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(I’ll get THe article posted as soon as I can stop babbling incoherently und drooling excessively… … kk, I THink Of got a grip now. As long as i don’t look up at THe pic again, I can get THis posted!) LOL
They are nervous, they have fear, they are in a hurry: Tokio Hotel with the highly anticipated new album Humanoid
A new beginning or a comeback? The Popcorn interview saw the boys cool and relaxed – for all of 21 minutes.
… No hysteria, no fans, no screaming – there is quiet in front of the the East Hotel in Hamburg. Doesn’t Tokio Hotel have more followers? Or is the secrecy of the record company better this time? Regardless, Tokio Hotel are fighting for their comeback in Germany. The promotional activities for the single “Automatic” and the 3rd Studio Album, “Humanoid” will last 3 days; 10 hours for TV interviews, radio and press. In addition to this, 60 talk shows and photo shoots are also scheduled.
Astoundingly, POPCORN also has an appointment with the 4 world-wide stars for 21 minutes!
The time reads 17:52: Finally, a glass elevator in our photo studio reveals the members of Tokio Hotel!
It is now 17:53: Bill and company shake hands and are courteous to our team, treating them like they are old friends. No trace of snobbery. Shockingly, Bill is now 5 cm taller, reaching nearly 1.90cm. His handshake is firm and cordial. The twins speak much deeper and act more grown up.
17.55: The first group picture, Bill;s hair is styled by his resident artist. His new style consists of delicate white and black strands of hair pulled back and elaborately braided. Bill has painted nails but on his right hand is adorned by a glove. He wears shiny purple pants bought in Paris and the black boots from New York.
17:59: While the guys are individually photographed, Tom discovers a photo montage of Bill as Brüno (A/N: from Brüno the Movie). They all laughed, but Bill is pissed: “I don’t want that, we are going to stop this photo-shoot immediately,” he mutters, all frozen look on his face. Then Bill began to laugh: “That was a joke, people!” The guys are completely comfortable. No pressuring and no rushing.
18:03: The TH Interview begins instantly, we are meant to talk about the single, their love lives, and the fans. But questions about Gustav’s fight and the stalking attack by disturbed fans
18:12: A woman pushes in from the record company: “You still have in 1 minute!” Bill writes quickly our Popcorn greeting to the readers, which reads; We love popcorn readers, thank you for your support! Enjoy our album Humanoid! From; Bill, Tom, Gustav and Georg)
18:13: After 21 minutes the quickie with Tokio Hotel is over. The guys have to rush to their next appointment.
Fights, blood, stalking – when we have heard from you, there had only been crazy things from you, otherwise you have been hidden.
Bill: That’s right! We deliberately withdrew from public life and wanted to rest and work on the new Album. Unfortunately, we have found that with that ‘tranquility’ it doesn’t always work …
Have you after the attacks on you fear for your life?
Tom: Sure there is a fear that that something can happen, but you cannot allow that fear to rule your actions …
George: We now pay more attention to who we surround ourselves with …
Gustav, how’s your head?
Gustav: Since everything is back in Ordung …
Tom: (joking), There was not alot in there before!
Gustav: No, seriously it’s healed well, there will be no damage. There will of course be a legal aspects to deal with. And that is all I can say.
The Lyrics to Automatic (lyrics on page 9 sound like a cry for help in love …
Bill: It could be. For me it described someone or something that ran automatically – so superficial with little feeling. You can see this through the rise of the Internet. One can build true feelings for each another, but genuine affection and closeness can only occur in person …
Can you love back?
Bill (smiling): Sure, but I’m also not depressed or obsessed with love, that does not work. But can I tell you something sensational? Tom has become a quiet person; he really wants to fall in love. He now knows that it is better to relax when it comes to girls! Tom has had to follow me, and now knows what is the right thing in life and that we can hope for true love.
Tom: I hope now, at least that I fall in love someday. But really, I still can not believe it is possible.
What is your album Humanoid like?
Bill: Crazy, spacey, awesome! Tom and I have co-produced the CD, we were involved from the first to the last bar. We had so many of the songs to include; there was great discussions about which 14 tracks should appear on the CD.
Who is more relaxed?
Bill and Tom [simultaneously]: ME!
Tom: Well, we keep the balance. But I can also be totally calm, when my brother cares too much and overreacts!
Bill, you are planning a fashion collection?
Bill: I imagine a lot of different things and a friend of mine sews the stuff. In between our touring, in my head I am designing tracksuits at the moment, to use between gigs.
When is the tour?
George: We are still planning to start at the end of November. That is awesome! We also have the special on the 25th of September, called 100% Tokio Hotel!
Tom calls out to us as they leave: “Write nice things about us and say hello from us to the Popcorn readers. Thank you for your loyalty! ”
Bill and the boys are waiting to conquer the world, perhaps leaving their German fans dangling, – and at last their music is making headlines instead of their scandals. The album ‘Humanoid’ will set the course for the future of Tokio Hotel. Even when the going gets tough, the 1st Single, Automatisch demonstrates amazing rock rhythms, demonstrating a guaranteed hit and gives us hope that the band will continue to stay true to their roots.
Review: Mega Geil!
Top Ten Chart: Number 1: Tokio Hotel – Automatisch (as voted by the readers of POPCORN.)