see Bill Kaulitz and Co onstage that night.
next to the hall around 250 fans ended up at the sportground next to the hall.
“sit and stay calm”, the securities kept saying.
because there are still chances to get into the place.
a lot of the freetickets had not been picked up.
“”ofcourse we will stay here”, says 15 year old Arina from Dorsten, who has been sitting here since early in the morning.
and what if you don’t get in?
“than ofcourse we will be very very sad. but we can hear it from the outside”.
Sandy and Janine from Leipzig and Berlin agree,and they didnt even travel the longest.
from spain, sweden or england, many of the people there were happy about the cheap flights.
One group after the other is being let in.
“Don’t run”, the annoyed securities have to keep yelling at the girls.
once inside the hall, a lot of them burst into tears, jump with joy or fall into eachothers arms.
Marie from paris emotionally kissses her ticket.
“I can’t believe it”, is the only thing she can say.
in a few minutes the front rows are crowded and the first people have to be carried out.
it is warm in the hall, the concertstart is lagged already, and the instruction of the securities are not really charming.
The question if all this fuss is really worth it, is answered for the fans in the first minute of the 24 minute, six song concert.
Tokio Hotel convincingly create an intimate and warm atmosphere
from the first song ” übers ende der welt”, in their acoustic set.
and that is not easy to do in the plastic charme of the 02 arena.
Bill Kaulitz, who is wearing black dreads instead of his porcupine hairdo, causes the audience to freak out with small gestures.
just his arm raised into the air, a short walk on the edge of the stage, or pointing at the crowd, is enough to get them moving.
The almost 20 year old looks natural, and his honest happiness about this concert is obvious.( this one was a bit hard to translate so not 100% right)
“I am curious to see how text sure you are”, he yells.
and that could only be meant retorically, wenn du lachst/lachst du nicht/ wenn du weinst/ weinst du nicht/
wenn du fühlst/ fühlst du nichts/ weil du ohne liebe bist,
the choir sings alltogether and a sea of cellphones and cameras is being held up.
the online platform Youtube will be full of little videosnippets of these unforgetable minutes today.
to let the people who were not there, join in.
but for those, Tokio Hotel will soon be on another Stadium Tour, and then there will atleast be concerts that will last longer then a
stretched out “zugabe”.
The album Humanoid will be out on october 2nd, and will be linked with the single Automatisch.
Translation thanks to th_cult on LiveJournal.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Universal France has updated their Tokio Hotel page with a new news post that names a number of people the band has collaborated with for Humanoid. The list is quite long, so check it out below!
- The Matrix (Korn)
- Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Texas…)
- Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)
- Red One (Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias)
- Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson, The Rasmus…)
- Kevin Rudolf
- Kara Dio Guardi (Pink, Pussycat Dolls…)
SPOILER ALERT!While we don't want to ruin the plot for any latent Twi-hards, ever since Eclipse started filming we've been dying for a sneak peek of Bella's wedding dress. In the meantime, we reached out to some of our favorite designers (Christian Siriano's sketch at top) to see how they envision her gown.
In Eclipse, Bella's dress is described as an early 1900s design (which complements her antique engagement ring) with friend and Maid of Honor Alice Cullen's modern tweaks to the train and veil. "You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie," Bella's mother says to the bride-to-be when she spies her in the gown in the final book, Breaking Dawn. "It's gorgeous! So graceful, so elegant."
Monique LhuillierLhuillier's creation is a mermaid-style dress with lace detailing. The reworked take on a gown from the 1920s features a silk sash and high neck with cap sleeves.'
Erin FetherstonThis interpretation has a high-neck, puff sleeves and lace bustier. Fetherston put her signature ethereal touch on the two-tiered body with a tulle and lace underlayer.
Max AzriaAzria focused on the vintage lace detail for his Victorian inspired gown. The dress is complete with lace peaked shoulders, full sleeves and a high neck.
Prabal GurungGurung had the most modern interpretation. The dress has a dramatic train, low-cut back and features a unique neckline with red embellishments for a touch of color.
Lela RoseRose focused on the rear view of her off-white, handcrafted dress. The simple body gathers at back into a sweet lace bustle.
Zac PosenThis pink gown features a turn-of-the-century corset, bustle, full skirt, high-neck and dramatic detailed sleeves. Posen keeps to the vintage theme by finishing with lace-up boots.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So I didn't win the ,Humanoid' Competition, but I got 2nd. Kinda bummed that I didn't win but its a huge complement to get 2nd! Thanks for all you who were rooting for me! And a special thanks to you all who helped me pick out my entry and especially to @BTGG and @THChicago! You guys are amazing! ((HUGS))
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
So unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures in the actual exhibit, but they did have the actual car used in the 2nd Harry Potter movie out in the lobby so I got a picture in front of it. The exhibit consisted of all the different props from the movies. They had Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville and Ginny's robes, they had a variety of characters wands, they had potion's props, some of the Gryffindor beds, Professor Umbridge's pink outfit and office props, Professor Lockhart's robes and other costumes as well as his books and SO much more! They have so much amazing stuff! I like nearly cried I was so excited!
I started reading the Harry Potter series when I was 10 years old, where there were only 3 books out, and I fell in love from the first page. Over the years I grew up reading these books...I've read the first five books over 10 times each. I was a fan before Harry Potter was popular...and I will probably never get over my Harry Potter obsession. I love the books and the movies! They're amazing! Everyone should find a book they love as much as I love the Harry Potter series!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I felt like the shoulders were funny in the one below, so I fixed them a little in the pic above...I think it looks sooooo much better after I fixed it, what do you all think?
Fleshed out a little more in the cheek....
I thinned out the face in the one above...but it was too skinny, so then I fleshed him out a little more again.
So I added more shadows to the lips, which I think looks better, the original one is below.
Do you guys think that the original face is better or do you like the fixed one (the top pic of the face)?