Interview: Bill und Tom Kaulitz von Tokio Hotel
“We had to save ourselves”
They were teenie superstars, at Tokio Hotel in 2005 and 2006. Then they fled the screaming fans to Los Angeles. A conversation with Bill and Tom Kaulitz about how their stars have changed.
Stuttgart – Tokio Hotel were never really gone. Today, however, they make electronic music and (1/2) live in Los Angeles. In the interview, they tell you why they escaped to America before their fans and what freefom they have today.
Hello Bill, hello Tom, 2006 I was with you at a concert in the Stuttgarter Schleyerhalle. There were very many very young, very loud screaming girls. In 2017 you play in Wizemann. Who is coming to your concerts today?
Tom: Today as then – people with a good taste of music.
Bill: There are many who have grown up with us. They have been with us since we released our first song in 2005. This is probably a nostalgic thing. There are new people, too, because the music is quite different now.
How did you develop yourself musically over the past few years?